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.View our Adelaide travel guide
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. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Food and drinks on every flight
Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.
Baggage included in every fare
Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.
Frequent Flyer program
Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.
Visiting from Cairns to Adelaide
Our flight paths to Adelaide from Cairns 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.
When to visit
Adelaide has warm sunny weather almost all year round, with maximum average of 22.3°C. Winter brings on temperatures averaging a low of 7°C. February to March is the best time of year to visit Adelaide, as temperatures tend to settle around a 14°C minimum and 24°C maximum range without any of the humidity that plagues more northern cities. As a result of this climate, Adelaide bases a large number of events during this season that gives a sense of liveliness to what is widely seen as one of Australia's typically more laid-back cities. Rainy weather usually spreads in the colder months, while spring brings a fresh growth of greenery and flowers.
Arriving in Adelaide
The helpful staff at Adelaide AirportOpens external site in a new window will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Adelaide from Adelaide Airport
Taxis and rideshare services are available outside the terminal building and provide fast and convenient access to Adelaide.
Getting around Adelaide
Adelaide Metro offers an express bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city and also offers a convenient JetBus service direct to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops.
Fly from Cairns
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.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (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 checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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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, 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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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.