Flights to Brisbane, Australia

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Best student & youth fares right now to Brisbane

Browse the prices below to see what’s currently on offer when it comes to flights from the UK to Brisbane, or use the search box above and see the cheapest fares from your hometown.

Student flights from the UK to Brisbane

We make getting to Brisbane a breeze with our student and youth discounts and deals. This is one of Australia’s best cities! It’s a great place to start your adventure Down Under, to base yourself for a study abroad placement, or spend a year on a working holiday. The capital of the state of Queensland—the state that covers the top right corner of the Australian landmass —Brisbane is a city saturated in culture, with one of the best live music scenes anywhere in the world. Known fondly as Brissy to the locals (or Brisvegas), the settlement is built around the Brisbane River, and often features in top lists for most liveable cities.

When it comes to students and young people from the UK, this is a place that ticks all the right boxes. Strong student population, heaps of affordable bars and places to eat, and enough to see and do to keep you busy for months.

Have a search today for flights to Brisbane from the UK, and see what deals and discounts we can provide.

map of Brisbane

What are the main Brisbane airports, and how do I get from them to central Brisbane?

The main airport serving Brisbane—and the only one that you can fly into as an international visitor—is the aptly-named Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport: Brisbane Airport is located around 16km from the city centre, and a journey between the two only takes 20 minutes or so. You have a number of options, but the cheapest (and often fastest) is the Airtrain, which runs every 15 minutes on-peak, and every 30 minutes off-peak. You can also hop in a taxi, which will cost about $50AUD (£25).

How to fly from the UK to Brisbane

Brisbane is pretty much the opposite side of the globe to the UK, which means a long flight to get there. At the time of writing, there are no direct flights to Brisbane from the UK, but there are a huge amount of options when it comes to connecting flights. Popular changeover destinations include cities in the Middle East, like Dubai and Qatar, and also Asia, like Hong Kong and Singapore. You may need to use two different airlines, but this will depend on your exact ticket and route. The total journey time will take around 24 hours.

Cheap flights to Brisbane
from London

Average flight duration

23 hours

Number of weekly/daily flights

10+ weekly (connecting)

Cheap flights to Brisbane
from Manchester

Average flight duration

23 hours

Number of weekly/daily flights

10+ weekly (connecting)

Cheap flights to Brisbane
from Edinburgh

Average flight duration

25 hours

Number of weekly/daily flights

10+ weekly

When is the best time to fly to Brisbane?

Brisbane is a modern city and a year-round destination, though temperatures do vary depending on the time of year. The climate is subtropical, with the most humid and rainy times occurring from December to March (during Australia’s summer months). Because of that, this tends to be when accommodation and the like is cheaper than other times of the year. The most comfortable time to visit is from March to May, when the rainy season is over and the days are drier, and also from September to November. Keep in mind that the month-long Brisbane Arts Festival runs throughout September, and because of this, prices are likely to go up a bit.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Brisbane?

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Why do British students love visiting Brisbane

Brits love Brisbane for the relaxed culture, awesome live music and vast variety of things to see and do. It’s a great gateway for other destinations in Queensland, like Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, and it’s also a handy jumping off point to explore the wonders of Outback Queensland.

Brisbane universities and campuese

Brisbane universities and campuses

The University of Queensland is a major and prestigious university based in Brisbane, and it offers plenty of options for international study placements. Considered one of the world’s top 50 universities, the uni has a vibrant population of international students, and has an excellent variety of courses and subjects available for your perusal. Queensland University of Technology is also a good option. Your home uni may have study abroad or exchange programmes already set up in Brisbane, so check in to see what’s easily available to you.

Brisbane lifestyle and culture

Brisbane lifestyle and culture

Like the rest of Australia, Brisbane has a laid-back lifestyle, and the warm climate offers itself perfectly to being outdoors, whether drinking coffee, eating lunch, or simply lazing around in one of the many parks and greenspaces. The great outdoors is never far away in Australia, so it’s easy to spend a weekend hiking and or camping when it takes your fancy. Aussies are friendly, open and hospitable people, so whether you’re staying for a few weeks or a few months, be ready to make some new friends, kick back and spend some time in the sun!

visit Brisbane on a student budget

Exploring Brisbane on a student budget

Brisbane has a lovely climate, so lends itself perfectly to exploration by foot, which of course doesn’t cost a penny. And with its massive student population, the city is very well set up to offer plenty of entertainment options for students on a budget. Live music, free museums and outdoor markets means plenty to do on a budget. And of course, there’s a plethora of outdoor adventures, from mountain hikes to coastal walks, throughout the city and just outside of it. Streets Beach is also a popular free hangout—a picture-perfect lagoon right in the middle of the city!

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Brisbane

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