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Sydney to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Kingsford Smith Intl.
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia
Flight Price C$314
Distance 1,960 km

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns C$101
Reviewed on 24 May 2019
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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Loved our stay at Rydges Esplanade Resort, service was fantastic, rooms are really dated,views are amazing.

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside C$111
    Reviewed on 15 May 2019
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    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Nice partial view of Cairns harbour, from our room on level 3. Ample amount of soft fluffy towels in the bathroom, which is the first time in ages that I haven’t had to ask for extras. Small but ample balcony- would be nice if there was a small table but no big deal. Hotel is a good 30 minute walk ...

      Pacific Hotel Cairns C$143
      Reviewed on 20 May 2019
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      Pacific Hotel Cairns

      Pacific Hotel Cairns

      Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Worst wifi signal I have experienced. Even the cairns city free wifi is faster. Disconnects every few minutes and takes more time to reconnect. Can’t load pages with colours, can’t watch any videos.

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns C$113
        Reviewed on 19 May 2019
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        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

        121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0

          The location is excellent, everything is just close to it. Also, within 10 mins walk to terminal. Walk along the esplanade early in the morning n night with great view. The staff is brilliant, provided their best to customers This is highly recommended

          Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort C$156
          Reviewed on 9 May 2019
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          Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

          Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

          122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0

            Fantastic stay, pool facilities were brilliant. Would stay again

            Acacia Court Hotel C$92
            Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2019
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            Acacia Court Hotel

            Acacia Court Hotel

            223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
               
              3.7 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0

              The room they gave me was Not made up when I opened the door. They apologized and gave me a good room with an Ocean View.

              Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms
              Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms

              Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms

              Cairns City, QLD
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Whitfield, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tanks Arts Centre, Red Arrow Walk, and Flecker Botanic Gardens. Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Skydive The Reef Cairns are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Cairns Colonial Club Resort C$84
                Reviewed on 9 May 2019
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                Cairns Colonial Club Resort

                Cairns Colonial Club Resort

                18-26 Cannon Street, Manunda, QLD
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Beautiful property, it’s like a huge resort with 3 pools, a restaurant and hair salon all on site. The gardens are stunning. Our room must have been renovated recently as everything was like new!

                  Cheap SYD to CNS Flights

                  • Question : How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Cairns?
                    Answer : Qantas currently holds the quickest travel time with three hours. So, you would arrive in Cairns at 11:40 AM AEST if you left Sydney at 9:40 AM AEST. Remember, there is a one hour time change.
                  • Question : Which airline has the least delays from Sydney to Cairns?
                    Answer : Booking with Tigerair Australia means you will arrive to Cairns about the time you were supposed to. In fact, this airline has a 95% average for getting there on time.
                  • Question : From Sydney to Cairns, which day of the week is going to have the most flight times?
                    Answer : The day with the most departure times for this route is Wednesday with 17 options. However, with 14 flight times, Thursday doesn't offer quite as many options when finding that perfect departure time.
                  • Question : What is the cheapest day to fly?
                    Answer : The cheapest day to fly from Sydney to Cairns is on Sunday. If you would like to save a little money on your next trip look for flights on that day.
                  • Question : What is the cheapest date to fly to Cairns?
                    Answer : If you are needing to save, look at Jun 10th. As of May 20th, it's showing the cheapest ticket at $229. That is 34% below the average price for this route, so you can spend the savings on some souvenirs.
                  • Question : How long do most people stay in Cairns?
                    Answer : Of course, you are not most people, but if you were, you'd stay around five days.
                  • Question : Can I change the date of my flight?
                    Answer : You sure can and you may save yourself some money by changing when you take off. The lowest-cost day to fly in June is Sunday. If you are able to go with the flow, you may just find that you can pocket some additional money that you can use for future trips.