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Information for flights to Brisbane from Mackay

Avg. flight duration 1h 32m
Flights arrive in Brisbane
Flights depart from Mackay
Flight price $154
Distance 799 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
September
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$206
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$205
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Mackay to Brisbane was found, on average, 72 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 40% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Brisbane from Mackay

How long does a flight from Mackay to Brisbane take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 798 km.
How many flights are there between Mackay and Brisbane?
There are 290 (direct) flights between Mackay and Brisbane per week, averaging 45 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Mackay to Brisbane?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($154), Virgin Australia ($180) and Qantas Airways ($317).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Mackay and Brisbane?
Hawaiian Airlines (6 times daily), Singapore Airlines (6 times daily), Etihad Airways (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Mackay to Brisbane?
For Mackay to Brisbane, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Brisbane back to Mackay, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Mackay to Brisbane?
When flying out of Mackay you will be using Mackay, often referred to as Mackay Airport. You will be landing at Brisbane, also known as Brisbane Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Mackay
$154
only
$154
Destination
Brisbane
$154
only
$154
Mon., 8 Jul.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sat., 27 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
HNL
Good 6.8

Pros: After our long and horrendous delay of the flight from Honolulu to Melbourne, we were relieved that this flight back was on time. The plane was comfortable.

Cons: At least the offer of a free drink and snack on the 10.5 hour flight.

SYD
OOL
Good 7.0

Cons: Flight was almost 2 hours late. Short flight ended up being over 2 hrs as landing conditions were not suitable and plane had to keep hovering around the airport for a long time before it was cleared to land. Crew was very nice. Seats very roomy in economy.

MEL
NTL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Slugged $60 for having one kg extra than on the flight down. Rep Australia in senior golf event ..given a wine box this was weighed too. What a rip off!

HBA
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Nothing and won't travel with them again.

Cons: On timeliness!

CHC
AKL
OK 5.0

Pros: The price was OK

Cons: The flight (scheduled for 80 minutes) was almost 6 HOURS LATE!!! The information we received whilst waiting was inconsistent. Very frustrating.

Tue., 29 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Fri., 1 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
AKL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The plane had few people so it was quiet.

Cons: Meal was very average, captain speakers were very low and we couldn’t hear. The landing was rushed and rough even though it was good weather and plenty of space to slow down aircraft. No entertainment or offer to purchase/rent. The flight was delayed and we arrived one hour later.

SYD
PER
Good 7.3

Pros: Easy checkin

Cons: Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving.

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We got bumped to quantus flight at the last minute. VA was not helpful is getting us to the new flight.

AKL
BNE
OK 4.3

Cons: There is no entertainment on VirginAustralia on a flight that is 7h long

ADL
MEL
Good 7.0

Cons: The computers continue to be problematic. It took 25 minutes at the checkin desk to get the system to take my document numbers. Also the in flight movie system has issues with touch sensing, often being slow to respond and misreading the location of the touch.

Wed., 26 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 40m
Tue., 16 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 21 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.2

Cons: Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew were friendly and very helpful. Good choice of movies, tv shows, podcasts and music.

Cons: When the person in front put his seat back there was no room at all for me. He had it back for the whole 12 hour flight except when the staff asked him to put it up for service.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: movie selection was good

Cons: air was stale, food was just okay

SYD
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Allow married people to travel with their new names.

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew members were very helpful and the seating was very comfortable.

Cons: I almost missed my return flight. It was a 9:40pm flight but the lady at the counter said that because i bought my ticket early, the flight time changed to 8:40pm because of time change. I think that needs to be factored in when selling tickets don't surprise customers.

Thu., 6 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Wed., 12 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
OOL
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age.

NRT
OOL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Smooth boarding and landing. Flight time is great. Not very many disruptions in the overnight flight.

Cons: The check-in process is overly long. Being a low cost carrier doesn't mean you need to sacrifice efficiency on this part. This could be much smoother with an automated bag drop are for international flights or a check-in at the oversized X-ray machine (since so many people bring skis & surfboards.

MEL
ZQN
Good 7.5

Cons: There're unoccupied rows, but still pack passenger together instead of offering the empty seats to couples.

