Beautiful sunset, Tamworth, rural New South Wales

Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Tamworth (TMW)

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Visiting Tamworth

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Cairns to Tamworth travel information

A country town with lots of personality, Tamworth is located in the heart of the north west region of NSW. It’s famous for its open landscape, food, history, rodeos and country music. Experience the flavours of Tamworth with the Taste Tamworth Festival that takes place every April, or kick back and enjoy the world renown Tamworth Country Music Festival that takes the stage every January.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Tamworth

Tamworth has a warm climate with hot summers between December and February and mild winters between June and August. The average temperature range is between 17 degrees celcius and 33 degrees celcius  in summer and 3 degrees celcius and 17 degrees celcius in winter.

Flight information

Cairns to Tamworth flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Tamworth is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Cairns to Tamworth. We want your journey from Cairns to Tamworth to be as smooth as possible and the below information will help make that happen.

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 (Qantas flights QF1-QF399) and Terminal 2 - domestic airport (Qantas flights QF400 and above). 

Baggage allowance

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

Checking in

When flying from Cairns to Tamworth, you can check in online up to 24 hours prior to departure or check in at the terminal.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Tamworth AirportOpens external site in a new window (TMW).  It's a regional airport serving Tamworth, a city in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is located 10 km from the town centre, on New Winton Road. The airport is owned and operated by the Tamworth Regional Council. The airport is home to large aviation training schools, dedicated to teaching new pilots on how to take to the air.

Arriving in Tamworth

The warm and friendly Tamworth Airport staff will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the CBD is easy.

Getting into Tamworth from Tamworth Airport

Tamworth Regional Airport is only 10km away from the town centre, so getting there is quick and easy. With plenty of taxis and ride sharing services available, you’ll get into town in no time. Alternatively, car hire services are also available if you’d prefer to get around in the comfort of your own car.

Getting around Tamworth

Tamworth offers local bus services, taxis and ride sharing services that can take you around town. If you’d rather experience Tamworth in comfort and convenience, hiring a car is your best option. If you’re travelling during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, special bus routes operate between event venues which is a convenient option going from stage to stage.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly from Cairns to Tamworth, we strive to make you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the city.

Seamless check-in

With a range of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Tamworth on the right path. Visit a kiosk or desk at Tamworth 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 Tamworth, so feel free to pack what you need. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included. 

Can I cancel my flight booking from Carins to Tamworth 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 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.