Compare Cheap Flights from Cairns to Adelaide, Australia
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Cheap Cairns to Adelaide Flights
Adelaide is one of Australia's best city breaks. It's renowned as a top food and wine destination and plays host to countless festivals throughout the year.
With nine flights a week from Cairns to Adelaide, you can discover this part of South Australia in just 3 hours 10 minutes. Book your trip with either Jetstar, Qantas or Virgin Australia and use Webjet to find the cheapest dates to fly.
Ready to head for the skies? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Cairns to Adelaide without a hitch.
What’s on in Adelaide?
The Adelaide Festival has been an annual celebration of art and culture for more than 60 years. It lasts 17 days and features artists from all over the world in a wide range of genres and art forms. Festival-goers can enjoy both contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, and visual art. Adelaide Writers’ Week is part of the Adelaide Festival too – it’s the largest free literary event in Australia and includes panels from both local and internationally acclaimed writers. Book tickets to Adelaide from Cairns in early to mid-March to attend the Adelaide Festival.
Adelaide Fringe holds the title as the world’s second largest Fringe Festival and the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The festival line-up includes a vibrant range of performances, including stand-up comedy, cabaret, circus performances, music and dance, visual art exhibits, and educational workshops. Travellers holidaying on flights from Cairns to Adelaide during Adelaide Fringe won’t run out of things to see – more than 1,200 shows are included in the month-long festival. Attend Adelaide Fringe by booking cheap flights from Cairns to Adelaide between mid-February and mid-March.
OzAsia Festival takes place over three weeks and showcases the cultures of several different Asian countries. Some of them are Japan, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Korea, India, Iran, and Thailand. The calendar of events includes a variety of shows and exhibits in music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and visual arts. You can also taste delicious foods from all across Asia at the OzAsia Festival’s Lucky Dumpling Market. Another can’t-miss event during the festival is the Moon Lantern Parade – the largest lantern parade in Australia. Have a look at cheap flights to Adelaide from Cairns between late October and early November if you’d like to take in the excitement of the OzAsia Festival.
What is the best way to get around Adelaide?
An extensive public transport network makes it easy to get around while holidaying on Cairns to Adelaide flights.
There are three tram routes in the city. Two of them transport passengers between the CBD and Glenelg, and the third tram route runs along the Northern Terrace up to the Entertainment Centre northwest of the CBD.
There are about 400 bus routes available around Adelaide and its suburbs. This includes the JetBus, which is available from Adelaide Airport (ADL). Catch JetBus J1 for a ride into the CBD or the popular coastal neighbourhood of Glenelg. There are also 14 night bus routes that you can take advantage of if you book Cairns to Adelaide return flights for a weekend getaway.
Adelaide has 11 train routes that extend from the CBD into the suburbs. The trains are mainly used by commuters, but you can also catch a train to visit spots like Port Adelaide and Seacliff.
Hiring a car is an excellent way to see more of the Adelaide area outside of the city. Reserve your car through Webjet, then start planning adventures to places like the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions (with a designated driver, of course), Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, and Hahndorf.
What is the cost of visiting Adelaide?
You’ll find excellent deals on both hotels and rental cars through Webjet as well as cheap flights from Cairns to Adelaide. Hotel rooms start as low as about $50 AUD, and the average nightly cost for a central hotel is $150 AUD. You can hire a car for rates starting at about $70 AUD per day.
There’s a free tram zone in the CBD. Single tickets outside of this free zone cost $5.70 AUD during peak travel periods and $3.80 AUD off-peak. This includes the JetBus routes from Adelaide Airport (ADL). Unlimited day tickets are also available for $10.80 AUD.
Some of Adelaide’s can’t-miss attractions are free to visitors – Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the galleries at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute to name a few. Guided tours of the surrounding wine regions are also on the to-do lists of many travellers who fly Cairns to Adelaide. Tours departing from the city often cost between $100 and $130 AUD per person. Take in the scenery of the Adelaide Parklands by taking a gondola ride on the River Torrens – an hour ride for up to four people costs $140 AUD.
How long is the flight from Cairns to Adelaide?
You can fly from Cairns to Adelaide in three hours and 15 minutes on a direct flight.
Can you fly direct from Cairns to Adelaide?
Yes, Jetstar operates direct flights from Cairns to Adelaide.
How many flights are there a week from Cairns to Adelaide?
There is at least one direct Cairns to Adelaide flights each day. More flights are available with varying stopover destinations.