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When is the best time to fly to Brisbane?

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No matter where you live in Australia, there is always a good excuse for a weekend retreat or a mid-week escape to Brisbane. There really is no ‘bad’ time to visit Brisbane. March to May offers the better temperatures thanks to the autumn calm that settles on the Southern Hemisphere around this period of the year. The winter, June to August, and spring running from September to November are also popular times. During these months, you will experience mild temperatures and less rain. However, winter and spring also involve increased costs for flights to Brisbane and hotels. In fact, most hotels are booked well in advance for September due to the all-month arts celebration, known as the Brisbane Festival.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Brisbane?

The best price found on momondo to Brisbane was $102/pp from Sydney, which is 80% cheaper than the average flight price to Brisbane. To find the cheapest price to Brisbane from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Brisbane?

The month of March is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Brisbane from Australia, with most prices found around $151. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of March, then book flights to Brisbane from Australia during February instead. Flights to Brisbane in February, while not as cheap as those in March, still average around $154.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Brisbane?

The ideal time to book your flight to Brisbane is 59 days in advance, when prices tend to average $190. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from Australia for as low as $142.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Brisbane?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Brisbane is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $149. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from Australia because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around $210.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Brisbane?

Flying to Brisbane from Australia in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $173 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around $219. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

What is there to do in Brisbane when it’s raining?

When planning your flight to Brisbane, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of January, February, or March could carry a higher chance of rain, as Brisbane sees up to 5.1 inches (130 mm) or more. There are still things to do in Brisbane even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Queen Street Mall.

Is there a good place to hike near Brisbane?

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Brisbane for May, June, and July, when they can visit South Bank Parklands and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Is there an alternative airport near Brisbane?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Brisbane is possible. If you are planning a flight to Brisbane, consider booking flights to Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport (90 km from Brisbane city centre), Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (96 km from Brisbane city centre), Toowoomba Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (122 km from Brisbane city centre), Lismore Airport (153 km from Brisbane city centre) or Ballina Byron Airport (161 km from Brisbane city centre).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Brisbane?

Prices vary based on where travellers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Brisbane is Lismore Airport where the average price is $296pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


Brisbane flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Brisbane found recently by users on momondo
Jetstar
12 Apr.
16:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
18:05Brisbane
13 Apr.
16:40Brisbane
1h 30m
18:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
10 Apr.
16:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
18:05Brisbane
29 Apr.
16:40Brisbane
1h 30m
18:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
9 Mar.
15:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
17:00Brisbane
16 Mar.
15:40Brisbane
1h 35m
17:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
9 Mar.
15:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
17:00Brisbane
16 Mar.
15:40Brisbane
1h 35m
17:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
9 Mar.
15:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
17:00Brisbane
16 Mar.
15:40Brisbane
1h 35m
17:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
16 Mar.
16:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
18:00Brisbane
18 Mar.
02:30Brisbane
1h 35m
04:05Sydney Kingsford Smith

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Brisbane

If you're looking for one-way flights to Brisbane, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar
Jetstar
16 Mar.
16:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
18:00Brisbane
Jetstar
9 Mar.
15:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
17:00Brisbane
Jetstar
24 Mar.
02:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
03:35Brisbane

Which airlines fly to Brisbane?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Brisbane

Cheap domestic flights to Brisbane are offered quite frequently by Virgin Australia, Air Express, JetStar, Tigerair, Australian Air Express, and Qantas. Just remember when booking your flights to Brisbane that you must carefully look at what is included for that discounted price. You could end up paying more for baggage costs than a higher priced ticket.


How to get from the airport to Brisbane city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Brisbane along with the distance from the city centre

Airtrain

The Airtrain connects the city centre to the airport and runs every 15 minutes during peak travel times. There are stops at Central, South Bank, Fortitude Valley, and Roma Street stations. An adult one-way fare is $18 AUD and return ticket is $34 AUD). Purchase tickets at all Airtrain station kiosks. If you buy a one-way or return ticket online, you get a 10 percent discount, but only if your journey starts at the airport. Travel time is up to 30 minutes to city centre, and trains run starting from 4:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Coachtrans/Con-x-ion

You can get a shuttle transfer to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Adult tickets are $16 AUD one-way to the city centre and one-way to Gold Coast runs cost $49 AUD. Fares are cheaper with round-trip ticket purchases. The wait, however, is up to one hour. So, pre-book your Coachtrans. Travel time will depend on traffic but will be an average of 20 to 60 minutes.