BKK
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: Nothing it’s budget for a reason. Not comfortable just anfl flight. You even pay for a blanket if your cold!

Cons: I was unwell had paid for a seat and requested if not a full flight to be moved so not sitting next to someone. Staff declined said it was full flight and rolled eyes. Asked on flight. Got told I could try to love after take off to a spare row 4 rows back.

HNL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Jetstar is always a little subpar. food and drink are not included even though it's international and the food for purchase was not very good anyhow. Entertainment was also extra and the selection was poor. flights were delayed and rerouted. They got us there, but with no frills at all.

Thu., 24 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Sun., 27 Oct.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service.Very clean.loved the entertainment. The landing was very good.

Cons: Nothing

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Y’all are spectacular! Best airline to travel with.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: On time.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing. Seats were fairly comfortable.

PER
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Horrible service. Flight cancelled. Delayed by 30h. Will never travel Virgin Australia again

Thu., 30 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sat., 1 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
OOL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing

Cons: Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I should have been informed that I would not be allowed into the country without a return flight booked. Also it should have been more clear that I would have been charged nearly as much for my luggage as I paid for my flight. Not happy at all with buying through this app

SYD
HNL
OK 4.4

Cons: Check in time took over 1.5 hours - only eight windows to check in 3 flights simultaneous. Once at the gate, I and other passengers were taken to the back to be searched for potential explosive. Further delay was announced. Would NOT fly again with Jetstar!

HNL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Jetstar is always a little subpar. food and drink are not included even though it's international and the food for purchase was not very good anyhow. Entertainment was also extra and the selection was poor. flights were delayed and rerouted. They got us there, but with no frills at all.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight crew was awesome. The aircraft was beautiful.

Sat., 22 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Mon., 1 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HNL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Jetstar is always a little subpar. food and drink are not included even though it's international and the food for purchase was not very good anyhow. Entertainment was also extra and the selection was poor. flights were delayed and rerouted. They got us there, but with no frills at all.

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Don’t fly jet star. Huge hassle with bags.

CHC
AKL
OK 5.0

Pros: The price was OK

Cons: The flight (scheduled for 80 minutes) was almost 6 HOURS LATE!!! The information we received whilst waiting was inconsistent. Very frustrating.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!

SYD
CNS
OK 5.5

Pros: Crew wasn’t that polite.

Cons: Anything extra

Sat., 21 Sep.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Wed., 25 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
DPS
OK 4.0

Pros: Good seat

Cons: Delayed 2 hours

DPS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I informed I wouldn’t be taking the return flight and asked for a refund/voucher or anything.they said no refund; nothing.even had to pay more to put baggage on the flight out.Flight Got canceled 10pm night before, the best they could offer me was a flight two days later. Suddenly full refund availa

LST
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew, clean cabin, reliable service

Cons: Nothing, it's jetstar, friendly crew and you pay for the extra food etc

MEL
BKK
OK 4.3

Pros: I had 3 seats which was nice.

Cons: I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable.

MEL
HBA
OK 4.0

Cons: Flight delayed for three hours. We’re told by frequent travelers that this happens all the time with Jetstar.

Tue., 21 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Fri., 31 May
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 11 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Large comfortable plane, good entertainment selection.

Cons: Boarding was a bit chaotic and we arrived to our destination late.

MEL
CBR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials

BNE
HBA
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew were very good professional and provided good customer service.

CFS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were good and seats of course be improved upon

BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very nice flight attendant took care of seating problem.

Cons: Give me the seats I had reserved.

Wed., 22 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Wed., 29 May
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew).

Cons: the temperature could have been warmer.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Not much

LST
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: Flew on time with a new and comfortable plane.

Cons: Their electronics didn't work so boarding and having the passes scanned took a long time and created quite a hassle.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight crew was awesome. The aircraft was beautiful.

SGN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing...all went very well, arrived early, suitcase came quickly.

Fri., 31 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 2 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
HNL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was nice. However, I waited forever for water. Zero drinks were complimentary. Only 2 tiny cups of water for an 11 hour flight.

Cons: Everything. Boarding was awful checking my bag was terrible. Rude lady at the counter.

