Cheap Flights To Sydney
Sydney has more than the best of everything for visitors from every walk of life! Established in 1842, it was the discovery of gold in 1851 that had people flocking to it from Europe, China and North America all looking for cheap flights to Sydney.
A spectacular city that as you’re coming in to land, tantalises you with breathtaking vistas of the infamous Opera House, Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Islands, magnificent mountains, beaches, lush green parks set within modern and colonial architecture.
There is no shortage of accommodation in and around Sydney. The CBC district alone has 88 hotels with over 600 others situated in surrounding suburbs. For a night or longer, visitors on a tight budget have a good selection of clean, affordable accommodation including backpackers.
Sydney’s a paradise for singles, couples and families with all it has to offer. You can be on a golden sandy beach, under the shade of a tree, enjoying a mouth-watering meal, cold beer or smooth glass of wine, taking in a show, movie or art, shopping till you drop or just strolling about exploring the city but whatever you’re doing, you’ll be enjoying yourself with the friendly, laid-back vibe that makes it a great city.
Sydney can be visited all year round with its temperate climate and more than 340 sunshine days which is great for travellers that don’t enjoy peak tourist periods. Finding cheap flights to Sydney will depend on the time of year.
Summer is mid-December to mid-March with average temperatures between 64° to 79° and the city’s wettest season but with around seven to eight hours sunshine each day and the UV factor being at its highest.
Fall is mid-March to mid-June with less rain and about seven hours daily sunshine with temperatures between 50° to 70°. Spring from mid-September to mid-December has around eight hours of sunshine daily. Winter starts mid-June to mid-September with an average low of 49° and high of 64°.
Top 10 Cheapest One-Way Flights To Sydney
|Route||Airline||Price||Trip dates||Search date|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||Etihad Airways||R5 154||4 Nov||6 Aug 06:11|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||South African Airways||R5 614||22 Nov||10 Jun 06:11|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||South African Airways||R5 619||29 Jan||30 Jul 06:12|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||Virgin Australia||R5 699||2 May||21 Jul 06:11|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||Qatar Airlines||R5 799||20 Feb||17 Jul 06:13|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||Qantas Airlines||R5 804||21 Oct||28 Jul 06:11|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||Qatar Airlines||R5 819||4 Feb||4 Aug 06:11|
|Flights from Durban to Sydney||Etihad Airways||R5 834||9 Sep||24 Jul 06:10|
|Flights from Durban to Sydney||British Airways||R6 059||11 Feb||17 Aug 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||Qatar Airlines||R6 084||6 Nov||4 Jun 06:10|
Top 10 Cheapest Return Flights To Sydney
|Route||Airline||Price||Trip dates||Search date|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney||Etihad Airways||R10 309||4 Nov||6 Aug 06:11|
|Flights from Durban to Sydney||Etihad Airways||R11 669||9 Sep||24 Jul 06:10|
|Flights from Durban to Sydney||British Airways||R12 119||11 Feb||17 Aug 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||Etihad Airways||R12 169||3 Sep||19 Jul 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||Qatar Airlines||R12 169||6 Nov||4 Jun 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||South African Airways||R12 389||19 Oct||17 Aug 06:10|
|Flights from Durban to Sydney||Emirates||R13 619||13 Nov||6 Aug 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||Emirates||R13 779||7 Nov||7 Feb 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Sydney||Singapore Airlines||R13 989||10 Jun||26 Jul 06:10|
Best time to Fly to Sydney
Prices for flights to Australia and the South Pacific are strongly influenced by your dates of travel. There are three travel seasons, namely; ‘basic’ ‘shoulder’ and ‘peak’ with basic (low season) being your cheapest option for airfare. ‘Shoulder’ is between ‘peak’ and ‘low’. Accommodation rates are more affordable during the winter months but do rise out of season if there’s a major event taking place. The cost for attractions, shops and restaurants remains fairly steady throughout the year.
Getting Around Sydney
The perfect transport solution for visitors to see and enjoy Sydney is the ‘MyMulti DayPass’ that is an ‘all-in-one’ ticket affording unlimited travel on Sydney’s trains, buses, harbour ferries and light rail services. Go online and check out the NSW government’s ‘Transport Information’ site for fare prices and time-tables.
Sydney’s trains start at 4 a.m. until around midnight with all stations on the network having 24-hour ticket vending machines and information kiosks at Central and Circular Quay stations. Travellers flying in have the convenience of a train every 10 minutes with the trip taking around 10 to 20 minutes. This service runs seven days a week from 5 a.m. until midnight.
