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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Brisbane

Sydney (SYD) to Coolangatta (OOL)

Typically, flights to Brisbane from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Coolangatta Gold Coast, which has an average price of $180

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BRISBANE FROM SYDNEYMarch21% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Brisbane costs on average just $161 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BRISBANE FROM SYDNEYJune30% more expensiveIt costs about $263 for flights to Brisbane from Sydney in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BRISBANE FROM SYDNEYDecember527% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Brisbane from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Brisbane?

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 $112/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?

    In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Brisbane. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $161. If you are unable to visit Brisbane during the month of March, then departing from Australia during the month February is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $164.

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

    We recommend purchasing flights from Australia to Brisbane 59 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Brisbane for $203. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from Australia for as low as $130.

  • 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 $158. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. The most expensive day to fly to Brisbane is Friday, with ticket prices averaging around $225.

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

    According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Brisbane is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from Australia to Brisbane in the morning for as low as $186. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Flights to Brisbane are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $229. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

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

    If you are planning a flight to Brisbane and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of January, February, and March. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Brisbane, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Shopping centres like Queen Street Mall are very popular destinations for those visiting the Brisbane area. Queen Street Mall is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Brisbane?

    During the warmer months, hikers around the Brisbane area find that parks like South Bank Parklands are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Brisbane in May, June, or July.

  • 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 $297pp. 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
9 Aug.
NTL16:35Newcastle Williamtown
1h 15m
BNE17:50Brisbane
10 Aug.
BNE02:00Brisbane
1h 15m
NTL03:15Newcastle Williamtown
Jetstar
3 Aug.
SYD15:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
BNE17:05Brisbane
10 Aug.
BNE16:10Brisbane
1h 30m
SYD17:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
27 Jul.
SYD07:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
BNE08:30Brisbane
30 Jul.
BNE09:10Brisbane
1h 35m
SYD10:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
19 Aug.
SYD07:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
BNE08:30Brisbane
26 Aug.
BNE02:35Brisbane
1h 35m
SYD04:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
8 Aug.
NTL03:55Newcastle Williamtown
1h 10m
BNE05:05Brisbane
10 Aug.
BNE02:00Brisbane
1h 15m
NTL03:15Newcastle Williamtown
Jetstar
20 Aug.
NTL16:35Newcastle Williamtown
1h 15m
BNE17:50Brisbane
25 Aug.
BNE02:00Brisbane
1h 15m
NTL03:15Newcastle Williamtown

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Brisbane

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Brisbane, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar and Virgin Australia
Jetstar
18 Aug.
SYD05:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
BNE06:25Brisbane
Virgin Australia
23 Oct.
CNS13:40Cairns
2h 15m
BNE15:55Brisbane
Jetstar
31 Jul.
NTL12:00Newcastle Williamtown
1h 10m
BNE13:10Brisbane

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.


Airports near Brisbane

Below you will find all the airports in Brisbane along with their 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
Newcastle to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 10m
Cheapest price$130
Sydney to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 25m
Cheapest price$147
Adelaide to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time2h 20m
Cheapest price$150
Cairns to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time2h 05m
Cheapest price$173
Melbourne to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time2h 05m
Cheapest price$191
Mackay to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 25m
Cheapest price$199
Townsville to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 45m
Cheapest price$207
Gladstone to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 00m
Cheapest price$209
Rockhampton to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 05m
Cheapest price$228
Proserpine to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 30m
Cheapest price$263
Canberra to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price$274
Emerald, Queensland to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 25m
Cheapest price$311
Port Macquarie to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 05m
Cheapest price$338
Armidale to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time1h 05m
Cheapest price$356
Hobart to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price$357
Launceston to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price$372
Perth to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time4h 20m
Cheapest price$386
Melbourne to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$386
Albury to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time2h 10m
Cheapest price$441
Darwin to Brisbane Flights
Fastest flight time3h 40m
Cheapest price$454

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.


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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.