The cheapest times to fly from LAX to CNS are

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • April 30th to May 27th
  • August 6th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 LAX to CNS is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $2074 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $830 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Cairns

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Cairns (CNS) will usually cost between $919 to $1603 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $892. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1933. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1041 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1122 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to CNS flight.

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

LAX to CNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to CNS flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 $1137. Return trip prices are from the CNS to LAX 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 LAX 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 13 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1089
  • Average savings: $33 (2.94%)

See LAX to BNE flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1121
  • Average savings: $2 (0.13%)

See LAX to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from LAX to CNS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

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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