Cheap flights to Brisbane

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Flights to Brisbane 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, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR17 531Average for return flights in December 2021
One-way fromR14 402One-way flight from Johannesburg to Brisbane (BNE)

Can I fly to Brisbane from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Brisbane

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Brisbane.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Brisbane.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Brisbane.

Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.

Can I fly back to South Africa from Brisbane?

Returning to South Africa from Brisbane

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Brisbane must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Brisbane are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Brisbane?

The cheapest ticket to Brisbane found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.


R16 197


R15 165


R15 514


R15 816


R15 705


R15 848


R15 911


R15 292


R15 657


R15 895


R15 641


R16 435

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Brisbane is February. 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 Brisbane?

Average Brisbane flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month



R15 170 - R19 258



15 - 25 °C



30 - 170 mm

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 to Brisbane?

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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Brisbane?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Brisbane. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Brisbane?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Brisbane trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

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!

How long is the flight to Brisbane?

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 to Brisbane?

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Brisbane?

  • 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!

What airport do you fly into for flights to Brisbane?

Brisbane (BNE), located 12,3 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Brisbane.