Cheap Flights to Queensland

Queensland overview

When is the best time to fly to Queensland?

Peak season

Book cheap flights to Queensland and you’ll be spoiled for choice with all the attractions this diverse state offers. With gorgeous beaches and lush rainforests, lively cities and small beachside towns, Queensland has so much to see and do, you’ll be searching for flight deals to make a return journey. April to October is peak season for Queensland, so book flight tickets well in advance if visiting main centres such as Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast which are popular holiday destinations for local and overseas visitors.

 Off Season

November to March (the Wet Season) is low season and if you don’t mind high heat and humidity you should be able to find cheap flights to Queensland.

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

Known as the Sunshine State, if you’re after warm weather then there’s no bad time to book cheap flights to Queensland. Aim to book six months in advance if you’re looking for an international flight to Queensland, but domestic flyers can wait for cheap flight deals up to a couple of weeks in advance. Avoid mid-year school holidays and schoolies week in November which can make flight tickets more expensive than normal.

How long is the flight to Queensland?

Flights from Sydney to Queensland – 1 hr 35 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Queensland - 2 hrs 45 mins

Flights from Adelaide to Queensland – 2 hrs 20 mins

Flights from Perth to Queensland – 5 hrs 15 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Queensland?

This is one of the most popular domestic routes in Australia, offering direct flights to many destinations, so you won’t have trouble finding flight tickets to Queensland. Some of the most popular airlines operating flights to Queensland are Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas. Low cost airline Tiger Airways offers some of the cheapest flights to Queensland.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Depending on which part of Queensland you’re visiting, you have several choices for airports to fly into. Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the largest domestic and international port with convenient public transport options for travelling to the city. These include the Airtrain, shuttle bus and taxis with a journey time of around 10 minutes. There are several other airports serving Queensland including the Gold Coast Airport, Cairns Airport and the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Queensland insider information

  • Queensland plays by its own rules, politically, artistically and culturally. It’s got some of the most stunning scenery in Australia, and without doubt the best beaches. Here are five things you can only do in the Sunshine State.
  • Cairns is not only the gateway Great Barrier Reef, it is a tropical hub of activities close to all of North Queensland’s best sites. Take a look at our top local picks.
  • When it comes to Queensland, there’s an old advertising slogan that still holds true: ‘Beautiful one day, perfect the next.’ From a Brisbane base, go in search of beauty and perfection in the form of Queensland’s superb and plentiful natural wonders.

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How much do things cost in Queensland?

Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.35
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 4.01
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 7.52
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4.64
Gold Coast
3 course meal for 2
$ 70.16
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 8.02
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1560.36
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3.67
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 6.01
Cheap meal
$ 15.03
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7.82
$ 4.65
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1564.87
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3.41
3 course meal for 2
$ 85.19
$ 4.64

International departures to Queensland