Cheap Flights to Sydney

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Sydney overview

It might not be the capital of Australia, but Sydney happens to be one of the country’s most visited destinations, and it’s not hard to understand why. Take some acclaimed beaches and mix with a dash of cosmopolitan city vibes, and a landscape that’s undeniably handsome; you’ve got yourself a winning recipe… Sydney is a town that’ll easily blow tourists away with its weather and looks alone. Whether you plan on visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House, getting lost in the great outdoors, learning more about Australia’s Aboriginal heritage, or living it up until the break of dawn with the nighttime entertainment on offer, Sydney has a little something on offer for every kind of traveler out there!

When is the best time to fly toSydney?

Peak season:

In order to book a cheap flight to Sydney, you should aim at making your arrangements at least three months in advance, even further ahead of time if you’re keen on participating in the range of festivals held here annually from New Years until the end of January.

Off season:

Since Sydney has year-round pleasant weather, there isn’t an off season for tourism per se, although there are times during the year that see thinner crowds ushered into the city. It’s safe to say that with the cooler weather in mind, the spring and autumn months are ideal for finding cheap flights to Sydney.

When is the best time to book a flight toSydney?

Because the flights are generally lengthy, this isn’t a super cheap destination to fly to. However, that does not mean that you won’t be able to score a great travel deal to Sydney. By booking your flights to Sydney at least three months in advance, you may well be able to save a lot of cash on the price of airfare. Between the months of October and November, flights to and from Sydney tend to be a little cheaper than normal price. One of the best ways to ensure you save on the price of your flight tickets to Sydney, however, is by being flexible with your dates for travel.

How long is the flight toSydney?

Johannesburg to Sydney             11 hours, 45 minutes
Durban to Sydney                      14 hours, 45 minutes
Cape Town to Sydney               15 hours, 45 minutes


Which airlines operate flights toSydney?

There is quite a variety of airlines which all operate cheap flights to and from Sydney. These include British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Kenya Airways, Egypt Air, and Qatar Airways. Because you’ll be up in the air for a considerable amount of time, picking an airline that offers the most onboard comfort is essential, you want to get the best value for your money here. Make sure you’ve done your research and compare what’s on offer from various airlines. Onboard snacks and drinks may be awesome, but having an amazingly comfy seat can also mean the difference between a good and a great flight.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

After a long flight to Sydney, you’ll be happy to learn that you can get from the airport to the city center in roughly 13 minutes or so. Trains serve the international and domestic terminals, but there are also a variety of buses that run from and to the airport. The train is your quickest and easiest option to use if you’re pressed for time, but you may also want to consider using a taxi if you don’t mind the fact that this might be one of the most expensive ways to get to the city center.

Sydney insider information

  • For tourists keen on getting the best view of the Sydney vistas, consider taking a Harbour Bridge Climb tour in order to reach the top arch that offers you 360-degree panoramic views over the landscape. Alternatively, there’s a 40-second ride that can be taken with the super-fast double-decker lifts over at Centrepoint Tower, lifting passengers some 260 meters up in the air, providing them with breathtaking panoramic views.
  • For families visiting Sydney, keep in mind that the Taronga Zoo is always a great spot to visit. Home to some of the most amazing Australian animals (and a variety of exotic species as well), the zoo is a perfect day-trip destination and offers some stunning views over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and the Cove.
  • Everybody knows about Australia’s weird and wonderful marine life, so why not head over to see the largest collection of Aussie marine life at the Sydney Aquarium? The Aquarium is renowned for its shark-feeding shows, which are hosted on the Shark Explorer, a thrilling glass-bottomed boat!
  • If you fancy a day trip outside of mainstream Sydney, you should consider taking the 2.5-hour drive out to the Jenolan Caves network, one of the greater Sydney area’s major draw cards. The network of caves consists of 11 caves, underground rivers, and rock formations that’ll take your breath away.
  • Although Sydney’s most iconic beach is Bondi, there are plenty of other great beaches that are well worth exploring. You can take your pick: Coogee, Manly, Tamarama, Palm Beach, the list of Sydney’s 31 gorgeous beaches is really impressive!

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How much do things cost in Sydney?

Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 48.93
Large bottle of water
R 18.39
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 267.71
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 47.54
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1224.54
Pair of jeans
R 930.29
R 36.02
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 73.85
Cheap meal
R 138.47
3 course meal for 2
R 738.50
How much does transport cost in Sydney?
1 km taxi journey
R 20
Taxi - fixed fee
R 33
Petrol (1 litre)
R 12
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 37

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