Low Price Flights from Cairns to Melbourne

Cairns to Melbourne Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:

When can I book the cheapest flight from Cairns to Melbourne?

Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Cairns to Melbourne are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

What are the airlines flying from Cairns to Melbourne?

What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne?

Jetstar Airways provides 46 of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Melbourne.

How many airports are there in Melbourne?

There are 4 airports in Melbourne - Avalon Airport,Moorabbin,Essendon Airport,Melbourne Airport.

Average duration of direct flights: 3h25m
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Cairns to Melbourne Flight Schedule

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Flights from Cairns to Melbourne Airport (MEL)

4 Jun, 20:50 - 8 Jun, 07:45
TT | Tigerair Australia
3h 25m
CNS - MEL
Nonstop
AU$191
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4 Jun, 18:55 - 8 Jun, 07:45
JQ | Jetstar Airways
3h 25m
CNS - MEL
Nonstop
AU$194
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1 Jun, 13:00 - 5 Jun, 16:55
VA | Virgin Australia
3h 25m
CNS - MEL
Nonstop
AU$258
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1 Jun, 13:55 - 5 Jun, 09:05
QF | Qantas Airways
3h 25m
CNS - MEL
Nonstop
AU$351
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5 Jun, 11:40 - 8 Jun, 17:40
TT | Tigerair Australia
3h 25m
CNS - MEL
Nonstop
AU$197
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Prices shown are for 1 adult ticket including taxes & fees.(As ticket fares can change frequently, these advertised prices are for reference only. The actual prices will be shown at time of booking.)

Flight from Cairns to Melbourne

The most populous state of Australia, Melbourne is a metropolitan area with a booming economy. Home to some of the leading cultural institutions in the nation and the heart of Australia's street art, live music, and theatre, Melbourne is the ranked as the second most liveable cities in the world.

With an expansive economy and a bustling pace of life combined with the beauty of sports, architecture, nightlife, live music, and culture the city offers a whole package to its tourists to keep them engaged in the town and making every day they spend there an adventure. The capital city of Victoria and the second largest of Australia, Melbourne is a pivotal point for the country's heritage and history.

Tip: Melbourne is a smart city with various sustainable innovations discovers the city's initiatives to impact the environment positively.

Getting to Melbourne

The city is serviced by the Melbourne Airport (MEL), which offers daily flights from the domestic and international flights is the second busiest airport in Australia. The Airport is colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport and serves Melbourne's metropolitan area and is well connected to the city through various transport modes.

The terminal carries out multiple flights every day. For a direct flight from Cairns through Cairns Airport (CNS), go through flights offered by Tiger Air and Jetstar. For cheap flights to Melbourne, look for connecting flights by Virgin Australia Airlines and Qantas Airways among other service providers.

Tip: Booking in advance will help you get those windows seats or the business class seats.

Duration of Flight

The flights from Hobart to Melbourne usually stay around 3 hours and 25 minutes when the flights are non-stop. In cases of connecting flights, the duration can go up to 5 to 7 hours.

Tip: Going for a direct flight can help you find better timings and seats at reasonable prices.

Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne, the coastal capital of Victoria, provides its tourists with a variety of things to do. Starting from a long drive on the Great Ocean Road which gives a scenic coastal view with the 12 Apostle Rock stacks, gorgeous beaches, and wildlife. For a dive into the natural life of Melbourne tourists can hit the city zoo and several national parks in the city.

The city has a vast art and cultural following which can be seen in its museums and buildings like the Old Melbourne Gaol, Royal Exhibition Building and the Shrine of Remembrance. The federation square of the city is a bustling public space where travellers can sit and walk around to get a feel of the town and enjoy the breezy weather. For those who love shopping hitting the Collins Street or Queen Victoria Market is a must, with the vintage and exciting items available at the historic venue you are to sure feel like a local in the city.

Tip: Check out the city's highlights with the Yarra River cruise.

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Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from Cairns to Melbourne

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Cairns to Melbourne. However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.

Direct vs Connecting Flights from Cairns to Melbourne

The average price for connecting flights from Cairns to Melbourne is AUD 444.95.The average price for direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne is AUD 580.28.

Travel from Cairns to Melbourne

Melbourne attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Planning a trip from Cairns to Melbourne is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online.

A Trip to Remember

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