Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Qantas Airways, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Newcastle to Brisbane. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Newcastle to Brisbane.
The average direct flight takes 1h 10m, covering a distance of 613 km.
There are 186 (direct) flights between Newcastle and Brisbane per week, averaging 26 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($50) and Virgin Australia ($86), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($98) and Virgin Australia ($203).
Qantas Airways (6 times daily), Etihad Airways (4 times daily), Virgin Australia (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Newcastle to Brisbane, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Brisbane back to Newcastle , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Newcastle you will be using Newcastle Williamtown, often referred to as Newcastle Airport. You will be landing at Brisbane, also known as Brisbane Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Way cramped"
Pros: "Window seat on my own. Landed early."
Cons: "Direct flight to Melbourne."
Cons: "Qantas is always delayed leaving"
Pros: "The staff are always so friendly, and even though we had to return to the airport due to a plane fault, the airline handled things very well. Loved free wifi"
Cons: "Qantas’ fleet is a bit sad and aged and needs to be a little bit more modern. I don’t think I’d chose to fly qantas if I had the choice... boarding is weird, almost half the plane has “priority” boarding and they board everyone together so there’s honestly no perk to being a premium airline member"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment available."
Cons: "Always a pleasure to fly with qantas"
Cons: "The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable"
Pros: "The braised beef dinner was excellent, the crew were really helpful and the entertainment good. Arrived early as well.Qantas seems to have great pilots as very little in the way of bumpiness on landing. So well done guys."
Cons: "Nothing much. I have long legs so it's hard to get comfortable enough to sleep."
Pros: "The service was really good"
Cons: "My bag was broken when it came off the plane so I wasn’t happy about that."
Pros: "Service fantastic"
Cons: "Food was a bit ordinary but on a short flight understandable"
Pros: "We eventually got to our destination safely although very stressed"
Cons: "The plane from Sydney to Brisbane was awful. The section where we were seated had a permanent cover over the windows, ours and others near us, over a large section. This was really claustrophobic. It was like being in a closed in tin can. It should be disclosed that the window seat is not a window seat so you have the option to change to somewhere else. The seats are really quite cramped. A huge delay"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Boarding was very efficient and on time - flight was exceptionally smooth and arrival in Brisbane was 45 minutes early - keep up yjr good schedule"
Cons: "Not much to mention at this point - all good"
Pros: "Helpful staff, well informed"
Cons: "My family of 4 were not seated together even though all four tickets were purchased together in the same booking. After booking through KAYAK for flights, the on-line check-in process was a nightmare with the KAYAK booking number not matching the information required by QANTAS. As my children were all spread over the plane, and two son's look very similar, a hostess almost did not serve one of my son's a meal as she believed my son had already received a meal further forward in the plane. Thankfully, upon checking, the hostess realised that it was a case of mistaken identity."
Pros: "Pillow and blanket made the trip much for comfortable"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board. There was provision for iPads in the backs of the seat, but none provided. There were drop down TVs but the audio was not working. Had I known in advance that this would be the case, I would have been able to prepare my own device and headphones."
Pros: "Complimentary Inflight drink and the effort from crew to accommodate English second language passengers in my row."
Cons: "I could not eat the food"
Pros: "Entertainment for the kids Healthy food The crew were great and interactive"
Cons: "Too much pressure for the ears"
Cons: "Qantas mucked up my seating and then tried to tell me maybe it was just my use of the booking system."
Pros: "Everything was great - arrived early. Excellent service."
Pros: "Overall good flight and staff nice and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing comes,to mind"
Cons: "An hour late"
Pros: "Great entertainment and new release movies. Food was great"
Cons: "The man in front kept jamming his chair into my knees just so he could get back as far as he could, despite the only thing stopping this was my actual legs, when I tried to explain that he got a little abusive. Iv got got some light bruising on my right knee. Food was better then expected and am happy to fly Qantas again"
Cons: "Food, I cannot get an option to have a Cheese platter. The food has been prepared too far in advance and is tasteless and full or preservatives."