If it’s a Sydney bus you want to catch, ticket outlets are located all around the city usually near to bus stops. These buses run virtually 24-hours a day. Additionally there is a free city centre shuttle bus that operates every 10 minutes from Central Station to Circular Quay that is ideal for visitors and locals.
Enjoy a ‘Harbour City Ferry’ across Sydney’s celebrated harbour to various harbour-side destinations. Information kiosks are located at Circular Quay and Manly.
Private taxis can be booked ahead of time, hailed from the kerb or taken from one of many designated taxi ranks around the city.
A healthy and very popular alternative to getting around Sydney is on a bicycle saving you time and money! Log into ‘Sydney Cycleways’ for information on maps, routes, current and completed cycleways, bike stores and hire, forthcoming events and bicycle user groups.
With over a 100 beaches, Sydney is every surfer’s dream. A favourite of many is ‘Bondi Beach’, great for surfing with a superb variety of seaside restaurants to eat and relax in.
Participating in the ‘Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk’ allows visitors to get the best of Sydney’s natural beauty at their own pace and can be done all year round.
For those hung-over mornings when all will do is peace and the sounds of nature, find the perfect tree to lie under in ‘The Royal Botanic Gardens’ in the core of the city or ‘Hyde Park’.
May to November in Sydney is whale-watching season with 50% of cetaceans found here due to Australia’s protection laws. Take a walk along the beach or from a cliff-top walking trail to view these magnificent creatures or to get up close to them with one of many boat tours.
Outdoor fanatics, whether on a walking or hiking trails will feel exuberated as they experience splendid rock formations and perfect nature in the ‘Blue Mountains’. Located in a ‘World Heritage’ area it has 140 kilometres of heritage walking trails, Aboriginal cultural sites and beautiful picnic spots. Take a relaxing 2-hour scenic train journey or drive enjoying towns on the way including the dramatic ‘Three Sisters’ rock formation at Echo Point in Katoomba.
No visit to Sydney is complete without spending time at the zoo and aquarium and discounts are gained when combining a number of Sydney’s attractions in one ticket or combining your transport ticket with an attraction ticket. Booking online also affords great savings.
Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry and home to over 4,000 animals. Included in your ticket are daily ‘keeper’ shows and discussions, entry to the ‘Sky Safari’, daily seal shows and you’ll see some of the world’s most amazing birds. You can do this any day of the year, even Christmas Day!
Sea Life Sydney’s Aquarium is home to more than 12,000 animals and has entertainment for all ages. With over 100 metres of glass viewing tunnels, you’ll be left in awe as you experience close-ups with sharks, turtles and rays and much more.
Put aside a day to visit Sydney’s museums with cultural artefacts, holographic images and science experiments, maritime chronicles and the history of Sydney. Visitors interested in architecture and early colonial life will be in their element when visiting colonial homes situated all around Sydney, made possible through the ‘Historic Houses Trust’.
Sydney has plenty of public and private art galleries all over the city. A bus ride to Newtown, Redfern-Waterloo or Chippendale takes you to up and coming designers and artists where you’ll find weekend markets with pop-up exhibitions and art galleries.
If you fancy lying on an island beach, dreaming it’s yours alone, you only need go as far as Sydney Harbour that originally had 14 harbour islands. Historians will appreciate the history of these islands that long ago, held many prisoners in appalling conditions.
From the top of the Martello Tower on Fort Denison visitors have an impressive 360° view of the city, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House besides being the perfect spot to view the New Year fireworks display.
Shark Island, a little piece of paradise, is where you can relax on a sandy beach, take a cool dip or picnic under a tree.
The largest of all the harbour islands is Cockatoo, a mere 10 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay that offers self-guiding walking trails, overnight cottages and camping facilities including a bar and wood-fired pizzas.
Winter visitors flock to ‘Snowy Mountains’ situated between Sydney and Melbourne but in easy reach either by car, coach or train. Travelling by car is more than rewarding as you travel through breathtaking alpine scenery. Spend a night or more at one of four exceptional snow resorts participating in a fantastic range of snow activities including night skiing.
A worthwhile two hours drive out of Sydney is the ‘Minnamurra Rainforest Centre’ located within the ‘Budderoo National Park’ that affords visitors numerous walks via paved tracks and a network of raised walkways. Meander through rain forests of astounding beauty and walk safely along the canyon cliff edge to the Upper Minnamurra Falls.