Unless you missed all the geography lessons you already know that Australia is a large continent and there are plenty of airports to fly into. When you need to get to Australia from UK, it’s a good idea to start the search for cheap flights with the most popular route: London to Sydney. It’s the cheapest alternative, although there aren’t any direct flights.

Best Airport Choices

If you are flexible, then there are quite a lot of airports to choose from when you need to fly to Australia from UK. The biggest airport in Australia is located in Sydney, but international flights are also handled by Melbourne Airport and Brisbane Airport.

When flying out of UK there are quite a lot of airport choices. Most international flights are routed to one of London’s airports, out of which Heathrow is the busiest. Other important international airports are located in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast.

Best Airline Choices

There are no direct flights to Australia from UK, so the next best choice is to look for the cheapest connecting flights. If you fly from London into Sydney, you’ll be making only one stopover in Dubai. The airlines serving this route include:


There are several more possible routes on which you’ll be making only one stopover but the London to Sydney route is the cheapest.

Typical Prices

When talking about typical prices for flights to Australia from UK you need to remember that the seasons are reversed in Australia so when it’s winter in the UK, it’s summer in Australia. The ticket prices are always expensive during the peak travel season: Christmas, Easter and other holidays.

So as spring starts in the Southern Hemisphere, the prices start to climb. By early October, expect to pay at least £830 for a round trip flight (London Heathrow to Sydney).

Money Saving Tips

Be flexible about the route and the airline. Sometimes there might be special offers which are worth a longer stopover. It’s a good idea to start your search with the British Airways, Qantas and Emirates flights.

Book your ticket in advance, but make sure not to book them too far in advance. The exceptions are during the holidays such as Easter or Christmas, when you need to book the ticket as far in advance as possible.

Check multiple discounted websites, such as Expedia and Travelocity. The prices are the same but they make it easy to find the best route and choose the shortest flight.