【Attention】 Is it better to fly direct or transit to Australia?


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

It is said that one of the most common problems for first-time travelers to Australia is booking a flight.

There are two ways to get to Australia: direct flights and transit flights.

If you are a first time visitor, you may be wondering which type is better for you.

Well, in this article, I’m going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each!

If you are planning to go to Australia in the future, this is a must-see!

Recommended for
  • Are you unsure about which flight to take to Australia?
  • Want to know the difference between a direct flight and a transit flight
  • Want to know which flights to Australia are recommended.

Contents of this article
  • Is it better to fly direct or transit to Australia?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of direct flights
  • Advantages and disadvantages of transit
  • What are the three famous airlines in Australia?

I studied abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll know the best flights to Australia!


Should I take a direct flight or transit to Australia?

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In conclusion, I think the best way to get to Australia is to take a direct flight.

because you save time on transfers and there is no risk of making a mistake.

It is said that many first-time overseas travelers make the mistake of taking a wrong flight, so you should definitely be careful.

On the other hand, both direct flights and transit flights have their own advantages and disadvantages, which will be introduced below.

Advantages and disadvantages of direct flights

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  • No need to change planes
  • Excellent service
  • Many flights

  • Tickets are expensive
  • Heavy baggage fees
  • Can’t make side trips

Direct flights are often operated by major airlines, so the service is high.

However, prices may be higher depending on the time of year, and if you have a lot of luggage, you may be charged extra.

Advantages and disadvantages of transit

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  • You can save money.
  • You can make a stopover
  • Good value if you have little luggage

  • Longer flight time
  • Risk of boarding errors
  • Service can be poor

Transit flights are recommended when you have enough time because you can make several connections.

There is also the advantage of sightseeing at the transit destination, but the flight time is longer than a direct flight.

If you have enough time to get to your destination, transit is a good option.

What are the three famous airlines in Australia?

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Here are some famous airlines that have international flights in Australia.

1 Qantas Airways

Fly with Australia’s most popular airline | Qantas
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Qantas is Australia’s leading airline and is said to be the third oldest airline in the world.

The plane’s body has a picture of an Australian kangaroo, which gives it a strong presence.

Based in Sydney, the airline operates flights to all continents of the world.

It has a wide network both domestically and internationally, and has many flights in service.

I have used it when traveling and studying abroad, and it is my personal number one recommended airline.

2 Virgin Australia

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Fly with award-winning service and great value fares to popular destinations across Australia. We can't wait to welcome ...

This is the second most famous airline after Qantas, and seems to be based on a British airline.

The company has been in business for about 20 years, and is expanding its international flights, mainly within Australia.

It flies to Hong Kong, Los Angeles and other destinations.

I used to fly with them to Canberra, and was impressed with the snacks and drinks they offered, even over such a short distance!

3 Jetstar Airways


Jetstar Airways is a subsidiary of Qantas and is a well-known budget airline.

Unlike the big airlines, they have strict free luggage restrictions to cut costs.

Most of the in-flight services are paid for, so you may want to buy some food and drinks after the inspection.

I think it is the best airline to travel with low cost.


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  • Direct flights to Australia are recommended.
  • If you want to save money, take a transit.
  • Choose the right flight for you!

This article introduced direct flights and transit in Australia!

I’ll be posting more information about Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!