The gateway to the Southern Kimberley region in West Australia, Broome is a heritage pearling town with two distinct seasons; wet and dry. Most travellers take cheap flights to Broome during the dry season which runs from April/May to September/October. During this time the weather is optimal with balmy temperatures averaging 30C, clear skies and low rainfall. The tourist season peaks from mid-June to mid-August swelling the population of this small coastal town. School holidays fall within this period, so book either side to avoid higher priced flight tickets. The tropical climate and stunning Cable Beach are just two reasons for booking flights to Broome, but surfing, snorkeling, fishing, 4WD adventures and camel rides are also popular activities.
A good time to find cheap flights to Broome and excellent deals on accommodation is in the wet season when it’s hot and sticky and stinger jellyfish make an appearance (November and May). If booking flight tickets during this time expect thunderstorms and torrential downpours, and be aware cyclone season runs from the end of December to the end of February.
If swimming isn’t on the agenda, then April and May are touted as the best months to visit just before the tourist season kicks off. Start your search for the cheapest flights to Broome six weeks out depending on where you’re flying from. Perth to Broome is a busier air route than if you’re flying from Melbourne or Sydney.
Flights from Sydney to Broome – 5 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Broome – 4 hrs 45 mins
Flights from Adelaide to Broome – 3 hrs 50 mins
Flights from Perth to Broome – 2 hrs 26 mins
Qantas and Virgin Australia operate regular and seasonal flights to Broome from various Australian destinations. Qantas has direct flights to Broome from Perth all year round, but reduces its service over the wet season from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Virgin Australia operates direct flights from Perth, Melbourne and Darwin. Regional carrier Airnorth operates flights from Darwin and Kununurra.
Broome International Airport (BME) is located less than 1 km from the town centre. It is possible to walk into town from the airport. If you prefer to take public transport, taxis are available outside the domestic terminal. Check with your accommodation provider before you fly if they have a courtesy shuttle bus. There are rental cars for hire inside the terminal.