Cairns to Auckland Flights

Cairns to Auckland Flight Info

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Cairns(CNS) ⇒ Auckland(AKL)

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Cairns(CNS) ⇒ Auckland(AKL)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Cairns to Auckland based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL) cost?

    According to's data, the lowest price is around AU$895.
  • How long does it take to fly from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)?

    It takes about 4 hours 35 minutes to fly from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Auckland?

    • The distance from Auckland International Airport to downtown is about 17km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)?

    Airlines with flights from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL): Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Air China and Singapore Airlines.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)?

    Air New Zealand operates 7 non-stop flights from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL).
  • How many airports are there in Auckland (AKL)?

    There are 1 airport(s) near Auckland (AKL): Auckland International Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Auckland during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Auckland, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL) Flight Schedule

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Flight from Cairns to Auckland 

Auckland is a vibrant city located North of New Zealand. Not only is it the most populous city in the country, but also is the most diverse. It is home to approximately 2 million citizens with many migrants from India, England, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The city perfectly defines the phrase “Best of both worlds’, skyscrapers on one end and ocean on the other. Museums, vineyards, volcanoes and mountain peaks, Auckland has it all!

Tip: Plan your holiday anytime between March and May. At this time, the city, as well as the country, is at its liveliest.

How to reach Auckland

Airlines run a consistent schedule, so nothing should interrupt your Cairns-Auckland flight booking plans. Managing 21 million passengers yearly, Auckland Airport is known to be the busiest in the country. There are plenty of flight options when planning your holiday. Direct flights to Auckland take about 4 hours and 30 minutes, operated by Air New Zealand. Qantas Airways and Virgin Australian Airlines are other carriers that fly to Auckland via Brisbane. Cheap flights to Auckland vary as per travel dates.

Tip: Direct flights are always the best option unless you are lucky enough to get a low fare and short connection.

What to explore in Auckland 

Auckland is gifted with alluring sites, both natural and man-made. On your first day, visit the Sky Tower, the 60 story building is a swagger by itself, boasting a bird-eye view of the city. The tower also has a certified bungee-jumping and skywalk spot. Spend time at Toi O Tamaki, an art gallery which exhibits works dating back to the 11th century. Not far from the art gallery, head over to the War Memorial Museum. 

Travelling with kids is a nightmare for many but Auckland Zoo, Tarlton’s Aquarium and Rainbow’s End Amusement Park may change your mind.

If you are an avid hiker, there are umpteen options to choose from, if not one, visit them all. Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, One Tree Hill, Kitekite Falls, Mount Victoria and Rotaroa Island offer a perfect blend of scenic spots, hiking trails, waterfalls and recreational spots. You can enjoy water sports or sip an espresso at a hill-top café.

Tip: Auckland has too many options to choose from, plan your trip according to who is accompanying you, and be it your family or friends. Rotaroa Island is a must on your travel checklist!

Where to stay in Auckland and how to get around

If you are new to Auckland, the commute can be a tricky battle. The New Market area is a great place to find a hotel as it is a good public transport hub. Auckland CBD is where I’d recommend for you to stay because of its scenic cityscape and proximity to eateries and shopping centres.

You can get around the city through trams, subways, Uber or if you aren’t lazy, just walk!

Tip: Hotels can be an expensive affair, but with many options including Airbnb’s, you are bound to score an offer.

What else to do in Auckland

Wine tasting! Auckland has many vineyards cum restaurants in almost every other location. Go on a food binge and explore traditional delicacies. Britomart, Auckland City Central and Sylvia Park are recommended. You can even find market squares around the corners and maybe grab a few souvenirs.

Tip: You create your happiness! Find what’s best for you and cherish this beautiful city.

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