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There are 8 ways to get from London to Cairns by plane, train or bus

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Fly London Heathrow to Cairns

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cairns (CNS)

Fly London City to Cairns

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Cairns (CNS)

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Cairns

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Cairns (CNS)

Train to Manchester, fly to Cairns

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cairns (CNS)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Cairns

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cairns (CNS)

Fly London Stansted to Cairns

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cairns (CNS)

Train to London Luton, fly to Cairns

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cairns (CNS)

Fly London Heathrow to Cooktown, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cooktown (CTN)
  2. Take the bus from Cooktown to Cairns

London Heathrow (LHR) to Cairns (CNS) flights

36 Weekly Planes
24h 44m Average Duration
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cairns is 1800 020 080.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Cairns is to fly which costs £500 - £1,300 and takes 24h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cairns is to fly which costs £500 - £1,300 and takes 24h 34m.

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The distance between London and Cairns is 15137 km.

It takes approximately 24h 34m to get from London to Cairns, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h and has one stopover.

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Cairns is 9h ahead of London. It is currently 6:09 AM in London and 3:09 PM in Cairns.

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 234+ hotels available in Cairns. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Cairns.
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  • Distance: 15136.5 km
  • Duration: 24h 34m

What companies run services between London, England and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from London Paddington to Cairns 5 times a day.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $9,500
Flights from London City to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 47m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from London City to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from London City to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Flights from Manchester to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Milan Malpensa, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Copenhagen, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Copenhagen, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,500
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Milan Malpensa, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,500
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $2,700
Flights from London Luton to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
29h 1m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from London Luton to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from London Luton to Cairns via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $9,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $9,500
Flights from London City to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Flights from Manchester to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Manchester to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cairns via Perth
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $12,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $12,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Istanbul, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
32h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from London Heathrow to Cooktown via Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
35h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Cooktown via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
34h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,900 - $6,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Cooktown via Istanbul, Ngurah Rai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Cooktown via Doha, Ngurah Rai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $6,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Cooktown via Munich, Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Cooktown via Singapore Changi, Port Moresby, Cairns
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cairns via Perth
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $12,000
Flights from Manchester to Cairns via Doha, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $5,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Doha, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $6,000
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $2,700
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $2,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 57m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Flights from London Luton to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,900
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Istanbul, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,300
Flights from London Luton to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $6,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $5,500
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $2,700
Flights from London Stansted to Cairns via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $2,700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cairns via Istanbul, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,300
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$14 - $19
1st Class
$24 - $35
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
Thalys
Standard
$60 - $85
Comfort
$80 - $110
Premium
$80 - $120
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$24 - $29
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61 7 3036 2070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cooktown to Cairns
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au

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