Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways and Qantas Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to Brisbane. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta, Etihad Airways and LATAM Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Sydney to Brisbane.
The average direct flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 752 km.
There are 936 (direct) flights between Sydney and Brisbane per week, averaging 133 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($59) and Virgin Australia ($108), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($43) and Multiple Airlines ($168).
Virgin Australia (17 times daily), Hawaiian Airlines (17 times daily), Singapore Airlines (15 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Sydney to Brisbane, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Brisbane back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Brisbane, also known as Brisbane Airport.
If you’re traveling on throughout the region after your flight from Sydney to Brisbane, you can connect to regional train lines through an airport connection. The AirTrain can connect you directly with the Queensland Rail suburban network, where you can access trains that travel throughout the entire region. Fares for this transfer start around $15.
Whether you need to get some last-minute work done, grab a quick bite to eat or simply take some time to relax before your flight departs, Sydney Airport offers travellers seven different lounge areas. Access to six of these airports is available for non-members, with single-entry passes starting at around $50.
Whether you’re arriving in Brisbane with a surfboard or not, Surfers Paradise is an easy connection away via public or private transport. Connections to Surfers Paradise are available via AirTrain for around $34, as well as via shuttle buses with several private operators. Shuttle buses can vary widely in fare, so shopping around with the different providers is a must.
There are parking options for several different budgets at Sydney Airport. Parking rates start at approximately $30 per day and go up for car parks that are closer to the airport. A complimentary shuttle bus operates between the budget car parks and the terminals every 15 minutes, so travellers can avoid the lengthy walk.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Sydney to Brisbane.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Brisbane from Sydney is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Brisbane with an airline and back to Sydney with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Brisbane from Sydney up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Bigger seats, more room between the seets."
Cons: "Boarding wasn’t differentiated. Flight departure was delayed but they made up time en route."
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Cons: "Allow married people to travel with their new names."
Cons: "The frittata and the spinach was not the best meal, but the rest seemed really good."
Cons: "Lost 2 of 3 bags. Still don’t have them. Some staff very helpful and empathetic. Some staff very rude and abrasive. Didn’t want to take ownership and work to correct the problem. Had a “not my problem” attitude"
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"
Cons: "very cramped"
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "Normal standard for that kind of trip"
Pros: "Pillow and blanket made the trip much for comfortable"
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Pros: "Complimentary Inflight drink and the effort from crew to accommodate English second language passengers in my row."
Cons: "Qantas mucked up my seating and then tried to tell me maybe it was just my use of the booking system."
Pros: "Efficient loading & unloading. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Seats were way too close together!!"
Cons: "Flight attendants and staff were extremely rude and condescending"
Pros: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "With an almost 3 hour delay the lack of information from Qantas staff was infuriating and we were held in what felt like a ‘holding pen’"
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: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Pros: "Great at all."
Pros: "I watched heaps of movies and programs."
Pros: "Staff was very accommodating"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "I hadn't had time to organize Australian currency before flying from Beijing. The flight from Sydney to Brisbane did not take credi card."
Pros: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "Average airline compared to Singapore & MZ airlines"
Pros: "Good food, movies and just 10x better than discount airlines"
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"
Pros: "On time dep and arr."
Cons: "Nothing specific."
Pros: "boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "seats were incredibly tight"
Pros: "Helpful staff, good vegetarian foods"
Pros: "They went above and beyond"
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Could use a better description of chicken dish. Did not say that it was curry flavors"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very rough ride"
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "I liked that they accommodated my dietary restrictions"
Cons: "I didn't like the seating. It was really cramped"
Pros: "The Qantas legs of the flight were their usual stellar levels."
Cons: "The Jet Airways flight was to their usual ok level. Nothing especially wrong with fit, but it was not five-star level."
Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"
Pros: "Every person that works for this airline (that I came in contact with) was very helpful, extremely nice, and very supprtive."
Pros: "Kind cabin crews"
Cons: "Be punctual"
Pros: "Exit row seating."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for almost two hours."
Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"
Pros: "Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch."
Cons: "The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in."
Pros: "Not much. Incoming flight was late then turn-around was ridiculous."
Cons: "We had extra baggage, which I tried to pay online multiple times but the Virgin website kept indicating they are having problems. When we arrived at the airport the charged us basically twice (for extra bags) what we would have paid had they not rigged their website to make extra money."
Pros: "The crew did well/"
Cons: "More information prior to boarding as to why we were 2 hours delayed."
Cons: "Planes could have been time Half way on the trip they cancel my plane had wait 4 hours late which means I had 12 hours fly from Tass to Towsviile"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"
Pros: "Food was unexpected and good, healthy"
Cons: "WiFi didn't work and the movies were dubbed over"
Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."
Pros: "Service helpful"
Pros: "The actual flight was great."
Cons: "Virgin is way behind other airlines when it comes to baggage allowance. If you want to make more profit off of baggage fees, well job well done! Other airlines allot up to 32kg for checked bags... Virgin allots 23kg and only one checked bag for international flights. Robbery. The actually flight was great but I won’t fly Virgin again unless I only have a carryon... which is capped at 7kg!"
Pros: "Very good service by employees when airport "free WIFI" failed to connect with phones to display our emailed boarding passes. Also help coping with out-of-order baggage machines."
Cons: "All baggage tag machines were out of order, causing lengthy lines for checking bags."
Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"
Pros: "Everything worked out beautifully even after I missed my connecting flight. I was rebooked on Virgin and ended up with three open seats. Great flight, good food."
