Direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne

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Cairns International Airport

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MEL

Melbourne Airport

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Distance
893 miles  ·  (1,437 km)
Flight time
3 hours and 25 minutes
Airlines
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
Alliances
  • OneWorld
  • SkyTeam
  • Star Alliance
Classes
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business Class
  • First Class
Aircrafts
  • Airbus A320-100/200
  • Airbus A321-100/200
  • Airbus A330-200
  • Airbus A330-300
  • Boeing 737-800 (winglets)
  • Boeing 787-8

Cairns to Melbourne Flight Schedule

Scan through all non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne. The full flight schedule below gives an overview of all non-stop flights from CNS to MEL, which includes the daily timetable of every operating airline for the upcoming 12 months.

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Airlines flying from Cairns to Melbourne

Airline-specific flight schedules from Cairns to Melbourne

In total there are 3 airlines operating nonstop flights from Cairns CNS to Melbourne MEL. This section gives an overview of the flight schedules and timetables of every airline with direct flights for this route.

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Jetstar
Jetstar flight schedulefrom Cairns to Melbourne

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Qantas
Qantas flight schedulefrom Cairns to Melbourne

Qantas is a member of OneWorld
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Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia flight schedulefrom Cairns to Melbourne

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Cairns to Melbourne Flights

Flights from CNS to MEL are operated 48 times a week, with an average of 7 flights per day. Departure times vary between 06:10 - 21:00. The earliest flight departs at 06:10, the last flight departs at 21:00. However, this depends on the date you are flying so please check with the full flight schedule above to see which departure times are available on your preferred date(s) of travel.

You can fly in Economy and Business Class. Premium Economy and First Class are not available on this route (at least not as a non-stop flight).

The fastest direct flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 3 hours and 25 minutes. The flight distance between Cairns and Melbourne is 893 miles (or 1,437 km).

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Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Melbourne?

There are 3 airports in Melbourne: Melbourne Airport (MEL), Essendon Airport (MEB) and Avalon Airport (AVV).

How many flights per week are there from CNS to MEL?

There are 48 flights per week flying from Cairns to Melbourne (as of June 2021).

How long does it take to fly from Cairns to Melbourne?

3 hours and 25 minutes is the average flight time from Cairns to Melbourne.

How far is Melbourne from Cairns?

The distance from Cairns to Melbourne is 893 miles (1,437 kilometers).

What airlines fly nonstop from CNS airport to MEL airport?

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia are flying nonstop from Cairns to Melbourne.

What alliances have direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne?

OneWorld is currently the only alliance flying nonstop from Cairns to Melbourne.

What classes are available from Cairns to Melbourne?

You can fly non-stop in Economy and Business Class.

What aircraft types fly from Cairns to Melbourne?

Aircraft types that fly from Cairns to Melbourne:

  • Airbus A320-100/200
  • Airbus A321-100/200
  • Airbus A330-200
  • Airbus A330-300
  • Boeing 737-800 (winglets)
  • Boeing 787-8

What is the earliest flight departing from Cairns to Melbourne?

The earliest flight departs at 06:10 from Cairns and arrives at 09:35 at Melbourne.

What is the latest flight available from Cairns to Melbourne?

The latest flight departs at 21:00 from Cairns and arrives at 00:20 at Melbourne.

Non-stop flights from CNS to MEL

893 miles (1,437 km)  ·  3h 25m

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