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A coastal metropolis, Australia's biggest city is as laid back as it is cool. Its enviable climate and beautiful beaches sit comfortably alongside famous restaurants and retail hotspots. Whatever traveller you might be, Sydney has a little something for you.
Our flight paths to Sydney start from 2 hours and 55 minutes. A baggage allowance is included for every passenger.
How many direct flights go to Sydney from Cairns on a daily basis?
There are 2 flights per day from Cairns to Sydney and a total of 14 flights per week.
What day of the week has more flights from Cairns to Sydney?
Every day has the same number of daily flights from Cairns to Sydney.
When to visit
With mild winters and hot summers, Australia’s Harbour City is enticing at any time of the year. If you’re looking for warm weather without the middle-of-summer heat and holiday crowds, the best time to visit is between September and November or February and April. January offers a calendar filled of outdoor events to enjoy.
Arriving in Sydney
The warm and friendly Sydney Airport staff will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the CBD and surrounding suburbs is easy.
Getting into Sydney from Sydney Airport
For a quick and affordable option, the Airport Link train will take you to Central Station in about 13 minutes. Alternatively, there are taxis, ride share, transfers, town cars and car hire providers available.
Getting around Sydney
With a reliable and easy-to-use public transport network operating day and night, Sydney is very easy to explore. Purchase a pay-as-you-go Opal cardOpens external site in a new window from a convenience store or train station and take advantage of the trains, buses, light rail and ferries across the city.
Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, 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 in a new window (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated a baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage for your trip, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
Passengers travelling from Cairns, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
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Can I cancel my flight booking 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.
* 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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