The cheapest times to fly from CNS to OAK are

  • January 22nd to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • July 23rd to August 5th
  • October 22nd 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 OAK is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $4190 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $903 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $944 to $2121 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 $1023. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2590. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1568 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1221 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to OAK flight.

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

CNS to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to OAK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Cairns. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 to Oakland, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Cairns. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $524 (25%) 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 $1153. Return trip prices are from the OAK 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 OAK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 38 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 OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 4.83% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See CNS to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 4.10% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See CNS to SJC flights


Flight Hacking CNS to OAK

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 OAK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1201
  • Average savings: $20 (1.64%)

See CNS to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1217
  • Average savings: $4 (0.33%)

See CNS to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1219
  • Average savings: $2 (0.16%)

See CNS to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7032 miles or 11317 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to OAK flight is about 13 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from CNS to OAK.


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 OAK
Destination airport name Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
City Oakland, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -122.2


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