Cheap Flights to the Americas
Greeting celebrities like long-lost mates in Los Angeles; the 24-hour hustle and bustle of New York City; waves crashing at Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach; Carnivale beats pulsing through Rio de Janeiro; heavy cheers as the home team scores in Brasilia; and the echoing sounds of wildlife near San Jose – no matter what sound you’re chasing in the vast and diverse continents of North, South and Central America, Universal Traveller can help you find a cheap flight to the Americas (*insert clapping here). And if you're a student or aged under 30 years, hit us up for our exclusive Student Flights deals for even more savings on your airfares.
Flights from Australia to North America usually disembark at major hubs like Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York. Over to your South American adventure, there are regular flights arriving at many international airports including Buenos Aires’s Ministro Pistarini International (EZE), Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao – Antonio Carlos Jobim International (GIG), Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International (SCL) and Lima’s Jorge Chavez International (LIM). A mixture of public transport options, private transfers, shuttles and cabs are available depending on where you land and where you want to go!
Direct flights from Australia to North America usually depart from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as well as other services from most capital cities. From Sydney to Los Angeles, the non-stop flying time is around 15 hours, while flights to Vancouver from Brisbane take around 14.5 hours. Other flights may be longer if they include a stopover, most likely in Australia, New Zealand or the States. Direct flights from Australia to South and Central America depart from capital cities with the flight time from Sydney to Santiago, Chile, just shy of 13 hours. Flights from other capital cities require a short stop across the ditch in beautiful Auckland or Dubai - a great opportunity to explore a different city for a few days or just continue straight on your journey. During the flight, airlines will provide drinks and a meal as well as various in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to the Americas
Major airlines that fly to Americas:
- Air New Zealand
- Air Canada
- United Airlines
- Virgin Australia
- Emirates Airways
- American Airlines
Americas Holiday Packages
There’s so much to do on a trip to the Americas, we don’t know where to start here! Universal Traveller is waiting to find your ultimate holiday package to the Americas – let us help you make the most of your hard-earned pennies and holidays with a package that can include flights, transfers, accommodation, food, activities and more. It can be for your whole trip, or just for a portion – like an all-inclusive four-day stay in New York. For inspiration, check out our holiday packages to the Americas.
About the Americas
Jungles, ancient ruins, festivals and beaches – South America has it all. Hike the Inca trail to the world-famous Machu Picchu in Peru; trek part of the Amazon, which stretches over nine countries; explore Rio de Janeiro. To learn more, check out our South America destination guide.
Ski slopes, beaches, 24-hour cities – North America has so much to do you won’t know where to start. Caribbean dreaming in Cancun and sunny California beaches; party-time at Mardi Gras, spring break in Florida and Mexico, and, of course, there's Las Vegas and some of the world’s most famous cities like New York and Los Angeles. For more, read our North America destination guide.