Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Brisbane
|March||Best time to beat the crowds (21% less expensive on average)|
|June||Most popular time to fly (23% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|$193||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to Brisbane. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines, Delta and Etihad Airways 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 765 (direct) flights between Sydney and Brisbane per week, averaging 109 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($66) and Virgin Australia ($93), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($139) and Virgin Australia ($202).
Air New Zealand (14 times daily), Qantas Airways (14 times daily), Emirates (13 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Sydney to Brisbane, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Brisbane back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday 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
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: "Long flight, lots food, good experience"
Cons: "Was in economy so it is what it is"
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."
Cons: "The food and drinks."
Cons: "There is no entertainment on VirginAustralia on a flight that is 7h long"
Pros: "Staffs were very rude. They are not professional. Slow service.bad impression"
Pros: "The crew did well/"
Cons: "More information prior to boarding as to why we were 2 hours delayed."
Pros: "Free WiFi and a snack of crackers and a dip."
Cons: "All good!"
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: "Food was unexpected and good, healthy"
Cons: "Missed my flight due to lost luggage"
Pros: "The service on board was excellent and the flight atendants really nice"
Pros: "Service helpful"
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: "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: "Seats, crew, boarding normal"
Cons: "No entertainment, food or charging port"
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: "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: "Overall service is excellant ."
Cons: "not really."
Pros: "Quick 1hr 20min flight from Syd to BNE. SYD"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "tiny spaces and people still pushing seat back"
Pros: "Everything was wonderful. The crew were super friendly. The snack was delicious."
Pros: "Departure on time"
Pros: "Service from the crew was good, however it would have nice to have been woken & offered lunch."
Cons: "Too many screaming children! Very cold."
Pros: "Every aspect of the flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight, unorganised, rude and abrupt flight stewards"
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."
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."
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: "Nasty surprise at the cost of an extra checked bag - $130 - the airline should be more up front and honest about the cost and option to pay less in advance. Otherwise service and crew average."
Pros: "On time and friendly crew"
Pros: "Courteous, professional attendants. Easy check-in once personnel arrived."
Cons: "No entertainment. Must download an app beforehand to use our own device. It was an early flight and personnel did not start work, so we had to wait, but then it went smoothly."
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."
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: "Supposedly cheap, but you pay extra for every little thing. I won't fly with Jetstar again"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, happy fellow passengers and crew. Boarding though front and back of plane and no last-minute plea for bags to be checked meant boarding was fast. . Also, there was no in flight entertainment, so disregard the stars on that."
Cons: "Did not expect the air fare quoted did not include a bag. We paid a primium for our bags on the day of the flight. Pay close attention and add the bag when you buy the ticket, or travel light. There is only food for purchase, but we did get water for free."
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."
Cons: "Kiwi didn't offer the option of paying for checked bags and they charged $100 more than it'd normally cost. Great job!"
Pros: "Had to change planes in Sydney where they tried to charge $80 per bag for extra bags that Melbourne agent had checked in for free."
Cons: "Worst airlines--except for Tigerair. Pay more upfront with Virgin Australia or Quantas. Jetstar will empty your pocketbook with charging for every little extra--no carry on baggage over 7 kilos--if over prepare for up to $80 charge. They claim these charges are for safety and have convinced their employees of this nonsense. Sydney airport has some of the worst wifi in the world."
Pros: "Budget airline- cheap and flights to many many locations"
Cons: "Budget airline- no complementary beverage and 7 kg weight restriction for carry-on luggage"
Cons: "The flight from HCMC to SYdney was 3h delayed (supposed to leave at 10:35 and left just before 2 am. We are required to pay for entertainment and basic drink and snacks."
Cons: "They don't tell you at the desk that they'd charge 50 dollars at the gate if you bring more than total 7 kilo of all your luggages"
Pros: "I liked how very on time Jetstar is and the crew are friendly."
Cons: "The food and beverage, I paid for a meal not an ala carte looking type of meal."
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: "Luggage fees"
Pros: "We got there no leg room"
Cons: "No leg room a320"
Cons: "Just because we bought the luggage at the airport instead of online they charged us MORE THAN FOUR TIMES THE PRICE for our luggage. It ended up being more than the cost of two return flights combined!!!! Avoid Jetstar like the plague that they are."
