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Cheap flights to Germany for 2021
Find low fares and the latest flight deals to Germany from Australia.
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Rich in history, Germany is filled with great cultural traditions and dynamic cities. Germany's most popular festival, Oktoberfest, attracts millions of people to Munich each year. Similarly, the Christmas markets held in multiple German cities towards the end of the year bring in huge crowds. Germany is ideal for exploring the rest of Europe as it borders no less than nine European countries.
Most flight deals to Germany from Australia fly to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), which is a major international hub and a gateway to Europe. A large number of airlines fly here with only one stop, so you will have a good choice of routes.
How long is the flight to Germany from Australia?
While this depends on where you're flying from in Australia and where you're heading in Germany, here are some estimates on flight times to Frankfurt as an example:
- From Sydney: 22 hrs 40 mins + with a stopover, landing at Frankfurt am Main or Frankfurt Hahn Airport
- From Melbourne: 22 hrs 40 mins + with a stopover, landing at Frankfurt an Main or Frankfurt Hahn Airport
- From Perth: 19 hrs 50 mins + with a stopover, landing at Frankfurt an Main or Frankfurt Hahn Airport
- From Brisbane: 24 hrs + with a stopover, landing at Frankfurt an Main or Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Which airlines fly to Germany from Australia?
Direct flights to Germany aren't available from Australia, but here's some airlines that can get you there with just one stopover:
- Cathay Pacific
- China Southern
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
Which airlines offer cheap flights to Germany from Australia?
You can find cheap flights to Germany with Air France, Southern China and Scoot. When you purchase a cheaper flight, it is important to note you may not get the same level of comfort or inclusives you would expect to receive with airlines such as Emirates. If you don't mind an extra stopover and not having all-inclusive service, flying with a cheaper airline allows you to save money that you can use to book other elements of your trip (or to buy a copious amount of German beer and pretzels).
When's the best time to book cheap Christmas flights to Germany?
The best time to book flights to Germany during the Christmas period is in the Australian winter between July and August. This is when many airlines have sales for the upcoming holiday period.
By booking six months in advance you stand to save on average 5% on flight tickets. But if you're unsure of your plans you can always take the chance of finding flight deals later in the year.
Fares are cheapest when departing before 9 December, which is great if you wish to catch the Christmas markets which generally open at the end of November.
If you intend to stay the length of Christmas and New Year's, fares start to drop from 15 January onward, so it might be worth sticking it out for an extra fortnight to explore the region before heading home on an off-peak flight.
- Frankfurt is Germany's main international travel hub and you are likely to find more flight deals to Frankfurt from Australia than to other German cities. It is very easy to get to other destinations from Frankfurt either via Germany's extensive rail network or by air.
- If you are connecting to another flight and have time to kill at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), the airport offers a highly rated airport tour which gives you behind-the-scenes insights into how an airport operates.
- Most major airlines offer one-stop flights to Germany and you can find plenty of good deals from Australia thanks to competition over this route. Chinese airlines often come up with the cheapest fares, but the flight may involve long stopovers. Check surrounding dates when searching to make sure you're getting the best value.
- One of the best ways to see a country is often by train and your best option to do this is with DB Rail&Fly, which is operated by the German rail network. You can get a ticket to cover rail travel between the Frankfurt, Zurich, Brussels and Amsterdam airports as well as anywhere in Germany. You can get tickets the day before your departure flight up to the day after your return flight. You can find information about it online by searching for DB Rail&Fly, and you can book your ticket through a travel agent or through certain airlines.
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