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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.