Cheap Flights to Brisbane

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Brisbane overview

Acclaimed as one of Australia’s most sun-drenched destinations; Brisbane is a warm and friendly city, boasting some very fascinating architecture, all serenely rounded off by the meandering river that runs through the city center. Since Brisbane is the gateway to the Gold Coast of Australia, it’s not hard to understand why thousands of tourists take cheap flights here annually to get their summer fix sorted. Short and sweet? Brisbane offers you a certain character and style, catering to every tourist out there’s need, which might see you lose your heart to the Aussie gem!

When is the best time to fly toBrisbane?

Peak season:

July through August is Brisbane’s peak tourist season, but you may want to consider taking a cheap flight to Brisbane from June through November if you’re keen on doing some whale watching. Although the weather is hot and sunny year-round in Brisbane, traveling here during the peak season may see you paying more for flights and accommodation, so do keep your itinerary in mind before booking your flights.

Off season:

Between the months of December and February, Brisbane gets quite humid, but it’s nothing that South Africans can’t handle. Flying to Brisbane during this “off season” can be a great way to help you save on airfare and accommodation costs.

When is the best time to book a flight toBrisbane?

Saving cash when it comes to flight tickets may be easier said than done, even more so when it comes to finding the ideal time for booking cheap flights to Brisbane from South Africa. On average, the cheapest flight tickets between SA and Australia are being booked at least four months ahead of time, and with a potential saving of around R4000, it’s a tip you can’t afford to ignore.  Make sure you reserve your flight tickets well in advance to avoid overpaying for late bookings.

How long is the flight toBrisbane?

Johannesburg to Brisbane       14 hours, 50 minutes
Durban to Brisbane                 17 hours, 50 minutes
Cape Town to Brisbane          18 hours, 50 minutes

Which airlines operate flights toBrisbane?

Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad Airways, and Emirates all offer cheap flights to Brisbane. Although there are airlines out there, which focus more on providing their passengers with superior onboard comfort, these airlines may well be out of reach in terms of your budget. You’ll need to consider whether a cheap flight ticket or more comfort is the most important aspect of great traveling experiences. You may also find that being more flexible with your travel dates can help you save a considerable amount of cash with regards to flight tickets! 

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

The Brisbane Airtrain provides a shuttle service, running between the airport, the city center, and the Gold Coast. You can use of the Airtrain, which departs every 15 minutes during business hours. Alternatively, you can also use the airport transfer services which meet arriving flight passengers at the airport, providing a door-to-door service or a one-way trip to the city center.

Brisbane insider information

  • If you’re keen on picking up some great souvenirs for the family members back home, why not swing by Queensland’s oldest craft market, the North Pine Country Market? Everything and anything, ranging from leather goods to handmade beauty products can be purchased in the passageways of the market.  
  • Families traveling to Brisbane should definitely consider paying a visit to one of the world’s best zoos, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, featuring more than 100 koala bears.
  • For a great nature escape, you should head down to the hinterland to see Mount Tamborine and the Lamington Plateau villages in their rainforest-like settings. You can also pay a visit to Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious, which are two the most serene locations bordering the d’Aguilar National Park.
  • To get the feel of Brisbane local life, head down to New Farm’s Merthyr Bowls Club, where you can kick off your shoes, grab yourself a beer, and go barefoot bowling on the grass the way only Brisbane locals can!
  • Calling all foodies: on Friday and Saturday evenings, the old Hamilton Wharf comes alive as East Street Markets, which is essentially an array of fast-food joints (aptly disguised as containers) serving up some of the most delectable munchies you’ll find in Brisbane, and it’s all perfectly rounded off by live music and entertainment to keep everyone occupied!

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How much do things cost in Brisbane?

Large bottle of water
R 17.53
Bottle of wine
R 156.90
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 261.50
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 921.97
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1310.29
3 course meal for 2
R 836.80
R 44.03
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 104.60
Cheap meal
R 188.28
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 514.63
Petrol (1 litre)
R 13.66
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 41.84
Taxi - fixed fee
R 41.84
How much does a beer cost in Brisbane?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 47
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 53
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 84
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 73

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