The cheapest times to fly from CNS to EWR are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • July 23rd to September 9th
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 EWR is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $3965 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $1113 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Newark

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Newark, NJ (EWR) will usually cost between $1215 to $2199 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $1223. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1140 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1426 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to EWR flight.

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

CNS to EWR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to EWR 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $198 (11%) 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 $1450. Return trip prices are from the EWR 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 EWR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 10 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 EWR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 7.01% less expensive than EWR
  • 2-layover flights available

See CNS to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 5.47% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See CNS to JFK flights


Flight Hacking CNS to EWR

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 EWR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brisbane (CNS > BNE > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1191
  • Average savings: $236 (16.51%)

See CNS to MEL flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (CNS > MEL > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1219
  • Average savings: $207 (14.52%)

See CNS to BNE flights

Hack #3: Sydney (CNS > SYD > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1274
  • Average savings: $152 (10.66%)

See CNS to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hainan, JAL, Qantas, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Newark Liberty International Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9549 miles or 15368 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to EWR flight is about 18 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Newark, NJ?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from CNS to EWR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCNS
Origination airport nameCairns International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeEWR
Destination airport nameNewark Liberty International Airport
CityNewark, NJ
Countrythe United States


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