Long thought of as a laid back, sleepy city, Brisbane is quickly becoming an exciting, cosmopolitan locale. With a lively cultural scene mingled with surrounding natural beauty, it is no surprise that tourists seek out cheap flights in order to bask in the brilliant music scene, fantastically blue skies, bustling cafes and riverside parks.
Best time to go to Brisbane
Brisbane sees an influx of tourists from December to February. During these months, visitors will be welcomed with light showers that quickly pass and reveal warm, beautiful sunshine. The mild summer climate makes lounging by the water or exploring the nearby urban villages a pleasure.
The spring and autumn months which fall between September and November, March and May respectively, make up the shoulder season in this city. Cheap flights to Brisbane are easy to find during these times as most tourists use these months to plan their summer holidays. With the distinct lack of tourists in spring and autumn, visitors can take their time to enjoy one of the many music festivals or spend their afternoon’s people watching at one of the outdoor cafes.
Between June and August the weather becomes mild, dry and a little bit cooler than usual. Cheap flights to Brisbane are easy to find during the off season, as many tourists prefer to visit warmer locations during the winter holidays.
Brisbane Airport and transfer information
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Distance: 16km northeast from the city centre
Serving both international and domestic flights, the Brisbane Airport is a busy location. One of the more inexpensive forms of travelling both from and to the airport is the Airtrain, which is about a 22 minute trip to the centre of Brisbane. The airport's bus service is also an option, offering door to door service at a reasonable rate. Alternatively you can take a Black and White cab or a Yellow taxi.
Online resources for your travel to Brisbane
The Brisbane City Council website offers information on city events and attractions, sport and recreation, and community hubs.
The official Brisbane Airport website is a must see for those travelling to this location. It provides flight, airport and transit information, as well as tips on what to do both in and out of the airport.