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Flights to Australia in 2021

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, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$375Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$465From Auckland Intl to Australia
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Australia

Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
29 Dec - 12 Jan
$423pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Dec - 2 Jan
$432pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Dec - 2 Jan
$440pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Cheapest prices for Australia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$400
February
$378
March
$393
April
$443
May
$375
June
$372
July
$376
August
$369
September
$366
October
$380
November
$368
December
$419
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 Sydney Kingsford Smith flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - SYD
Price
$366 - $610
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Precipitation
84 - 160 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.

 

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

The best deals on flights to Australia are always found by booking early, but if you are travelling outside of school holiday months you can also secure some cheap tickets at the last minute. If you are travelling over the summer holidays, cheap flights to Australia can be difficult to come by, particularly if you are heading to the southern regions, but there are a few good deals over the quieter Spring and Autumn periods.

 

Which day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

The cheapest flights to Australia are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Monday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Australia. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

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.

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