Cheap Flights to Sydney

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When is the best time to fly to Sydney?

Peak Season:

For an unforgettable experience, take a flight to Sydney during the Sydney Festival. It runs from just after New Year's through January and brings over 100 events. It's a great festival to experience, however to find the cheapest flights to Sydney you should book well in advance for the festival period. Also during the summer are yacht racing, surfing and other water-sport competitions. Australia Day is on the 26th of January, and is a great day of partying and patriotism.

Off Season:

Sydney has pleasant weather even during the cooler months of the year, with spring and autumn being great times to visit. Rain is more common in spring but it doesn't linger for long, and it offers you the best chance of finding cheap flights to Sydney.

When is the best time to book a flight to Sydney?

Cheap flights to Sydney aren't impossible to find, but generally due to the length of travelling involved they won't ever be bargain prices. That said, if you book your flights to Sydney in advance, at least a few months, you'll have a better chance of saving money. Flights to Sydney also tend to be cheaper between October and November, although this is only slightly. The best way to save money on your flight tickets when booking your flight is to be flexible on the dates you want to travel. Australia isn't a cheap country to visit so any savings you can make on your flights will definitely help you out. Also, if you can, try to sit on the left hand side of the plane for stunning views of Sydney as you descend. This is weather dependent but the right hand normally just offers views of the ocean.

How long is the flight to Sydney?

Flights from London (All airports) to Sydney - 22 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Sydney - 22 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Sydney - 23 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Sydney - 23 hours 35 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Sydney?

There are many airlines that operate flights to Sydney, such as British Airways, Air Canada and Qatar Airways. As it's a very long journey, try to pick an airline that offers the best value for money, as flights to Sydney are never really cheap. British Airways for example offers complimentary food and beverages for the duration of their flights, but Qatar might offer comfier seats etc. Do you research and prepare for a solid 24 hours of travelling.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

You can reach the city by train in just 13 minutes, and there are train stations at both International and Domestic terminals just in case you find yourself unsure of where to be. The International terminal is at the northern end and is accessible from the Arrivals area.

Alternatively you can jump on one of the many buses that operate to and from the airport. They are very regular and easy to navigate, however the train is the quicker option if you're in a rush. Failing that, you could take a taxi or rent a car from the airport, however a taxi will be expensive and unless you plan to drive around a lot, car rentals can be an unnecessary burden.

Sydney insider information

After you've secured your flights to Sydney, you'll need accommodation, so here's a list of some great places to stay.

Find yourself some time to relax and unwind and get a great spa treatment in Sydney!

Sydney can be an intimidating place for any traveler, so why not get some tips on doing Sydney like a local.

Don't waste time not knowing the places to be. Check out this post for great advice on what to do, where to eat and what to see.

If you and your partner are venturing out to Sydney, take a look at what to do for a great weekend as a couple!

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How much do things cost in Sydney?

Bottle of wine
£ 8.63
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 2.69
Loaf of white bread
£ 1.40
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2.39
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.86
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 27.81
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 1.73
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1.92
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 1.44
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.17
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3.36
£ 1.79
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 64.59
Pair of jeans
£ 50.79
How much does an apartment cost in Sydney?
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 834
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 2244
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 1362
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1145

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More information about Sydney

  • Visit the links above for the cheapest last minute flights to Sydney to make the most of your holiday fund
  • Grab a ferry from the main Sydney ferry terminal at Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, an amazing zoological garden
  • Make the most of Sydney’s arts and museums such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales or the Australia Museum
  • Travel north from Sydney up along Australia’s scenic Gold Coast to explore the best surfing beaches in Oz
  • Go sunbathing on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach and enjoy the warm Tasman Sea in average temperatures of 25 degrees
  • Shop at Darling Harbour’s 120 retail outlets and then relax in the area’s great cosmopolitan bars and restaurants
  • Climb up Sydney Harbour Bridge and get a fantastic view over the city and all its sights – a must-do experience
  • Take a tour around Hunter Valley and sample some of Sydney’s fantastic local wines and champagnes

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