5 Sites for Cheap Flights to Australia and Beyond

Flying to Australia

Cheap flights are available and I know where to find them.

You know the rumor that getting to Australia is too expensive? Clearly, people didn’t do their research because, with a little help from Google, I found some incredibly cheap flights that have helped make it possible to live my dream of coming to Oz.

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Below is a list of sites I have used to get cheap flights to Australia.

1. StudentUniverse.com – This site literally got me to Australia! Nowhere else have I found a cheaper way to travel from Newark, NJ to Brisbane for under $900 thanks to a great promo code that was offered at the time. StudentUniverse also offers Youth fares in addition to student fares. To qualify for Youth fares, you do not need to be in school. You just need to be between the ages of 16 to 25. Since they have more fares available for students, if you are both a youth and a student, register yourself as a student to get the best fares. In addition to flights, they also offer deals on hotels, tours, and travel insurance!

2. SkyScanner.comSkyscanner is great because it offers you an opportunity to see all of the cheapest flights for each day of the month that you are looking to travel. This was perfect for me because I didn’t have a date that I needed to be here by so I was looking for the cheapest deal. It is definitely a top stop to make when searching for your best flight. I just found a round trip flight for $900!

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3. Jetradar.com– Jetradar is one of the largest online search engines for flights all over the world and it truly faster than any other that I have seen before. Within seconds you will see hundreds of the cheapest flights all over the internet. One of my favorite features is at the bottom of the home page where it shows you the top locations from your location including the prices!

4. Google.com/flights– I have only recently found out about this site thanks to the Girls Love Travel Facebook group but it is pretty amazing! On this site, you can search for flights all over the world while using a map to show all possible flight routes. If you are looking to fly but have no clue of where you’d like to go, this would be a great spot to check out.

5. Skiplagged.com– To me, this is the best site to use if you are not a student and you do not mind traveling light. The developer of this site truly found a way to cheat the system by providing consumers with “hidden city” flights. Just take a look for yourself and you will see how unbelievable the savings can be. Just be sure to read the fine print on everything because some flights do have certain baggage rules.

  1. Planning trips can take a lot of time and effort if you are looking for the right price. Hopefully, my tips will heTravel Protectionlp you get up in the air sooner so you can visit your next travel destination!

  2. Cheers, Katee

P.S. Never forget to purchase Travel Insurance for those unexpected cancellations and incidents. Thank goodness for Allianz because I fell down the steps while I was working as an Au Pair and landed in the hospital with a sprained ankle. All fees were completely covered!


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  • Reply tivamoo

    actually the destination is also important! This Easter we wanted to go to New Zealand but the tickets to South Island is way too expensive. So we end up in Auckland which is like half the price of other destinations. Went to a town 3 hours drive from Auckland and it’s just stunning – I would say it’s as beautiful as other popular sites in NZ. https://tivamoo.com/2017/04/15/new-zealand-trip-lake-taupo/?frame-nonce=9fe8de3b08

    April 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    • Reply blizzardofozblog

      That is also very true! I have found flying to Newark, NJ instead of Philadelphia, PA is much cheaper. But then I have to factor in a 2 hour ride to my destination. Thanks for visiting!

      April 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Sheree

    Thanks for this list, I usually use Skyscanner but there are loads of new options for me to try here 🙂 I think the most important thing is to be flexible with your dates as well as destination. There is no better feeling than finding a good flight deal!

    June 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Cherie Rose Martin

    Good advice! I’m the same way too, there is always a cheap flight to be found! I like using google flights, myself, with Norwegian Air being one of my favorite international budget airlines. #flyawayfriday

    June 19, 2017 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    Great Advice. Cheap flights are hard to find and with these sites makes it easier to search. I like the idea of the google travel where it shows the different routes. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #FlyAwayFriday

    June 20, 2017 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Chiera

    Ohhh I’m always up for a bargain! I only know skyscanner and google flights from this list so I will defintely be checking the others out! Thanks #flyawayfriday

    June 21, 2017 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Kana

    Hi Kate! I didn’t know about Skiplagged – thanks for the great tips! Definitely suggest making a vertical pinnable image; a lot of people will love to see it I’m sure! Let me know if you need any assistance, I’m happy to help 🙂 Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday – see you this weekend! xo

    June 26, 2017 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    This was a great post and I didn’t know about some of those websites. Thanks so much! 🙂 #flyawayfriday

    June 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Janine Good

    This is very helpful! I am always looking for a good cheap flight! Hope to see you at Fly Away Friday this week!

    June 28, 2017 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Obligatory Traveler

    Nice. We’ve used quite a few of these in the past, including Skiplagged, but I’ve never heard of Jetrader. Will definitely have to check it out.

    July 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Anda

    Thanks for sharing this information. I knew about Skyscanner, but didn’t know about the other ones. I’ll bookmark this page for future reference. #TheWeeklyPostcard
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    July 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Lolo

    All great and useful websites I already use! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!
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    July 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Anisa

    I recently started using Google flights too and now that is my favorite. It just makes travel planning so much easier! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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    July 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Rhonda

    Thanks for the information on these airfare sites. I wasn’t aware of all of them and I will check them out.

    July 8, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Jim ~ ReflectionsEnroute

    I must be falling behind, I only three out of the five; thanks for the update! Thanks for linking in to #wkendtravelinspiration!
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    July 9, 2017 at 5:01 am
  • Reply Ruth | Tanama Tales

    Wow, I have only heard about SkyScanner. I really need to check the other sites. I am all about finding cheap flights (I have been able to score flights to LA to Frankfurt for $550). #wkendtravelinspiration
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    July 9, 2017 at 10:23 am
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  • Reply Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)

    We use some of these sites regularly, but had forgotten about Skiplagged. Oddly, we’re starting to price flights to Australia, so very timely! 🙂 Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard and #WeekendWanderlust.

    July 16, 2017 at 3:15 am
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