The cheapest times to fly from HNL to CNS are

  • June 25th to October 14th
  • December 3rd to February 11th

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 HNL to CNS is late September. Prices can be as high as $4577 for Thursday flights during mid October, or as low as $619 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Cairns

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Cairns (CNS) will usually cost between $780 to $2499 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $847. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $2664. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1817 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1478 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to CNS flight.

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

HNL to CNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to CNS flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Honolulu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CNS, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into HNL. Thursdays 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 $517 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1351. Return trip prices are from the CNS to HNL 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 HNL to CNS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HNL 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 HNL to CNS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (HNL > SYD > CNS)

  • Price for both tickets: $774
  • Average savings: $704 (47.61%)

See HNL to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $798
  • Average savings: $680 (45.99%)

See HNL to MEL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $806
  • Average savings: $672 (45.48%)

See HNL to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JAL, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cairns International Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4637 miles or 7463 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to CNS flight is about 9 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Cairns?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from HNL to CNS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HNL
Origination airport name Daniel K Inouye International Airport
City Honolulu, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 21.3
Longitude -157.9

Return Airport

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


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