How long does it take to fly to Germany?
You won’t struggle for flights to Germany from a few Australian cities, so keep an eye out for good deals on momondo. Two of these major hubs are Frankfurt and Munich. If you want to fly from Sydney, it will take you an average of about 21h and 30min to get to Frankfurt, and around 22h to fly to Munich. You’ll have a wide range of choice when it comes to airlines – these routes are served by Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air Emirates and Qatar Airways, among others. Flying out of Melbourne, it will take you about 20h and 40min from take-off to landing in Munich, and roughly 23h if you’re travelling to Frankfurt. Cheap flights are available on Jetstar from here, and you can also book with Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas, to name a few. Lastly you can depart from Brisbane, reaching Munich in an average of about 21h on airlines like Cathay Pacific and Qantas, and getting to Frankfurt in around 22h. Airlines offering departures from here include Korean Air, EVA Air, China Airlines and Emirates.
Can you get direct flights to Germany from Australia?
Currently there are no non-stop flights from Australia to Germany – the shortest ones are one-stop trips. You can fly from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) in 20h and 30min on Jetstar, Qantas or Virgin Australia, stopping at Darwin Airport (DRW) in between. The quickest flight landing at Munich Airport (MUC) takes about 20h and 35min on Qatar Airways, stopping at Doha International (DOH). From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) it’s a shorter flight of 19h and 25min, taking Jetstar to Phuket International Airport (HKT) and transferring to Thai Airways for a flight to Munich. Flights from Melbourne to Frankfurt take around 20h and 30min, with a choice between Jetstar, Scoot, Qantas, or Singapore Airlines. These flights stop at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), where you’ll switch to Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines (if you’re not already flying with the latter). Departing from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) to arrive in Frankfurt takes a minimum of 21h, either via Singapore or Darwin. If you’re heading for Munich from Sydney, you can shave off time by flying on Jetstar via Phuket, where you’ll change to Thai Airways, touching down about 19h and 50min after departure.
What is the best way to travel around Germany?
Flights within Germany will give you the chance to visit some of its most well-known cities, including iconic Berlin. To get there from Munich, the quickest way is to fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), which will take just over 1h. You can also take a roughly 5h train trip, or drive there in a hire car in about 5h too. You can fly to Berlin from Frankfurt in about 3h, or drive there in about 4h and 40min. If you prefer a more leisurely train journey, this will take just over 4h. The beautiful city of Cologne is another worth visiting. It’s about a 1h trip by train from Frankfurt, or a drive of about 1h and 45min. The fastest way to get there from Munich is to catch a flight to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), which will take about 1h. You can also get there by train in about 4h and 30min, or by hire car in around 5h.
Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Germany?
Australians won’t need a visa to enter Germany, as it’s part of the European Schengen region, from which Australia is exempt. You can visit Germany as many times as you like without a visa, until you reach the limit of 90 days in a 180-day period. If you want to stay for more than 90 days, you simply have to leave the country once, even for as little as a day, which resets the 180-day clock. Your passport also only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay.