Flights from Cairns to Brisbane (CNS to BNE)

Compare Cheap Flights from Cairns to Brisbane, Australia

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Travel Restrictions Between Cairns and Brisbane

Travelling domestically has changed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Before you take off on a flight from Cairns to Brisbane, it's important to understand if there are any potential restrictions, airline regulations or additional quarantine requirements set by the Queensland Government on travel. Since both destinations are with Queensland borders, it's unlikely that border restrictions imposed by the Queensland Government will affect your travel. To find more information regarding domestic travel restrictions, visit our COVID-19 Travel Hub.

Airport Information for Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE)

Departing Cairns Airport (CNS)

With Cairns Airport (CNS) being Queensland’s 3rd busiest airport, behind Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it is advised that you arrive at the airport at least an hour before your scheduled departure time. All fights from Cairns to Brisbane depart from the domestic terminal, Terminal 2. You’ll find free WiFi, restaurants, shops and ATMs in the departure lounge, making it easy to kill time if needed.

The cheapest way to get from the city to Cairns Airport is via the Airport Connect bus (AUD 6.00 one-way). If you’re staying at a hotel in Cairns, you can use the airport shuttle - a trip to the airport only costs AUD 15-17.00. Otherwise, you can drive or take a taxi/uber to the airport.

Want to leave your car at Cairns Airport? Make sure you book online. You can save up to 40% on park rates and have more money to spend during your trip.

The Weekender: If you’re going to Brisbane for only the weekend, park your car in the T2 Car Park. It’s right by the domestic terminal and only costs AUD 55 for three days.
Weekly Stay: Planning a whole week away? Leave your car in the T2 Uncovered Car Park. It costs AUD 77 for 7-days and is close to the domestic terminals.  


Arriving at Brisbane Airport (BNE)

As the capital city of Queensland, Brisbane Airport (BNE) is one of Queensland’s busiest airports. When you arrive, you’ll enter the terminal on Level 1, where you’ll find the baggage carousels, bathrooms and cash machines.

Located only 22km from the Brisbane CBD, it takes only 20-minutes to get to the CBD, and trains depart every 15 minutes from 5:04 a.m. to 10:04 p.m. every day.

Looking to travel Brisbane on a budget? Take the TransLink bus; you’ll be able to get into Brisbane’s city centre via either the 569 or 590 route. To take a taxi or uber from Brisbane Airport to your accommodation, head to the taxi rank out the front of the domestic terminal. The trip from the airport to the CBD is quite car-friendly and will only take roughly 20 minutes depending on traffic.

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Book Cheap Cairns to Brisbane Flights

Brisbane is the jumping point to explore Australia's famous Gold Coast.

In just 2h 5min, you can fly from Cairns to Brisbane and discover all that the capital city of Queensland has to offer. Choose from the 91 cheap flights offered each week and fly with leading airlines such as Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair and Virgin Australia.

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Cheapest Time to Fly to Brisbane from Cairns

When flying from Cairns to Brisbane, the time of year and day of the week that you fly often plays a significant role in the price of a ticket. Hot tip: you can save money and find the cheapest flight deal by searching for a flight in the afternoon (later in the week). Flying from Brisbane to Cairns on a Wednesday will typically mean slightly higher prices than an early-week or weekend flight. To get the best possible deal, we recommend booking your trip from Cairns to Brisbane at least a month prior to travel.

You can still get a great deal for your trip to Brisbane from Cairns when booking a flight at a different time that works for you, thanks to Webjet. Compare and book flights from all major carriers at one place with Webjet; mix and match tickets for a better price and more conveniently than booking through multiple airline websites.

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Things to Do in Brisbane 

  • Explore Brisbane by bike. The city is known for its beautiful bikeways and paths, plus all of the popular sightseeing spots are on the way. Hire a bike and ride past the Boondall Wetlands, the New Farm suburb and the Brisbane River.
  • Plan your visit around the whales. Each year, hundreds of Humpbacks and Southern Rights come to Brisbane coastline to nurse their young. Sign up for a trip and watch these magnificent creatures up close.
  • See how many of the 1,920 parks and reserves you visit. Brisbane's most popular ones are the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the Gondwana Rainforests and D'Aguilar National Park.
  • Explore Brisbane at night. The city is known around Australia for having one of the best live music scenes. Whether you're into hip-hop, jazz or rock, you won't have a problem finding a spot that caters to your musical tastes.
  • Head up to Mount Coot-tha. It's the best place in Brisbane to go for sunset and get an Instagram-worthy picture of the city's skyline.


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