Pros: "Was pleasantly surprised on todays 5pm flight which included a yummy crackers and dip snack - as well as a drink (I went for a Corona!) Nice end to the day!"
Pros: "Crew extremely friendly"
Pros: "Original flight canceled put on earlier flight which was delayed to original departure time."
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."
Pros: "Flight attendants were pretty good but not great"
Cons: "I had garbage that I tried to get rid of and the attendant told me to hold on to. I had to board the plane from outside and go up steps with my carry on."
Pros: "Plane is new, well kept"
Cons: "7kg limit for carryons is complete bollocks Going down a flight of stairs, across the tarmac, and up a flight of stairs to get on and off the plane reminds me of Propeller days, not 737s. Inflight entertainment: no displays. BYO smart phone and make sure the VA app is pre installed Cup of Soda is $3. Tried to add a 5th piece of luggage, but because it was booked through Kayak, I had to pay $70 a bag. (Blocked from adding bags) Overall: don't book using Kayak. Use VA site. And do homework before you pack."
Cons: "Virgin was responsible for our transfer and did very little to help their international travelers"
Cons: "The food was a couple of cookies....There was no entertainment."
Pros: "second time flying with Virgin. Had a great experience the first time so i choose specifically to fly with Virgin Australia knowing that it was going to be a long flight. I wanted the comfort and i knew i would have it with Virgin. they delivered, thank you Virgin."
Cons: "Needed more water runs."
Pros: "Quick 1hr 20min flight from Syd to BNE. SYD"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "rude check in staff poor safety issues no comms when diverted to another airport damaged luggage AGAIN..."
Cons: "tiny spaces and people still pushing seat back"
Cons: "Crying babies!"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "everything was great"
Pros: "Everything was wonderful. The crew were super friendly. The snack was delicious."
Pros: "Departure on time"
Pros: "Every aspect of the flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight, unorganised, rude and abrupt flight stewards"
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."
Pros: "The boarding process was quick."
Cons: "The flight was extremely turbulent, I've never been so scared in my life on a flight. The guy next to me actually asked if I was okay and other passengers were visibly scared also."
Pros: "Did not give us a hard time about bags that were a little over weight."
Cons: "The snack"
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."
Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."
Pros: "It was fast and easy to get to my favourite thing in the world."
Pros: "The flight was quick and complimentary wine and softdrinks was a bonus"
Cons: "The check-in girl was unfriendly, I was late for 7 minutes and asked for info why thy cant check me in and asked a printout of terms, but that girl just stare at and yell "what", and told me I was rude, basically the only response I got from her was just a stare competition and repeat of WHAT"
Cons: "Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!"
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: "The flight crew was awesome. The aircraft was beautiful."
Cons: "TERRIBLE service. I hate this airline. Dreading the flight back home on this ridiculous airline."
Pros: "Excellent. I arrived early and Jetstar accomodated me with getting an earlier flight."
Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"
Cons: "Short flight. Did not have food or refreshments. Did not like seat assignment. Pretty crowxed."
Cons: "Outrageous baggage fees that cost more than the flight!"
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."
Cons: "It was discouraging to know after the posted fare and slapped with different pricing of luggage weight, etc."
Pros: "Very good everything"
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: "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: "I had to pay extra to replace my trip to Darwin"
Pros: "Need to replace seat."
Cons: "Beware, they charge $15 per kilogram for over weight luggage."
Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The only time we saw the cabin crew was when they were selling something."
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: "Although a budget carrier, much better experience than US carriers, even supposed full service carriers. Would definitely fly them again."
Cons: "Very picky on baggage weight, even carry on items."
Pros: "The staff was very accommodating since they knew we were late"
Cons: "Lots of delays. We left 30-minutes late and ended up having to do circles over our destination airport to wait for an opportunity to land. We almost missed our next flight. Overall it's a very frugal run operation, but that results in cheaper ticket prices."
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: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Over one hour at check in."
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Pros: "Fast check in process, fast boarding"
Pros: "Jetstar, only because we had a wheelchair request was our experience okay"
Cons: "we felt like just a number otherwise"
Cons: "Overpriced excess of luggage. Classic trick only used by the cheapest airline companies."
Pros: "Everything was good except the confusion regarding the terminal. The confirmation was correct but the taxi driver was confused. Why is a domestic flight check in at the international terminal? He finally dropped us off at the correct terminal!"
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."
Cons: "2h delay"
Pros: "Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!"
Cons: "No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"
Pros: "Plane ride smooth and the service for every part of trip was great. This exceeded my expectations."
Cons: "departing late (again)"
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
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!"
Pros: "Competitive and cheap prices"
Cons: "Poor service - white wine was served warm and they refused to exchange for another. Poor hygiene - there was crumbs all over the floor and on my seat, and used gum stuck to the seat in front of me."
Pros: "Nothing you guys totally ripped me off for baggage. I will never fly with you again"
Cons: "I arrived from the international terminal before my first flight with Jetstar with my suitcase and backpack and was told to pay >$300 in additional bag fees. Not only that, the staff person insisted that I check in my backpack (not a large backpack) and then pay a large sum for checking it in. Jetstar staff are CROOKS- there was no need to check in the standard size backpack. The staffperson also LIED- I said that I would store the bag at the airport and the staffperson said it would cost the same. NOT TRUE. There is an option to store the bag at the hotel for MUCH LESS."
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "Low fares!"
Cons: "Given the low fare it was fine, Very limited choices on entertainment package."
Cons: "i was offered a refund, but I'm still waiting for this to be confirmed."
Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"
Airlines flying from Sydney 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 Sydney to Brisbane
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sydney to Brisbane