Find Cheap Flights from Wellington to Cairns

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Flight information Wellington to Cairns

Non-stop airlines


Average flight time, total distance 3886 kilometers

8h 5min

Most popular airline last month



1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Cairns: Cairns.
8h 5min is the average flight time from Wellington to Cairns.
There are no airlines that fly non-stop from Wellington to Cairns.

Flights from Wellington to Cairns

Finding the best flights from Wellington to Cairns is not always easy – especially when you are on a budget. To make it simple to find the best flight from Wellington to Cairns for your needs, whether that is the cheapest option available, or with your chosen airline, Skyscanner has designed a flight search with quick filters and sorting capabilities that make it easy to find, compare and contrast flight options and itineraries. Features include:

  • The ability to search for flights departing and returning within the cheapest months to Cairns
  • A calendar view and chart view which highlights when flights are the cheapest to Cairns, and when they are most expensive
  • The ability to sort flights to Cairns by the ‘Best’, ‘Cheapest’, ‘Fastest’, and more
  • The option to filter for non-stop flights, flights leaving or arriving at certain times, flights with certain airlines, alliances and more when searching for flights to Cairns

Get Cheap Flights from Wellington to Cairns: Our Top Tips

In addition to using the Skyscanner search to find the best deals at any given time, there are tips and tricks to getting even better deals. These include:

Essential travel information: Wellington to Cairns

Our travel information panel above gives useful information about:

  • The distance between Wellington and Cairns
  • The time it takes to fly to Cairns from Wellington
  • The airlines with the cheapest flights from Wellington to Cairns
  • The airlines which fly direct to Cairns from Wellington.

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Flights from Wellington to Cairns: Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find cheap flights from Wellington to Cairns?

Be flexible and open to travelling during off-peak times like mid-week and later in the evenings or early mornings. Flights between Wellington and Cairns are likely to be cheaper during these times, as the cheapest flight fares are usually found outside of peak times. You can read more about finding cheap flights in our dedicated guide.

When is the best time to book flights from Wellington to Cairns?

The best times to book flights are typically on Tuesday or Wednesday. Avoid booking flights from Wellington to Cairns on Fridays and Saturdays, as flight prices tend to fluctuate during those days. You can read more about the best time to book in our dedicated Best Time to Book guide.

How far in advance should I book my flight from Wellington to Cairns?

We recommend that you book your flight to Cairns approximately seven to twelve weeks in advance to save the most money. You can get more details in our Best Time to Book guide.

Do members of the military get discounts on flights to Cairns?

Members of the military get free baggage allowance on Canadian airlines such as WestJet. Therefore, the option to get military discounts to Cairns will depend on the airline you are flying with to Cairns.

Looking to book a hotel or rent a car whilst you're in Cairns?

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