Very Cheap Plane Tickets

Find very cheap plane tickets to Australia!

Dirt cheap flight tickets to Australia can only be found if you are flying from New Zealand or other countries that are close to Australia.

If you fly from the Northern Hemisphere, it is obviously a fair distance so no matter how much you bargain it will still be a major cost for you. But that only means it's well worth to bargain - you can save thousands of dollars if you spend some time looking!

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When to Look and When to Fly

If you are from Europe you are likely used to the thought that the last minute tickets are the cheapest. This does NOT work when flying to Australia!

The first thing to remember is - start looking in a very good time if you want the very cheap plane tickets! The earlier, the better.

The second thing is - it matters what time of the year you choose to go. Flights to Australia are much cheaper when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere (and winter here in Australia), than when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere (and summer here). Christmas and New Year is simply the most expensive time to fly to Australia.
That means, if the price of the flight is really important to you, you may want to time your trip so that you fly in May, June, July or August - usually the cheapest months (obviously the months when the Northern Hemispherers don't want to leave their own most beautiful time of the year).

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The good news is - Australia is not nearly as cold and our winters are often warmer (definitely not much colder) than the summers of (at least northern) Europe. Our winter months are in fact the best time to travel in northern Australia (read more about Australian climate), which is when, on the other hand, northern Australia's domestic flights, accommodation etc have high season rates.

Where to Find Very Cheap Plane Tickets to Australia?

Should you go to a travel agent or buy your ticket online? Personally I definitely buy it online. It is much cheaper, I get to take time to make my own choices instead of listening to somebody telling me.. Unless you know too little about Australia and need help with planning your trip (and even then you can avoid it by doing some reading), it is definitely MUCH better to go online if you want the very cheap plane tickets!

How to Look for Very Cheap Plane Tickets to Australia?

It used to be a time consuming process with many, many Google searches!

Not anymore :-)

We now have the excellent price comparison websites that are independent and unbiased about companies, giving you price comparisons between different flight companies:

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Still Want Even Cheaper Plane Tickets to Australia?

If you want it super cheap, and are prepared to put in the time, you can use the above search box and tailor your own trip, bit by bit (I explain below how). As opposed to trying to find a direct flight, tailoring your trip can make it A LOT cheaper.

And guess what, the cheap price is only one good thing about it! If you are already a budget traveller, you are likely an independent traveller, and will only make the most of each stopover! You can stay in each as long as you want and get in another destination for no extra cost to your flight tickets.

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I love spending a week or two enjoying Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur on the way to Europe.. it's a bonus destination on your trip! And you can evenget in Bali and other smaller destinations :-)

How to Look for Very Cheap Plane Tickets to Australia?

Starting from Europe, you can look for everything online in following bits.

1) Europe to Asia (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur tend to be cheap)

2) Asia to Australia (Jetstar and Air Asia tend to be cheap)

3) Depending on where in Australia you are heading, you may have to take a domestic flight within Australia (Jetstar tends to have cheap domestic flight tickets)

Similarly, you can break up your flight from North America, and stop over in Hawaii,  New Zealand or on some Pacific Islands as a bonus destination :-)

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If you are planning your first trip to Australia and haven't made your mind up about where exactly to fly first, it may be good to know that the cheapest international flights go to Sydney and Melbourne.

And both are excellent places as your first base in Australia. The smaller the place, the more expensive and less flexible is the flying.

A flight to Australia is a very long flight but you can use the time well if you like reading! On your right hand side, in the third column on this page, are some classic Australian books - some are funny, others are sad, even scary, but none is fiction and any one makes a great read about some aspect of the country you are flying to. The funny one, and my personal favourite, is Bill Bryson's Down Under, aka In a Sunburned Country.

It gives you a really good idea about Australia through the eyes of an international traveller, and it is HILARIOUS!!! Every serious subject and place is covered with a very clever humorous twist that can only be created by the top writer that Bill Bryson is (he is one of the world's top travel writers and also a journalist, so expect some accuracy and detail in facts, with a great sense of humour).

"Vastly entertaining... If there is one book with which to get oriented before departure or en route to Australia, this is it." - New York Times

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