Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to CNS flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

ZA1 - CNS

Price

R894 - R1 245

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Precipitation

20 - 430 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Average price

R15 971

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

R14 207

From Johannesburg to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Cairns?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Johannesburg to Cairns. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cairns.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Cairns?

March can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Johannesburg with a flight ticket averaging about R16 002. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as R12 729. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Cairns (ZA1 - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Johannesburg to Cairns in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 28% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

One-way flights to Cairns from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Cairns
Jan 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

36h 45m
R16 130

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 11/26/21

Jan 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

41h 05m
R17 194

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 11/26/21

Jan 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CNS

Cairns

3 stops

20h 55m
R31 957

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 11/26/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Johannesburg to Cairns flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns from Johannesburg?

If you book a flight to Cairns from Johannesburg, you will be flying to Cairns, which is the city’s only airport. Cairns (CNS) is located 4,4 km from the centre of Cairns. There are 0 flights from Johannesburg to Cairns per day from 4 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg to Cairns have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Singapore Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Cairns flight route?

Within the past month, 208 users have taken a look at flights from Johannesburg to Cairns.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Johannesburg to Cairns?

Consider Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Qantas Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Johannesburg to Cairns.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cairns?

The cheapest flight price from Johannesburg to Cairns is R11 430. On average you can expect to pay R11 430. The most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Cairns), can usually be booked for R18 847.

Other flights to Cairns

Can I fly to Cairns from Johannesburg right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Cairns

Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Can I fly back to Johannesburg from Cairns?

Returning to Johannesburg from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Cairns

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
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Top 3 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
CheapestR13 033
AverageR16 423
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
CheapestR15 473
AverageR17 174
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
CheapestR15 552
AverageR20 013
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety