The cheapest times to fly from CNS to ANC are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the weeks of February 26th and March 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • July 23rd to September 16th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 ANC is mid August. Prices can be as high as $4380 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1120 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $1236 to $2362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1265. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2712. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1447 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1565 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to ANC flight.

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

CNS to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to ANC flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Cairns. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Anchorage, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Cairns. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $315 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1542. Return trip prices are from the ANC 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 ANC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CNS to ANC

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 ANC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CNS > LAX > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1381
  • Average savings: $184 (11.76%)

See CNS to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (CNS > SYD > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1388
  • Average savings: $177 (11.31%)

See CNS to LAX flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (CNS > BNE > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1408
  • Average savings: $157 (10.03%)

See CNS to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6431 miles or 10350 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to ANC flight is about 12 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from CNS to ANC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CNS
Origination airport name Cairns International Airport
City Cairns
Country Australia
Latitude -16.9
Longitude 145.8

Return Airport

Destination code ANC
Destination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150


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