Cheap Flights to North America from Australia

Best student & youth fares right now to North America

Keen on a trip to North America? Whether you’re hoping to ski in Canada or take an epic road trip, we’ve got all the cheap fares for your next adventure. If you’re not seeing what you’re looking for, don’t worry—use the search box above to find what you need or check back later. These fares are updated daily!

Student flights from Australia to North America

If North America isn’t on your bucket list yet, we’re... not really sure why. From amazing cities like New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver to literally hundreds of scenic National parks, North America has something for everyone. Plus, it’s great in any season: book a summer ski trip to Whistler or Colorado during North America’s winter or escape the cold down under with a trip to sunny California or Hawaii. Whatever you want to do on your next holiday, you can probably find it in North America.

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What are the main North America airport hubs?

As you might imagine for such a large region, North America has quite a few main airport hubs. If you want to fly nonstop, you’ll have to fly into a city on the west coast, like Los Angeles, Vancouver or even Hawaii. Otherwise, connecting flights into New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Washington D.C. are easy to find.

How to fly from Australia to North America

Despite the distance, Australia is pretty well-connected to North America, with daily nonstop and connecting flights to major cities. From Sydney, you can find over 20 daily nonstop flights to Los Angeles, 10 to San Francisco, and at least several nonstop flights each day to Vancouver. From there, you can easily connect on a flight to almost any other city in North America. Some of the major airlines that fly from Australia to North America include Virgin Australia, United, Delta, Air Canada and Air New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to North America?

The climates in North America vary greatly, with the region home to everything from cold climes to tropical rainforests to mountains and deserts. As such, there’s no one best time to visit. North America can be a great place to visit any time of year depending on where you go and what you’d like to do! Winters in the north stay quite cold from November to March, with temps staying around or below 0° C, while summers are warm. In places like Los Angeles, the southern US or almost anywhere in Mexico or Central America, the weather is generally quite warm year-round.

Flights are typically more expensive during the holidays (from late November to early January) and in the summer months. Wherever you decide to travel, keep in mind that seasons are reversed from Australia’s and be sure to do some research into the climate of the specific area you’ll be in so you know what to expect.

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

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Why do Australian students love visiting North America?

Regardless of if you’re studying abroad or just on holiday, Australian students love visiting North America. There’s incredible cities, stunning scenery, amazing food and never any shortage of things to see and do. You’ll never be bored with a trip to North America.

North America universities and campuses

North America is home to some of the best, most highly-ranked universities in the world, including schools like Stanford, MIT, Yale, Harvard and more. However, these aren’t the only schools available in North America—if you’re studying abroad here, you’ll find literally hundreds of universities to choose from, so you can find one that suits you best. Many schools in North America offer programmes for international students. Whether you want to stay for a semester as an undergraduate or complete an entire graduate-level degree, you can definitely find the perfect place to study in North America.

North America lifestyle and culture

Much like the climates, lifestyle and cultures also vary widely across North America. In Mexico and Central America, you’ll find vibrant cultures that are as unique as the ancient civilizations that formed them. In Canada, though, you’ll see that much of the culture has a European influence. Many people in North America speak English, but you’ll want to know some basic Spanish if you’re heading to Mexico or continuing your trip to Central America. No matter where you go, you’ll likely find many similarities in culture to what you’re used to at home, especially in larger cities. If you’re not sure about something, you can always ask a local.

Exploring North America on a student budget

While many large cities (like San Francisco, LA or New York) are known for being expensive places to visit, there are plenty of places in North America that aren’t quite so expensive. Mexico has some amazing places to visit on a budget and many smaller cities in the US or Canada are easier on the wallet too. If you’ve got your heart set on a big city (and who doesn’t?), save money by finding free things to do, eating at smaller, local restaurants and looking for cheap accommodations instead of staying in fancy hotels.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to North America

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