Cheap flights to Brisbane

Queensland’s lush, tropical capital city has a character all its own, with everything from a thriving cultural scene to world-class bars and restaurants – all to be enjoyed at the city’s trademark laid-back pace.

What to know before you fly to Brisbane?

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, a city break or a nature-filled escape, the Sunshine State’s capital is the ideal destination – and, with our cheap flights to Brisbane, there’s never been a better time to book that getaway. As Brisbane Airport continues to expand, so do the number and variety of flights offered, with more choice for flying into and out of Brisbane than ever before. A Brisbane holiday will allow you to hit the shops, catch a show, and wander the stunning gardens and parklands until you fall in love with the unique culture of Queensland’s river city.


How long does it take to fly to Brisbane?

Sydney to Brisbane flights – 1h 30m

Melbourne to Brisbane flights – 2h 10m

Adelaide to Brisbane – 2h 20m

Perth to Brisbane – 4h 20m

Note: flight times should be used as a guide only


What airports are in Brisbane?

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is located approximately 14km northeast of the city centre and is the major international hub for visitors wishing to explore the entire Sunshine State. The airport is well serviced by taxis, rideshare services and public transport and has a number of stylish and comfortable airport hotels on site.

Brisbane Airport transfers

There are a number of ways to get to and from Brisbane  Airport. Taxis and rideshare services are plentiful, and there is also the Airtrain which will take you to Brisbane Central station for around $18 one way, with a journey time of about 20 minutes. You can also take Airtrain to the Gold Coast, passing through the city first. Check out the full range of possibilities for travelling to and from Brisbane Airport (BNE) Domestic Terminal and International Terminal


Which airlines fly frequently to Brisbane?

Virgin Australia – Boeing 737

Jetstar – Airbus A320

Qantas – Boeing 737

Tigerair – Airbus A320


What do you need to know before you fly to Brisbane?

Brisbane is the gateway to the wonders of Queensland, although the sheer size of the state is something many overseas visitors grapple with. If you want to explore Tropical North Queensland, for example, the best use of your time is to fly rather than drive.

Here are a few points to consider if you’re looking at flights to Brisbane: transport is convenient and easy, with trains to both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast from the airport; Brisbane has a great climate although hot summers mean that afternoon thunderstorms are common; the city is very pedestrian-friendly with two bridges over the river exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists; and finally, rest assured that in Brisbane the coffee is very, very good.

Find out more in our Brisbane travel guide.


Things to do when you get to Brisbane

Where to eat?

Fancy yourself a bit of a foodie? Whether you’re looking for an elegant fine-dining experience or some tasty takeaway, Brisbane has something to satisfy every craving. Take a seat at a fancy riverside restaurant, or graze on tasty street food at one of the vibrant food markets. You’ll never have to wonder where to eat in Brisbane because there’s a culinary delight awaiting you around every corner. 

Where to shop?

Get ready to shop ‘til you drop in Brisbane’s growing shopping scene. Swoon over high-end brands, wander extensive shopping centres, hunt for a bargain in an outlet, or find something truly unique at a bespoke marketplace. Brisbane’s diverse style is expressed in its local boutiques, giving you a truly special experience when you go shopping in Brisbane.

What to see?

Brisbane features an array of stunning sights and attractions to discover. Take a tour of the famous XXXX Brewery, or enjoy sweeping views of the city from the best seat in the house: the Wheel of Brisbane. With so many must-see destinations to tick off your list, you’ll find endless ways to spend your days.

Where to experience some culture?

Brisbane’s art scene is thriving. Between the many art galleries, museums, and live performance theatres (including the world-class Queensland Performing Arts Centre), you can see why many visitors come to Brisbane for the art and culture alone. You can get your culture fix in Brisbane every day and night of the week.

Read more things to do in Brisbane.