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Flights to Brisbane

Cheap Flights to Brisbane

With its beneficial east coast location, attractive World City credentials and close proximity to popular holiday destinations like the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, the Great Barrier Reef and northern Queensland; Brisbane continues to rank as one of country’s leading centres for air travel.

Today, Brisbane is served by 26 airlines, offering direct flights to nearly 70 cities in Australia and around the world. With all these options, finding the best prices in airfares and package deals with Aunt Betty is a breeze!

Whether you’re looking for a return trip, a one-way flight or multi-stop journey, it’s possible to find all the best deals when flying through or departing from Brisbane Airport. The northern point of the heavily travelled Brisbane – Sydney - Melbourne tri-angle, flyers will find nearly hourly flights between these capital cities. And with a travel time of little more than 90 minutes, Sydney and Melbourne are surprisingly accessible.

There are plenty of cheap airfares and one-way and return flights to the west coast too. There are almost 60 weekly departures between Brisbane and Perth, with the five-hour flight being flown with a mix of narrow and wide body aircraft. From Mackay and Townsville, Northern Queensland is well served too, while the two-hour flight to Cairns is flown an average of 12 times daily

Domestic airlines flying to Brisbane

With six domestic airlines providing service to Brisbane, getting here has never been easier. There are plenty of flight and schedule options when departing Brisbane too. Convenient schedules and great fare deals are available with each of these Brisbane airlines.

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

No matter when you choose to visit Brisbane, the sunny days shine through all year round. For many, Brisbane is the place to go when looking to escape the wintery Australian southern chill. But even during these peak travel season periods, there are plenty of great holiday fares to be found.

Low fare airlines such as Jetstar and Tigerair add even more seats to Brisbane during this busy winter travel period, ensuring consistently lower fares. Travelling mid-week is another great way to score the best price for accommodation and airfares.

The off-peak summer holiday season is the perfect time to snap up holiday deals. While the outdoor temperatures soar, hotel, airfare and package deals begin to drop.

What better place to search and compare peak and off-peak holiday deals than at Aunt

Getting to and leaving the airport

Brisbane Airport is conveniently located off the Gateway Motorway (M1). Passengers who are travelling to or from the direction of the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast can connect to Airport Drive and the International and Domestic terminals from the M1.

The quickest route to / from the Brisbane CBD is via the M7 tunnel or along Kingsford Smith Drive, which can be congested during peak travel times.

Public transport includes taxi service as well as the Airtrain. The Airtrain operates between the hours of 5am and 10pm and travel time from Brisbane Central Station is just 24 minutes. Easy connections are available with all Queensland Rail services.

For a map of the various terminals, car parks and roadways, visit the Brisbane Airport info page.

Brisbane Airport Facilities & Services

Brisbane Airport offers its passengers a long list of services, including mobile charge stations and 3 hours of free Wi-Fi. In addition to car rental and transport services, Brisbane Airport offers the following facilities: 

  • ATMs on each level
  • Parent Rooms with baby changing facilities
  • Prayer Room (International Terminal only)
  • Free shower facilities 
  • Currency Exchange desks and Travelex Foreign Currency ATMs
  • Bag wrapping services
  • Shopping and dining options with a newly expanded Duty Free area in the International Terminal

Brisbane as transit or stop-over destination

Home to nearly 2.4 million people, Brisbane is a vibrant, sophisticated metropolis with endless charm. The towering skyline of the CBD, and the arts, museum and entertainment district of South Bank, all hug the banks of the beautiful Brisbane River, and it’s here where visitors will want to begin their Brisbane adventure. Best of all, Brisbane is a walkable city, so getting around is cheap and easy.

Queen Street Mall and Edward Street are located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. Home to the city’s best shopping, visitors will find everything from top department stores to luxury boutiques and specialty stores. There’s even a plentiful choice of coffee houses, cafes and restaurants to satisfy any craving.

Just blocks away, Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens provide the perfect spot to enjoy scenic river views. On the western side of the gardens, visitors can tour Queensland’s Parliament House, as well as the Old Government House. Built in 1862, Old Government House is one of Brisbane’s most cherished historic sites.

Not far from Old Government House, the Goodwill Bridge will take you to Brisbane’s top cultural and entertainment district. Home to Expo ’88, South Bank Parklands is now a vibrant recreation area complete with welcoming green spaces and an inviting manmade beach and swimming area. Stroll along the river pathway before heading to the giant Wheel of Brisbane. This giant Ferris wheel provides stunning views of the river and city skyline.

Just steps away, visitors will enjoy the engaging exhibits at the Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum and Science Centre. You can complete the roundtrip tour by walking across Victoria Bridge which will lead you back to Queen Street Mall. Better yet, take an exhilarating ride on a Brisbane City Cat ferry. From South Bank, catch the City Cat to the opposite side of the CBD at Eagle Street Pier. Here you’ll find some of Brisbane’s top rated restaurants and bars. Nothing beats sitting down with a good meal or refreshing drink while enjoying the Brisbane River and Story Bridge views.