Please let me know if I'm posting this in the wrong forum.
I'm planning a RTW trip. I'll be going through Vietnam and Cambodia to Thailand. I'm wondering how difficult it is to get to Australia relatively cheaply through Malaysia and Indonesia? I've looked up flights and from Jakarta/Bali to Darwin is about 450 GBP whereas Bangkok to Sydney is only about 350 GBP...which seems a bit ridiculous!
Just wondering whether anybody has done it by sea maybe or is that feasible at all??
Found my answer. I should have looked harder before I posted. Apparently it's quite difficult!!
Tiger Airways has flights from for example Singapore to Darwin for around 200 GBP one way. But you have to book early, like at least 3-4 months beforehand.
I found a Singapore to Darwin flight on Tiger air for $120 US last Feb. You need to just keep searching dates on their website - they do have very variable pricing.
That's a great site. Just found a flight from Bangkok to Perth for €58. Indonesia wasn't actually on my list, I just thought it might be a cheaper way to get to Australia but apparently not
AirAsia X, the sister company of AirAsia that flies long haul routes, flies from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast four times a week for as low as MYR800 (approx EUR160) one way, inclusive of taxes and fees. You'll have to book months ahead to get that price though. Check it out at AirAsia's website.