Cheap flights to Asia in 2021

Find flight deals from all over Australia to popular destinations in Asia.

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Travellers can't go wrong when looking to the neighbouring continent for a cheap holiday with good food and warm hospitality. The most popular destinations in Asia for Australian travellers include Bali, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Travellers can find ancient temples, tropical jungle, idyllic islands and towering mountains in Asia. With more routes being announced and competition from budget and full-service airlines, you’re sure to find a great flight deal to Asia.

See our latest flight deals to Asia


Asia flights from $487 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 24 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates from August 2021 - March 2022. Destinations include Singapore, Thailand, India, Japan, Philippines and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Bangkok with Jetstar.

Asia flights from $368 return

Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates until January 2022 to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with AirAsia.

Hong Kong flights from $1,065 return

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on Cathay Pacific flights until 28 February 2022. Sample fare is Perth-Hong Kong. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and more.

Hong Kong flights from $656 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on select flight dates until March 2022. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Philippine Airlines. Other flights depart from Sydney and more.

Philippines flights from $526 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on flights from November 2021 -February 2022. Sample fare is Melbourne-Manila with Cebu Pacific.

How much you can expect to pay for cheap flights to Asia

Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a flight from Australia to Asia.

How long does it take to fly to Asia from Australia?

It can take just a few hours from the Northern Territory Western Australia, or five hours or more if you're coming from elsewhere in Australia. However, the flight time really depends where in Australia you're flying from and where in Asia you're flying to.

As an example, see some approximate flight times to Bali from major Australian cities:

  • From Sydney: Approximately 5 hrs 40 mins + when you fly direct to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar)
  • From Melbourne: Approximately 5 hrs 25 mins + when you fly direct to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar)
  • From Perth: Approximately 3 hrs 40 mins + when you fly direct to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar)
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 5 hrs 25 mins + when you fly direct to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar)

Which airlines fly to Asia from Australia?

Some airlines that offer direct flights to Asia from Australia include:

  • AirAsia
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Scoot
  • Singapore Airlines

When's the best time to book Christmas flights to Asia?

This depends on the destination you are flying to and from, but generally you can get a good deal three to six months prior to the trip.

If you are travelling to Bali from Sydney, you'll score the biggest savings (up to 6%) when you book a Christmas flight in June.

If you fly from Melbourne, discounts are as high as 8%.

For a flight to Singapore, reservations in June and July get you up to 10% discounts from both Sydney and Melbourne.

According to Skyscanner the situation is more complicated with Christmas flights to Seoul, South Korea. If you book your flight from Sydney in September, you save up to 12%. If you book too early, you might miss out on savings with flights purchased in July only saving you up to 6%.

There is a steep increase in prices in the third and fourth weeks of December. If you are on a long trip and have the flexibility, try booking flights to Asia on or before the second week of December and return on or after New Year's Day.

Asia insider flight tips

  • You can currently fly non-stop from Australia to Bali, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. A stopover is required to reach destinations such as Cambodia, Japan, Nepal, and countries further afield like India.
  • Budget airlines AirAsia, Jetstar and Scoot all offer direct and indirect flights from across Australia to popular Asian cities. You can find unbelievable flight deals with these airlines, but keep in mind that their lead-in fares are for seats only, so you’ll pay extra for any checked luggage, meals and entertainment. Full-service airlines, including Qantas and Asian national carriers include the above in their fares, which are often very competitive, especially when there’s a sale on.
  • The most common transit airports in Asia are Singapore (SIN), Bangkok (BKK) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL). If you have a stopover of a few hours, these airports have shower facilities, massage services and plenty of eateries so you can freshen up. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even arrange a tour of the local city with pick-up and drop-off from the airport. Singapore Changi, Tokyo Narita and Taoyuan International Airports are three that offer them for free.

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