Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales © Qantas Airways
Adventure awaits. Get ready to pack your bags and hit the sea or sky. Here’s our guide on getting to Australia.
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Whether you're travelling for a holiday or visiting friends and family, a trip to Australia is sure to be memorable. And with such a wide range of flight options available between the UK and Australia, there are choices to suit all timelines and budgets.
Reaching Australia by air
It has never been easier to fly to Australia from the UK, with more carriers on offer – including Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Etihad Airways and Emirates – providing around 1,000 weekly flights* between the two countries. The majority of flights have one stop over in either the Middle East or Asia, and there are endless options to connect to the Australian capital cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart and Perth.
Visitors can even travel directly from the UK to Australia on a non-stop flight; Qantas' direct flight departs daily from London, and can have you in Perth in around 17 hours.
While most flights depart from London’s two main airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, you can also depart from other regional airports around the UK including Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
* Number based off flights with a connecting layover time of under five hours, and for connections on same carrier.
Flying is an easy way to travel within Australia to experience more of the vast country. The extensive network of domestic and regional airlines – such as Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Rex – connect the major cities and airports with regional towns and attractions such as Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.
Connecting onto the domestic network from an international flight is easy. Many international carriers have partnerships with the domestic airlines, getting you to where you want to be easily and quickly.