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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)

High season

October Most popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

$479 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$159 or less

Good deal one-way

$85 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Australia

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Sydney to Australia for the following prices or less: to Brisbane $83 one-way - $151 round-trip, to Melbourne $83 one-way - $153 round-trip, to Coolangatta $69 one-way - $133 round-trip
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June and July. The cheapest month to fly to Australia is May.
  • Morning departure is around 2% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.8
Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,533 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Same old mediocre service a bit like catching a bus really very mundane"
Cons: "Food and entertainment"

Cons: "Flight was late and Sydney departures chaotic AND CROWDED"

Cons: "Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor"

Pros: "Crew were amazing, food was delicious"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed with no explanation, we sat once boarded waiting to take off not knowing what the further delay was, ended up arriving and clearing customs an hour behind schedule. This is becoming more common with my flights with Virgin Australia."

Pros: "Food was unexpected and good, healthy"

Pros: "The food was pretty damn good Staff were friendly"

Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."

Cons: "Missed my flight due to lost luggage"

Pros: "The service on board was excellent and the flight atendants really nice"

Pros: "I arrived home safely!"
Cons: "The hostess ran out of tea and when I asked for a top up she did not come back"

Pros: "Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home."
Cons: "Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip."

Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."

Cons: "Has it really come down to this To the Vegan that put this on the menu as the snack for the masses do you really find this appropriate"

Pros: "Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little"
Cons: "Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast"

Pros: "Service helpful"

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: "everything"

Pros: "Happy hour Is great marketing move for us tired working people to start our journey Like flights used to be"

Pros: "Crew was good, and water was served frequently."
Cons: "Got out late from Sydney and got stuck in a holding pattern in Bali. We had to take a shuttle to and from the plane was was cramped with screaming children. Due to the delay we got stuck at immigration for 50min. We weren’t told about the entertainment until already on the plane when we couldn’t download the app."

Pros: "friendly and polite staff all was good"
Cons: "passengers with large carry on bags fill up overhead lockers by the time you get to your seat they are already full with peoples bags that are nowhere near their seat allocation."

Cons: "Entertainment is very B if not C grade At least the crew was a lot happier than my previous flight"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No entertainment no food or drinks"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Good Service"

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."

Pros: "Lovely plane, good entertainment, great refreshments!"
Cons: "Nothing was bad!"

Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"

Pros: "Such a comfortable flight. No complaints at all."

Pros: "Boarding in Sydney was easier than anticipated. Crew were good"
Cons: "Stop off in Darwin? Really? Star Alliance is a bit of a joke-poor coordination between VA and Air NZ. No lounge access given we’re Air NZ elite members"

Pros: "Seats, crew, boarding normal"
Cons: "No entertainment, food or charging port"

Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and as we were overseas and did not know we had been put on a flight 4hrs earlier and as we got to the airport to later than that earlier flight had to buy new tickets with another airline. We are very disappointed as it cost up extra money."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."

Pros: "Overall service is excellant ."
Cons: "not really."

Pros: "The staff was lovely. Flight was on time, smooth and landed a bit early."
Cons: "Not the airline's fault, but the woman sitting next to me was so large that I was squished against the window. And I couldn't fully put my tray down because of her leg size. I feel terrible complaining about it. She did warn me. But it was very uncomfortable. Luckily it was just an hour's flight."

Cons: "The time"

Pros: "Arrived early"

Pros: "Baggage price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Excellent cabin attendance ratiio to passengers."
Cons: "Seat comfort"

Pros: "Very little, again delayed in leaving resulting in arrival quite late"
Cons: "Unknowlingly dropped teeth which went under the seat and Virgin has no means of contacting airport to put mind at rest after flight and phone contact almost impossible as staff unable or unwilling to assist. No phone number in directory, no phones at airport. and in an emergency no way of contact and no one willing to do anything to assist. Food better but still too much rice. Long boring flight with no entertainment in flight. Very Very Disappointing Robert Richardson 0895930984"

Pros: "Seating was ok and staff friendly"
Cons: "No entertainment or even papers on a 2 hour flight. Refreshment menu is pretty awful and expensive."

Pros: "Empty, friendly staff"
Cons: "Late for my conference"

Pros: "Staff was courteous and genueinely interested in making our flight enjoyable and relaxing."

Pros: "Was quick and painless"
Cons: "That we had to go via Sydney wish they were direct to Melbourne"

Pros: "Virgin service has always been great in my experience"

Pros: "Staff polite and helpful at boarding desk"
Cons: "Poor food selection"

Cons: "They don’t offer refunds only vouchers. That robbery for anyone traveling internationally, they cannot use a voucher in a year"

Pros: "No the crew weren’t amazing & the seats were just okay. The flight was pretty full. The guy driving made two safe landings at Avalon"
Cons: "Jetstar - c,mon, it’s an airborne bus really."

Pros: "Arrived ahead of schedule"

Pros: "Seat not very wide"
Cons: "Screaming kids in business & just behind business"

Cons: "I prepaid for my meal and it was brought to me soon after I boarded about 4pm. I wasn’t hungry as I already had lunch. It would have been better to bring it for me at dinner time, Sydney time as that’s what my body clock was on. The last service was too close to landing."

Pros: "Nice crew inside the plane"
Cons: "It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation."

Pros: "The touch down landing was PERFECTLY smooth!! Thank you Captain!"

Cons: "Small walkway and seats."

