Cheap Flights to Broome

Broome overview

When is the best time to fly to Broome?

Peak season

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.

Off Season

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.

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

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.  

How long is the flight to Broome?

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

Which airlines operate flights to Broome?

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.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

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.

Broome insider information

  • If winter time has you down, Broome is the furthest place north to holiday for Aussies, so find some inspiration on Cable Beach.
  • Beagle Bay includes another popular site between Broome and Kooljaman, which has an amazing church. The white Sacred Heart Church was built by German Pallottine priests and brothers during the First World War when their movements were restricted.
  • 220 km north of Broome is Kooljamin, which has a remote resort on the Dampier peninsula. Snorkelling, fishing and enjoying the empty beach are just some of the activities you can enjoy.
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm is about 35 km from Broome. It's a working pearl farm and offers demonstrations on pearl seeding.
  • If you are planning to take cheap flights to Broome, try to time them so you'll be there when there is a full moon. The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon caused by the reflection of the moon on the mud flats in Roebuck Bay at low tide.

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How much do things cost in Broome?

Restaurants
Cappuccino
$ 3.80
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 11.95
Cheap meal
$ 30.38
3 course meal for 2
$ 101.27
Transport
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3.54
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5.01
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.47
Markets
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 6.08
Large bottle of water
$ 1.52
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 8.10
How much does an apartment cost in Broome?
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 946
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1169
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1724
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1724

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