Cheap Flights to Oceania from the UK

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Best student & youth fares right now to Oceania

Dreaming of a trip somewhere in the South Pacific? Check out our cheapest flights to Oceania below. These prices are updated every day, so check back often for our latest deals or use the search box to see what else is on offer.

Student flights from the UK to Oceania

Oceania, sometimes known as the South Pacific, is a popular destination with students from the UK, despite being so far away. Whether you’re studying abroad, taking a gap year or just enjoying a holiday, Oceania is home to lots of incredible destinations. From the famous beaches in Australia to New Zealand’s incredible mountains and fjords to the tropical paradise of places like Fiji and Tahiti, Oceania is a dream to explore.

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map of Oceania showing major airports

What are the main Oceania airport hubs?

Sydney airport (in Australia) is definitely one of the biggest airport hubs for flights to Oceania from the UK. It’s a main hub for airlines like Qantas and Emirates and the busiest airport in Oceania. Melbourne and Auckland are also main hubs for international flights. If you’re flying to Australia or New Zealand, chances are you’ll want to start your trip in one of these amazing cities first. If you’re continuing on elsewhere though, it’s easy to get a flight to somewhere else in the South Pacific from one of these main hubs.

How to fly from the UK to Oceania

We won’t sugarcoat it: getting from the UK to Oceania takes a bit of time. There aren’t many direct flights, so you’re looking at somewhere around 22-27 hours of travel time (depending on how long your layover is) for London to Sydney, the most accessible hub in Oceania. Most flights depart from London, although Manchester or Edinburgh is also an option.

Cathay Pacific and British Airways offer two of the fastest ways of getting to Sydney, clocking in at about 22 hours of travel total. Other popular airlines for flying to the South Pacific include Qantas, Qatar and Emirates.

When is the best time to fly to Oceania?

Since the weather varies quite a bit throughout this region, there’s almost never a bad time to visit Oceania. One main thing to keep in mind is that most of Oceania is situated in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons are opposite of what you’re used to in the UK. This also means that Oceania is a great place to travel to when you need an escape from the cold, rainy days in the UK. Many islands in the South Pacific, like Fiji or Tahiti, offer sunny, tropical weather year-round. The only thing you may want to avoid is the humid, rainy season, from December to April.

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

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Why do British students love visiting Oceania?

Oceania is an amazing destination for students from the UK. Despite the distance, places like Sydney and Auckland remain popular places for holidays and study and work abroad trips. Why? The whole region is full of good weather, adventure, laid-back culture and amazing things to see and explore.

Oceania universities and campuses

Oceania universities and campuses

The South Pacific has lots of study abroad options available. Besides the ease of being able to study in English, there’s plenty of programmes and universities that you can choose from. Melbourne and Sydney are two of the top study abroad destinations in Oceania, popular choices because of their bustling, hip and international cities mixed with adventurous activities. The University of Wollongong (near Sydney) and the University of Melbourne are home to many international students.

In addition, places like Wellington and Auckland, in New Zealand, are also good options. If you want to really go off-the-grid, you can even find study abroad programmes in Fiji! Be sure to check into what study abroad programmes your university at home has on offer as well.

Oceania lifestyle and culture

Oceania lifestyle and culture

Most places in Oceania have a warm, hospitable culture and you’ll probably find the lifestyle in many places quite relaxed. Although the culture and language is similar to what you’ll find in the UK, people (generally) tend to be more laid-back and use a lot of slang which might be unfamiliar! Be ready to go with the flow and if you’re confused about something, ask a local. Most people are quite friendly and welcoming of visitors.

Exploring Oceania on a student budget

Exploring Oceania on a student budget

Oceania is a great place to explore, even if you’re on a student budget. While the bigger cities can be more expensive, the Great British pound is a bit stronger than the Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar, which can definitely help you save some money! There’s also plenty of free and cheap things to do, including exploring some of the regions incredible beaches and scenery, and it’s easy to find cheap hostels. Even some of the South Pacific islands can be explored on a student budget.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Oceania

Do I need a visa to visit the South Pacific?

What’s the best way to travel around Oceania?

How can I be a green traveler in Oceania?

Is Oceania safe for solo travelers?