Cons: "The dinner meal was dried and pretty disappointing as was the media selection in coach vlass"
Pros: "Thank you Qantas I enjoyed the flight, the service was excellent. Cabin crews were friendly. Overall excellent."
Cons: "There is nothing that I dislike."
Pros: "Business class seats are private and allow for lay flat sleeping"
Cons: "Would have prefered to fly Emirates."
Cons: "I was not able to board the plane and was told that I needed to apply for ETA. I did and was not able to do it online. Then I needed to call the embassy about a required visa as a visitor. None of this was presented before. I have not traveled to Australia before, so I had no idea this needed to be done. As of now I am still at home trying to find a solution to this requirement."
Pros: "Helpful service and comfortable seats"
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: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Pros: "The no fuss but highly professional approach of the cabin crew. The level of comfort in the cabin, with a business class upgrade."
Cons: "I dont like having to track the distance through the outside lounge in both directions to get to the Business Lounge. The Business Lounge is frequently busy and noisy. Very hard to conduct a phone conversation from."
Pros: "Everything on time."
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Pros: "Staff friendly. Dinner served on flight. Unexpected but welcomed and delicious. Arrived on time. Thank you Qantas (((:"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. No announcement when it was late."
Pros: "Like the staff -so down to earth Australian -no airs and graces like some other airlines. No fuss service. Always very helpful.You actually get food and drinks gratis on Qantas! The craft are always clean and well maintained. Easy to check in on line too. Offered in flight entertainment but didn't require it."
Cons: "We boarded a bit late -so there was a bit of waiting around without being advised of what was happening. But we figured when we saw a man in a wheel-chair being helped on before everyone else that -that was the issue. So happy to wait."
Pros: "I booked by flight last minute due to a family emergency overseas. As such, I arrived to the airport a little later than I should have, the passengers had boarded the flight. The ground crew couldn't have been nicer in expediting my boarding and getting me on the flight. I can't thank them enough. Top service. Thank you. The flight still arrived 25 min early after great snack and smooth flight."
Pros: "Arriving back in Australia"
Cons: "Being 2 hours late because there was a passenger on board sick they should never of been allowed to board the plane. This was very badly managed by the staff on the ground staff. Very poor leg room the rude passenger in the seats in front of us reclined right from take off to landing wa very hard to get out of our seat to stretch or go to the bathroom"
Pros: "the staff were exceptional. I was in a bright area trying to sleep. I had my beanie pulled over my eyes. the staff asked if they could suspend a blanket above my head between the two seats to shield the light."
Cons: "nothing, they were wonderful, on both flights."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Crew were really good"
Cons: "Using an old plane for a cross country flight was ridiculous"
Pros: "easy and convenient. Great service"
Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"
Pros: "Free WiFi and a snack of crackers and a dip."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "Toilets were more spacious than normal"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"
Pros: "Food was unexpected and good, healthy"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, enough leg room, great staff"
Cons: "Rude loud family 3 rows back, kids noisy all night, parents talking above them"
Cons: "WiFi didn't work and the movies were dubbed over"
Cons: "Maybe being offered a cup of tea or coffee would of been nice."
Pros: "Service helpful"
Cons: "Going Melbourne delayed nearly 1.5hour Back home Brisbane another nearly 1.5hour and gate change a few times Very very bad experience"
Pros: "arriving in Brisbane!"
Cons: "Delay as for some reason it appeared there was no knowledge of length of Dunedin runway. Plane old, not very clean. No entertainment and no food. Did not book a meal but felt that due to 3 hour delay there could have been a slice of bread, a bun, or something, on offer."
Pros: "Nothing !!!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 12 hours!!!!!! Baggage lost!!!! Entertainment system broken!!! Air con on plane warm and very stuffy on flight!!! Virgin is ruining my holiday!!! I will never fly with them again!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!!!!!"
