Fly from London to Brisbane and, once you reach Australia, you’ll land at Brisbane Airport (BNE) – an international flight hub that serves all of Brisbane and Queensland. There are around 515 weekly flights on this route setting off from several London airports, but they’re all indirect – so you can expect at least one stopover on the way.
London Heathrow (LHR) is the most popular airport in this city for flights to Brisbane, while the most popular airlines are Singapore Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific. Both flight prices and accommodation rates fluctuate throughout the year though, so it’s worth searching by month to reveal the cheapest times to fly.
On average, the flight to Brisbane takes around 21 hours and 20 minutes, but that all depends on your route and the number of stop-offs on the way. If you want a bargain, keep an eye out for flights with Royal Brunei, as they often have good deals. Or, you could broaden your search by looking at flights to other airports in Australia to see if there are any cheaper options.
The most expensive time for flights from London to Brisbane tends to be March. This is the start of autumn, which means temperatures are more bearable than summer – which runs December through February – and also coincides with school holidays, so prices go up alongside visitor numbers.
July, on the other hand, is often a cheaper time for London to Brisbane flights, so you might find a bargain. It may be Brisbane’s coldest month, but you can still expect temperatures between 10°C and 22°C, and it’s also a good time for whale watching. Bear in mind that school holidays end in Brisbane mid-July, which could also affect flight prices.
FAQs about flights from London to Brisbane
Which airlines fly from London to Brisbane?
Airlines including Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Royal Brunei, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Qantas all fly indirect from Heathrow, as well as Emirates and Cathay Pacific – which also fly from London Gatwick.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Brisbane?
China Southern, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Royal Brunei are some of the airlines that tend to offer the cheapest London to Brisbane flights.
Can I fly direct from London to Brisbane?
No, at the moment there are no direct flights from London to Brisbane, so you’ll have at least one stop.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Brisbane?
There are no direct flights from London to Brisbane, but London Heathrow often offers the cheapest indirect flights.
How long is the flight from London to Brisbane?
The shortest flight time from London to Brisbane is 21 hours and 20 minutes, but flight durations vary significantly depending on your route and stopovers.
How do I get into Brisbane from Brisbane Airport?
If you’re using public transport, the Airtrain is a good option to get from the airport to the city. The journey only takes about 20 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes during peak times or every 30 minutes off-peak. There are Airtrain desks in each of the terminals or you can book online – a return ticket to Central Station will cost you around $18. The station is on level 3 of the international terminal building. You could also take a taxi – expect to pay between $45 and $55 from the airport to Brisbane City. The journey time is about the same in good traffic, and the taxi rank is at the northern end of the international terminal, just outside. There’s also a Con-x-ion shuttle bus transfer service if you want to travel door-to-door – your best bet is to book online.
What are the top things to do in Brisbane?
Queensland’s capital city could keep you busy for weeks – so make sure you’ve got plenty of time here. Culture abounds at the South Bank, where Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art vie for attention, and there are public gardens and swimming areas to bask in. For great views, visit Story Bridge and take a ride on The Wheel, and for a hefty dose of cute animals head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – it’s the biggest in the world.
Do I need a visa to travel to Brisbane?
Yes – unless you’re an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you’ll need to get a valid Australian visa to enter the country before you travel. There are various options available depending on what type of passport you hold. One option is a free eVisitor visa for multiple visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months at a time, within a 12-month period. Another option is an Electronic Travel Authority Visa, which is free, although there is a $20 service charge for online applications. Check which visa you’re eligible for before you travel.