Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Brisbane to Sydney. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Brisbane to Sydney.
The average direct flight takes 1h 35m, covering a distance of 752 km.
There are 524 (direct) flights between Brisbane and Sydney per week, averaging 74 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($78) and Virgin Australia ($101), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($170) and Multiple Airlines ($231).
Virgin Australia (15 times daily), Etihad Airways (15 times daily), Singapore Airlines (15 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Brisbane to Sydney, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Brisbane , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Brisbane you will be using Brisbane, often referred to as Brisbane Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
If you’d prefer to skip public transport after your flight from Brisbane to Sydney, you can hire a taxi at the taxi rank located outside of the arrivals area on level 1. A taxi from Sydney Airport to the centre will cost approximately $45-55, and the ride will last between 20-25 minutes depending on traffic.
Mantra and IBIS Hotels are located just a few minutes' walk from domestic terminals 2 and 3. IBIS, in addition to their standard accommodation, offers a separate IBIS Budget hotel for travellers who are just looking for a place to rest their heads before an early-morning flight. Rates vary, so be sure to book early for the best price.
Sydney Airport, in addition to offering several play areas, offers a kids’ cinema. The kids’ cinema airs TV shows to keep your young ones entertained before your return flight or while you make last-minute arrangements after landing. The kids' cinema is located in T1, and play areas are scattered in several different areas throughout T1.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat in Brisbane Airport, you’ll have the most options to choose from in the airport’s domestic terminal. Brisbane Airport’s domestic terminal features over 30 different airport restaurant options, ranging from fast food options to cafes, pubs, local favourites, Asian quick bites and full-service restaurants.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The plane's interior needed a makeover, as is old"
Pros: "Crew always competent & professional"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "Crew and staff were very nice. I got lucky and got the whole row to myself."
Cons: "More space in Economy, and to have the passenger in front lift up their seat during meals. It's very hard to eat with the tray down when the person in front has their seat reclined all the way back."
Pros: "fast trip from japan all ontime quick boarding and unloading"
Cons: "the food main meal on an australian airline consisted of meal a) sushi etc b)Japanese style chicken and boiled rice (chicken thigh full of fat and sauce was greasy) could not eat c)pasta twists with dried up sauce (could not eat) very poor quality food will bring my own next time no plain option"
Cons: "Flight from Bangkok was delay and miss the connection flight."
Pros: "Service from the moment of getting near the booking counter was excellent. Flight was on time and staff were great."
Cons: "The sandwich for lunch was boring and the bread was not very nice."
Pros: "Suberb crew. Not obsequious, just helpful with good anticipation."
Pros: "The flight was on time, service with a smile. Staff great."
Pros: "Crew was good. Seats somehow seemed narrower than normal flights I have taken with Qantas. Sat in middle not even enough space to drink tea comfortably. Wouldn't want to be in that position for any longer flights."
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "The plane was on time. There was cool air circulating from the moment we boarded The breakfast, which consisted of cereal, milk and a small muesli bar was good. Sky News was played on the drop down screen"
Cons: "The seats are cramped with very little arm room."
Pros: "everything about he flight was perfect"
Pros: "Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth."
Cons: "Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages."
Cons: "Disembarking.... No gate so had to get bus to shuttle to terminal... 1 bus for nearly 1000 passengers.... Took nearly 90 minutes to get off plane."
Pros: "Qantas is always a great choice. Good food and service."
Pros: "IFE Snack - bacon quiche Service"
Cons: "Stink The usual cramped seating Long wait to deplane"
Cons: "The flight was canceled, after 5 hours of waiting for updates. So we are still stuck in Sydney."
Pros: "IFE for such a short flight, headset free. Cabin crew were quite pleasant. B737-800 series (Next Gen.) is a nice plane."
Cons: "Cramped. Lunch was that revolting beef & kale pocket (again!). Highest a/f of Tiger, Virgin & QF, which is fine if it’s worth it, which it most definitely wasn’t."
Pros: "Qantas provides a nice welcome when your board domestic flights in Australia like the one we took today between Brisbane and Sydney not just on their international flights. They greet you when you board, don't feel like a number like domestic flights in the USA be it American, Delta, United, or one of the others. They provide free premier movie access, serve a nice warm meal and drink, and make you feel welcomed - Keep up the great work Qantas, you could give the USA airlines lessons on how to treat passengers."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Service always attentive and genuine"
Cons: "Food was not as good as previous Qantas flights. Probably because it was catering to American crowd."