Cons: "This airline sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! I will never fly them again!!!! 12 hr delay then they lost my bag!!!! Virgin you Ruined my trip!!! Then the entertainment system was broken and the air con was hot, the stuffiest flight of my life!!!!!"
Pros: "Smooth flight and on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Staff need training in using the sound system, speaking slowly and clearly."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"
Pros: "It was a full flight but take off and landing were on time and staff and service was good and friendly."
Cons: "Flight cancelled, then booked by Virgin without consultation, onto a flight via Sydney that would take 6 1/2 hrs to get there, had to request another flight but still lost most of the day of my holiday, plus left with many phone calls re change of rental car, arrival , parking bookings, and no compensation and then stress when I got to the airport and was told that despite being "booked " on the much later flight, now I might not actually have a seat. I had to wait while attendant at counter tried to find seats and only watch as they were taken by someone else several times. So unnecessarily stressful and misleading. Lost my original seats, had to sit separate from my companion, and no real concern by Virgin about their impact on customers' plans. Last time I flew, the plane was cancelled, and we had to wait hours for another one in the terminal, so I missed the body corporate meeting that was the ONLY reason I was flying to Brisbane, paying for overnight accommodation and car rental and flight and I MISSED it. Huge cost for NOTHING, as despite driving straight to the meeting, it was just finishing. Whilst at the airport trying to fly home, I heard another Virgin flight cancelled , again due to "unscheduled maintenance". Seems that maintenance and mechanical problems are common and way more common than they should be. So that is a big worry!"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."
Pros: "Great boarding and efficient flight"
Cons: "The crew - unsmiling, unfriendly and seemed to hate their jobs. Food - meusli bar !"
Cons: "Virgin was responsible for our transfer and did very little to help their international travelers"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant, courteous and helpful."
Cons: "Would have liked a little more to eat, especially with the early rise to get to the airport in time. Qantas serves breakfast."
Cons: "rude check in staff poor safety issues no comms when diverted to another airport damaged luggage AGAIN..."
Pros: "Liked that they boarded from front and back"
Cons: "Crying babies!"
Cons: "no entertainment only back lab was available long ques i only fly virgin at least 6 x times a year"
Pros: "Flight crew were lovely."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Pros: "like that the cabin crew didn't come around and there snacks and refreshments were provided, perhaps it would be good to make a mention of this on the flight before, so everyone is aware though."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and I missed my connecting flight. Had been travelling for 30 hours and just wanted to get home but didn't get home till 4 after the time I meant to arrive."
Pros: "The crew on the flight"
Cons: "Lack of communication from ground staff re 3 hr delay"
Pros: "I like how there was lots of room in my seat"
Cons: "What I didn't like was the Entertainment it was pretty ordinary and very limited I think virgin really needs to take a good look at their entertainment"
Pros: "The time it took to get to Brisbane"
Cons: "My bags were tampered with in some way"
Pros: "Agent service"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Departed on time. Nice smooth fast flight"
Pros: "Automatic check-in was really easy to use and everything worked very well and looked modern and stylish. Flight was great, very smooth, good service and the airplane was in great condition. Luggage arrived on the belt very quick after landing."
Cons: "WiFi on airplane did not work."
Pros: "Departure on time"
Pros: "Every aspect of the flight."
Pros: "-really friendly staff -nice new terminal with charging stations -early arrival in Brisbane"
Cons: "-The flight departed slightly late -There were no entertainment options on the plane aside from magazines and books I brought myself despite this being a cross-country flight."
Pros: "The awesome app"
Pros: "Easy booking system. Helpful friendly staff at the airport. Service and cabin crew lovely, no problems with baggage. Arrived on time."
Cons: "I find the seating too cramped."
Pros: "Flight depart on time and arrive a bit earlier than expected Cabin crews are very imformative and friendly with smile always on their faces."
Cons: "Chair was too small and couldn't lean backward which was quite unconfortable."
