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R10 639 Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cairns

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from OR Tambo to Cairns departing on 3/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Flights from OR Tambo to Cairns - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to Cairns to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cairns?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cairns, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cairns is May, where tickets cost R20 390 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets is R32 153 and R30 576 respectively.

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April

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December

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R10 639
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Most popular time to fly (29% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from OR Tambo to Cairns

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Cairns based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Cairns flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cairns?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cairns was R587 for a one-way ticket.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    Johannesburg airport is called Johannesburg OR Tambo and the only airport in Cairns is Cairns.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    SkyTeam, oneworld, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Johannesburg and Cairns, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Cairns, Singapore Airlines or Qantas Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Cairns are Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways. With an average price for the route of R21 813 and an overall rating of 8,2, Singapore Airlines is the most popular choice. Qantas Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R28 926 and an overall rating of 7,6.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Johannesburg to Cairns.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cairns from Johannesburg is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cairns with an airline and back to Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Johannesburg to Cairns?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cairns from Johannesburg up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 3 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Cairns

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Cairns. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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8,2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1362 reviews
8,4Boarding
8,0Comfort
8,6Crew
8,1Entertainment
7,7Food
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Too many luggages for 1 passenger (4 bags) will make all the overhead luggage bins a challenge to fit them all. Some have oversized hand carry as in like back packer size bags shouldn’t be allowed as handcarry.

8,0 ExcellentH, Jun 2024SIN - MNL
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Too many luggages for 1 passenger (4 bags) will make all the overhead luggage bins a challenge to fit them all. Some have oversized hand carry as in like back packer size bags shouldn’t be allowed as handcarry.

My experience with Scoot is very good. Will have no issue flying with Scoot again.

My overall experience with Singapore Airlines is great. Will definitely fly Singapore airline again.

Good flight. The food was served a bit late, hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Excellent meal served with real utensils, cardboard served hot meals instead of plastic utensils and plastic covers. Quick service, friendly and accommodating stewards.

I commend the flight attendants on our SFO-SIN flight who went above and beyond to provide us with extra snacks and food. This type of service makes the flight experience personal and awesome.

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

Cabin Crew always friendly and helpful. Seating cramped - foul smelling from toilets, high risk of disease. Guard personal property such as expensive sunglasses Coffee always awful and cold Meal trays toddler sized Not worth the extra cost to fly SQ - use a budget airline, same if not better experience

Seating cramped; close to toilet, foul smelling and noisy, very unhygienic and disease risk Free and paid Wi-Fi NOT accessible at all - misleading advertising Very expensive sunglasses disappeared from back seat pouch. Coffee disgusting and cold

It seems paying premium economy does not make difference with economy. No priority boarding, not worthy paying extra$$$ for premium economy.

The boarding experience was worst ever. Single aerobridge used for boarding and deboarding which led to lot of chaos. Food options were not great. First flight delayed by more than 3 hours which led to missing of the next flight we were stuck at Dubai airport by more than 6 hours

Everything was superb, only bad point was that the fast track on London Heathrow arrivals was not handed out to me and I had to go back to the gate to collect it.

Superb check in, lounge, boarding and flight experience. On time departure and before time arrival. Couldn’t have asked for more

The internet connection did was not functioning as per normal.

Always my favourite airline. On time, lovely staff, clean comfortable seats. Well done

The food on this flight was just terrible. I have a wheat allergy so when booking I ask for gluten free options. The food given was inedible. The bread rolls were rock hard. Once board I was given one and the only thing I could do was eat the chicken slice and piece of tomato on it. Also given was 4 small cubes of fruit, 2 watermelon and 2 pineapple and a bottle of water. My husband had a regular meal and found his very average. Then the evening meal was also disappointing! Some dried out fish with spinach and 3 sticks of dry white sweet potato. No sauce …. 😳 again, the same fruit and water. The passengers had to wait a long time for the dinner food to be served. My husband just wanted to eat and go to sleep so he was a bit annoyed about that. We got off the plane and I was feeling quite hangry. Not enough food or a good eating experience. Emirates used to be a flight we looked forward to… now we are considering looking at other companies for the future.

My Experience was ok. But the gentleman next to me vaped the whole flight and the attendants did nothing, whether they were aware, I’m not sure.

The lounge Emirates uses at Jeddah airport is horrible even with the opening of the new section. Food selection is poor and never enough seating . Staff are not friendly. Boarding process at Jeddah always an absolute mess

Probably the best flight I’ve ever been on. Emirates first class is leagues beyond British airways and Lufthansa’s.

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

The flight was delayed over 2 hours. We had to wait on the plane and the air conditioning was turned off. The food was average and the cutlery was wooden!

Perfect. The flight was on time and the crew were very friendly and helpful.

Plane a little late departing, but not an issue. The pilots humour when he said “I will try to make up some time…. I know a few short cuts to Adelaide” made the passengers chuckle. This is what makes Qantas “Australian”.

I have never had a problem with flying Qantas, so this flight was the same as any other.

After British Airways cancelled my London to Sydney and Virgin Australia refused to refund, there was no ways I would try Virgin Australia again, so it was Qantas - what a good flight experience. So much easier to get off an international flight and get a local flight without having to add extra amounts for baggage

The plane was delayed about 3 hours so anything else is immaterial

It was so hot on the plane mixed with being quite turbulent and a rough landing. We all felt very nauseous for hours afterwards. Crew were lovely though.

For a long haul, the flight was good. We left an hour late due to a seat in business class not working. But they made up time and we still got in on time or even early thanks to tailwinds. The crew was friendly. The meals were okay, nothing special.

No internet on international flights in this dsy and age is bad.

Good. BUT the Kayak app kept sending me wrong messages saying that there was a Gate change. That same thing is happening today.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Johannesburg to Cairns found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3/10Thu
3 stops
36h 15mJNB-CNS
R10 639
1/10Tue
2 stops
34h 50mJNB-CNS
R11 582
29/9Sun
3 stops
36h 05mJNB-CNS
R12 361
28/9Sat
3 stopsKLM
46h 45mJNB-CNS
R19 647
2/10Wed
2 stopsQantas Airways
19h 55mJNB-CNS
R22 891
28/9Sat
1 stopQantas Airways
19h 20mJNB-CNS
R24 033
2/10Wed
3 stopsKLM
46h 45mJNB-CNS
R24 305
1/10Tue
1 stopSingapore Airlines
67h 15mJNB-CNS
R26 353
4/10Fri
1 stopSingapore Airlines
43h 15mJNB-CNS
R26 426
28/9Sat
2 stopsEmirates
35h 05mJNB-CNS
R28 383

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Johannesburg - Cairns Flights

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Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Cairns (CNS)Australia

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