Excellent value flights to Australia today, with a price drop from 5-star rated Cathay Pacific alongside very cheap fares with Air China and China Eastern.

The cheapest fares are with China Eastern or Air China with long connections in China. These fares don’t show up in Google Flights so I’ve added instructions below for finding them in Skyscanner.

The Cathay Pacific flights are a bit more expensive but are still excellent value for money considering you’re flying with a top rated airline. Some of the Cathay flights have long daytime connections in Hong Kong, which is great opportunity to break up your journey and get out to see some of the city.

If you’re looking to get away to Sydney over Easter there are some fares from Heathrow in the mid £500s return with China Southern (4-star rated). Follow the Google Flights/Skyscanner links for the Gatwick to Sydney flights below to find them.

All of these fares include a checked bag, so there aren’t any extra fees to add 🙂

How To Find The Cheapest Flights

To find these fares, click the Google Flights link below for the city you’d like to depart from and find the cheapest dates in the Google Flights calendar.

When you’ve found the your dates in Google Flights, click on the relevant Skyscanner link below and search again using your dates to get the best fares.

Important note: The cheap China Eastern and Air China flights are not showing up in the Google Flights calendar search. To find these flights, click on the Skyscanner Calendar Search link below for the route you’re interested in, find the cheapest dates, then book directly from Skyscanner.

To Sydney (SYD)
Heathrow: £427
Skyscanner Calendar Search*    Skyscanner Example Flights*

Gatwick: £577
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

Manchester: £578
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

To Melbourne (MEL)
Heathrow: £478
Skyscanner Calendar Search*    Skyscanner Example Flights*

Gatwick/Heathrow: £568
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

Manchester: £574
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

To Brisbane (BNE)
Heathrow: £493
Skyscanner Calendar Search*    Skyscanner Example Flights*

Gatwick: £581
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

Manchester: £581
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

To Perth (PER)
Gatwick: £568
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

Manchester: £569
Google Flights    Skyscanner*

All prices are for a return economy flight in UK pounds.

Travel Dates
March, May to June and September to November ’19, with some availability from Heathrow to Sydney for Easter.

How much do these flights usually cost?
Around £650+ return

Cathay Pacific, Royal Brunei, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Southern

What’s included?
These fares include meals and a checked bag.

These flights have one connection in each direction.

Visas and Health
I always recommend checking the entry requirements and health advice before booking your flights so you don’t get any nasty surprises!

Sample booking on Skyscanner:

Prices and availability can change quickly, so if you can’t find the deal it means it has probably sold out. When you see a deal you’re happy with, book it fast!

Want more in depth instructions for finding the deals? Take a look at my article How to use Google Flights and Momondo, Skyscanner and Kayak to find the deals.

Curious about why I recommend a two stage search? Read my article why flights are cheaper via Momondo & Skyscanner?​​​​​​​

Accommodation For Your Trip

I start all of my hotel searches with TripAdvisor, Trivago or so that I can see the cheapest places to book the hotel, plus read the reviews from other travellers.

To see great deals for hotels in Australia, click on the hotel map below for the city you’re interested in to go to, then enter the dates for your trip.

If you book one of these deals then please let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Travelling!


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