Pros: "It didnt happen so not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and didnt tell me. The only reason i knew is Tripcase sent me a notification"
Pros: "Did not give us a hard time about bags that were a little over weight."
Cons: "The snack"
Pros: "If you have your own phone or tablet with the Virgin entertainment app it's 5 stars for entertainment."
Cons: "If you don't have a phone or tablet with Virgin entertainment app then not much entertainment."
Cons: "Even though it is only a 1h flight... I think it would be more hospitable to cater better... morning flight... morning foods. Saw people eating pringles and m&ms on an 8am flight."
Pros: "Flight and cabin crew were good"
Cons: "Long delays at check in. Having arrived very early, i was horrified at size of queue."
Cons: "Unacceptable for a plane about to commence a 13 hour flight to Brisbane to be delayed on the tarmac for almost 3 hours. If there is a necessity to delay all flights by a short period to accommodate a flight that has "missed its departure window", this is preferable to having an exceedingly lengthy delay on a single flight."
Cons: "Airline lost our bags on way to Australia so we had to buy extra clothing and personal items while here. Then airline charges us $65 because our bags are overweight with the things we had to buy because of lost bags."
Cons: "Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!"
Pros: "In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat"
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Been ontime"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival."
Cons: "It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments."
Pros: "They charge extra for a seat, carryon bags, soda... most expensive carrier"
Pros: "Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested."
Cons: "The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally."
Pros: "The flight crew was awesome. The aircraft was beautiful."
Pros: "Excellent. I arrived early and Jetstar accomodated me with getting an earlier flight."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and the plane was nice."
Cons: "I bought a bottle of water to take on the plane and had to get rid of it as there was a baggage check for liquids after security and before boarding. Every thing on board cost, even a can of pop but we were not allowed to bring any drinks. Seems like a way of gouging customers. Also no free entertainment option."
Cons: "The flight was delayed which caused us to miss the last shuttle bus for the car hire company - we had to catch a cab instead - luckily the car hire company reimbursed us for the cab fare, even though it wasn't their fault."
Cons: "Staff rude..was very cold and we also dindt get any glass of water never use this company anymore"
Cons: "Well I thought I was never going to see my family again as there was so much turbulence. At one time I thought the plane was going to tip over. I’m a regular traveler and have traveled the world but never encountered anything like this before. The weather seemed fine . There was no rain or thunder. So what could have caused so much turbulence?"
Pros: "Got here early! Love that!"
Pros: "Loved we departed on time & landed a little early"
Cons: "That we had to abort a landing & circle round to try again."
Pros: "We paid for extra legroom seats because we were so uncomfortable on the flight up to Cairns. It was worth the money to be comfortable. As it happens it was an older plane with more room anyway."
Cons: "Was disgusted that I had only a 6kg small carryon suitcase & a laptop in my handbag (6kg) and had my carryon taken off me & put on the next flight & not getting delivered until 10pm tonight!!! Plus had to pay $60 and buy some clothes to wear to event tonight as luggage won’t arrive in time. Will never fly Jetstar again!!!"
Pros: "Perfect landing!"
Cons: "Short flight. Did not have food or refreshments. Did not like seat assignment. Pretty crowxed."
Cons: "5 people checked in but didn’t show up at the gate Which made for a late take off so when we landed in Brisbane I didn’t have enough time to even get food or exchange my money as I had planned. Which in the airline industry happens often I understand just crazy how many things went wrong that day."
Pros: "Stormy weather made for a bumpy ride but that is no ones fault. Everything else as one would expect from a short flight"
Pros: "To charge $260 for baggage for a $90 flight without choice to prepay or warning there would be any charge or such extortionist charges for a suitcase at he Counter as a student was shocking"
Cons: "To charge $260 for baggage for a $90 flight without choice to prepay or warning there would be any charge or such extortionist charges for a suitcase at he Counter as a student was shocking"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "No legroom"
Cons: "40 min delayed!!"
