Flights to Brisbane

Best student & youth fares right now to Brisbane

Browse the prices below to see what’s currently on offer when it comes to flights to Brisbane, or use the search box above and see the cheapest fares from your hometown.

Student flights to Brisbane

Brisbane is one of Australia’s best cities, whether you’re longing for somewhere to get away for the weekend or looking for a new city to study, work or live in. The capital of the state of Queensland, Brisbane is a city saturated in culture, with one of the best live music scenes anywhere in the world. It also often is ranked highly in lists of most liveable cities!

From dozens of museums and cultural highlights to delicious food and drinks for every budget to hiking, rock climbing, nearby beaches and more, Brisbane offers plenty to do in a vibrant and energetic city. What’s not to love? Plus, our cheap student and youth discounts make getting to Brisbane a breeze. Check out our current promo codes and then use the search box above to find our best deals.

map of Brisbane

What are the main Brisbane airport hubs?

The main airport in Brisbane is the aptly-named Brisbane International Airport. Even if you’re flying domestically, your flight will likely land here.

Brisbane Airport / BNE: Brisbane Airport is located around 16km from the city centre, and a journey between the two only takes 20 minutes or so. You have a number of options, but the cheapest (and often fastest) is the Airtrain, which runs every 15 minutes on-peak and every 30 minutes off-peak, costing about $15. You can also hop in a taxi, which will cost about $50.

How to fly from Australia to Brisbane

Brisbane is well-connected with the rest of Australia, and just a quick (couple of hours) flight away from many other major Australian cities. This (combined with how amazing it is) makes it an awesome weekend trip or quick holiday for Aussies. Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas are some of the most popular airlines that offer nonstop flights to Brisbane from other Australian cities.

Cheap flights to Brisbane
from Sydney / SYD

Average flight duration

1 hour, 25 minutes

Number of daily flights

about 27 nonstop flights daily

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from Melbourne / MEL

Average flight duration

2 hours

Number of daily flights

about 17 nonstop flights daily

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from Perth / PER

Average flight duration

4 hours, 40 minutes

Number of daily flights

about 5 nonstop flights daily

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from Adelaide / ADL

Average flight duration

2 hours, 20 minutes

Number of daily flights

about 14 nonstop flights daily

When is the best time to fly to Brisbane?

Brisbane is a modern city and a year-round destination. The climate is subtropical, with the most humid and rainy times occurring from December to March. Because of that, accommodation and the like is cheaper during the summer months than other times of the year. The most comfortable time to visit is from March to May, when the rainy season is over and the days are drier, and also from September to November. Keep in mind that the month-long Brisbane Arts Festival runs throughout September, which brings a bit more crowds to the city but is definitely worth travelling for.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Brisbane?

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Why do students love visiting Brisbane?

Students love Brisbane for the relaxed culture, awesome live music and vast variety of things to see and do. It’s a great gateway for other destinations in Queensland, like Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, and it’s also a handy jumping off point to explore the wonders of Outback Queensland.

Brisbane universities and campuses

Brisbane universities and campuses

The University of Queensland is a major and prestigious university based in Brisbane. Considered one of the world’s top 50 universities, the uni has a vibrant population of international students, and has an excellent variety of courses and subjects available for your perusal. Queensland University of Technology is also a good option. There’s more universities available in Queensland, too, depending on what you’re interested in.

Brisbane culture

Brisbane lifestyle and culture

Like the rest of Oz, Brisbane has a laid-back lifestyle, and the warm climate offers itself perfectly to being outdoors, whether drinking coffee, eating lunch, or simply lazing around in one of the many parks and greenspaces. The great outdoors is never far away in Australia, so it’s easy to spend a weekend hiking and or camping when it takes your fancy. Whether you’re staying for a few weeks or a few months, be ready to make some new friends, kick back and spend some time in the sun!

Brisbane on a budget

Exploring Brisbane on a student budget

Brisbane has a lovely climate, so lends itself perfectly to exploration by foot, which of course doesn’t cost a penny. And with its massive student population, the city is very well set up to offer plenty of entertainment options for students on a budget. Live music, free museums and outdoor markets means plenty to do on a budget. And of course, there’s a plethora of outdoor adventures, from mountain hikes to coastal walks, throughout the city and just outside of it. Streets Beach is also a popular free hangout—a picture-perfect lagoon right in the middle of the city!

Frequently asked questions about flying to Brisbane

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