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When to book flights from Sydney to Brisbane
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Sydney
Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $93 or less one-way and $189 or less round-trip.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to Brisbane was found, on average, 85 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 5% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
There are two domestic terminals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD): Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. If you’re flying to Brisbane with Qantas, you’ll need to head to T3. If your flight is with Virgin, Jetstar, Rex Airlines, TigerAir or any other airline, you’ll be departing from T2.
There are two terminals at Brisbane Airport (BNE): one international and one domestic. Your flight from Sydney will arrive at Terminal 2, which is the domestic terminal. You may also see it referred to as T1 or Terminal D on your itinerary.
Brisbane Airport is a major art collector, with a trail of sculptures, paintings, installations and creative expressions all throughout the airport precinct. In the domestic terminal, keep an eye out for the massive Turbulent Line facade on the P1 parking structure and the Visualising AI mural at the Skywalk near the AirTrain.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
FAQs for booking flights from Sydney to Brisbane
The AirportLink train will take you all the way to the domestic terminals (T2 and T3) at Kingsford Smith Airport. The station is below the terminals, so all you’ll need to do is follow the signs for the terminal you need. The AirportLink train departs every 10-15min from all of Sydney’s CBD stations. The journey takes 13-20min, depending on which station you board at. You can tap on and off with your Opal card or pay for a ticket with your contactless card. You’ll be looking at a cost of around A$ 16 to A$ 20 for a one-way adult fare, with the higher fare applying during peak times.
Brisbane Airport actually has three onsite hotels: ibis Brisbane Hotel, Pullman Brisbane Airport Hotel and Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel. You can check their availability and book through KAYAK, and you’ll get to enjoy plenty of comforts during your stay. ibis Brisbane Hotel has plenty of regular and superior rooms, an airy alfresco restaurant and a rooftop bar. If you have an early flight the next day, this is a convenient way to relax during your layover.
There are usually 247 direct flights each day leaving Sydney in the direction of Brisbane, for a total of 1,735 flights weekly.
Singapore Airlines (34 flights per day), Virgin Australia (32 flights per day), and Etihad Airways (27 flights per day) are the most frequent flyers of this route.
The earliest flight leaves Sydney at 06:00 and lands in Brisbane at 07:30.
The last flight leaves Sydney at 21:35 and lands in Brisbane at 23:05.
All the following airlines operate direct flights between Sydney and Brisbane: American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, China Eastern, ANA, Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia, and Rex.
The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Sydney to Brisbane flight route.
oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Sydney and Brisbane, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.
There are direct flights from Sydney to Brisbane on a daily basis.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Sydney to Brisbane.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Brisbane from Sydney is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Brisbane with an airline and back to Sydney with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Brisbane from Sydney up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.