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Flights to Australia in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 3,720Average for return flights in December 2022
Return fromRM 1,407From Kuala Lumpur to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way fromRM 545One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Australia

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Cheap flights to Sydney
29 Dec - 26 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

12h 40m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

8h 55m
RM 2,190

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/12

29 Dec - 26 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

12h 40m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

17h 15m
RM 2,216

Scoot

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/12

17 Dec - 15 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

24h 30m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
RM 2,256

Scoot

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/12

Cheap flights to Melbourne
28 Dec - 28 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

20h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

29h 45m
RM 1,570

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/12

22 Dec - 29 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

20h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

10h 05m
RM 1,693

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/12

22 Dec - 29 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

20h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

8h 30m
RM 1,697

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/12

Cheap flights to Brisbane
10 Dec - 4 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BNE

Brisbane

1 stop

16h 00m
BNE

Brisbane

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

2 stops

19h 00m
RM 3,061

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/12

10 Dec - 4 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BNE

Brisbane

1 stop

10h 55m
BNE

Brisbane

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

11h 15m
RM 3,302

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/12

17 Jan - 29 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BNE

Brisbane

1 stop

19h 45m
BNE

Brisbane

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 15m
RM 3,382

Philippine Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/12

One-way flights to Australia

The cheapest one-way flights to Australia
23 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 10m
RM 668

Scoot

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/12

23 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

20h 25m
RM 545

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/12

6 Apr
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

BNE

Brisbane

1 stop

30h 35m
RM 1,319

Philippine Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/12

What is the cheapest month to fly to Australia?

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

RM 3,241

February

RM 2,040

March

RM 1,759

April

RM 2,120

May

RM 2,273

June

RM 2,256

July

RM 2,665

August

RM 2,309

September

RM 2,366

October

RM 2,458

November

RM 2,669

December

RM 3,118

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Australia is currently March; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Australia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

KUL - SYD

Price

RM 1,758 - RM 3,694

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Rainfall

50 - 130 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Australia?

The price you pay for your flight to Australia may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 46 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Australia?

Melbourne is the most popular flight destination in Australia. Other popular destinations include Perth, Sydney, Coolangatta and Brisbane.

Flights to Australia take about 24 hours and will deliver travellers to one of the most exciting and diverse countries on earth. Laidback, attractive cities give way to lush rainforests, lagoons, snow-topped mountains, desert and lush vineyards.

The cities are wonderful – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra the major ones – all bustling and lively with plenty to see and do and exciting restaurant scenes that serve the very best of Australian cuisine.

Sharing the country too is a stunning collection of wildlife – goannas, galas, quolls, drongos, pademelon, echidnas as well as the more familiar kangaroos and koalas.

Travellers stepping off their cheap flights to Australia will be able to do things here they’re unable to do anywhere else in the world. These include standing where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, watching the Southern and Indian Oceans collide, camping by a billabong, learning the ropes at a jackaroo school, or visiting the world’s only numerical town – 1770, named for the year Captain Cook landed on Australian shores.

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Australia climate

Australia is an enormous country and its climate varies. The north can be hot and tropical and the south cool with the occasional snow. When you’re planning your trip, remember that summer lasts from December through February in most of the country. It’s also the wet season for the north. The winters, between June and August, are fairly mild. The north has dry, sunny days and the south is dry with some snow in the mountains. It’s very important to protect yourself from the sun in Australia. Cover up with a hat and use plenty of high-SPF sunscreen.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Peak Season: 

Christmas to the end of January is high season. This is when children are on school holidays and the popular resorts are packed. In the north of Australia, high season is the winter months (June, July and August) when visitors from the southern states come up to escape the colder winters. 

Low Season: 

The summer months (October-March) are characterised by heat, humidity and rain in the northern states (the Top End, the Kimberley, and North Queensland, including Cairns). 

When airlines release discounted flights to Australia they’re usually for between mid-April and mid-June. The weather can be chilly in the southern Australian cities (Sydney and Melbourne). Up North, the wet season ends by mid-May and this can be a great time to visit.

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Getting around Australia

Flying is the quickest way to get between cities in Australia.

Virgin blue flies mostly on the eastern side of Australia connecting Sydney with Melbourne, Cairns, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It also flies to Adelaide, Perth, Broome and Darwin.

Jetstar – Operating out of Melbourne, the airline flies to six destinations within Australia including Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth.

Skywest flies in Western Australia (Broome, Perth) and the Northern Territory.

There are also bargain fares from Qantas – regular red e-deals – that the airline is quick to put in a newsletter and send out.

Train is a great way to see the country no matter what your budget. A trip on the Ghan or Indian-Pacific offer unforgettable experiences.

Coach and bus travel is economical and comfortable.

In the cities there are several types of public transport – buses, trains, ferries, light rail, monorail and trams. In Melbourne, the tourist bus and tram tours are free.

What is good to know if travelling to Australia?

  • If you can afford it hire a car to make sure you can see the unspoilt environment in all its glory. In some major cities, you can find rent-a-wreck style hire companies that allow you to hire a secondhand car very cheaply, though mileage limits might mean you may not be able to get as far away from the city as you need.
  • If the thought of a banger on the barbie sounds delicious, remember that beef, rather than pork sausages in Australia are the norm. It’s unusual to find pork sausages.
  • Be very, very careful when disposing of cigarette butts in the country, most of which is national park or Crown land. The vegetation is so dry that the smallest spark can start an inferno and land you in jail.
  • Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef and averages 300 sunny days a year. Brisbane, political and art capital of Queensland, has a world-class cultural calendar, thriving nightlife, and perfect climate. When you’re not visiting the islands, take in the town’s sights: Queenslander cottages converted to cafes, restaurants, and shops; excellent cuisine; fine arts; and sporting events.
  • Also in Queensland, Cairns is the only place in the world with side-by-side World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest. In the north, the rainforest touches the reef, and you can go from the beach to snorkelling in the reef. An international tourist destination, Cairns has a nightlife, shopping, and accommodation for all budgets.
  • Australia’s oldest city, Sydney, has international style, superb dining, and exuberance. The nightlife offers the renowned Sydney Opera House and theatres as well as trendy clubs, bars, and rowdy pubs. The Harbour Bridge is a must-see and must-climb, and beaches are around the harbour and along the oceanfront. A true cosmopolitan city, the shopping is excellent, especially for opals.
  • The sunniest Australian capital, Perth is a city of skyscrapers, yet great beaches are just a bus ride away. Rottnest Island has snorkelling, fishing, golfing, and hiking. Nearby Fremantle has heritage-listed buildings, restored warehouses, museums, and selections of crafts and Aboriginal souvenirs. Or head over to the Darling Range and bushwalk to the oldest rocks on Earth, waterfalls, and forests.
  • Melbourne is known for the good things in life: fashion, food, entertainment, nightlife, sports, and shopping. International festivals are held year-round, and sports venues include the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, car racing, and Australian-rules football. A shoppers delight, there’s everything from high fashion to unique souvenirs and handcrafts. A cultural melting pot, Melbourne has old-world charm with its Victorian architecture and ethnic restaurants.
  • If you’re looking for accommodation in Australia, Trivago is a website with useful user reviews. It includes information on hotels in Sydney, hotels in Perth and hotels in Melbourne.

Popular regions to fly to in Australia

Not sure where to visit in Australia? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in Australia below to filter down your possible destination.

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