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You can fly from Vancouver to Australia for under $650 roundtrip this year

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 30, 2018 7:04 am 13,516

The folks over at NextDeparture want to make sure you get a chance to check out Australia and they’re making sure you can do it without breaking the bank.

Qantas Airways have dropped their Australian flights from Vancouver to Melbourne for $624 and to Sydney for $641, roundtrip, tax in. The website also says that flights to Brisbane should be available for similar pricing.


Flights have one or two connections each way. Some flights require a lengthy layover (10+ hours) during the day in Los Angeles and total travel time is close to 20 hours but come on, it’s Australia… for less than a peak ticket to Toronto!

Qantas fares include two checked baggage and one carry-on.

Google Flights show the same flight path for $980 to $996 so you’d best get booking if you’re in the mood to go “down under.”


1. Go to Kayak or Flighthub to search for dates
2. Search for Vancouver (YVR) to Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE) or Melbourne (MEL)
3. Stick with dates that fall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Use the following example dates to start your search off:

Example dates:
December 13 to 29
December 31 to January 16
January 7 to 24
February 12 to 26
February 19 to March 19
March 5 to 26
March 14 to March 28
March 25 to April 9
March 28 to April 12
April 2 to 16
April 16 to May 2
May 4 to 23
May 16 to 30
May 27 to June 12
June 4 to 18
June 19 to July 15
June 24 to August 5
June 26 to July 10
August 1 to 16
August 5 to 19
August 22 to September 5
September 2 to 16
September 11 to 25
(many more dates available)

NOTE: These are only example dates listed. Play around with Flighthub or Kayak to find dates that are suitable for you.

Before you pack your sunscreen and Tilley Hat, your flight deal should look like this:



Happy travels!

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