Cheap Flights to Brisbane

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When is the best time to fly to Brisbane?

Peak season: 

Brisbane has a tropical climate, so autumn, spring and winter are the best times to get a dose of Queensland sunshine without the high humidity. With temps in the low to mid 20s during the day, sightseeing is pleasant and there are lots of events and festivals taking place. Book well in advance for cheap flights to Brisbane, especially in May and October, and check festival dates in case they clash with your holiday. Big events such as Ekka, the Royal Queensland Show held in August, attract thousands of visitors so flight tickets will be snapped up.

Off season: 

Most people tend to avoid travelling to Brisbane in summer (December to February) unless it’s visiting family for Christmas and New Years or attending an event such as the annual International Tennis Tournament in February. Change of season months, November and March will be rainy and muggy but if you don’t mind high humidity, thunderstorms and severe heat, and mainly indoor activities, then you’ll pick up some of the cheapest flights to Brisbane.

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

The main factors influencing cheap flights to Brisbane are the weather and festivals/events. If you prefer milder temperatures then concentrate on the autumn, spring and winter months and avoid visiting during November to March. May and late October are the most popular times to visit, with no school holidays, temps in the mid 20s and no rain, so expect flight prices to be more expensive.

How long is the flight to Brisbane?

Flights from Sydney to Brisbane – 1 hr 28 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane – 2 hrs 3 mins

Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane – 2 hrs 16 mins

Flights from Perth to Brisbane – 4 hrs 13 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Brisbane?

Tiger Airways, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas operate plenty of direct flights to Brisbane every week. There is a high level of competition on flight routes from major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, so finding cheap flights to Brisbane shouldn’t be a problem.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Your flight to Brisbane Airport will land at the Domestic Terminal which is approximately 13km from the CBD. If you’re relying on public transport then there are several options for reaching the city centre. The cheapest and most convenient option is the Airtrain which leaves every 15 minutes during peak hours and takes 22 minutes. Con-x-ion Airport Transfers is a shuttle bus service providing door-to-door service, tickets can be booked at the kerbside booth or online. Otherwise Yellow or Black and White taxi ranks are situated in front of the domestic terminal building.

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  • The North Pine Country Market, Queensland's oldest craft market, in the North Pine Historical Village is a great place to pick up handmade leather goods, jewellery, copper and brass work and handmade beauty products. Fun for all the family, there is a Punch and Judy Show, pony rides and face painting.
  • Play a game of bowls - barefoot bowls - at the Merthyr Bowls Club. An enjoyable way to pass an afternoon, it's an informal game. You don't wear shoes, or a white uniform and you can mix the sport with a barbecue and a beer. 
  • Every Australian knows, when it comes to Queensland, there’s an old advertising slogan that still holds true: ‘Beautiful one day, perfect the next.’ Take a look at these 6 awesome beaches to visit on a day trip from Brisbane
  • You can find some little gems hidden within the city, just waiting for you to discover them. If you are into looking for an authentic bookshops experience, here are six of the best bookstores in Australia (including Brisbane) to discover, before they disappear.
  • Who said adventure, stunning nature, and relaxation was not on the doorstep of Brisbane? For a day-tripping, or overnight, to experience Brisbane with your family, we recommend going inland to a world of ancient forests, fresh mountain air, crystal clear creeks and breathtaking sunsets.

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How much do things cost in Brisbane?

Large bottle of water
$ 2.37
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 5.00
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 4.00
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 49.64
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.17
$ 4.29
Cheap meal
$ 20.01
How much does a beer cost in Brisbane?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 5
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 5
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6

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More information about Brisbane

  • Rock climb at any level on the astonishing Kangaroo Point Cliffs along the East Bank of the Brisbane River
  • Surfing around Brisbane: Mooloolaba, just to the north of Brisbane, has some of the best in Australia
  • Brisbane is situated on Australia’s East Coast and is an excellent destination for a culture-filled city break
  • Meet the furry residents of Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary; the oldest of its kind in the world
  • Book one way flights to Brisbane and enjoy the rest of Queensland and Australia at your leisure
  • Brisbane is the largest city in Queensland, Australia - as well as its capital
  • Visit the Queensland Performing Arts Centre one evening for an unforgettable play, concert or ballet
  • Go for an all-day whale watching trip just miles from Brisbane’s coastline and see magnificent humpback whales
  • Enjoy scuba diving around the Moreton Bay area and dive the amazing shipwrecks that lay a little further off-shore
  • Why not check the links above for cheap last minute deals to Brisbane and make the most of your holiday budget?
  • Take your pick and drive north to the sandy golden beaches of Australia’s Sunshine Coast or south to the Gold Coast
  • Enjoy great flight deals to Brisbane to see the Story Bridge and Brisbane City Hall

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