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

Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Up to 25% off business class flights

Available on select travel dates to Japan, London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. Must book 30-90 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong flights from $940 return

Available on flights until January 2022 departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Perth-Hong Kong. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Malaysia from $367 return

Available on select flights in 2021. Sample fare is Perth-Kuala Lumpur.

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Singapore flights from $366 return

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Darwin with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Guaranteed flexibility on flights

Available on 2021 flights to London, Paris, India, Greece, USA and more. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Extra 5% international flights with code

Available for travel on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Australia, Asia, Europe and more. 20-day advance purchase period applies. Discount does not apply to Go, Go Plus and Sale fares. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Extra 15% off business flights with code

Available for travel on select dates in 2021 across Australia, New Zealand, London, Japan and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and more. Discount only applies to business class fares. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to India from $592 return

Available on select dates in 2021 to Kolkata, Hyderabad, New Delhi and more. Sample fare is Perth-Chennai. T&Cs apply.

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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.


Asia flight time

  • 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)

Airlines that fly to Asia

  • AirAsia
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Scoot
  • Singapore Airlines

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.

How to get from the airport

Airport transfer services provided by your hotel or resort are usually reasonably priced and worthwhile. Airports throughout Asia are notorious for touts offering you a cheap ride to your hotel, but you should ignore them as they are known to scam tourists. Airport arrival halls will have desks where you can book private or shared shuttle and taxi transfers. If you don’t have a lot of luggage, then it's worth researching the local public transport options from the airport.

You can find yourself a taxi outside the arrivals terminal. If you are going to do this, it’s best to go straight to a taxi driver and ignore anyone who tries to stop you on the way. Show the driver the name and address of where you want to go and agree on a price before you get in the cab. Major car rental companies operate from most Asian airports, just be aware that driving in most Asian cities is not for the faint-hearted and you should be fully insured.


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