Direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns

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MEL

Melbourne Airport

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Cairns

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CNS

Cairns International Airport

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Distance
893 miles  ·  (1,437 km)
Flight time
3 hours and 15 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

Melbourne to Cairns Flight Schedule

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

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Airlines flying from Melbourne to Cairns

Airline-specific flight schedules from Melbourne to Cairns

In total there are 3 airlines operating nonstop flights from Melbourne MEL to Cairns CNS. 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 Melbourne to Cairns

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Qantas
Qantas flight schedulefrom Melbourne to Cairns

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

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Melbourne to Cairns Flights

Flights from MEL to CNS are operated 37 times a week, with an average of 5 flights per day. Departure times vary between 06:00 - 20:50. The earliest flight departs at 06:00, the last flight departs at 20:50. 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 Melbourne to Cairns takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. The flight distance between Melbourne and Cairns is 893 miles (or 1,437 km).

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Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Cairns?

There is 1 airport in Cairns: Cairns International Airport (CNS).

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

There are 37 flights per week flying from Melbourne to Cairns (as of June 2021).

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

3 hours and 15 minutes is the average flight time from Melbourne to Cairns.

How far is Cairns from Melbourne?

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

What airlines fly nonstop from MEL airport to CNS airport?

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

What alliances have direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns?

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

What classes are available from Melbourne to Cairns?

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

What aircraft types fly from Melbourne to Cairns?

Aircraft types that fly from Melbourne to Cairns:

  • 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 Melbourne to Cairns?

The earliest flight departs at 06:00 from Melbourne and arrives at 09:20 at Cairns.

What is the latest flight available from Melbourne to Cairns?

The latest flight departs at 20:50 from Melbourne and arrives at 00:15 at Cairns.

Non-stop flights from MEL to CNS

893 miles (1,437 km)  ·  3h 15m

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