Cheap flights to Mount Isa

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Flights to Mount Isa in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 0% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$641Average for return flights in May 2022

What is the cheapest month to fly to Mount Isa?

The cheapest ticket to Mount Isa found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

























Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Mount Isa is January. The most expensive month for flights is February. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Mount Isa?

Average Mount Isa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month



$637 - $867



16 - 30 °C



0 - 90 mm

Which day is cheapest to fly to Mount Isa?

Saturday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Mount Isa. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Mount Isa?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Mount Isa trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

When to fly

Due to the arid desert location of the city, temperatures here are extremely high, with hot, humid days all through the year. During the winter season, between April and September, visitors can still experience warm days, but nights are generally cooler. Events such as The Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo attracts over 25,000 visitors during the winter month of August ever year and has an array of events to keep attendees entertained over the three days. The Rodeo Ball, Best Dress Premises, Zonta Bush Poets Breakfast, the Mailman Express Sprint Horse Race, Mardi Gras Street Parade, to name a few, are just a handful of unique and exciting activities that take place alongside the main event. So take advantage of cheaper flights to Mount Isa in August to be part of a historic and spectacular outback experience.

Combined with a lower average number of rainy days, the cooler winter season is a more comfortable time to book a flight to Mount Isa and enjoy the local attractions.

Rainfall can be particularly heavy between November and March, making this time of year less attractive to visitors. However, rainfall varies from year to year, so you can find cheap flights to Mount Isa and accommodation during this season and still be rewarded with hot weather.

In April, visitors travel from all over Queensland, Australia and further afield, to either spectate or take part in The Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival. This ‘must go to event’ is a fun three day that offers a real outback experience throughout entertainment from outback triathlons, outback horse racing, late night outdoor concerts and the spectacular Dirt n Dust bull ride. The town of Julia Creek grows from a population of 400 to over 3,000 people all in high spirits creating an unmissable atmosphere.

City overview

Take a flight to Mount Isa and visit the prosperous city situated in the heart of the outback. An isolated spot 977 km west of Townsville in Queensland, the city’s origins are integrally entwined with its mining heritage. Here is the opportunity for visitors to see flora and fauna that is unique to the local habitat or experience an underground adventure to discover the life of a local miner. You can learn about the history of the city by taking a tour into the depths of the Hard Times Mine, guided by a real miner, to witness the machinery and stories of the industry. For those preferring to stay above ground, the Riversleigh Fossil Centre is a popular place to visit, displaying unique fossils of unusual creatures that have roamed the area, dating back 30 million years. To fully appreciate the history and culture of the city, you can immerse yourself in the living museum that is the Isa Experience, featuring entertaining displays of local life. By contrast, the Outback Park offers a natural landscape for anyone looking for a rural setting, complete with lagoon and tranquil waterfall. If you want to see more of the surrounding area, then a short drive out of the city to the north will lead to Lake Moondarra, a picturesque body of water suitable for swimming, canoeing and fishing. Whether you want to wander around the city’s sights or venture into the arid dessert, Mount Isa blends modern cosmopolitan life with an authentic outback experience.

Getting around Mount Isa

Mount Isa is well connected by road, rail and buses. A taxi service is available within the immediate city area and you can also get a taxi to and from nearby Conclurry. If you want to venture further afield, there is a coach service to Townsville, Brisbane and Tennant Creek, which is operated by Greyhound Australia. Alternatively, you can hop on The Inlander train for an overnight connection to Townsville.

Getting downtown

Take a flight to Mount Isa Airport (ISA) is located to the north of the city and provides a variety of transport options to the city and other nearby towns. A shuttle service and taxis are available at the airport, or you can hire a car from one of the car hire companies.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Mount Isa?

Booking a flight to Mount Isa (ISA) is your only option if you intend on flying to Mount Isa. It is only a 6.9 km journey from Mount Isa to Mount Isa’s city centre.

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