Public Transportation

Spend $4 AUD and you can get to city centre right from the airport. Take the free T-Bus to Skygate (known as Airport Village), then from Skygate take the Translink Bus 590 to Toombul Shopping Centre (which has two stops). From there, catch a train to the city. The fare is $4 with a Go Card during off-peak hours. Single tickets are more expensive. At the Airtrain station, you can purchase your Go Card for $30 AUD ($10 AUD deposit, and $20 AUD used). There are no Go Card purchases at Airport Village.

Private Limousine

Ride into the city centre in style by pre-booking a private limousine service. It is the fastest and most comfortable way, but it is also the most expensive.

Taxis

You can also hail a cab from the airport to the city centre for $35 AUD. It is a good option if you are travelling with friends and want to share the cab fee.

Car Rentals

You can save money and explore the area driving on your own. Book your rental car with momondo.


Popular routes to Brisbane

Most frequently searched flights to Brisbane along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Proserpine to Brisbane Flights
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How to get around in Brisbane?

Brisbane transportation is plentiful, and the best method is by using their public transit system. Brisbane is rich in transportation options, and using their combination of buses, ferries, trains, and trams all operated by TransLink will get you through the central business district (CBD) and suburban areas quite easily.

Ferry

CityCat Ferry has 21 separate ferries running in 25 terminals along Brisbane River. They run from the University of Queensland to Northshore Hamilton. They run from 5:15 am to 12:45 am about every 15 to 30 minutes. Pre-loaded cards are cheapest with rates around $4.60 AUD per trip.

Bus

Buses are the best way to get around the CBD. The City Loop makes stops in all the top CBD locations and runs Monday through Friday every 10 minutes starting at 7:00 am and until 6:30 pm. The Spring Hill Loop offers a way from Roma Street Parkland into CBD and out during the week from 6:00 am to 7:15 pm.

Light Rail

The CBD and suburban areas are serviced by the TransLink light rail, which has six different lines. Fares will depend on the day of the week and how many stations you are passing, but a single ticket starts at $4.60 AUD. Go Card fares are cheaper at $2.56 AUD per person, while a SeeQ Card costs $79 – $129 AUD for adults and $40 – $65 AUD for children.

Bike

There are over 300 miles of bike pathways in Brisbane that let you tour on two wheels. You can rent a bike from shops around city centre for about $20 AUD per day for 1.5 hours of use. There are over 140 CityCycle stations in the downtown area and in suburban areas as well. The bike-share program lets you use a bike for less than 30 minutes for $2 AUD.

Walking

Brisbane is walking-friendly. You can explore downtown and enjoy boardwalks, walking paths, and bridges that run 12 miles along the river.

Car

Rental cars are available at the airport, and while you could rely on public transportation, if you prefer your own vehicle, you can use it to venture outside the city and enjoy areas like the Redlands. Plan ahead and look for deals on car rentals with momondo.

Taxis

Downtown has plenty of taxis, but they are expensive. Travel fees will depend on the time of the day, and they start at about $3 AUD and then charge per kilometre after that.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Brisbane?

No visa is required for domestic travellers within Australia. For foreign nationals, please check the Australian Government Immigration website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Brisbane

Things to do and places of interest in Brisbane

Brisbane has more than enough to see and do, but a few places that are key include: Moreton Island and Tangalooma, South Bank Parklands and Cultural Centre, North Stradbroke Island, the Australia Zoo, China Town, and Mt. Coot-tha and Botanic Gardens. If you have time, stop in at the XXXX Brewery and Ale House or the Wheel of Brisbane. There is also the Treasury Casino to try out or the Brisbane Story Bridge Climb adventure. Take a cruise on the Brisbane River or enjoy the afternoon at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Tips and Tricks for visiting Brisbane

Like other cities in Australia, tipping for excellent service has become much more widespread; therefore, adding a tip to your bill is always appreciated. If you want to get the most out of the city without spending the maximum, buy a Go Card for your trip. You will save approximately 30 percent on a single ticket. If you want a true Brisbane experience like a commoner, find a hostel, and see if you can get your room for free. Many will give you a discount or free night’s stay just for cleaning for a few hours. Brisbane is home to plenty of internet cafes, but connections are rather slow. Also, you must try goon, which is a perfect wine to take to the park for a picnic.


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