4 cheap international flights from Perth

I’ve always fantasised about rocking up to the airport and catching the first flight out. Flying out on the cheapest flight would be even better, and here are three cheap international flights from Perth to Asia.

Wondering how I found these bargains? I’ve recently discovered the ‘Find Flights for Everywhere’ when using Skyscanner…spontaneity and cheap flights, you’re welcome! You don’t even need to select specific dates, although mid-week flights tend to be cheaper, just select the entire month and opt for the dates highlighted in green for the cheapest flights.

You might need to search several times as flight prices and times can change by the day. These cheap international flights from Perth to Asia offer incredible value, considering Perth is the most remote capital city in the world.

VietJet launches in Perth

Cheap international flights from Perth to Vietnam

Excitingly, in November 2023, VietJet launched direct flights from Perth to Ho Chi Minh City, flying five days a week. In just six-and-a-half hours, you can be in the midst of it and benefit from huge savings, especially when joining the SkyJoy loyalty program, plus passengers will also benefit from free Sky Care insurance. As the first airline carrier to fly directly between Perth and HCMC, VietJet also flies from four other Australian cities, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with 58 weekly flights. Between you and me, this could be an absolute game changer for travellers seeking an exotic adventure beyond many other Southeast Asia destinations given the low-cost direct flights (meaning no annoying layovers) and the affordability of travelling within Vietnam. You might like to check out my review of VietJet when I flew in the Skyboss class from Ho Chi Minh City to Perth.

Cheap international flights from Perth to Malaysia

Flights to Kuala Lumpur from Perth are plentiful, and once you’re in Malaysia’s capital flights are very affordable to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Penang or Langkawi with Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia, Batik Air or Scoot. Here’s another hot tip for you, did you know that using Kuala Lumpur as a base presents a multitude of destinations you can reach cheaply such as Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy more savings on bespoke Sri Lanka tours or guided tours to Europe, the US and other parts of Asia.

Sri Lanka tours

Flights within Malaysia are very affordable and since you saved all that money on the flights, splurge at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru in Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu with one of their sea view suites overlooking the South China Sea. Pop the kids in the kids club then head to Chi, The Spa followed by a cocktail at the Sunset Bar. After a few days of utter relaxation, take a 10-minute ferry ride from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Gaya Island for even more relaxation at the Bunga Raya Island Resort, Gayana Marine Resort or the divine Gaya Island Resort.

Part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Gaya Island is covered in ancient tropical forest with over 600 species of wildlife and birds and the Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre. Here’s 10 Reasons to Desert Yourself on Gaya Island.


The journey continues in Sandakan in North Sabah and you can’t miss the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Agnes Keith House and Sandakan Memorial Park. For more things to do in Sabah, please check out Sabah: The Land Below the Wind.

The boutique Cove 55 hotel overlooking the South China Sea

If you like the sound of Kuching, I highly recommend basing yourself at Cove 55, at the foot of Mount Santubong overlooking the South China Sea. About 45 minutes from Kuching, this exclusive boutique is the perfect spot to base yourself for nature-based and wildlife adventures, visiting orangutans at Semonggoh Nature Reserve, the Sarawak Cultural Village and attending the Rainforest World Music Festival.

Safi Theatre at the Rainforest World Music Festival

Singapore’s Merlion

Cheap international flights from Perth to Singapore

Go all out and take your honey to Singapore with Singapore Airlines, Scoot Airlines, Qantas, Batik Air or Air Asia. While in Singapore, there will be food galore ranging from fancy restaurants to Hainanese Chicken Rice in the Maxwell Food Centre in Chinatown to a seafood at East Coast Seafood. Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay and a shopping spree on Orchard Road should always be on the agenda. Unless, you’re escaping to tropical Sentosa Island full of resorts, beaches, panoramic views, day spas, the famous musical fountain and an interactive light show on Siloso Beach. Check our A Singapore Schwing: Fun Date Ideas in Singapore for some inspiration.

Black chilli crab at East Coast Seafood

Chinatown’s colourful and historic shop fronts



Cheap international flights from Perth to Bali

You could be looking out over those verdant rice paddies for a bargain with Jetstar, Air Asia or Batik Air. Okay, we all know Jetstar isn’t the most reliable of airlines, but as long as you remain in that spontaneous frame of mind with a plan in mind in case of a flight delay, it can be worth the inconvenience for the cost savings. Ubud is one of my favourite spots in Bali, so if it was me, I’d head straight for the hills and to Naughty Nari’s for a fix of ribs and martinis. Then I’d retreat to one of these unique places to stay in Ubud and then you can Eat, Lay, Bend and Write.

It’s just a short flight to Lombok for around $100, where you must visit the Sendagn Gila Waterfalls, Sembalun Village, Kuta Beach and the Gili Islands. Here’s a few reasons why I recommend Lombok is your next destination.

Disclaimer: these flights were available at the time of posting and are subject to taxes, fees and each of the airline’s and Skyscanner’s terms and conditions. Flight prices are one-way and for one person only.

If you enjoyed this article about saving money on your flights, you might also enjoy reading about these free side trips and new flight routes with Malaysia Airlines and my review of Sky Boss class (aka premium economy) with VietJet Air.

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