Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Australia
Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Australia. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines, Delta and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Australia.
An average direct flight from Australia to Australia takes 2h 47m, covering a distance of 1652 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Cairns with an average flight time of 3h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to Australia from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $36 one-way, and $63 round-trip. The most popular route is from Melbourne to Cairns and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $244.
Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways & Etihad Airways fly the most frequently from Australia to Australia.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Melbourne (12% of total searches to Australia). The next most popular destinations are Sydney (10%) and Cairns (9%). Searches for flights to Coolangatta (9%), to Brisbane (6%) and to Darwin (6%) are also popular.
If you are interested in visiting Bondi Beach to either surf, swim, or relax in the sun, the easiest airport for you to fly into is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), as it is approximately a 35min drive between the two locations.
When travelling to Kakadu National Park, you will find that Darwin International Airport (DRW) is closest. Once you have arrived at Darwin, you can then grab either a local bus or drive, both of which will take you approximately 1.5 to 2h.
One of the easiest ways to get to Fraser Island is by flying into Hervey Bay Airport (HVB), a destination that serves the entire Fraser Coast region, as well as the city of Maryborough. Once you have landed, you can grab a local ferry that will take you directly to the island.
For travellers that would like to visit several cities in Australia, it is best to fly into Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD), as this is considered to be the largest travel hub in the country and provides many connections to other regions. Additionally, both Sydney and Melbourne are known for being two of the country’s most affordable cities to fly into.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Staff only do the minimum they don’t go out of their way to make your experience special, unfortunately if you don’t ask you don’t get"
Pros: "On time. Very efficient staff. More of this please!"
Cons: "Not a lot!"
Pros: "Great crew & nice meals."
Cons: "The touchscreen menu icons does not seem to be working as you have to keep tapping the function tabs so many times. This is wasting a lot of time."
Pros: "Everything, I was upgraded to the upper cabin, crews are wonderfully friendly and warm."
Cons: "First aid kit, in case of sudden nose bleed caused by dry air. Other than that, perfect!"
Pros: "Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up"
Pros: "The departure was on time and arrival before time. The comfortable headphone The menu with possibility choose a dish before hand."
Cons: "Passport control in San Francisco took a very long time."
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Leg room was just ok."
Pros: "Quality of interior"
Pros: "WiFi on board"
Cons: "Still don't like greasy toasties for breakfast but better than butcher muesli"
Cons: "Food was awful."
Pros: "Could not fault"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delayed by an hour. Gate change to a gate too small to accommodate people. Food was pretty ordinary. Seats very cramped."
Pros: "Overall feel of the flight. The focus in safety"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 3.5 hours. Limited selection of movied"
Pros: "Personable staff"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours with little info."
Pros: "Snacks provided were very nice. Flight was shorter than expected."
Cons: "Nothing we didn't like, all was good!"
Pros: "Great flight on the 787 Dreamliner and the crew were fantastic. I wish I could say the same thing for Baggage services. I have a business meeting tomorrow morning and presently they can't even reconcile their own Baggage Receipt number! I expect more when travelling (and paying) for business class."
Cons: "Plane was approx 1 hour late"
Cons: "Lack of food for dinner..they ran out."
Pros: "Pleasant, clean & comfortable"
Pros: "Crew member Trevor was funny and the perfect host. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Seats are super uncomfortable and there is no privacy ... worst Business class facilities I’ve ever experienced. Seriously substandard might as well fly economy or better still use a different airline."
Pros: "Crew members were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The seat was too narrow for keg space. Especially when I had someone who seated in front who's big n he has to bend his seat far behind"
Pros: "Once we boarded the experience was positive."
Cons: "The flight was late causing me to be late for a meeting"
Pros: "Staff polite and friendly. Entertainment on my ipad with wants content great."
Pros: "New business layout is more comfortable comfortable and private."
Pros: "Really nice hostesses. Professional, friendly, interested in travellers. Very welcome when you're travelling home after a long day."
Cons: "Planes are looking a bit tired."
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Enjoyed getting a meal included in the ticket for everyone."
