The cheapest times to fly from HID to CNS are

  • February 5th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to October 7th (except the weeks of September 10th and September 24th)
  • November 26th to January 21st

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 HID to CNS is early January. Prices can be as high as $712 for Monday flights during mid November, or as low as $235 for Sunday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Cairns

Flying from Horn Island (HID) to Cairns (CNS) will usually cost between $297 to $441 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $297. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid November, with an average price of $417. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $120 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $330 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HID to CNS flight.

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

HID to CNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HID to CNS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Horn Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $75 (20%) 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 $299. Return trip prices are from the CNS to HID 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 HID to CNS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Qantas, Skytrans Regional, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cairns International Airport to Horn Island Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 493 miles or 793 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HID to CNS flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Horn Island and Cairns?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from HID to CNS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HID
Origination airport name Horn Island Airport
City Horn Island
Country Australia
Latitude -10.6
Longitude 142.3

Return Airport

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


Other Resources

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