Cheap flights to Australia

WAS — SYD
May 21 — May 281
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Flights to Australia in 2022

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, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR14 727Average for return flights in May 2022
Return fromR13 936From Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way fromR8 704One-way flight from Johannesburg to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD flights for May, June
Jun 7 - Aug 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 10m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 10m
R12 983

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 5/16/22

Jun 13 - Jul 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PER

Perth

1 stop

22h 25m
PER

Perth

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

34h 40m
R14 404

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 5/16/22

Jun 17 - Jul 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PER

Perth

1 stop

22h 25m
PER

Perth

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

34h 40m
R14 469

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 5/16/22

Australia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
Jun 7 - Aug 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 10m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 10m
R12 983

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 5/16/22

Oct 10 - Nov 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

36h 00m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

43h 20m
R13 936

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 5/16/22

Oct 31 - Nov 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

36h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

43h 20m
R14 081

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 5/15/22

Last minute flights to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia, departing today and this week
May 21 - Aug 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 10m
R16 197

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 5/15/22

May 23 - Mar 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BNE

Brisbane

1 stop

26h 30m
BNE

Brisbane

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 10m
R16 536

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 5/14/22

May 22 - Mar 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BNE

Brisbane

1 stop

24h 35m
BNE

Brisbane

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 10m
R16 617

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 5/14/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Australia?

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R19 604

February

R17 683

March

R16 956

April

R18 345

May

R18 183

June

R17 214

July

R18 377

August

R16 536

September

R16 681

October

R17 214

November

R17 166

December

R20 218

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Australia is August. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Australia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

JNB - SYD

Price

R16 529 - R24 792

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Rainfall

50 - 130 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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Australia?

Popular regions to fly to in Australia

Not sure where to visit in Australia? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in Australia below to filter down your possible destination.