Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef

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Flights to Great Barrier Reef in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$345Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from$199From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns
One-way from$103One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Great Barrier Reef

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CNS flights for August, September
24 Aug. - 31 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$210

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

22 Aug. - 25 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$211

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$214

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Great Barrier Reef 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef found for this year
24 Aug. - 31 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$210

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

22 Aug. - 25 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$211

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$214

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Last minute flights to Great Barrier Reef

Late deals on return flights to Great Barrier Reef, departing today and this week
20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$214

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

16 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$217

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

21 Aug. - 29 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$227

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

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

January

$231

February

$265

March

$252

April

$275

May

$276

June

$320

July

$351

August

$282

September

$299

October

$249

November

$230

December

$225

Currently, December is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Great Barrier Reef. Flying to Great Barrier Reef in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

Average Great Barrier Reef flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - CNS

Price

$225 - $480

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Rainfall

20 - 430 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Great Barrier Reef?

The best time to book flights to Great Barrier Reef is 35 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Great Barrier Reef. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

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

How long is the flight to Great Barrier Reef airport, Hamilton Island?

Flight times from Sydney Airport to Hamilton Island will last about 2h 35m. If flying from Melbourne Airport, your flight times will vary quite a bit. The quickest one-stop flight departing from Melbourne takes 3h 10m. However, there are only a few nonstop flights from this airport. Most require one, two or three stops. If flying out of Brisbane Airport, the flight will take less than 2h. The shortest flight from Perth Airport is 9h 35m, while the quickest flight from Adelaide will take 5h 30m.

Where can you get direct flights to Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef airport from?

Direct Hamilton Island flight deals are possible from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne aboard Virginia Australia, Qantas, and Jetstar. There are no direct flights from Perth or Adelaide to Hamilton Island. However, Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Jetstar all offer one-stop flights. When flying out of Adelaide, the layover is in Brisbane from 40m to 3h 40m. The most convenient flights from Perth Airport require a layover in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. The layover might last from 50m to 2h 55m.

How do you get from Great Barrier Reef Airport to the city centre?

The Green Barrier Reef Airport is about a 5-minute drive from the centre of Hamilton Island. To get to the heart of town, there is a taxi service called the Resort Link. It operates all day and into the late-night hours. It provides transportation from the airport to hotels, resorts, the marina, and other tourist attractions around the island. If lodging at Reef View Hotel, Whitsunday Holiday Apartments or the Beach Club, you can enjoy complimentary transportation to and from the airport.

What are some things to do on Hamilton Island?

Surrounded by beaches, Hamilton Island is a great vacation spot for water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Outdoor activities like golfing, ATV riding, hiking, and sailing are also popular. Its largest beach, Catseye Beach, has lots of white sand and turquoise waters where tourists like to sunbathe or swim. You can also take a helicopter ride to get a look at the Heart Reef (corals in the shape of a heart). A few of the other well-known sights around the island include the WILDLIFE Park (with koala bears, kangaroos, and lizards), All Saints Church and the Big Chair. Hamilton Island is the busiest of the Whitsunday Islands off of the coastline of Australia.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Great Barrier Reef airport, Hamilton Island?

Hamilton Island is a small island in Australia. If flying here from a country other than Australia or New Zealand, a passport or visa is required. European tourists desiring a short visit can take advantage of its free eVisitor visa program. Applications should be made to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.