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Cheap flights to Australia from $53 One Way, $95 Round Trip

$95 return flights and $53 one-way flights to Australia were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Mar 16, 2020

Everything was great until I had to wait 35 minutes for the baggage to come down. Extremely excessive wait time for a plane not even filled at half of its capacity.

Mar 12, 2020

Very standard service

Mar 11, 2020

A perfect flight through and through!

Mar 10, 2020

The people were friendly, that makes a big difference.

Mar 8, 2020

Pretty empty flight so the whole experience is smooth!

Mar 7, 2020

I would definitely fly with Alaska Air again!

Mar 6, 2020

Seatbelt was long enough on DTW TO AUS ( not CMH to DTW)

Mar 5, 2020

Great flight

Mar 5, 2020

Well operated economy airline. Great fare and service !

Feb 23, 2020

Spirit Airlines has honestly improved their cabin layout. I had leg room on this flight and was very pleased about it.

Feb 21, 2020

When I booked through, although they have had my TSA number for years, it did not appear on my boarding pass. Called Orbitz and agent said that the airline had to put it in. I booked a ticket in January through Orbitz with no problem and my TSA was on my boarding pass. Very disappointing.

Feb 20, 2020

Quick flight! Very straight forward!

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Deals For This Weekend's Flights

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
SYD Brisbane May 15 - Jun 2 $222
MEL Hobart May 15 - May 19 $253
MEL Adelaide May 15 - May 22 $254
BNE Sydney May 15 - May 17 $275
MEL Sydney May 15 - May 16 $278
BNE Cairns May 16 - May 23 $289
SYD Hobart May 16 - May 21 $292
BNE Melbourne May 15 - May 22 $326
MEL Brisbane May 15 - May 21 $326
SYD Cairns May 16 - May 23 $378
MEL Cairns May 15 - May 20 $421
AKL Sydney May 15 - May 22 $480
MEL Perth May 16 - May 20 $491
SYD Perth May 15 - May 22 $525
BNE Gold Coast May 16 - May 23 $641
*Prices include taxes and fees

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Cheap Flights to Australia

Vast landscapes, even vaster golden beaches, long stretches of pristine rainforests, lovable wildlife, fun-filled cities and year-round sunshine: what is there not to love about Australia? The hours spent on a flight pale into insignificance when you visit one of America’s favourite long haul destinations.

Find Cheap Flights to Oz with Orbitz and surf, sunbathe and sip a schooner of beer on the other side of the world.


When to Book Flights to Australia

Australia is truly the land down under. Located in the southern hemisphere, it enjoys its summer during the US winter. As a result, flights to Australia tend to rise in price between November and the start of March.

In northern states – like Queensland – the warm weather rarely stops. Here the mercury never drops much below 70˚F during the day at any time of year. So, you can grab that sun without paying the hottest prices.

In southern parts of the country, the months of June, July and August can be a little cooler but so are the airfares.

For moderate temperatures, quiet beaches and a good choice of flights to Australia from American airports, consider planning your trip in spring or fall when conditions are often at their most pleasant.


How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Australia

If you’re currently hunting for great value tickets to Australia, Orbitz can help you track them down.

Choose ‘Nearby Airports’ to see flights to and from other destinations close to your suggested departure and arrival points. You can often grab a great deal by flying to or from an alternative location.

Check if connecting flights can get you there cheaper than direct flights – often a non-direct flight adds little to your overall flight time. You can also use the advanced options to search for non-refundable flights: these are typically cheaper.

Try comparing prices on different days around your chosen dates. Click the ‘My dates are flexible’ tick box to discover the cheapest flights across a range of days.


Main Airports in Australia

Most major cities in Australia have an international airport so finding flights to your chosen destination should be pretty easy. Indeed, you don’t have to fly in and out of the same airport – multi-city flights can also unearth some cheaper fares.

The busiest international airports in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, however many smaller cities also have domestic air terminals.


Which Airlines Fly to Australia?

Airlines offering direct flights to Australia from America include:

  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
  • United Airlines
  • Delta
  • Jetstar
  • Hawaiian Airlines

How to Get Around in Australia

As one of the biggest countries on earth, the easiest way to travel across Australia is by air. And, if you’re looking for cheap flights within Australia, there are a number of low-cost carriers waiting to oblige.

Alternatively, buses regularly run between the cities and a few long-distance sleeper trains are also available.

When you arrive in any of the country’s famous cities getting around is easy on local bus networks, taxis and trams.


Places to Visit in Australia

Queensland

The home of the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef also boasts an average of 300 sunny days a year. There’s arts and culture in Brisbane or rainforests and wildlife in Cairns.

Sydney

Australia’s oldest city never shows its age: contemporary dining, culture and nightlife all take place close to beaches and the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Perth

Over on the west coast, the laid-back city of Perth mixes skyscrapers, scuba, surfing and sandy beaches with effortless aplomb. Nearby Fremantle boasts Aboriginal crafts and at the Darling Range you can hike to the oldest rocks on our planet.

Melbourne

The good life here consists of fashion, food, entertainment, nightlife and some high-profile sports events, such as the Australian Open and Melbourne Cup.


Tips for Traveling in Australia

Visitors to Australia need a visa. Although Tourist Visas are usually issued within 24 hours, it can take longer. If you don’t have a visa you won’t be allowed to board your flight.

Be sure to ask about multi-day passes and smartcard systems for transport in Australian cities. These make using public transport easier and a lot cheaper.

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