Cheap Flights to Asia from Australia

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Best student & youth fares right now to Asia

Below you can see our best prices right now for flights from Australia to Asia, so have a browse and see if there’s anything there in your budget. These are updated automatically, so if you can’t afford something right now, keep checking back!

Student flights from Australia to Asia

Asia is one of the best places in the world for Australian students and young people to explore, with affordable adventures just waiting to be experienced in every country. The region is reasonably easy for Australians to get to (at least comparative to those travelling from Europe and North America), and there is a dizzying amount of things to do, be that exploring the quirky fashion districts of Tokyo, marvelling at India’s Taj Mahal, or gazing upon China’s Terracotta Army.

Countries in Asia include Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, China, South Korea and Japan, and we can get you to all of them from any of Australia’s international airports, for incredible and unbeatable student fares.

Anyone can book flights through StudentUniverse from Australia to Asia (and anywhere else) but if you sign up to become a member, you’ll enjoy extra special discounts and offers, not available to anyone else. Use the flight search box above to see what’s on offer, and get your Asia adventure in motion!

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What are the main Asia airport hubs?

Asia is a massive place covering a vast area of the planet’s landmass, so there are naturally plenty of transport hubs dotted throughout. Going west to east, these hubs include Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata in India; Kathmandu in Nepal; Chengdu, Xi’an, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai in China; Seoul in South Korea; and Tokyo in Japan.

Small cities will be reachable directly from Australia, too, meaning the above list is by no means exhaustive.

How to fly from Australia to Asia

Australia is very well connected to Asia, with many airlines flying many different routes and between them touching down in all the major cities in all the major countries.

Qantas, Australia’s flagship carrier, flies direct to China and Japan, and numerous other national carriers connect Australia with their respective countries. These include Air India, China Eastern, China Southern, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Air India and Jetstar.

When is the best time to fly to Asia?

As we’ve established, Asia is a large place, which among other things means that there’s no single climate or seasonal system to keep in mind. If you want to avoid extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, or certain weather, like monsoon rains, it’ll be important to research the specific part of Asia you wish to visit.

Keep events in mind, too, when you’re planning. Obviously, if you plan to attend certain events, whether Holi in India, or Chinese New Year in China, or Yuki Matsuri in Japan, that will inform your travel dates. However, be wary of being caught out with unexpected national holidays and the like, as this can really mess with your plans.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Asia?

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Why do Australian students love visiting Asia?

Although Asia is a relatively short distance away from Australia (at least on a planetary scale, if not a walking one), it’s very different in terms of its culture, so can provide a really awesome life experience for Australian students and young travellers.


Asian universities and campuses

Most Australian students tend to look to North America or Europe when considering study abroad programmes, but Asia is on the up and up as a destination for student exchange. Some of the best universities for this can be found in China, India and South Korea (look out for the University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Seoul National University and Vellore Institute of Technology).


Asian lifestyle and culture

Asia is quite different to Australia in a cultural sense, and will take some getting used to, though Australians will be no strangers to Asian-style cuisine, which is available as standard everywhere. When it comes to urban living, Asian cities can seem a bit frantic and busy compared to the slightly more relaxed pace of life in Australia (especially for those who’ve grown up in Outback regions), and these could take some getting used to. Alcohol is widely consumed and enjoyed throughout Asia, and al; fresco dining from street vendors is a common way to eat.


Exploring Asia on a student budget

Generally speaking, Asia is easy on the wallets and purses, and can be explored easily on a budget. Food and drink (including alcohol) can be found for very cheap, though this will depend on where you are. Tokyo and Hong Hong, for example, can be a bit pricey. Asia is easy to travel around on the cheap, so make the most of that.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the Australia to Asia

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