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Flights to Australia in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR14 362Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromR15 082From Johannesburg to Australia
One-way fromR147One-way flight from Johannesburg to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD flights for October, November
28 Nov - 27 Feb
R23 819pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Nov - 27 Feb
R23 878pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 4 Jan
R23 922pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
25 Dec - 8 Mar
R20 148pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Dec - 31 Mar
R20 765pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Dec - 8 Jan
R21 264pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Australia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R14 744
February
R13 745
March
R13 701
April
R13 995
May
R13 687
June
R13 936
July
R14 171
August
R13 643
September
R13 643
October
R14 274
November
R13 775
December
R15 728
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Australia. Flying to Australia in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Sydney Kingsford Smith flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - SYD
Price
R13 636 - R18 695
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Precipitation
84 - 160 mm

 

Peak season:

Southern Australia has its peak tourist season from late December through the end of January. This marks the height of summer, which also means that flight prices are at their most expensive, which means that if you’re planning on visiting Australia over this period, you’ll have to book your flight tickets and accommodation as far along in advance as possible. On the other hand, Northern Australia has its peak season over the period of June through August, since temperatures tend to be warmer in the north during these months.

 

Off season:

Generally speaking, you should be able to score a cheap flight deal to Australia’s southern parts, which include Sydney and Melbourne, if you book your flights from late April through early May, which is when the south has its colder winter months. Cities such as Kimberly and North Queensland get hotter and more humid during the winter months than the cities of southern Australia. If you’re looking at visiting the warmer parts of the country during their off season, just make sure that you book your flights well in advance to avoid overpaying for late bookings.

 

 

When is the best time to book a flight to Australia?

There isn’t a wrong time to book your trip to Australia, as long as you’re taking care of business well in advance of your intended traveling. The cheapest flights to and from Australia are mostly found when bookings are made three or four months in advance.

 


 

Which day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

The cheapest day to fly to Australia is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Australia. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Australia?

The most popular flight destination in Australia, according to our users, is Sydney, followed by Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.

As one of the world’s premier travel destinations, Australia boasts some of the best attractions for tourists. Ranging from the beauty to be found in the Outback, to the stunning scenery of Uluru, the pristine rainforests and white sandy beaches, man-made marvels, a café culture unlike any other, and of course, the captivating Great Barrier Reef. Take all of that and then mix it up with locals that radiate a passion for life: you’ve got quite a few brilliant reasons why people don’t want to leave the Land Down Under. By taking a cheap flight to Australia, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll fall in love with, whether it’s your first time visiting the country, or whether you’re starting out a brand new love affair!

 

 

How long is the flight to Australia?

 

Johannesburg to Sydney                     11 hours, 45 minutes
Johannesburg to Melbourne                14 hours, 15 minutes
Johannesburg to Brisbane                   14 hours, 50 minutes
Johannesburg to Adelaide                  14 hours, 5 minutes
Johannesburg to Perth                         9 hours, 5 minutes

 

Which airlines operate flights to Australia?

 

Among the many airlines that operate cheap flights to and from Australia, there are five which are most widely used by South African tourists. These include South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, Kenya Airways, United Airlines, and Qantas.

 

 

How to get from the airport to the city center?

 

Sydney

The Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney lies 8 kilometers outside of the city center and getting there is easy since the public transport system is very efficient. You can use the Sydney Trains, which is your quickest option, or you can choose to make use of the Airport bus which will take you to the city center.

 

Melbourne

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is located 23 kilometers outside of the center of town. You can take the Skybus Super Shuttle, which is an airport shuttle bus that departs every 20 minutes or so from the airport to the city center. Alternatively, there are taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals, which offer an easy way of getting to the city center, but will cost more than the airport bus service.

 

Brisbane

Brisbane International Airport lies 16 kilometers outside of the city. You can get to the city center by using the AirTrain connection between the airport and the city. The train ride will get you to town in roughly half an hour, and you can catch a ride every 15 minutes. Keep in mind that you may also use a taxi, which can be found parked outside of the arrival terminals, but taxis will cost you a lot more and might not be readily available.

 

Adelaide

Located 6 kilometers outside of the city center, the Adelaide Airport isn’t that far from town, and as such, calls for a short and easy transfer between the airport and the center of the city. The JetBus departs every 15 minutes, shuttling between the airport and the Adelaide CBD. You may also want to consider using a taxi to get to the city center, and although it’s a little more expensive than the bus, it can be the perfect solution for large groups to get to the city on a limited budget.

 

Perth

Perth Airport is located a mere 12 kilometers outside of the city center, and getting from the airport to the city is easy. You can make use of the CONNECT shuttle, which is a public transport service that offers an affordable way of getting into the city, or you may take one of the various taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals, the choice is up to you.

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