Cheap Flights to Brisbane

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When is the best time to fly to Brisbane?

Peak season

There are several events scattered around that make cheap flights to Brisbane hard to come by throughout most of the year. Remember that our winter is the Australian summer, although expect the busiest time of year to be from around February to November when temperatures aren’t too hot. February is also the month for tennis fans to visit for the annual International Tennis Tournament. The best players from around the globe all flock to the event to battle head-to-head. Spring usually spreads over the country around August and can also be a peak time to visit. You’ll struggle to find the cheapest flights to Brisbane here thanks to Ekka, the Royal Queensland Show. It’s full of activities, exhibitions and competitions making it a fantastic event for tourists to enjoy. January 27th sees the celebration of Australia day.

Off season

Surprisingly you’ll find the cheapest flights to Brisbane during the summer, from December to February, as temperatures soar in the 30’s and can be a bit too hot for some tourists. That said, you should book flights to Brisbane in advance in an attempt to save money on your flight tickets. Summer also brings with it heavy rainfall and stunning storms, so you can expect to find cheap flight tickets compared to other times of the year.

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

If you’re after the cheapest flights to Brisbane, definitely aim to secure your flight tickets for the summer months. This is usually from December to late February, however if you plan ahead and book your flights to Brisbane in advance you can find bargains all the way up to April. Make sure you have your flight tickets booked and sorted 3 or 4 months prior to travelling if you want to make a saving. You’ll find the cheapest flights to Brisbane if you can be flexible with when you travel. Avoiding the major events will help, but if you have no preference then you can simply compare a few airlines and book the cheapest one. Try to grab a window seat and avoid sitting near a wing to make the most of the spectacular views of Brisbane as you approach.

How long is the flight to Brisbane?

Flights from London to Brisbane: 22 hours 20 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Brisbane: 23 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Brisbane: 23 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane: 22 hours 20 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Brisbane?

There are many airlines that provide cheap flights to Brisbane, most notably Etihad, British Airways, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic. There are a few others but these four are the major ones. As with any long-haul flights to Brisbane you might end up combining two airlines as the distance isn’t possible in one long slog. Deciding which airline is best purely comes down to the price of the flight tickets. If you are an executive member with any of them then it would make sense to redeem any points you have against cheap flights to Brisbane to make a saving. If you aren’t a member of any sort, make sure you sign up to be one before you secure your flight tickets as you’ll earn a wealth of points from the journey.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Brisbane International Airport is only 15km away from the centre so it can be relatively easy to find your way there. One of the most common methods of travel is to jump on the Airtrain Rail Link. The train runs every 15 minutes and takes 20 minutes to arrive in downtown Brisbane. It runs every day and kids can travel for free. Adults can expect a fare of about A$15 each way. For one extra dollar you could opt for the bus. Coachtrans Australia meets all flights, whether domestic or international, and the extra dollar means you get a door-to-door service. This can be very appreciated after your long flights to Brisbane and you just want to crash at your hotel rather than find your way from the train station. Lastly you could decide on a taxi. While these aren’t the cheapest option they are rather handy due to being readily available and taking you exactly where you need to go. Fees are higher for late-night journeys so bare that in mind.

Brisbane insider information

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 75.09
Pair of jeans
£ 55.74
£ 2.49
3 course meal for 2
£ 46.49
Cheap meal
£ 11.62
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.56
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 13.95
Loaf of white bread
£ 1.52
Large bottle of water
£ 1.37
Bottle of wine
£ 8.72
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.32
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2.03
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2.91
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 28.82
How much does an apartment cost in Brisbane?
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1083
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 1051
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 772
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1981

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More information about Brisbane

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  • Meet the furry residents of Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary; the oldest of its kind in the world
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  • Go for an all-day whale watching trip just miles from Brisbane’s coastline and see magnificent humpback whales
  • Enjoy scuba diving around the Moreton Bay area and dive the amazing shipwrecks that lay a little further off-shore
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