OOL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing

Cons: Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient.

HNL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The service was terrible and the charging of luggage by weight is ridiculous. I really don’t look forward to flying home on this airline and will not be flying with them any more.

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc.

Cons: Nothing

Sat., 1 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 40m
Sun., 2 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 50m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew members were very helpful and the seating was very comfortable.

Cons: I almost missed my return flight. It was a 9:40pm flight but the lady at the counter said that because i bought my ticket early, the flight time changed to 8:40pm because of time change. I think that needs to be factored in when selling tickets don't surprise customers.

LHR
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Arrival at Terminal 3 at Perth Airport was a real disappointment. It took more than an hour to get through passport control and customs. Woefully understaffed and exhausting after flying from Heathrow and arriving at 11.45pm. Makes me think twice about flying qantas into Perth

DPS
SYD
OK 5.0

Cons: Crew was extremely noisy and not mindful of most of the cabin sleeping. Speaking loudly, joking with one another. Very unprofessional. In some instances woke people up (in economy) and made them put their seat up because someone behind them wanted to eat at 23:20. Not friendly either.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: movie selection was good

Cons: air was stale, food was just okay

CBR
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Lovely staff and great food

Cons: There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance

Thu., 6 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 9 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
HBA
OK 4.0

Cons: Flight delayed for three hours. We’re told by frequent travelers that this happens all the time with Jetstar.

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seats were comfortable and great collection of entertainment even tho had pay

Cons: Checking process in Denpasar was really bad. Had to wait almost 45 min at the counter even tho I had all the visa documents. Lack of knowledge of the ground staff of Jetstar. They need to get trained well.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Check in people were great. Staff very cheerful thanks.

MEL
OOL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding routine Space available

SYD
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: TERRIBLE service. I hate this airline. Dreading the flight back home on this ridiculous airline.

Tue., 2 Jul.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Tue., 9 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HBA
ADL
Good 7.6

Cons: Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: quick boarding process using both front and rear doors

Cons: check-in was stressful, baggage check didn’t start until 45 minutes before take-off

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient.

OOL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing actually

Cons: Late departure, uncomfortable seats, rude staff

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seats were comfortable and great collection of entertainment even tho had pay

Cons: Checking process in Denpasar was really bad. Had to wait almost 45 min at the counter even tho I had all the visa documents. Lack of knowledge of the ground staff of Jetstar. They need to get trained well.

Wed., 22 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Fri., 24 May
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I informed I wouldn’t be taking the return flight and asked for a refund/voucher or anything.they said no refund; nothing.even had to pay more to put baggage on the flight out.Flight Got canceled 10pm night before, the best they could offer me was a flight two days later. Suddenly full refund availa

SYD
OOL
Good 7.0

Cons: Flight was almost 2 hours late. Short flight ended up being over 2 hrs as landing conditions were not suitable and plane had to keep hovering around the airport for a long time before it was cleared to land. Crew was very nice. Seats very roomy in economy.

AKL
CHC
Good 6.0

Pros: Short flight. Good crew

Cons: Flight delayed twice. Later Jetstar scheduled flights to the same location left before ours. Luggage damaged beyond repair or use. Wheels broken off, sides smashed. Now have to purchase new and file "proof" paperwork, pictures, etc. Will never fly Jetstar again. The cheaper flight is not worth it.

HBA
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Nothing and won't travel with them again.

Cons: On timeliness!

DPS
SIN
Good 6.5

Cons: They charge a huge amount for checked baggage. I would’ve flown another airline that included check-in baggage for free.

Tue., 25 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Mon., 15 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HBA
ADL
Good 7.6

Cons: Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???

OOL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing

Cons: Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating

AVV
SYD
OK 5.0

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

HKT
MEL
OK 5.6

Cons: Ridiculous delays to our flight with no explanation. They initially advised us of a 6 hour delay then on arrival at the airport the board says there is a further 2 hours delay. So I’m stuck at the airport between 2:30am till 6:00am with a useless meal voucher from them because nothing is open. :(

MEL
BKK
OK 4.3

Pros: I had 3 seats which was nice.

Cons: I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable.

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