Choosing your flight to Europe can be just as fun as planning your holiday itinerary, with so many different options available. Our Travel Experts have reviewed the routes from Australia, pored over the planes and crunched the numbers, and come up with more than 50 different ways for you to fly. Fancy an exotic stopover? We can help you with that. Want to know the best time to fly, or choose a combination of cabin classes? We can give you some great suggestions. Don’t miss out on adding a whole new chapter to your European holiday, and ask us about the many different ways to fly.

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Flying To Europe: A Guide

From Australia, there are more than 50 different ways to fly to Europe, can you believe it? Our Travel Experts have studied the airlines to Europe and reviewed all the routes to come up with this fascinating round-up of all the options. They’ve also thrown in some surprising stopover suggestions and top tips for saving on your European holiday. For even more detail, view the blog in full.
 

 

 

A few top tips for flying to Europe, from the Travel Experts:

  • It’s more economical to fly to Rome or Paris than London. Paris Charles de Gaulle is also an ideal way to avoid the crowds at London Heathrow.
  • Be flexible with your city of arrival. Sometimes you can pick up very cheap fares flying into cities such as Athens or Berlin.
  • Be aware of the seasonality before you book. The summer months as well as the Christmas period are considered ‘high season’ and airfares will be more expensive due to higher demand. February is the cheapest time to travel to the UK and Europe.
  • Occasionally a stopover or two on the way to the UK and Europe can work out to be cheaper than the cost of a direct flight. Ask your local Travel Expert about the best value options for flights to Europe.

 

Via Asia

From Australia there is an incredible choice of flights to Europe via Asia. It’s easy to schedule a stopover in one or more cities, depending on which airline you travel with. Here are just a few of the options when it comes to flying to Europe via Asia:

  • Air China with a stop in Beijing
  • British Airways with a stop in Singapore
  • Cathay Pacific with a stop in Hong Kong
  • Garuda Indonesia with a stop in Bali or Jakarta
  • Japan Airlines with a stop in Tokyo
  • Korean Airlines with a stop in Seoul
  • Royal Brunei Airlines with a stop in Bandar Seri Begawan
  • SriLankan Airlines with a stop in Colombo
  • Vietnam Airlines with a stop in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

Via Africa

Looking at airlines that fly to Europe? Great opportunities present themselves when you look at flying to Europe via Africa. Why not work in an incredible stopover experience in either South Africa or Mauritius?

  • Air Mauritius with a stop in Mauritius
  • South African Airways with a stop in Johannesburg

Via the Middle East

Middle Eastern destinations are an increasingly appealing option for a stopover on the way to Europe. Flying this route is one of the quickest journeys from Australia to Europe in terms of travel time. There are also loads of other benefits such as the fascinating cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, as well as some of the most comfortable economy seats in the sky, a variety of cabin classes and a wide network of onward destinations.

  • Emirates with a stop in Dubai
  • Etihad Airways with a stop in Abu Dhabi
  • Qatar Airways with a stop in Doha

Via the Americas

Although Australians will encounter a slightly longer flying time if they travel to Europe via the Americas as opposed to Asia or the Middle East, the diverse range of carriers and stopover cities makes it an exciting option. Here are a just a few different ways to fly to Europe via the Americas:

  • Air Canada via Vancouver, and some selected destinations in Canada
  • Air New Zealand via Auckland and Los Angeles
  • American Airlines via Los Angeles, and some selected destinations in the USA 
  • LATAM Airlines Group via Santiago, and some selected destinations in South America

Flights To Europe's Most Popular Cities

No matter how you choose to get there, London, Paris and Rome are still the major arrival points for Australians flying to Europe. Below is a short guide to these cities and why we can’t get enough of them.

London

One of the world’s oldest yet most modern cities, London wears many hats, which is most likely why time in the UK capital appeals to so many people. Love your history? London more than delivers, with fascinating attractions such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, as well as smaller-scale gems such as the 2,000-year-old ‘Ancient Yew’ in St Andrew’s churchyard, Totteridge, or The Olde Wine Shades on Martin Lane, which has been serving up the nectar of the gods since 1663.

London is also a spectacularly contemporary city, with galleries like the Tate Modern and cutting-edge restaurants finding themselves on the London ‘unmissable’ lists. Then there’s the West End, the beautiful parks, the iconic black cabs. We just love London.

View of Paris

Paris

City of love, city of light, city of exquisite food, fashion, art and so much more. Paris is truly inspirational, and one of the most exciting places to touch down if you’re flying to Europe from Australia. Paris oozes culture, from the world-famous Louvre to the Musee D’Orsay to the Centre Pompidou. Then there are the spectacular gardens, such as the Jardin des Tuileries and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. No visit would be complete without locking eyes on the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe, and no one can dispute the sheer deliciousness of the Parisian pastries. A destination unto itself, Paris can also be the perfect starting point to an epic European holiday.

View of Rome

Rome

Flights to Europe that arrive in Rome will get your European adventure off to a jaw-dropping start. Explore the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and of course, the Colosseum. The Eternal City will take your breath away, with museums featuring art from Renaissance masters like Michelangelo and Botticelli. Don’t miss the thriving foodie neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Trastevere, and sample some of Italy’s finest coffee, pasta and gelati while you’re there. From Rome, the whole of Italy awaits.

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