Cons: "I had to pay extra to replace my trip to Darwin"
Cons: "Unable to check in online, then told at the airport that I hadn't pre-paid for check in luggage, so I'd be assessed an "airport fee" of $160 for one bag. A complete rip off."
Pros: "Need to replace seat."
Pros: "Boarded on time"
Cons: "15 mins late departing"
Cons: "Hidden fees. I will never book another flight with Jetstar."
Cons: "Beware, they charge $15 per kilogram for over weight luggage."
Pros: "Busy day at the Sydney airport due to the coming Easter Holiday. The queue was full but the efficient staff kept the pace fast and steady."
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: "Too tight between seat and not even coffee free"
Cons: "Nothing and the flight attendants rude"
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: "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: "Clean and got us there pretty fast."
Cons: "The crew had to move people to the back of the plane to "balance the weight". Never heard of that before. So we sat for 30 minutes while they rearranged the passengers. The flight attendant seemed almost drunk. He kept rambling on the intercom and slurring his words. Very unprofessional."
Pros: "That they took care of an issue when the warning came on for the pilot."
Cons: "The ~2 hr delay due to an engineer needing to drive from the Gold Coast to sign the paperwork."
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "Fantastic value flight, new dreamliner planes are a plus"
Cons: "As with any value, there are some caveats. You must purchase baggage, food, seating and entertainment separately. Fee for all these services can amount to a full fare ticket on another airline that bundles it all in the price of your ticket, so shop around. Website is somewhat confusing on baggage allowance. You can purchase a set amount of weight, and decide that up into as many bags as you like. Ex: purchase upto 40kg max, and you can take 4 bags, 10kg each, or any combination there of. Also, make sure to purchase baggage online as doing it at the airport counter can run 25usd PER KILO. Enjoy your flight."
Pros: "I liked that I had 3 seats across and that generally no one bothered me during the flight. The return journey was very reasonable if you didn't need or want to add on many / any extras"
Cons: "Plane was quite dirty. I guess they save on cleaning and cabin staff minimally attending to passengers. Water was help yourself but at least it made you get up and go for a walk to get it"
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew seemed nice."
Cons: "They ended up charging us for our one bag both ways and it was a very confusing process. The boarding process is laughable and they didn't let people with disabilities and young children board first. We did not have any drinks or food as the airline charged for everything."
Cons: "Booked the airline through kayak, saw no notice that we had to pay for checked bags ahead of time, and we were charged 160$ at the airport. obviously a scheme to get money out of travelers from other countries."
Pros: "I liked the cost of the ticket."
Cons: "On the hnl syd flight the PA system was so low I couldn't hear a word the flight attendant was saying."
Pros: "Nothing. Had to to purchase a mother ticket. Details below."
Cons: "In my line of business being a CEO for an Inc 500 company, I know that my clients / customers make accidental mistakes (accidents) when ordering items. It's what you do with those mistakes will turn someone into a brand loyaltist or someone that will write a negative review such as this. 100% booking failure on my part. Fully admit it to. I had the right time, location and day of week. What was incorrect was the week of travel. I accidentally booked the following week instead of this week. Whoops. Mistakes happen. Immediately called airline ad notified of mistake. 40 minutes later they wanted to charge me $700+ in change fairs turning me into a person that leaves negative reviews as this is my first one in all of my time. I don't usually have time to do this because I am a CEO and constantly flying, educating, handling clients, personnel, etc that I feel I should be treated the Same way as I treat my customer. From an explatorory trip to Sydney and then Sunshine Coast to determine the next location of my company, i do know for fact that I will be flying quantis or Virgin if problem is not corrected. tim"
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!"
Cons: "I booked baggage online when I booked my flight and it wasn't on my ticket causing the OUTRAGEOUS additional fee of 160.00! I feel completely scammed by your airline because I got told if I paid cash they would give me a "deal". What kind of deal is it when I already clicked a checked bag when I booked? Completely dishonest and no integrity company. As a foreign traveler, I felt completely lied to with zero options. I will NEVER book your airline again."
Cons: "I could have sworn I submitted a request for a checked bag, but apparently it didn't register or I forgot online. Anyway when explaining this to the ticketing agent, she didn't seem to care and charged me $95 for a one 18kg bag!!!! That was $20 more than my entire flight cost. How the hell can a company charge that for a checked bag. Never again will I fly this and I will personally make sure they lose thousands through bad press. Don't screw the little guys.... We are your customers."
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