Compare Cheap Flights to Brisbane, Australia
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The Best Time to Visit
To increase your chance of finding and travelling on cheap flights to Brisbane, avoid the school holidays. Much of March, April, June, July, October and the Christmas holiday period is a popular time for families travelling north on flights to Brisbane. As a result, airfare to Brisbane increases as well as rates at hotels and resorts. The city's attractions are also at their busiest and traffic congestion can make it hard to move around the city.
However, if you book your tickets to Brisbane around the school holidays in April and May, it's one of the best times of year to visit the city. You'll miss the price increase in flights to Brisbane, and the city's weather is at it's best. Temperatures are not too hot or too cold, making it ideal for outdoor activities.
If you are travelling with your family and can't avoid the school or end-of-year holidays, book your return flights to Brisbane well in advance. You'll have better luck at locking in lower airfare prices which will give you more room in your holiday budget for activities around the city.
Major Events and Festivals
Brisbane Comedy Festival
The Brisbane Comedy Festival is one of Australia's top annual events. Every year, people from all around the world book flights to Brisbane to watch 40 of the best up and coming comedians take the stage.
Paniyiri Greek Festival
Each year, the Paniyiri Greek Festival attracts more than 50,000 attendees. As a result, flights to Brisbane in the third week of May increase, and you'll want to book your tickets to Brisbane well in advance before the seasonal bump. The festival is an excellent choice for the whole family, and you can indulge in a vibrant celebration of Greek food, culture and traditions.
Brisbane Marathon Festival
The Brisbane Marathon Festival is one of the largest marathons in Australia. It's a scenic 42km run and has taken place every year since the 1982 Commonwealth Games. With such a large attendance, an airfare to Brisbane is expensive over the week in August when the marathon takes place.
The Brisbane Festival
The Brisbane Festival is an international arts festival. You'll find performances around dance, theatre, comedy, film, opera and more! If you want to save money, book a Multi-Tix ticket package and see more performances for less.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
If you're planning on using public transport in Brisbane, buy the TransLink Go Card. It costs a $10 AUD deposit, and you can get it at Brisbane Airport (BNE) once your flights to Brisbane land. It is also available to purchase at several shops around the city. The best part? When you're ready to go back home, you can hand the card back to a vendor and request a full refund.
If you're staying in the suburbs, the train is an excellent way to get to Brisbane's many attractions. There are stations nearby the Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank and Fortitude Valley.
Buses are an affordable way to get around Brisbane. The city has a robust network with stops at top attractions and many of the neighbourhoods. In the city centre, you can also make use of the free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop. These routes have stops by many of Brisbane's downtown hotels and attractions like the Botanic Gardens and King George Square.
A unique way to explore Brisbane is with the city's ferry service. The Brisbane River cuts through the city centre, making it a convenient option to some of Brisbane's top attractions. The CityCat ferry stops at the Botanic Gardens and Eat Street Northshore. If you don't have a TransLink Go Card, you can buy a single ticket when you board the boat.
Once your flights to Brisbane has arrived, you can take a metered taxi to your accommodation. The metered cabs wait outside Brisbane Airport’s arrival terminal and a trip will cost on average $33.
The best way to get from Brisbane Airport (BNE) into the city is with the Airtrain. The service runs every 15 to 30 minutes and takes 20 minutes’ to reach Brisbane. You can use your TransLink Go Card or buy a single ticket for $18.50.
Top Things to Do and See
Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the top reasons people book tickets to Brisbane every year. It's only a 15-minute drive from the city centre and is the world's first koala sanctuary. It's home to more than 130 koalas as well as other critters like kangaroos, snakes, platypuses and a variety of indigenous birds.
Climb the Brisbane Story Bridge
For incredible views of the city, climb to the top of Brisbane Story Bridge. It's the perfect activity for travellers that want a little adventure and scenic views during their trip with flights to Brisbane. You can join a tour that will last around 2.5 hours where you'll get all the gear you need to conquer the bridge safely.
Wander around the South Bank
South Bank is Brisbane's signature district. It's the perfect place to start exploring once your flights to Brisbane land and you've offloaded your bags at your hotel. The area looks out over the Brisbane River and it’s where you'll find attractions such as the Wheel of Brisbane, trendy cafes, restaurants and beautiful parks.
Things to do in Brisbane
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