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Flights to Cairns

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Book flights to Cairns

Cairns, Queensland, is a popular gateway to exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system. Day trips offer snorkelling, diving, or scenic cruises to experience the reef's diverse marine life. Cairns itself provides a range of accommodation options and tours to nearby Kuranda, a rainforest village accessible by scenic railway.

Consider your interests. Cairns offers easy access to natural wonders but has a more relaxed atmosphere compared to larger cities.

Your journey to Cairns is just a few clicks away with Alternative Airlines. Flights to Cairns are readily available at Alternative Airlines - this is because we ticket over 600 airlines and also offer more than 40 different ways to pay for your flights. Use our search form at the top of the page to begin your search for flights to Cairns today.

Airports near Cairns

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Cairns, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Cairns becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Cairns Airport

This is the main international airport serving Cairns and is located just 7 kilometres north of the city centre. It offers direct flights to various domestic and international destinations.


Townsville Airport

Located approximately 350 kilometres south of Cairns, Townsville Airport is a regional airport that offers domestic flights to major Australian cities. From Townsville, you can catch a connecting flight to Cairns.


Brisbane Airport

If you are coming from an international destination and prefer a larger airport, Brisbane Airport is a good option. It is located around 1,700 kilometres south of Cairns and offers numerous domestic and international flights. From Brisbane, you can catch a connecting flight to Cairns.


Darwin International Airport

For travellers coming from the northern parts of Australia or nearby Southeast Asian countries, Darwin International Airport is an option. It is located approximately 2,000 kilometres northwest of Cairns and offers domestic and international flights. From Darwin, you can catch a connecting flight to Cairns.

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Buy your flights to Cairns and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Cairns offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Cairns

In a city full of many sights to see, we've picked out our top 3 must-sees:

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Experience the Breathtaking Beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

Dive into the world's largest coral reef system and discover an underwater paradise teeming with vibrant marine life. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

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Explore the Pristine Daintree Rainforest

Step into the world's oldest rainforest and marvel at its unique biodiversity. From exotic wildlife to stunning waterfalls, the Daintree Rainforest offers an unforgettable journey into nature's wonderland.

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Indulge in Tropical Luxury at Palm Cove

Unwind on the golden sands of Palm Cove, a tropical haven offering world-class resorts, spas, and restaurants. Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and indulgence in this beach paradise.

Wherever you're looking to go next, we'll get you there on your terms