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Pros: "Cleanliness and comfort of plane, professionalism and courtesy of staff. Quiet, dark cabin allowed for restful trip."
Cons: "Great gluten free options! Thank you!"
Cons: "Not enough legroom or seating area... Obviously you are downsizing, hoping that people will spend more to upgrade."
Pros: "I like food and service of crew members"
Cons: "Yes I like it"
Pros: "Short flight . It's ok"
Pros: "They had free wifi!"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Good seats. Good entertainment."
Cons: "Qantas seems to be notorious late. This flight was no exception. The food was terrible. They called it a pulled pork sandwich. Jikes. Very crowded"
Pros: "The new clear aircraft"
Cons: "The fruit was not ripe and not edible."
Cons: "2 hours late leaving"
Pros: "Assistance is good."
Pros: "Everyone and everything"
Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."
Pros: "The on board staff were fantastic, very personable, helpful and friendly."
Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."
Pros: "We didn't experience any problems, all went well."
Cons: "I can't think of anything I didn't like,"
Pros: "Need new planes"
Cons: "Qantas didn't help at all with my missed domestic connection between LAX and ATL. Nothing."
Pros: "Loved the two cords in the seat behind me and the iPad idea"
Cons: "Nothing. Probably the best airline flown"
Pros: "Very attentive crew. Comfortable seats."
Pros: "- The kindness of the crew members - The food - The entertaining aboard"
Pros: "Another successful mission with QantasI like the overall experience and the way that Qantas recognise my platinum status it's always a great pleasure to fly to mystically and internationally with Qantas"
Cons: "I think the stream the in-flight entertainment is a bit of a cheat and then I should go back to providing entertainment those messages without a laptop or iPad"
Pros: "Crew members were nice and courteous"
Cons: "Flight was delayed more than 4 hours . Seats are not roomy at all and not comfortable compared to other international airways."
Pros: "I liked that my baggage was returned to an address I gave the staff. However, my baggage was recovered and only delivered to me the Next evening at 6 p.m:(. It was most inconvenient as I had clothing For a graduation function I had to miss due to no baggage. :(:(:"
Cons: "I was most surprised to have NO baggage to arrive in Tokyo Especially as business class priority baggage. Staff at baggage handling in Tokyo were extremely helpful But NO compensation was given to allow me to purchase Basic materials. I was yoke I can collect $80 at Sydney airport On return!!!!!"
Pros: "Seat material (leather) and cushion was comfortable."
Cons: "No leg room, my knees were pressed into the back of the seat in front, which became very painful. No wriggle room without disturbing person alongside. A ridiculous "snack". What happened to biscuits and cheese? Not trendy any longer i presume. Even Qantas serve that! No wine. Again, ridiculous. Condescending stewards, if that's what you are supposed to call them these "woke" days."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Pros: "Easy check in on line and at baggage check in at Nadi, landing was good, the fact that we made it safely was also good, great crew - I felt sorry for them too!"
Cons: "Screaming kids, I had one kicking the back of my seat pretty much the whole trip, as well as throwing tantrums (I know this isn't the fault of the airline but the crew could've helped a tad more - can't blame them for not wanting to go near them though I didn't want to be seated in front oft them either!!!) No tv for inflight entertainment, meal very average, they ran out of one of the choices early on (probably the only good choice!), landing was good…very relieved to arrive!"
Pros: "No problem apart from left a tad late"
Cons: "Although i requested Halal food, way in advance when i booked my flights, Non was provided."
Cons: "No entrtainment available"
Cons: "An attendant working in the check-in was very rude. I was unable to check in using the kiosk so I requested assistance from an attendant near the kiosks.The attendant refused to assist me and told me to wait until the other attendant was free. That attendant then helped the white man next to me."
Pros: "Just the easiness of it all. Not complicated. Simple"
Cons: "The crew was not excellent. Seemed a little rushed and preoccupied."
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "Better Movies"
Cons: "My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic"
Pros: "Great, love the ATRs"
Cons: "No seatback monitor."
Pros: "Leave and Arrived on time"
Cons: "Glad to have an isle seat"
Pros: "Love the inclusion of one checked bag in the ticket price. Like the free snack and hot drink."
Pros: "The flight crew were friendly and efficient !"
