The cheapest times to fly from CNS to BWI are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • July 16th to July 29th
  • October 15th to November 25th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 BWI is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $2690 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1037 for Wednesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Baltimore

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Baltimore, MD (BWI) will usually cost between $1056 to $2222 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1147. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1250 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1345 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to BWI flight.

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

CNS to BWI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to BWI flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Cairns. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BWI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CNS. Fridays 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 $249 (12%) 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 $1308. Return trip prices are from the BWI 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 BWI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CNS to BWI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 5.28% less expensive than BWI
  • 2-layover flights available

See CNS to DCA flights

Destination alternative #2: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 3.35% less expensive than BWI
  • 1-layover flights available

See CNS to IAD flights

Destination alternative #3: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 1.41% less expensive than BWI
  • 2-layover flights available

See CNS to PHL flights


Flight Hacking CNS to BWI

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 BWI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1287
  • Average savings: $58 (4.31%)

See CNS to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9462 miles or 15228 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to BWI flight is about 18 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Baltimore, MD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from CNS to BWI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCNS
Origination airport nameCairns International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeBWI
Destination airport nameBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
CityBaltimore, MD
Countrythe United States


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