Flying from the UK to Australia

The cost of travelling to Australia from the UK varies enormously according to the time of year.

To secure a lower fare, The Independent advised travelling from April (after Easter) to mid-June. More affordable fares are available between September and early December too, whilst mid-January up until Easter is also a good time to travel.

The UK summer months of July and August attract higher fares. However, at Christmas and New Year travellers can expect to be hit the hardest, with flights costing much more if you hope to see the New Year fireworks in Oz or spend Christmas on the beach.

There are no non-stop flights between the UK and Australia. Travelling by air will involve a change of planes and/or stopover somewhere en route. Flying between Australian cities via domestic airlines is also recommended once you arrive, as the distances involved are quite considerable and can take up days of your holiday if you choose to travel by car, bus or train.