Book your own unforgettable travel experiences to Hong Kong


Look to Aunt Betty for the cheapest flights to Hong Kong. You’ll find a wide range of one-way or return flight options to choose from.

And because Hong Kong continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations for Australians, getting there is easy. Australians enjoy nonstop service to Hong Kong from 6 Australian cities (Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney) and even one-stop, same plane service from the Gold Coast. From the east coast, flying time is around 9 hours, while direct flights from Perth takes less than eight. The good news too, is the minimal time difference between Hong Kong and Australia. Hong Kong is situated in the same time zone as Perth, which means no nasty jet-lag to contend with.  

Airlines flying to Hong Kong

There are many ways to get to Hong Kong, and luckily for Australians, there are great combinations of nonstop, direct (one stop, same plane) or connecting flights to choose from. Our list of airlines operating between Australia and Hong Kong should help you in your search for one-way or return flights. Use our handy fares search engine for the most current flight, route and fare information as schedules do change.

Nonstop and Direct Flights to Hong Kong from Australia

Cathay Pacific – From.-

  • Brisbane – One daily departure with early morning arrival in Hong Kong
  • Cairns – Four weekly flights on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Melbourne – Two daily flights on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Perth – Twice daily on Sunday, Monday and Friday. One daily flight on all other days
  • Sydney – Twice daily on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Hong Kong Airlines – From.-

  • Gold Coast – One flight on Sundays and Wednesdays with a stop in Cairns

Qantas – From.-

  • Melbourne – One daily flight with late morning departure, early evening arrival

Travel on these airlines between Australia and Hong Kong and enjoy a stop in the following cities-

  • Air China (via Beijing)
  • Air India (via Delhi)
  • Air New Zealand (via Auckland)
  • Air Niugini (via Port Moresby)
  • All Nippon Airways (via Tokyo)
  • Asiana (via Seoul)
  • China Airlines (via Taipei)
  • China Eastern (via Beijing or Shanghai)
  • China Southern (via Guangzhou)
  • Eva Air (via Taipei)
  • Fiji Airways (via Nadi)
  • Garuda Indonesia (via Jakarta)
  • Japan Airlines (via Tokyo)
  • Korean Air (via Seoul)
  • Malaysia Airlines (via Kuala Lumpur)
  • Philippine Airlines (via Manila)
  • Singapore Airlines (via Singapore)
  • Thai Airways (via Bangkok)
  • Vietnam Airlines (via Ho Chi Minh City)

Peak and off season. When to get the best deal

Hong Kong enjoys a sub-tropical climate making it a pleasurable destination any time of year, however monsoon rains in summer (June to Sept) can occasionally wreak havoc on outdoor sightseeing plans. This is also the hottest time of the year to visit, with daytime temperatures exceeding 30 degrees. With this in mind, travellers looking for the best fare deals, might want to consider the summer months for a getaway. Even if the weather is foul for a day, there’s still lots to see and do in this massive global city.

The peak travel time in Hong Kong is in winter (Nov to Feb). The weather is cooler and dryer and the holidays are in full swing. Hong Kong flights are usually most expensive around Christmas and Chinese New Year, but there are still ways at finding a cheap fare. Booking well in advance is one way to snag a cheap fare. If booking last minute, consider mid-week travel, or a flight itinerary that includes stops in other Australian or Asian ports. Low fare airlines such as Air Asia X and Hong Kong Airlines also depart from Australia. These airlines offer consistent low fares even for last minute bookings. Another option is to book a low fare airline to Singapore or China. Once in Asia, there are a host of low fare airlines flying to Hong Kong. 

Getting to and leaving the airport

Hong Kong Airport is well connected to the city and surrounding areas by a main highway, as well as by rail and ferry service. Sitting on a small, manmade island all its own, North Lantau Highway leads directly to the airport.-

  • Airport Express rail link – The train shuttles passengers between the airport and Central station in just 25 minutes. Trains depart every 10 minutes and operate between the hours of 06.00 and 23.30.
  • Hotel Coaches – Taking passengers to and from major city hotels, visitors will find the service counter in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1.
  • Ferry Transfer – For passengers travelling between HKG and the Pearl River Delta region and Macau. This service is for transfer passengers only and can be reached by following the signs reading Ferries to Mainland and Macau (video). The ferry ticket counter is at transfer area E2. Transport to the ferry terminal is by an automated people mover. 

Hong Kong Airport Facilities & Services

Airport services and facilities include a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Entertainment facilities include an Aviation Discover Centre, an Education Park and an IMAX Theatre. The Regal Airport Hotel is a convenient option when looking for accommodation. It is connected to Terminal 1 by an enclosed walkway. 

Hong Kong as transit or stop-over destination

There are few cities as exciting, or as culturally vibrant as Hong Kong. This is a city that impresses from the get-go. Glittering skyscrapers, towering mountains and bustling Victoria Harbour are fascinating sights and they can all be admired by taking a stroll along one of the harbour lined walkways. Even for attractions outside the city, there are many ways to get around. Rail links, ferries, skylines on Lantau Island and guided tours are always available.

Some of the top Hong Kong attractions include.-

  • Hong Kong Disneyland – Located on Lantau Island, Disneyland offers plenty of theme park fun.
  • Kowloon Shopping – Some of the world’s largest shopping centres can be found along the harbour on Kowloon.