The cheapest times to fly from CVG to CNS are

  • February 26th to May 6th
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)

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 CVG to CNS is early November. Prices can be as high as $3739 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1365 for Sunday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Cairns

Flying from Cincinnati, OH (CVG) to Cairns (CNS) will usually cost between $1453 to $2799 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1503. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3271. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1768 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1776 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CVG to CNS flight.

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

CVG to CNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CVG to CNS flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Cincinnati. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CNS, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CVG. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Cairns, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cincinnati. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $103 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1747. Return trip prices are from the CNS to CVG 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 CVG to CNS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CVG to CNS

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 CVG to CNS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (CVG > HKG > CNS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1325
  • Average savings: $451 (25.39%)

See CVG to HKG flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (CVG > LAX > CNS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1412
  • Average savings: $365 (20.52%)

See CVG to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1621
  • Average savings: $155 (8.73%)

See CVG to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Delta, Frontier, JAL, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cairns International Airport to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9052 miles or 14568 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CVG to CNS flight is about 17 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Cincinnati, OH and Cairns?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from CVG to CNS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CVG
Origination airport name Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
City Cincinnati, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 39
Longitude -84.7

Return Airport

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


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.