Cons: "Could be more of a range of movies to watch"
Pros: "Flight was straight forward, left and landed on time"
Cons: "QANTAS cancelled my original 10am flight with a text at 5.20am that morning, this stressed me quite a bit as we were flying to Sydney for a wedding that afternoon"
Cons: "Crew service was disgraceful"
Pros: "Staff and flight was perfect otherwise."
Cons: "Flight delayed out of Melbourne."
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Pros: "Looking out the window."
Cons: "Flight changed from an A330 to a B737 perhaps as Resukt if the public holiday"
Cons: "Terrible procedures in Sidney and Los-Angeles with uncertainty, broken schedule , chaos and wasting passengers' time."
Pros: "Comfortable plane. Good entertainment. Very nice chicken salad. Friendly staff."
Cons: "The soggy pies were a bit, well, soggy ... The changeover at Dubai seemed unnecessary. Having to go through security tho get from airside to airside was a bit daft. The crew gave little information on how that changeover was going to happen, and when they did it was just before landing."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Nothing that is unique to Qantas or just flying in general."
Cons: "I was right by the toilets"
Pros: "Landing with strong winds went well."
Cons: "No seat pillows"
Cons: "Late leaving and still pretending it was going to leave sooner than it did. It boarded 15 mins after the published delayed departure time. Staff wouldn't even call to find out when it would really leave. Lounge closed before the flight was called,"
Cons: "All round excellent"
Cons: "can not think of any."
Cons: "Only one channel of audio was playing--made listening to Tubular Bells just plain WRONG..."
Pros: "On time , efficient service"
Pros: "The crew manager worked tirelessly to move rows of passengers to other seats because the entertainment system didn't work for a bank of passengers on the long haul flight."
Cons: "Our entertainment system didn't work and we had to split up to move seats."
Pros: "Great check in, comfy plane, with arm rests that go fully up, even when the plane is taking off and landing."
Cons: "The lamb meatballs with couscous was the worst tasting thing I've ever eaten on a plane ever."
Pros: "Standard stuff. Nothing particularly worth mentioning. Had worse & had better."
Cons: "Food is disgusting. Like warmed up, over-salted baby food. For a 'premium' airline, I would expect more."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Qantas crew occupied other business class seats and were given preference for meals. When the attendant got to me, there was no selection left. flight attendant got my drink order wrong"
Pros: "cabin staff better"
Cons: "toilets appalling"
Pros: "Upgraded to busienss 5 of us together"
Cons: "Delayed flight yet again"
Pros: "Crew were good but looks like they forgot to serve snacks for few of us at the back, otherwise service was good."
Cons: "Put more attention to customers."
Cons: "flight was delayed"
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Pros: "Departure was on time (only fifteen minutes late)."
Cons: "Check-in was a shambles, long lines for bag-drop, despite having booked several months in advance my partner and I could not sit together, the flight and landing was particularly rough, no crew announcements, and our arrival airport was chaotic with no signs indicating which baggage carousel to use for baggage collection. It took us nearly 3 hours to collect luggage and depart the airport."
Cons: "Tight leg room"
Cons: "Seats too close together"
Cons: "Initial temperature was a little low but it improved"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Take off was smooth"
Cons: "Flight delayed 1:hour 10 minutes"
Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."
Pros: "Free wifi is amazing! This is something all airlines need to take more attention of!! Some airlines have ridiculous charges for wifi."
Cons: "Annoying that they didn’t board via the front and rear exit, but this was probably because it was raining. Half the plane boarded via the “priority pass” would be kinda disappointed if I had a high status only to board with half the plane."
Pros: "I hadn’t better snacks on other virgin flights"
Pros: "Politeness of staff Check in"
Cons: "Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs"
Pros: "On time and arrived 5 minutes early. Newer 737 plane so seats didn't have that worn look and feel"
Cons: "Only had slices of apple or energy ball."
Pros: "Flight left on time. Staff were very respectful and hospitable"
Pros: "Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane."
Cons: "1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues."
