Cheap flights to Australia

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Flights to Australia in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$169Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$75From Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way from$34One-way flight from Melbourne to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD flights for May, June
31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

22 Jun. - 29 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$82

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

30 Jun. - 6 Jul.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$85

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

Australia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
12 Jul. - 20 Sep.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$75

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

8 Aug. - 11 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HBA

Hobart

Nonstop

1h 15m
HBA

Hobart

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 15m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 25/5/22

31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

Last minute flights to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia, departing today and this week
31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$87

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

2 Jun. - 6 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$89

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Australia?

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$124

February

$140

March

$176

April

$181

May

$157

June

$183

July

$181

August

$176

September

$203

October

$230

November

$138

December

$138

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Australia is currently January; with October being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Australia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

MEL - SYD

Price

$124 - $260

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Rainfall

50 - 130 mm

Peak season

An incredibly diverse country with so many attractions, visitors will need to take more flights to Australia than just one to see everything. Coastal cities and towns offer stunning beaches, rainforest and reefs, fascinating wildlife and a laid back culture, while the red desert centre attracts visitors from all over the world for its remote and alluring beauty. Generally, peak season in Australia is the lead up to Christmas and the New Year period, running from the beginning of December through to the end of January. This is when Aussies go on their summer holidays and discount flight tickets are rare. Avoid travelling on public and school holiday dates throughout the year if you can as this is also an expensive time for booking flight tickets, tours and accommodation. Schoolies celebrations take place during November all around Australia, and you can guaranteed popular beach holiday spots such as the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast will be booked out months in advance.

Off Season

The Far North’s wet season runs from November through to April, heralded by heat, humidity and sub-tropical downpours. Roads can become inaccessible due to flooding and there is a possibility of cyclones. People booking flights to Australia wait until the dry season (May to October) if visiting this region. Avoid The Red Centre in summer (December to February) if you don’t like uncomfortably hot temperatures, this region has a semi-arid climate that can produce on occasion temperatures of around 45C.

When is the best time to book a flight to Australia?

Climate plays a significant part in booking a flight to Australia, and getting this wrong can make for an uncomfortable holiday. Generally the northern half (and hottest part) of the country is best visited between April and September, while the cooler southern states, including Tasmania, are pleasant to visit during the summer. Book flight tickets well in advance if you’re travelling during peak periods and sign up to email alerts to take advantage of the cheapest flights to Australia on offer. Alternatively hold out for last minute flights if you have flexible dates.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Australia. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Australia trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Australia?

The most popular flight destination in Australia, according to our users, is Sydney, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Coolangatta and Perth.

How long are flights within Australia?

Flights from Sydney to Melbourne – 1 hr 35 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane – 2 hrs 25 mins

Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne – 1 hr 20 mins

Flights from Perth to Sydney – 4 hrs 15 mins

Which airlines operate flights in Australia?

Australia’s main domestic airlines are: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways. These four service the main cities and larger towns of Australia so you can usually find low-cost flight tickets at any time of year. Virgin Australia has regular services along the east coast between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and the Gold Coast. It also flies to Adelaide, Perth, Broome and Darwin. Melbourne-based Jetstar flies to 14 destinations including Adelaide, Cairns, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and the Sunshine Coast. Regional airline AirNorth operates flights in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, and Rex operates services to New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, North Queensland and Tasmania.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offer airport rail or bus services to reach the city centre quickly and conveniently. Taxis are available outside the arrivals terminal and car rental centres can get you on your way if you prefer independent transport. Some towns in the Far North such as Cairns, have courtesy hotel shuttles from the airport, so it pays to check when you book your accommodation if this service is offered.

What is good to know if travelling to Australia?

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Popular regions to fly to in Australia

Not sure where to visit in Australia? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in Australia below to filter down your possible destination.