Cheap Flights to Albury

Albury overview

When to Fly

The hottest months tend to be when most people book their flights to Albury. These months are November through to March, where temperatures are between 10 and 31 degrees Celsius but can reach the mid-40s. Winter is much cooler and temperatures can drop to between 3 and 14 degrees. Frosts are commonplace during winter and about 20% of days per year experience the temperature below freezing, so if you’re not a fan of the cold, you may prefer to book flights to Albury at another time. This period also sees some rainfall, although it can occur all year round. In terms of rainfall, the city gets more of it than Melbourne, but less than Sydney.

Albury is home to two universities, which makes the city busy all through the year. Christmas, New Year and the school holidays, are peak times, so you will probably not be able to find cheap flights to Albury or find any accommodation deals over these periods. The city also hosts a number of annual events. Anzac Day is celebrated on the 25th of April and is a time of reflection and remembrance. The day starts with a dawn service, followed by a parade and the main service which takes place at Albury War Memorial on Monument Hill. This is one of the most widely recognised war monuments throughout the country and is highly visible from the other surrounding areas. If you’re travelling to Albury with your kids, the Picnic in the Gardens is a great event to attend. Fun for all the kids, from tiny tots to 12 year olds, this annual event has a range of food and drink available and provides a full programme of entertainment. The Picnic is held in the beautiful surroundings of the Albury Botanic Garden, during November.

There are more than 200 conferences and events during the year. The Albury Gold Cup takes place in March and is the highlight of the social calendar, the Easter Hockey Carnival is held in April, and the Applause Festival in October. Henty Field Days, a three-day exhibition of agricultural machinery, also takes place in September. 

Destination Overview

The Murray River winds its way between the twin cities of Albury Wodonga. It may not be the busy trade route it once was, but it's a safe bet that visitors who take flights to Albury will take to the mighty Murray to swim, fish, paddle or just take in the timeless views.

Albury is situated at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, at the centre of the Melbourne-Sydney-Canberra triangle. It's a bustling, modern city, with stunning heritage buildings (the Albury Railway Station is a standout, dating from 1882), green parks, lush botanic gardens and a cosmopolitan, country-town atmosphere. The Albury Regional Art Gallery has a great collection of works by Sir Russell Drysdale. The local museums tell the story of the region's thrilling Gold Rush and bush ranger days.

The food and drink of the region has been influenced by many of the migrants who passed through the Bonegilla Centre and who established cafes and restaurants, smoke houses and wineries. Rutherglen is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the country, creating great Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Muscats and Shiraz.

Lake Hume is a must-visit. In good years, it has six times the capacity of Sydney Harbour. It's the perfect playground for water sports such as swimming, skiing and wake boarding. Fishos will love it too, it's home to Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Carp and Redfin and the site of a yearly fishing classic.

Fabled bush ranger Ned Kelly's footsteps can still be traced in this area. Jerilderie, where Kelly wrote his manifesto - the Jerilderie Letter - lies northwest of Albury and the proximity of Beechworth Gaol where Ned (and his mother) did time makes Albury a great base for Kelly tracking.

Albury climate

Albury’s climate is generally hot and dry during summer, with mild autumns and springs and cool winters. The sun shines throughout the year, with long stretches of clear blue skies during summer and crisp sunny days during the winter months.

Getting around Albury

For touring the region, driving is the best option. Around Albury, public transport is provided by Martins Bus Company. Many visitors - and locals - will cycle around Albury. The bicycle path network is extensive.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Albury Airport (ABX) is located just 5km from the Albury and Lavington Central Business Districts. Taxis are available and take about 10 minutes to get into town. There are several hire car companies at the airport. Shuttles are also available, for pre-booking but make sure you specify flight numbers to them just in case there are delays.

Albury insider information

  • Albury's history - and that of the region - is told in a couple of interesting venues. There's the Albury Regional Art Gallery (in the beautiful former Town Hall), which is home to a noted collection of works by Sir Russell Drysdale. And there's the Bonegilla Migrant Experience Heritage Park, just 15km from Wodonga. Bonegilla was the largest and longest-operating migrant reception centre between the 1940s and 1970s. Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees passed through Bonegilla, many from the non-English-speaking countries of Europe. 
  • The Ned Kelly trail, another important part of the Australian story, takes in the goldrush town of Beechworth, Glenrowan and Jerilderie whre Kelly wrote the Jerilderie Letter.

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How much do things cost in Albury?

Large bottle of water
$ 3.03
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 5.05
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.07
Cheap meal
$ 15.16
3 course meal for 2
$ 103.65
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 5.05
$ 3.29
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 6.07
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 25.27
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.78
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 5.05
How much does an apartment cost in Albury?
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 652
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 522
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1304
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1087

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