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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Visiting Adelaide

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Cairns to Adelaide travel information

Adelaide is packed with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste the world-famous wine regions moments from the city or indulge in award-winning restaurants in Adelaide’s CBD. Spend time at a festival, sporting events or check-out Adelaide’s thriving restaurant and bar scene. The city is surrounded by multiple natural, wildlife and outdoor attractions to explore. The South Australian city is one of Australia's best kept travel secrets, so start planning your trip.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Adelaide

Adelaide has warm , dry sunny weather almost all year round, with maximum average of 22.3 °C. Winter brings on temperatures approximately to 7°C, with some rain. Autumn (March to May) is a great time of year to visit Adelaide, as the weather usually stays in the low to mid 20s. Autumn colours are best seen in the Adelaide Hills where the reds and orange colours peak.

Flight information

Carins to Adelaide flight information

Our flight paths to Adelaide start from 3 hours and 15 minutes. A baggage allowance is included for every passenger, as well as a great selection of inflight entertainment in every seat.

Departure information

Fly Cairns to Adelaide. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns to Adelaide, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Cairns Airport. Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns AirportOpens external site (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399) and Terminal 2 - domestic airport (Qantas flights QF400 and above). 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns to Adelaide are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Cairns to Adelaide can check in online up to 24 hours before departure. Alternatively, you can check in at the terminal desks at the airport. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Adelaide Airport. Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL)Opens external site is Australia's fifth busiest airport. Both domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services operate from the same terminal. 

Arriving in Adelaide

When your flight from Cairns to Adelaide touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Adelaide Airport. From there, it’s easy to make your way to different parts of the city.

Getting into Adelaide from Adelaide Airport

Taxis, Uber and shuttle services are available outside at Adelaide Airport and provide fast and convenient access to Adelaide CBD. Car hire is available at the terminal or alternatively you may wish to book a private transfer.

Getting around Adelaide

Adelaide Metro offers an express bus service called JetExpressOpens external site between the airport and the city, plus the convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops en-route. Explore with the free City Connector Loop-Bus which runs frequently until about 6pm each day or jump on a free tram ride through the city’s centre. You may like to hire a bike from one of the many locations or discover the city on a tour with EcoCaddy.

Why Qantas

The reasons to fly Qantas

Fly from Cairns to Adelaide with Qantas and start enjoying your journey the moment you step onboard with our friendly service, refreshments, baggage and comfortable cabins all included in your fare.

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Adelaide off to the right start. Visit a kiosk or desk at Cairns Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Cairns to Adelaide. Visit the baggage calculator for more information. 

Can I cancel my flight booking from Cairns to Adelaide due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.