Pros: "Very capable crew flying in terrible conditions with high winds. Flights after our take off were suspended due to appalling weather."
Cons: "There's little to like. Extremely cramped conditions. Poor food and beverage. Avoid if you possibly can."
Cons: "Nil to report"
Pros: "Clean planes."
Cons: "Hidden last minute weight fees on carry ons. In our case an extra $360. This is apparently a common complaint. Terrible scam."
Cons: "Customer service and Jetstar CANNOT be used in the same sentence. Flight cancelled by carrier no viable options offered by phone representative held on the telephone for over an hour whilst travelling to airport in an attempt to get a flight home. Holiday cut short, had to return rental car 1/2 day earlier than what had been paid for, lunch reservations had to be cancelled and no responsibility accepted by Jetstar representative. Well they have definitely lost me as a customer, none of the companies I own would treat a customer in such a manner we believe that we NEED customers to stay in business. Then to top it all off had a hour and a half travel time from Bne as opposed to half an hour from Coolangatta."
Pros: "Boarding was very quick and efficient."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Newcastle airport has made it so easy"
Pros: "Need to replace seat."
Pros: "Boarded on time"
Cons: "15 mins late departing"
Cons: "Was charged over $400 because I didn't know I had to add how many bags and how much weight when booking ahead of time, and had two large bags. Never use!!!"
Pros: "I have used this airline several times for short (2h30) and long (8h) haul flights and they are just aweful. Only certain people get food (even on the long haul), horrible staff that look down on you and ignore you, uncomfortable seats that make you feel like a sardine. Just aweful"
Pros: "Won't book with jet star again"
Pros: "Quick service."
Cons: "There was confusion about I checking a bag and I didn't book the ticket with a checked bag so when I got to the airport it cost me $50 to check my bag. I think that it was an excessive price"
Pros: "The cabin crew were most helpful in helping me get out of the plane first, and escorting me into the terminal to find the fastest way of getting to the international terminal. I am most thankful to them."
Cons: "The flight left 2+ hours late and I nearly missed my international connection in Brisbane"
Pros: "Speed and efficiency."
Cons: "Quality of food available for purchase on board."
Pros: "Fast check in process, fast boarding"
Pros: "This was my first time flying with Jetstar long distance. The experience was much better than my low expectations. It may have been partly because the seat next to me was empty so cramped seats were not a problem. The plane was the modern Dreamliner and the entertainment system kept me entertained."
Cons: "The inbound flight was heavily delayed and we left some 5 hours after our flight was scheduled."
Cons: "Overpriced excess of luggage. Classic trick only used by the cheapest airline companies."
Cons: "Serve a hot pot pie without cutlery! Charge for coffee and pop, not even getting one free?"
Cons: "I booked a return flight from Brisbane to Sydney for a business meeting that only lasted a few hours. I flew in Domestic and when I tried checking in for the return flight they said I was booked on international and had to take a train to that terminal. When I arrived at the International terminal they then told me I needed a Passport or Australian ID. I only had Canadian ID as I didn't need anything other than my booking number to fly into Sydney. So they then book me back on a later flight home at the domestic terminal so then I had to take the train back to where I started from. The staff just looked at me like I was the stupid one through this circus."
Pros: "They charged $94 for a bag at the airport. It is NOT CLEAR on Kayak that you have to book baggage ahead or face STEEP charges."
Pros: "Nothing. Thought we had booked Qantas and got Jetstar"
Cons: "That the flight ran late That the menu is disgusting. Nothing fresh. No originaliry"
Cons: "2h delay"
Pros: "The jetstar staff at check in counter were very helpful"
Cons: "The made me pay $50 for my skateboard as checked luggage! Skateboarding is not a crime and I'm not a f ucking terrorist! If I was forewarned I could have pre paid and it would only have cost me $12. Either way, it's feking bullshite!"
Airlines flying from Newcastle to Brisbane 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 Newcastle to Brisbane
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Newcastle to Brisbane