These are super-cheap fares but I would only recommend booking them when flying from Perth or Darwin.
Singapore is either the most or second-most common international destination for all five of the busiest Australian airports. (Those are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.)
We’ve got Singapore Airlines and its subsidiaries Scoot and SilkAir, Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar, Emirates and British Airways all operating nonstop flights between Australia and Singapore. This puts downward pressure on fares.
Right now, you can book return tickets at the following prices:
- $234 from Darwin
- $258 from Perth
- $298 from Gold Coast
- $318 from Sydney or Melbourne
All flights are with Scoot, except from Darwin, which is Jetstar. Given that they are low-cost carriers who charge for all frills including checked baggage and food, I would only recommend flying them from Perth or Darwin.
That’s because it’s bearable on a five-hour flight, but most passengers want a full-service airline on the eight(ish)-hour flights from the East Coast. For those longer routes, you might want to use your points to get to Singapore in comfort.
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Depart: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast or Darwin
Dates: mainly August to November 2019 but some dates outside of that
Airline: mainly Scoot but also Jetstar
Cost: from $234 return in Economy Class
Where to credit points: You can earn 1 KrisFlyer mile per 1 SGD spent on Scoot fares. You will not earn Qantas Points on these Jetstar Starter fares. Read more in our guide on how to choose which program to credit your frequent flyer points to.
Lounge access: Regardless of the airline flown, American Express Card Members get access to the Sydney and Melbourne Amex lounges; and Priority Pass members can gain access to lounges/eateries in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Singapore.
Best credit card to use for purchase: Credit cards that offer bonus points for booking travel
Booking link: My suggestion is to start your search on Google Flights and then click through to the official website of the airline to book.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.