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Book Return Flights to & from Australia

Hoping to find return flights to Australia? You're at the perfect place! Booking with Alternative Airlines, makes it easy to search and book return flights from any destination in Australia from over 600 international airlines.

To begin your search, head to the top of the page, where you'll locate the search bar. When booking through Alternative Airlines, we give you the option to secure you flights to Australia today and split the cost over time, through our many Buy Now Pay Later payment plan options, such as AfterpayKlarnaZip and PayPal Credit, as well as many more!

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How To Book Return Flights to Australia

When using Alternative Airlines for your booking, securing round-trip flights to Australia is a straightforward process. Just navigate to the top of the page and complete all the necessary information, ensuring that you select the 'Return' option

Afterwards, click on the 'Search Flights' button. Once the page has finished loading, you will be presented with a list of all the accessible round-trip flights to Australia. You can utilize the filters to refine your choices as per your preferences. Then, pick the flights that align with your needs and proceed with the booking process.

Book those round-trip flights to Australia by choosing from the various ways to pay available on our website!

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Return Flights to/from Australia

Australia stands out as one of the world's most remarkable travel destinations, catering to a wide range of interests, whether you're visiting for business or leisure. Australia is renowned for its opportunities for backpacking, camping, and sightseeing. From the iconic Uluru in the outback to lush rainforests, pristine sandy beaches, and the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, Australia boasts a diverse range of natural landscapes. For those who prefer the urban lifestyle, Australia boasts several incredible cities, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. Sydney, in particular, is a must-see with its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. If you're a coffee enthusiast, Melbourne is the place to be, where you can fully immerse yourself in its vibrant café culture.


When seeking return flights to Australia, we suggest flying to destinations like Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne. Please bear in mind that direct flights to Australia are not available from Europe and the majority of Africa. For additional information, please refer to our guide below.

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, also recognized as Sydney Airport, is an international airport situated in Sydney, Australia. This airport serves as the primary hub for Qantas, the national carrier of Australia, and functions as a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Notably, Sydney Airport holds the distinction of being one of the world's oldest continuously operational airports and stands as the busiest airport in Australia. If you're wanting to fly from major cities in the Americas, Asia, and Oceania, you have the convenience of direct return flights to Sydney Airport. Additionally, direct return flight options are available from Johannesburg in South Africa and Santiago de Chile in Chile.

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is an international airport catering to Brisbane and the wider South East Queensland region in Australia. Presently, it accommodates over 30 airlines, providing access to 50 domestic and 29 international destinations. Brisbane Airport plays a significant role as a primary hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia and also serves as a secondary hub for Jetstar. Travellers can enjoy return flights to Brisbane from major cities in Asia, Oceania, and North America. However, it's important to note that direct return flights to Brisbane from Europe, Africa, or South America are not yet available. Nevertheless, you can conveniently arrange connecting flights through various other cities in your journey.

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport, also referred to as Tullamarine Airport, serves as the main gateway to Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1970, it was designed to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. Presently, Melbourne Airport operates as a hub for several major airlines, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Rex Airlines. Travellers can access direct flights to Melbourne from various destinations in Asia, Oceania, and select cities in North and South America. Unfortunately, direct return flights to Melbourne are not available from Europe or Africa, but you can still arrange connecting flights through Alternative Airlines.


Popular Routes to Melbourne

Find out below the most popular return flights to Melbourne.

Singapore (SIN) ✈ to Sydney (SYD)

Auckland (AKL) ✈ to Melbourne (MEL)

Denpasar (DPS) ✈ to Brisbane (BNE)

Dubai (DXB) ✈ to Sydney (SYD)

Hong Kong (HKG) ✈ to Melbourne (MEL)

Los Angeles (LAX) ✈ to Brisbane (BNE)

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Return Flights to Australia from US

Each year, a significant number of travelers journey from the United States to Australia. There are direct flight options from several cities in the US to Australia, providing convenient connections for travellers to reach the land down under.


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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Return Flights to Australia from Canada

Vancouver is the sole Canadian city offering direct flights to Australia. Both Air Canada and Qantas operate this route. If you're considering traveling to Australia from another Canadian city, such as Toronto or Calgary, we advise you to first book a flight to Vancouver and then connect to your onward flight to Australia from there.



Fly direct to Melbourne from: Vancouver


Airlines: Air CanadaQantas

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Return Flights to Australia from Asia

For travellers looking to journey to Australia from Asia, there are numerous options available, ensuring easy access for Asian travellers. Key Asian cities like Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, among others, are departure points for direct flights to multiple 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, 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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Return Flights to Australia from New Zealand

Return flights from New Zealand to Australia are common. You have the option to take direct flights to Australia from several New Zealand cities, including Auckland and Queenstown.

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

Airlines: Air New ZealandAirAsia XEmiratesJetstarQantas

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Return Flights to Australia from Oceania

There are various points across Oceania which you can fly directly to Australia from. Several airports are situated across the Oceania islands, such as Hobart, Port Vila, Rarotonga, and Launceston, offering direct flights 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

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Return Flights to Australia from Other Destinations

Although it is not listed in the airports mentioned above, it is possible to fly directly from London Heathrow to Perth, which is in Western Australia with Qantas.

Fly direct to Australia from: London

Airlines: Qantas

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Return Flights to Australia FAQs

How can I book cheap return flights to Australia?

You're in the right place if you're on the look for affordable round-trip tickets to Australia. When booking through Alternative Airlines, you can take advantage of our Best Fare Finder tool to identify the most budget-friendly travel dates to and from Australia. The least expensive travel dates are conveniently highlighted in green, while the pricier options are marked in red when you're selecting your travel dates. For additional information, please refer to our Best Fare Finder guide.

Can I pay later for return flights to Australia?

Indeed you can! When securing round-trip flights to Australia via Alternative Airlines, you have the flexibility to purchase your flight ticket using various financing options offered during the checkout process, including Afterpay, Klarna, Zip, Laybuy, and several others. Explore all of our Buy Now Pay Later options for more details.

How much are return flights to Australia?

Prices for round-trip flights to Australia are subject to constant variations depending on your departure location and the airline you select.

What is a return flight to Australia?

A round-trip, commonly known as a return flight to Australia, entails flying from one destination to Australia, spending a period of time there, whether it be a few days or even weeks, and then flying back to your initial departure point.