Cheap Flights to Europe from $606 Return

Beautiful view of Churches in Oia village, Santorini island in Greece at sunset, with dramatic sky.
Scoot is offering cut-price tickets from Australia to Greece from just $605 return. Photo: Adobe Stock.

Over the past two years of border closures and COVID-related travel disruptions, there haven’t been many good deals on flights to Europe. But Singaporean low-cost carrier Scoot is trying to change this, with flights from Australia to Europe available now from as little as $606 return.

The flights with Scoot are available from Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne, for travel to European cities including Athens and Berlin. (Scoot also flies to London Gatwick, but these flights have two stops via both Singapore and Bangkok and aren’t quite as good a deal.)

The cheapest deal is from Gold Coast to Athens, which is available on some dates over the coming months for as little as $605.40 round-trip!

Example of a Scoot fare from Gold Coast to Athens
Example of a current Scoot fare from Gold Coast to Athens.

You could also fly from Melbourne to Athens – with significantly shorter connection times in Singapore – from $640.28 return.

Scoot fare from Melbourne to Athens
Currently available Scoot airfare from Melbourne to Athens.

Other Scoot airfares currently available to Europe include:

  • Sydney-Athens from $670.04 return
  • Gold Coast-Berlin from $675.73 return
  • Melbourne-Berlin from $710.39 return
  • Perth-Athens from $329 one-way (there are limited flights available back to Perth)

These fares are available on various travel dates, including for departures within the next few months. Check the Scoot website to see what’s available around your preferred travel dates.

Admittedly, these crazily low prices do not include checked luggage or meals on board. For that airfare, you literally just get a seat and up to 10kg of carry-on luggage.

If you want to add a 20kg checked bag, you could expect to pay around $129 extra each way. If you also want meals and drinks provided on board your flights, that’ll cost another $34 on top of that. In total, this turns a cheap ~$600 round-trip flight to Greece into a ~$930 flight. That’s still a great deal, but it’s starting to get closer to what you might pay on a full-service airline.

Scoot charges extra for bags and meals
Scoot charges extra for bags and meals.

There are also some deals available on ScootPlus, which is Scoot’s version of business class. The actual ScootPlus product is closer to premium economy on other airlines, and you certainly won’t get a lie-flat bed, but it’s comfortable and the price is reasonable.

Some examples of ScootPlus fares available to Europe include Gold Coast-Athens from $1,968 return or Melbourne-Berlin from $2,031 return.

Example of a ScootPlus fare from Melbourne to Berlin
Example of a ScootPlus fare from Melbourne to Berlin.

Some of the itineraries require a very long connection in Singapore, particularly to/from Sydney. But there are flight combinations available with shorter connection times. Note also that many Scoot flights to Singapore are designated VTL flights, and that you’ll need to get a pre-departure rapid antigen or PCR test to transit through Singapore under the current Singaporean government rules.

If you’re a member of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program, you can earn KrisFlyer miles and Elite Miles (which count towards status) when travelling on Scoot.

 

Other current deals to Europe

If you’re thinking of booking a last-minute flight to Europe, but would prefer not to fly on a low-cost carrier, there are other options for travel over the coming months!

We found flights currently available on these routes at the following prices:

  • Melbourne-Istanbul from $1,267 return with Qatar Airways (e.g. for travel dates in June 2022)
  • Brisbane-Manchester from $1,271 return using British Airways codeshare flights operated by Qatar Airways (e.g. for travel dates in March 2022)
  • Melbourne-Barcelona from $1,284 return with Etihad Airways (e.g. for travel dates in April 2022)
  • Sydney-Zurich from $1,295 return with SWISS (e.g. for travel dates in March 2022, via Singapore)
  • Melbourne-Copenhagen from $1,311 return with Singapore Airlines (e.g. for travel dates in March 2022)
Example of an Etihad Airways fare from Melbourne to Barcelona
Example of an Etihad Airways fare from Melbourne to Barcelona.

 

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Australia to Athens on Scoot from ~$605 return

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To those who are unsure - I flew Scoot to Europe back in 2019 - was honestly a similar experience to JQ Longhaul in terms of the flight itself, no frills but nothing too terrible, and probably worth saving $800+. That being said, their customer service is apparently garbage, so if your plans change, then well, good luck unfortunately.

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