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Book Direct Flights to & from Australia

Looking for direct flights to Australia but not sure where you can fly direct from? At Alternative Airlines, we're here to help! Our global flight search platform makes it easy for you to book direct flights to Australia from any departure city of your choice - we'll show you a diverse range of airlines that you can fly with too!

To start your search, use our search form at the top of the page and enter your dream destinations in Australia. When you book your flights with us at Alternative Airlines, you can choose to pay with many flexible payment methods including AfterpayAffirmLaybuy and Klarna, among others.

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How To Book Direct Flights to Australia

We make it easy for you to book your direct flights to Australia! In our search form at the top of the page, simply enter 'Australia' into the arrival destination field and you'll get a choice of airports in Australia that you can fly to. Fill out the rest of the form with the rest of your travel details. Hit the 'Search Flights' button when you're ready - we'll then show you all the flights available and you can refine your search by selecting the 'Direct/Non-Stop' button in the 'Stops' filter.

Once you've found the direct flight to Australia that works best for you, confirm your selection to proceed with the booking process. We offer 40+ ways for you to pay for your direct flights to/from Australia including Buy Now Pay Later payment methods and cryptocurrencies. After you complete your payment, you can start packing for your trip!

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Direct Flights to/from Australia

Thinking about visiting Australia? Good choice! Australia is known to be one of the world's most extraordinary travel destinations - whether you're visting for business or leisure, it has something for everyone. Australia is popular for backpacking, camping and sightseeing opportunities. From Uluru to the outback, rainforests to pristine sandy beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is rich with all kinds of natural landscapes. If you're more of a city-goer, Sydney is the place to go - you won't want to miss Sydney's Harbor Bridge and Opera House! You can even visit Melbourne and immerse yourself in its café scene.

To reach Australia with direct flights, we recommend flying direct to SydneyBrisbane or Melbourne. Please note that direct flights to Australia are not available from Europe and the majority of Africa - read our guide below to find out more.

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, otherwise known as Sydney Airport, is an international airport located in Sydney, Australia. It's the primary hub for Qantas, Australia's flag carrier airline, as well as a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Sydney Airport is one of the world's longest continuously operated airports and is the busiest airport in Australia - it handled over 42 million passengers in 2016! Travellers from major cities in the Americas, Asia and Oceania can fly direct to Sydney Airport. Direct flights are also available from Johannesburg (South Africa) and Santiago de Chile (Chile).

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is an international airport that serves Brisbane and South East Queensland in Australia. It currently services over 30 airlines that fly to 50 domestic and 29 international destinations. In 2016, Brisbane Airport served 22 million passengers. Brisbane Airport is a major hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia - it's also a secondary hub for Jetstar. You can fly direct to Brisbane from major cities in Asia, Oceania and North America. Direct flights to Brisbane from Europe, Africa or South America aren't available yet but you can still catch a connecting flight at other cities along the way.

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport, otherwise known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport that serves the city of Melbourne in Australia. The airport opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. In 2016, Melbourne Airport served around 25 million domestic passengers and 10 million international passengers. The airport is currently a hub for Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar as well as Rex Airlines. Direct flights to Melbourne are available to travellers from Asia, Oceania and select cities in North/South America. Unfortunately, direct flights to Melbourne aren't available from Europe or Africa (but you can still book a connecting flight with us at Alternative Airlines).


Popular Routes to Australia

You can fly direct to Australia from over 30 countries across Oceania, Asia and the Americas. Below are some of the most popular direct routes to Australia:

Singapore ✈ to Sydney

Auckland ✈ to Melbourne

Denpasar ✈ to Brisbane

Dubai ✈ to Sydney

Hong Kong ✈ to Melbourne

Los Angeles ✈ to Brisbane

If you're aiming to fly direct to Australia but can't find any non-stop flights from your chosen departure airport, you can still book a connecting flight with a stopover in other cities such as Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Auckland and many more.

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Direct Flights to Australia from the US

Australia is an incredibly popular destination for travellers from the United States, offering a captivating experience just a flight away! Direct flights from various cities in the US to Australia are available, connecting travellers to this enchanting country down under. Major US cities that you can fly direct from include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, among others.

Fly direct to Australia from: Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, Houston

Airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air LinesQantasUnited Airlines

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Direct Flights to Australia from Canada

Vancouver is the only city in Canada that you can fly direct to Australia from. This route is operated by both Air Canada and Qantas. If you'd like to fly to Australia from another city in Canada (e.g., Toronto or Calgary), we recommend first flying to Vancouver and catching your connecting flight to Australia from there.

Fly direct to Australia from: Vancouver

Airlines: Air CanadaQantas

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Direct Flights to Australia from Asia

There are multiple cities across Asia that provide direct flights to Australia, ensuring convenient access for Asian travellers. Major Asian cities such as Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, among others, serve as departure points for non-stop flights to various destinations in Australia.