Pros: "Virgin Australia’s staff is some of the most friendly and professional staff I’ve flown with. They go above and beyond to be hospitable. Also, this particular flight was an evening flight and they even had complimentary snacks- not just peanuts but actual crackers and cheese. There was a small delay in the beginning due to crew having to come from another late aircraft but they handled it very professionally and despite starting late, still got us to our destination ahead of schedule."
Pros: "Fast check in, friendly staff"
Pros: "clean planes, easy security, good boarding."
Cons: "flight was delayed - we sat on tarmac with doors"
Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."
Pros: "everiting was on time"
Cons: "food: 1 biscuit for a high ticket price - it is too slim"
Cons: "Had to board from tarmac up steep ladder carrying luggage in 95 degree heat. No assistance available."
Pros: "Gate crew gave us extra seats to spread out and flight was around comfortable. Really enjoyed in-flight TV options"
Cons: "We normally love to check prices on KAYAK and then book directly through airlines which we thought we were doing in this incident. But after we booked we realized a third-party website – Webjet- would be handling our tickets which resulted in many problems. We ended up needing to change our itinerary in a simple way that would’ve been easy to do through the airline but webjet would not accommodate without spending $2500 in ticket fees. To avoid that we had to book additional tickets and take an additional flight that ended up being cheaper but quite the hassle that took way longer"
Pros: "On time. Friendly crew. Smooth landing. All you can ask."
Cons: "Checking in took a while longer than expected. But I was still very happy with the service."
Cons: "30 minutes delayed due to errors in paperwork."
Pros: "Better departure gate, more room onboard, so close to the baggage claim and passenger pickup after landing. I fly to Melbourne often, and generally with other airlines....virgin was like a treat."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."
Cons: "We were delayed transferring because of the Virgin bus being infrequent getting passengers between the international and domestic terminal and almost missed our flights. There was confusion trying to get our bags checked in as they were fast tracking people whose flights were after ours but not us. Then it was awkward being late and last on our connecting flight with everyone glarring at us."
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "Left on time and landed early"
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Tiny seats"
Pros: "Flight was ok"
Cons: "The line to bag check was ridiculous and to the door in Sydney."
Pros: "Generally a good flight"
Cons: "Check in & Bag Drop Procedure is very poor. The process needs to be looked at"
Pros: "On time service"
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Pros: "Good plan, flight and crew"
Cons: "No entertainment. Snack was nut-based, to which my wife is allergic. No alternative."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "Excellent cabin attendance ratiio to passengers."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "everything was great"
Pros: "Was quick and painless"
Cons: "That we had to go via Sydney wish they were direct to Melbourne"
Pros: "The flight per se was fine"
Cons: "They cancelled our flight and rescheduled us for four hours later midnight before our flight, and as we were on vacation we lost a half day in the airport."
Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"
Pros: "The lounge, flight on-time, courteous staff"
Cons: "Would like more articles in their flight magazine"
Pros: "Nice that they had a tasty snack with a chocolate biscuit"
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages would be better if"
Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."
Pros: "Easy to book and check in..."
Cons: "...but they randomly left my bag in Sydney with no explanation, creating very bad experience on a late night flight and causing me to get little sleep that night and following morning and ruining my plans in Melbourne the following day."
Cons: "A little more leg room"
Pros: "They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights"
Cons: "Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!"
Cons: "Our departure was 30 minutes late."
Cons: "The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding at AVV Airport."
Cons: "Seats were slightly uncomfortable but fine for short flight. There was no entertainment. The crew could have been more enthusiastic."
Pros: "The price is in good relation with the quality of service."
Cons: "The attention of the flight coordinator was poor, is a gross person under pressure and with really bad manners"
Pros: "Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward."
Cons: "Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra"
Cons: "No thrills airline. Pay for any extras (snack, drink) no entertainment"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Travel good"
Cons: "There was a delate"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours"
Pros: "Check in was quick easy and we boarded fast"
Cons: "No complimentary drinks"
Cons: "No room and EVERYTHING was an extra charge---we didn't even get water without a charge."
