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Flights to Australia in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$449Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$357From Auckland Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way from$94One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SYD flights for January, February
4 Feb - 25 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$674

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 12.1.22

22 Jan - 26 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$687

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 12.1.22

25 Jan - 28 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$699

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 11.1.22

Australia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
20 May - 24 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

OOL

Coolangatta Gold Coast

Nonstop

3h 35m
OOL

Coolangatta Gold Coast

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

2h 55m
$338

Jetstar

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Deal found 11.1.22

10 May - 17 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$357

Jetstar

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Deal found 13.1.22

13 May - 18 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$360

Jetstar

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Deal found 13.1.22

Last minute flights to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia, departing today and this week
22 Jan - 26 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$687

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 12.1.22

22 Jan - 31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
$700

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 10.1.22

21 Jan - 25 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$712

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 10.1.22

Can I fly to Australia from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Australia

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Australia.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Australia?

Returning to New Zealand from Australia

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Australia?

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

January

$413

February

$389

March

$405

April

$457

May

$386

June

$383

July

$388

August

$380

September

$377

October

$392

November

$379

December

$432

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Australia is currently September; with April being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

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

AKL - SYD

Price

$377 - $629

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Precipitation

50 - 130 mm

Peak season

As the Australian continent spans such a huge area, the peak tourist season on one side of the country is different from that on the other. The hot, summer months of December through to February are ideal along the southern and eastern coastlines, with clear, blue skies and lots of festivals in full swing. Many locals are on their annual vacation during this period and both accommodation and flights get booked out well in advance. The tropical north experiences its peak tourist season from June through to August, when many North Americans and Europeans are on their annual Summer holidays. This coincides with the region’s “dry” season when rain is scarce and there are no jellyfish in the water. This is also an ideal time for scuba diving and snorkelling along the Great Barrier Reef, with visibility at its clearest. The cool Winter months are also a popular time throughout Central Australia and Uluru, and while daytime temperatures are mild, they can plummet at night.

Off season

In the south of the country, the off season is throughout the cold winter, when drizzly skies prevail and temperatures drop considerably. While you will get the best hotel and flight deals during this time, the milder Spring or Autumn months are a good alternative. In the north of the country the “wet” season from November through to May sees heavy daily downpours and occasional cyclones, as well as jellyfish that make swimming at some beaches impossible.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Australia?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in Australia is Sydney, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Coolangatta and Perth.

How long is the flight to Australia?

Flights from Auckland to Australia ­ 3h 40m

Flights from Christchurch to Australia ­ 3h 30m

Flights from Wellington to Australia ­ 3h 45m

Flights from Queenstown to Australia ­ 3h 25m

Which airlines operate to Australia?

Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia all operate multiple daily flights to Australia from across New Zealand. While Jetstar and Virgin Australia tend to offer the cheapest flights, both Qantas and Air New Zealand also have some competitive flight deals throughout the year for those that get in early. The best deals are often found on the flights from Auckland to Sydney with multiple airlines competing for customers.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Most of Australia’s major airports have shuttle bus services that operate into the city centre, either dropping guests directly at hotels or designated meeting points. Their schedule normally coincides with all incoming flights and are a cheap and reliable option.

Both Sydney and Brisbane airports also have trains that service multiple stations within the city and its outskirts. This is a great option to avoid traffic delays, particularly if you arriving or departing during peak “rush” hours.

The most expensive, but convenient, way to get from Australia’s airports into the city centres is with a metered taxi. This is a fast and reliable option that will deliver you straight to your door.

What is good to know if travelling to Australia?

  • Australia’s most iconic landmark is, without a doubt, Uluru, and if you’re wondering what makes this enormous rock in the middle of the desert so special, here’s everything you wanted to know about Uluru.
  • Home to the world’s most famous underwater landscape, the Great Barrier Reef, there is definitely no shortage of amazing diving sites in Australia.
  • If you’re looking to get a different perspective during your Australian getaway, then look no further than a skydiving adventure. Here are our Top 5 daredevil skydiving sites.
  • Australia is an enormous country with so much to do that it can be overwhelming deciding where to go and what to see. To get you started, check out our Top 20 things to do in Australia.

Popular regions to fly to in Australia

Not sure where to visit in Australia? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in Australia below to filter down your possible destination.