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Flights to Sydney in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR18 910Average for return flights in December 2021
Return fromR15 472From Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way fromR8 435One-way flight from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD)

Cheap flights to Sydney in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SYD flights for December, January
Jan 27 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

51h 40m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 50m
R16 950

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/4/21

Jan 27 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

33h 05m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 25m
R17 143

Emirates

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Deal found 12/4/21

Jan 27 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

33h 05m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

39h 05m
R17 303

Emirates

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Deal found 12/4/21

Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney found for this year
Dec 22 - Dec 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

35h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

35h 50m
R19 087

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/3/21

Dec 29 - Jan 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

35h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

46h 30m
R19 826

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 23 - Dec 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 45m
R22 011

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/3/21

Last minute flights to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney, departing today and this week
Dec 15 - Dec 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

35h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

27h 55m
R26 413

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 10 - Dec 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

47h 45m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

66h 40m
R42 961

British Airways

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Deal found 12/5/21

Dec 11 - Dec 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

47h 45m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

50h 15m
R50 560

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/4/21

Can I fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Sydney Kingsford Smith.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to South Africa from Sydney Kingsford Smith?

Returning to South Africa from Sydney Kingsford Smith

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Sydney?

The cheapest ticket to Sydney found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R16 130

February

R15 038

March

R14 990

April

R15 311

May

R14 974

June

R15 247

July

R15 504

August

R14 926

September

R14 926

October

R15 616

November

R15 070

December

R17 207

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Sydney is August. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Sydney?

Average Sydney flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - SYD

Price

R14 919 - R20 453

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Precipitation

50 - 130 mm

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 to Sydney?

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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Sydney?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Sydney. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Sydney?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Sydney. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

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!

How long is the flight to Sydney?

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 to Sydney?

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Sydney?

  • 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!

What airport do you fly into for flights to Sydney?

For a flight to Sydney, you will be flying into Kingsford Smith. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is just 7,5 km from the centre of the city.