A flight from London to Sydney might seem like a marathon trek, but it’s worth every mile in the air. After all, Sydney is one of the most wanted places in Australia. The Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach – they all call this place home. And although it’s been a stalwart holiday destination for decades, it continues to up the ante. Visitor numbers are on the rise – and over 10% of those travellers are from the UK.
London to Sydney flights range from 22 hours to over 37 hours long. They all have stopovers in a range of cities.
You can fly with almost any long-haul airline from London to Sydney – from British Airways to Virgin Australia.
Flights depart from London for Sydney every day.
Gatwick, Heathrow and London City Airport all offer flights to Sydney. Every journey finishes up in Sydney’s international airport, Kingsford Smith.
There aren’t any direct flights to Sydney – but you can choose to keep the stopover short and sweet. The flights with only one stopover also happen to be the cheapest routes. They usually start off from London Gatwick or London Heathrow and stop in cities like Hong Kong, Dubai or Beijing.
Wondering why millions of Brits jump on flights from London to Sydney every winter? For starters, there’s the weather. Temperatures can be 20°C warmer than London in January, plus the city serves up almost four times as much sunshine a day. Then there’s the city itself. Most of the action happens along the waterfront, where Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and Luna Park reside.
Sandy, surf-friendly beaches with names like Bondi, Manny and Bronte decorate the suburbs, kicking off a series of national parks. Botany Bay is one of the closest reserves. It was once the landing place of Captain Cook, but now specialises in clifftop walks and barbecue pit stops.
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