The cheapest times to fly from CNS to LAX are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • July 2nd to September 16th (except the week of July 9th)
  • 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 LAX is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $1981 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $740 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $805 to $1600 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 $797. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1870. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1073 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1003 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to LAX flight.

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

CNS to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs less than 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. 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 $105 (8%) 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 $1000. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CNS to LAX

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 LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $859
  • Average savings: $144 (14.36%)

See CNS to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $876
  • Average savings: $128 (12.71%)

See CNS to BNE flights

Hack #3: Melbourne (CNS > MEL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $901
  • Average savings: $103 (10.22%)

See CNS to MEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7188 miles or 11568 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to LAX flight is about 13 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from CNS to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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