Cons: "It could have not been 2.5hrs delayed"

Pros: "Seat was comfortable."

Pros: "Most importantly on time and friendly staff."
Cons: "For a discount airline everything was as expected. As said above, being in time and friendly employees made it an excellent flight."

Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Easy to book and check in"

Pros: "Small flight"
Cons: "Nothing to say because small aircraft"

Pros: "one crew member appeared to authentically greet and farewell clients with a twinkle in his eyes."
Cons: "many of the other crew members appeared to actively dislike their job and to treat passengers disrespectfully,"

Pros: "It’s okay"

Cons: "The coffee"

Pros: "I luved the attendants and the service"
Cons: "THE AIRPORT IS NOT IN MELBOURNE! We had to hire an Uber for 100 dollars to drive us the hour to Melbourne. It should be clearer when booking this airport is significantly farther away. It would have been more convenient and economical to fly into melbournes international airport."

Pros: "They did try to make up time in the air"
Cons: "Plane was a little late arriving so boarding was delayed which then resulted in longer delays as wind gusts kicked in and could not take off after boarding the plane result missed bus connections"

Cons: "And no announcements re the delay until the very last minute."

Pros: "Attention to details"
Cons: "Lack of snacks"

Pros: "Good service and nice people"
Cons: "Nothing everything was good"

Pros: "the actual flight was fine"
Cons: "When I looked up the flight option through your site I selected one checked bag per person and it showed the price and I decided to purchase. Then when I tried to check in at Jetstar online it showed I had no checked bags WHY?! then I complained about it in an online chat and the chat agent would not agree and said I had to pay for checked bags if I had any and said he/she could do that and asked how much the bags weighed. Since I did not know and could not answer how much the weighed I decided to check them online myself since it gave me options for weight/price I knew our bags would be under - the chat ended and I proceeded to try to pay for one bag each online. However, after more than a half dozen attempts which were all rejected I had to close the online check in and leave as we were running short on time to get things done and get to the airport. At the airport I told all this to the agent at bag check and she would do noting but charged me about $240 for the two bags - grossly more than the $28 for one and $38 for the other that I was trying to pay online & roughly as much as the cost of the flights! Will you please let me know what can be done to get my money back as this is just not right?"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled and next available was nearly 4hrs later and left late! And then they have the gall to tell you to board quickly. Emails all about trying to frighten you into paying for extra luggage and sell you mediocre food and pay for a seat allocation."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight change fee within 24h of booking would have been $120 for a $49 flight. Carry-on was 9kg instead of 7kg - $60 extra fee. Never again."

Cons: "Two hours delayed on the way. Four and a half hours delayed on the return flight. No explanation or apology for either leg."

Pros: "Avalon is quiet, decent facilities"
Cons: "Should give water on the flight. Didn’t buy food didn’t use entertainment"

Cons: "It was good flight"

Cons: "Rude ground staff."

Cons: "Checking in was a pain, when there were too many people, the staff didn’t really make any effort to speed up the process, they didn’t care much to prioritise whoever came first, just mixing up those who have problems with their luggage with everyone else."

Pros: "None of it"
Cons: "The whole Jetstar team"

Pros: "Surprised with a great (in air) Uluru shot, 10min before we landed"

Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "Didn't realize when I booked I'd be charged $60 for a lightweight duffel, one way. Will not repeat."

Cons: "Too bad you have to pay for every service...seats, TV, food."

Pros: "Efficient and fiendly service."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and none was expected on such a short trip."

Pros: "And different from other international carriers ( 20 kg instead of 23 kg). I had to pay 105 AUS for a carry-on from Sydney to Melbourne. It would have been less expensive for the carry-on to buy a seat."

Pros: "non"
Cons: "Jetstar"

Pros: "Staff were very friendly"
Cons: "For some reason I thought I had extra legroom but apparently not I was squished in between two people in the back of the plane the person in front of me was moving around a lot and hurting and knocking my knees"

Cons: "Eat and sleep"

Pros: "Very good everything"

Pros: "On time. Captain lovely, Crew lovely."
Cons: "My chair would recline, it kept going back up."

Cons: "Fast efficient travel friendly staff"

Pros: "Air conditioning comfortable"
Cons: "Will not travel again on jetstar as seating is very uncomfortable..not good for aussies probably suitable for asians who have shorter legs."

Pros: "The fact that we tried to check our bags 10 minutes too early but the bag check desk used the ten minutes to train new staff and allowed us to shave $25 off a potential bag weight fee."
Cons: "Need to repeat several times if you change a gate number for our flight."

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."

Pros: "The crew was relatively nice."
Cons: "A lot of crying babies. No food or entertainment included for the 9.5 hour flight."

Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"

Pros: "The flight was on time leaving and arriving good checking."
Cons: "The plane is very basic no entertainment very dull."

Pros: "i like the use of kiosks they need to have more machines as the staff have a poor service attitude and give the responses as machines."
Cons: "Booked a ticket with 20kg checked bag; didn't pack as much so took a carry on. The flight was delayed so they decided to weigh carry ons. It came to 10kg plus Laptop bag. They charged me $50 extra. On explaining I have 20kgs included and am happy to go check it in myself. They didn't let me. Not sure why when the flight was delayed by more than 30 min. staff not helpful or considerate. No solution offered to make me happy or to acknowledge that I had already paid for 20kg. I could be talking to a machine and it would've been the same outcome."

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