Cons: "Seats could be a bit larger and a bit more comfortable"
Pros: "Overall comfort of both plane and staff"
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure."
Cons: "-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app."
Pros: "Efficiency and kindness were evident in all my interactions with Virgin"
Pros: "Coogan and Brydon"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and was able to sleep on board relatively undisturbed"
Cons: "Flight gate was changed and we were not notified. No one could tell us where the new gate was. Directed to exit security only to have to go back through at the same terminal. Supposed to be seated together and was split from my wife. Bags were lost and didn't show up for 48 hours."
Pros: "Things went smoothly and on time thanks"
Cons: "Missed flight and Virgin refused to book and wanted $40 airport fee + full fare to get on the flight."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Delayed departure."
Pros: "Check in was easy as they had plenty of representatives available. Short flight so did not experience food / entertainment, but everything was on time, crew was friendly, and they quickly had our bags out at the other end. We sat in the exit row so had plenty of legroom."
Pros: "Great customer service"
Pros: "Punctuality is the most important and they achieved it."
Pros: "Counter staff at check-in was very helpful. Made sure our bags were clearly tagged for all legs of our flight"
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful. On time. No problems at all.thank you."
Cons: "Only could have gluten free snack"
Pros: "Comfortable seat than other airlines. Good movies choices."
Cons: "Didn't have wifi"
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Pros: "The crew was awesome! It was our first time in Sydney and the crew went out of their way to make us a "to do" list of must sees!!"
Cons: "Nothing- everything was wonderful!"
Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful. The pilot was informative and landed well in windy conditions."
Cons: "Boarding was somewhat chaotic. Zones are ignored when boarding. The biscuit snack was so stake I could hardly bite the center of it. I almost broke a tooth."
Pros: "I liked everything but my chair was very uncomfortable but otherwise everything was great the staff were really good too"
Cons: "Uncomfortable chair"
Pros: "Easy check-in, on-time arrival"
Cons: "The snacks are very boring."
Pros: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"
Cons: "Didn't clearly mention to me that I have to buy extra ticket for my luggage. It is a cheap plane, but the expense actually is not cheap."
Pros: "Everyone was super helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Boarded and departed on time. Good smooth flight."
Cons: "No window at seating. Disappointing for child traveller"
Pros: "I like the service provided by the crew, they are amazing. And the flight was not full so I had 3 seats to myself!"
Cons: "I think you should serve healthier snacks: muffins are really a big amount of sugar and carbs that is not healthy!!"
Pros: "Everything was above expectation"
Pros: "Virgin terminal"
Cons: "A little more leg room"
Cons: "The attitude of the crew towards passengers with children. They made us wake up our sleeping child because she was on a blow up cushion that obstructed her leg space. Even though we explained it could be deflated in a single second and was not causing harm to anyone else they still made us move it. Also, they gave us a guilt trip for changing a peepee diaper in our seat (careful not to touch any seats) and wouldn't take the trash. As any parents knows, changing a diaper in an airline bathroom is one of the most unsanitary and awful things you can do with your young child due to the extreme lack of space. Airlines in general should make a "family bathroom" with more space for parents to change their kids."
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!"
Pros: "No intermediate stop"
Cons: "Economy seats very uncomfortable, very noisy toilette"
Cons: "Why are their flights always delayed?"
Pros: "Thank you so much for returning my laptop to me. I left it on board seat 4c. Made my day , comfy fast flight"
Pros: "It was clean and spacious."
Cons: "I wish entertainment and/or snacks were provided."
Cons: "Not much"
Cons: "Nothing...all went very well, arrived early, suitcase came quickly."
Cons: "We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!"
Pros: "I did like the price of airfare. The aircraft was clean."
Cons: "No legroom, no complementary snacks or drink. No entertainment."
Pros: "Travel good"
Cons: "There was a delate"
Cons: "Got charged $120 at the gate as my bags were 7.5kg not 7kg. Blatant money grab."
Pros: "I really liked the hostel. The location is good."
Cons: "The rooms didn't have doors and didn't have lockers. One bathroom for 12 beds. The shower didn't work."
Pros: "my brand new luggage was completely ripped."
Pros: "The Steweys were great!!"
