Cheap Flights to Europe from Australia

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Best student & youth fares right now to Europe

We’ve got some amazing discounted flights from Australia to Europe on site right now, so feast your eyes on these deals below. And hey, if you don’t find what you’re looking for right now, no worries! These fares are updated every day, so just check back tomorrow.

Student flights from Australia to Europe

Whether you’re heading to Europe for an epic backpacking trip, spending a semester abroad or taking a gap year, this continent is always a good idea. It’s home to a unique mix of culture, history, delicacies and languages. Check out the street art scenes in the UK, Germany and Portugal, eat all the foods in Italy, Spain or France and embrace the Scandinavian way of life in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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map of Europe showing major airports

What are the main Europe airport hubs?

There are heaps of European airport hubs, and where you end up is totally dependent on the destination you’re planning on starting your trip. By default, you’ll find that many of the airport hubs in Europe can be found in each country’s respective capital. We’re thinking Prague for the Czech Republic, Budapest in Hungary, and Madrid in Spain. Or you might find yourself flying into or out of Paris Charles de Gaulle, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Amsterdam Schiphol, due to their excellent long-haul connections.

If you’re planning a longer trip to Europe that includes a number of countries, you’re in luck! Europe is really easy to navigate, considering how many fantastic destinations are in this region. So you may choose to arrive at one airport hub and then fly back home using another.

How to fly from Australia to Europe

Flying from Australia to Europe isn’t as difficult as it seems. Qantas operates a direct flight to London from Perth, which is a perfect place to start your Eurotrip as it has excellent transport options into some of the key destinations in Europe.

Or if you’re flying from another major city within Australia there are heaps of indirect flight options available to you also. Choose to stopover in America or Asia on your way over to Europe. Some of the airlines we partner with that fly to Europe include Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic and China Southern.

When is the best time to fly to Europe?

There’s no one answer to this question we’re afraid. It’s totally dependent on the countries in Europe you are choosing to visit on your travels. Just be aware that during major holidays, celebrations and festivals places will be busier and a lot more expensive. So do a little research before you jet off to see when these key events are taking place and plan accordingly.

During the summer months of May through to September, you’ll find a number of students and backpackers travelling, due to the warmer weather and summer holidays. July and August are some of the busiest months for visiting Europe. But you may find some of the larger, busier cities are a lot quieter than expected, as locals will head off on their own holidays to escape the heat. Christmas (surprise, surprise) is also a super busy time in Europe, as visitors flock to experience the famous European Christmas markets.

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

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Why do Australia students love visiting Europe?

Europe is a great choice for Australian students wishing to study abroad. Once you’re in Europe it’s super easy to get around, there are great discounted flight options around the region and the cities are super student-friendly too. Where you decide to study is only part of the journey.


Europe universities and campuses

Europe universities and campuses

For those wishing to study abroad in Europe, there are heaps of options out there. The cost of living is sometimes equal to or even less than prices back in Australia, plus there are a number of top-ranking higher educational institutions in Europe. Some of the highest-rated in the region include ETH Zurich, LMU Munich, KU Leuven and the Karolinska Institute. Just check with your university to see what programmes are available to you.


Europe lifestyle and culture

Europe lifestyle and culture

The lifestyle and culture of Europe does vary from country to country. But in many destinations, it may not be as far from what you have come to expect back home. For many, the biggest challenge when living studying or travelling in Europe is the various languages that this region is home to. Try mastering a few phrases from each country you plan to travel to, so you can chat with the locals! Or at least order your dinner without too much drama.

The seasons are opposite to Australian seasons, so when you’re preparing for the colder months, Europe is gearing up for sunnier (well, hopefully) climes. Certain countries will enjoy the weather better than others, and others, such as the UK, may be slightly unpredictable.


Exploring Europe on a student budget

Exploring Europe on a student budget

Exploring Europe on a student budget is super easy to do and you’ll find your dollars do get you pretty far. The biggest splurge on your trip to Europe will probably be your flight there. Some cities are a lot more expensive than others, such as Copenhagen, Zurich and Paris, but you’ll find cheap eats and a great hostel culture pretty much everywhere you turn in Europe.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Europe

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