The cheapest times to fly from CNS to ADL are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • August 6th to September 16th
  • November 19th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CNS to ADL is mid May. Prices can be as high as $474 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $235 for Wednesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Adelaide

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL) will usually cost between $253 to $399 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $402. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $148 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $306 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to ADL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CNS to ADL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CNS to ADL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to ADL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cairns. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $21 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $303. Return trip prices are from the ADL to CNS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CNS to ADL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CNS to ADL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CNS to ADL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Melbourne (CNS > MEL > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $290
  • Average savings: $16 (5.24%)

See CNS to MEL flights

Hack #2: Brisbane (CNS > BNE > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $294
  • Average savings: $12 (3.76%)

See CNS to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CNS to ADL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adelaide International Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1325 miles or 2132 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CNS to ADL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to ADL flight is about 3 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Adelaide?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from CNS to ADL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCNS
Origination airport nameCairns International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeADL
Destination airport nameAdelaide International Airport


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