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "Sleep well"
Pros: "Flight crew polite and helpful considering it was a full flight"
Cons: "Random carry on checks penalising customers, especially embarrassing for Asian customers pulled aside and penalised in front of others for overweight hand baggage. Apparently no consideration for cultural respect and saving face. I felt very badly for the lady affected. Hand luggage checks should apply to all or nobody - random checks are nothing but a price gouge. If you're going to do it, at least give a voucher of some sort or some kind of incentive to choose jeststar again. Extremely poorly thought out procedure."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 5 hours for reasons unknown. More importantly, I wasn't aware that my carry on was to be weighed, and if it was over 7kg, I was to be charged $50. I will never fly this airline again."
Cons: "The staff and bag weigh system preflight. Passengers were all shaking their heads and made the mood of flight terrible. I hope your brand dies!"
Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine"
Cons: "We got told the flight was from the international terminal and we could not make it even though we were at the terminal 1 hr earlier. Had to pay additional $50 to get on the next flight. A lot of other people were in the same boat as us"
Pros: "Even when delayed, the outcome is still alright. I love it when the pilot informs the passengers of the delay. The crew were really nice and the pilot too."
Cons: "The staff in the check in counter could be a bit friendlier. The person seemed angry ,no smile at all."
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Delayed more than 1hr"
Pros: "Kind employees."
Cons: "Extra baggage fees that were unexpected and no entertainment or food provided. Luckily it was a short flight."
Cons: "There was no entertainment"
Pros: "On time schedule"
Cons: "Excessive baggage charges. Very poor check in. Nobody was there to help us check in our bags as there was no check in counter. Not even a drop of water offered in the flight for free. Very narrow seats with no seat pockets to keep any personal articles."
Pros: "Flight was on time The airplane was clean"
Cons: "This is the cheapest company I ever used. During the booking process they did not mention that they have a 7 kg limit on carry on items. This is not the case when you attempt to book a flight within Australia; clearly deceiving foreign travelers. In any case, I paid extra $24 to check in a (20 kg) bag. When arrived to the airport I voluntarily weighted the hand bag which was 8.2 kg. I explained that I am an international traveler with no mean of exactly weighing the bag. They insisted on checking in the extra bag and charged me additional $50 to do so. With those hidden fees, I ended up paying more for the flight than the competitors. During the flight, they offer nothing for free (not even water or coffee)."
Cons: "Nothing but the fair is included"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Paying for seat and Niger luggage"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "Jetstar and similar Australian airlines are corrupt. You have to purchase additional luggage allowance 3 hours before flight time, and then it goes to $15AUD per pound. This was not clear to me. I was shocked when I was asked to pay $500 for my check-in luggage flying from Brisbane to Sydney, which was 6 times the price of my plane ticket. Corrupt!"
Cons: "Very cramped"
Pros: "quick boarding, smart to use both doors to board faster"
Cons: "the flight was delayed almost 2 hours. we had to wait around the airport which was very boring and a waste of time. if we had been informed of the delay we could've gotten to the airport much faster. a free glass of water on board would've been nice."
Pros: "Crew were fine"
Cons: "Kids were literally using my seat as a jungle gym. Staff should have controlled kids"
Pros: "Quick and efficient. Crew was great."
Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."
Pros: "Llegue a destino"
Cons: "Si no pagas no hay ni agua"
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"
Cons: "excessive baggage fees unfair for international travelers...should state on their web site this airlines is not international traveler friendly we charge high rates for baggage so do not use us unless you have no bags...crew was unfriendly and land reps must get paid commission on what they can overcharge passengers."
Cons: "Lesson learned, NEVER fly Jetstar again. As an international traveler, I had an oversized bag with me that was free on my other 4 flights, but got totally blindsided by the exorbitant fee Jetstar charged. It would have cost $25 in the USA IF they would have charged me, $170 on Jetstar. Ruined my day."
Pros: "Was on time and I personally did not run into any problems."
Cons: "Another flight between BNE & SYD delayed. This occurred on my flight from SYD to BNE causing me to miss an important event. This occurred again on my return flight. No complimentary food or meal during the flight as expected but did not expect the airline to deny me a glass of water unless I paid for it. Even a prisoner is given water!! Can't comment on the entertainment as I did not bother watching any, therefore gave that an OK rating. Food/water, none supplied, therefore a 'Poor' rating Wont be flying with Jetstar again."
Pros: "They got me to the same location at essentially the same time as another airline, for a lower price."
Cons: "Everyone boards all at once."
Airlines flying from Brisbane to Sydney 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 from Brisbane to Sydney
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Brisbane to Sydney