Fly direct to Australia from: Beijing, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Denpasar, Qingdao, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, Haikou, Taiyuan, Phuket, Kathmandu, Bangalore, Bangkok, Doha, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Hanoi, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Colombo

Airlines: Air ChinaAir IndiaAirAsia XANA, Asiana AirlinesBamboo AirwaysBatik Air, Batik Air Malaysia, Beijing Capital AirlinesBritish AirwaysCathay PacificCebu PacificChina AirlinesChina Eastern AirlinesChina Southern AirlinesEmiratesEtihad AirwaysEVA AirGaruda IndonesiaHainan AirlinesJapan AirlinesJetstarKorean AirMalaysia AirlinesNepal AirlinesPhilippine AirlinesQantasQatar AirwaysScootSingapore AirlinesSriLankan AirlinesThai AirAsia XThai Airways InternationalTianjin AirlinesT'way AirVietJet AirVietnam AirlinesXiamenAir

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Direct Flights to Australia from New Zealand

Direct flights from New Zealand to Australia are always available and are pretty frequent, offering convenient access for travellers. You can fly direct to Australia from a handful of cities in New Zealand including Auckland and Queenstown.

Fly direct to Australia from: Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington

Airlines: Air New ZealandAirAsia XEmiratesJetstarQantas

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Direct Flights to Australia from Oceania

Direct flights from various countries in Oceania connect to Australia. There are several airports available across the islands in Oceania, including Hobart, Port Vila, Rarotonga and Launceston, where you can fly direct to Australia.

Fly direct to Australia from: Port Moresby, Port Vila, Nouméa, Nadi, Hobart, Hamilton Island, Rarotonga, Apia, Norfolk Island, Nuku'alofa, Launceston, Lord Howe Island, Korer, Luganville, Honiara

Airlines: Air NiuginiAir VanuatuAircalinFiji AirwaysJetstarQantasQantasLinkVirgin AustraliaSolomon Airlines

Qantas Wing over Townsville, Australia

Direct Flights to Australia from Other Cities

Other direct flights to Australia are available from continents that haven't been mentioned - you can also fly direct to Australia from London, Johannesburg and Santiago de Chile.

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights available between Australia and cities in Europe, Africa and South America (apart from London, Johannesburg and Santiago de Chile). For you to reach Australia, you'll need to fly into an airport located in Asia, Oceania, North America or any of the cities listed in the information above and get a connecting flight from there to arrive in Australia. We have a page dedicated to giving you all the information you need when booking connecting flights.

Use our search form at the top of the page to search for non-stop flights to Australia from anywhere in the world. Compare and book flights with hundreds of airlines.

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Direct Flights to Australia FAQs

Are there direct flights to Australia from the UK?

Yes! Direct flights to Australia from the UK are now available. You can fly from London to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth without stopping when you fly with Qantas or British Airways. London-Heathrow is the only airport you can fly direct to Australia from at the moment. If you're based elsewhere in the UK, we recommend flying to London-Heathrow Airport first before catching your connecting flight to Australia.

How can I book cheap direct flights to Australia?

It's super easy to book cheap direct flights to Australia with Alternative Airlines! Our Best Fare Finder tool integrated into our search form lets you discover the cheapest days to fly from your selected departure airport to Australia. The cheapest days to fly will be highlighted in green and the more expensive days will be highlighted in red. For more information, you can take a look at our Best Fare Finder guide.

Why can't I find direct flights to Australia on your site?

If you're unable to find direct flights to Australia from your chosen departure airport, this means there might not be any direct flights on that particular route or there are no airlines operating that flight on the dates you've chosen to travel. As an alternative, you can try searching for direct flights to Australia that depart/arrive on a different day, or consider booking a connecting flight instead to any of the cities mentioned earlier in this guide.

Does Qantas have direct flights to Australia?

Yes! Qantas is the flag carrier airline of Australia therefore it offers the most direct flights between Australia and other countries compared to other airlines. With Qantas, you can fly directly to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and other Australian cities from many international cities including New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Auckland and many more.

Can you fly direct to Australia from New York?

Absolutely! Direct flights to Australia from New York are currently being operated by Qantas. You can fly directly to Sydney when you fly with Qantas from New York JFK Airport.

Can I pay later for direct flights to Australia?

Of course! When you search for your direct flights to Australia with Alternative Airlines, you've got the convenience of paying for your flights with Buy Now Pay Later payment plans available at our checkout. These include AfterpayKlarnaAffirmLaybuyPayPal Credit and many more. This means you can book your direct flights to Australia today and pay later over a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.

If you're flying direct to Australia from the UK, we recommend paying later with Clearpay. Or, if you're flying direct to Australia from the USA, you can pay over time with Afterpay, Klarna or Affirm. Different payment methods will appear at checkout depending on your country of residence and the currency you're choosing to pay in.