Pros: "The advertised price before finding out about the Bundles."
Cons: "All the ridiculous add-ones for seat preference, food, entertainment, extra leg room, etc. Very misleading!! Difficulty with online check-in and trying to determine baggage needs before actually getting to the airport and then having to pay a ridiculously higher amount. Would have been better to pay the extra and fly on an airlines that puts customer service first."
Pros: "Good crew, easy flight. Front and rear plane entrance and exit."
Cons: "You have to pay exorbitant amounts for food and drink - no complimentary anything."
Pros: "Quick and easy flight"
Cons: "Plane was old and seats weren't the comfortable"
Pros: "Leg room"
Pros: "Quick and easy, just as expected, staff professional and. Friendly"
Cons: "Only one problem was the temperature was too warm during flight."
Pros: "Easy check in, child's play room even though we are not parents, spacious lobby"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Checkin in Avalon, Melbourne EXCELLENT. Wife in wheelchair. Agent checked in all our bags. Then had to change planes in Sydney where they tried to charge $80 per bag for extra bags that Melbourne agent had checked in for free. Avalon longer trip to airport but fewer problems and people--and better Jetstar employees."
Cons: "When you are treated humanely and special, there is little not to like."
Cons: "Do not recommend, beware of non standard baggage rules. Book baggage online 3hours before the flight"
Cons: "I was charged $250 for luggage because my wife and I each had a 50 lb. Suitcase. A massive rip off. I will avoid Jetstar whenever possible."
Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"
Pros: "Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed."
Cons: "Paying four dollars for an orange juice."
Cons: "They don't serve glass of water,want to sell small bottle for 4$"
Pros: "Smooth boarding. Mostly on time and friendly staff for most the journey. No major complaints"
Cons: "Seats have less leg room than air asia. :("
Pros: "Nobody told i couldnt bring luggage had to pay extranfee"
Pros: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you."
Cons: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you. They charge you for everything including water and if you don't pay for your checked bag ahead of time it costs $160 to check at airport."
Pros: "I was charged $300 and forced to check my bag (weighing less than 50 pounds) and my carry on. These charges were absolutely not predictable."
Pros: "On time, polite, friendly crew. Smooth flight. All good. And good value for money."
Pros: "It was quiet. Quick and comfortable waiting for our flight. I enjoyed the meat pie, coffee and service while waiting. I was aloud to have a nap. Felt refreshed. Kayak gave me a great price. I saved $400 for my family flights all up."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour but it was an accumulation of air conjestion towards the later flights. Overall we were able to charge our phones and get comfortable before flying."
Cons: "Jetstar nickels and dimes you to death. $4.00 for a cup of coffee as an example."
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "Pilot did an outstanding job while landing in Sydney! Smoothest landing during my recent 11 leg journey...5 of which were jet star."
Cons: "I was charged $50 and made to check a bag that I had previously carried on during 5 other flights."
Cons: "Need to include luggage fee on price."
Cons: "There was no entertainment"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Paying for seat and Niger luggage"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Crew were fine"
Cons: "Kids were literally using my seat as a jungle gym. Staff should have controlled kids"
Pros: "i would never travel to jetstar again they discriminate people we are indian we had some carry on bags they charge us extra they didm check any body els"
Pros: "Quick and efficient. Crew was great."
Pros: "Exactly at time"
Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."
Pros: "Crew & Air craft was good"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "even thought they departed late we landed on time"
Cons: "both flights departed late"
Pros: "It took off and landed safely"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The staff were very good."
Cons: "I booked a seat and did not get the seat l had booked."
Pros: "Overall, the flight from Avalon to Sydney was nice, so no complaints about anything else other than the luggage issue."
Cons: "I did not realize my ticket did not include checked luggage, so I was charged to check my bag. I was also charged for "excess" luggage because my bag was over 15kg (because I had been traveling internationally, my bag was 20kg) so in total I had to pay $125 just to check my bag. I would have saved more money booking my flight through a major airline in the first place."
Airlines flying to Australia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Australia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Australia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Australia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Australia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Australia