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Cheap round-trip flights to Sydney

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Cheap flights to Sydney

Located on Australia’s sunny east coast, Sydney is one of the most visited cities in the world. With glorious weather most of the year and tremendous golden beaches at Bondi and Bronte, Sydney is a cheerful place with a fun-loving vibe. Perfect for the party crowd, surfers and explorers, it’s also ideal for those wanting to relax and soak up the cosmopolitan culture.

When to book cheap flights to Sydney

Finding cheap flights to Sydney from the UK usually means avoiding peak season. Summer in Sydney begins in December and ends in February. This period is the busiest and flights are therefore more expensive than at other times of year.

You’re likely to save money by flying to Sydney in late autumn or early winter (April and June). As a general rule, it is better to book flights in advance. This is especially true if you’re considering a longer stopover in a connecting country along the way.

How to find the best deals to Sydney

While it is not always easy to find cheap flights to Australia, there are some things you can do while searching to improve your chances of grabbing a great deal.

First of all, after running your initial search, be sure to select ‘Nearby Airports’. You will find this option under the departure location. Selecting it will allow you to easily compare flights departing from locations close by.

Secondly, if you’re searching for flights from London, be certain to choose ‘All London Airports’ from the menu in order to return the greatest range of options.

UK departures to Sydney

Because it is so far away, there are no direct flights from the UK to Australia. However, this does mean you get to stretch your legs between connecting flights, perhaps in Singapore, Dubai or Kuala Lumpur.

Exact flight times from the UK to Sydney vary depending on the connection and the air carrier you choose. However, as a measure, ideal travel times from London and other UK airports are as follows:

Sydney Airport

All international flights land at Sydney Airport. The airport has three terminals, two domestic (T2 and T3) and one international (T1). Train stations serve both the domestic and international terminals, providing direct transfers into the city centre.

The airport is very modern, with several airline lounges to choose from, free WiFi in T1 and T2, plenty of shops and eateries, and even free shower facilities.

Airlines landing here from the UK include:

  • Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Qatar Airways
  • Qantas Airways
  • Etihad Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines

How to get around Sydney

Fortunately, Sydney Airport is less than five miles from the city centre. Thanks to the city’s extensive rail, bus and taxi network, you’ll soon be immersed in the sun, sea, sand and culture of this remarkable metropolis.

Once you’ve settled in, getting around Sydney is easy with an Opal smartcard. Similar to London’s Oyster card, this provides access to light trains, buses and ferries at a reduced rate.

You could also hire a car. What better way to access Sydney’s stunning surrounds, including the mysterious Blue Mountains?

What are the must-sees in Sydney?

It’s not hard to stay busy in Sydney. Many visitors come simply to relax on one of the city’s fabulous beaches. Bondi Beach is the most famous, but for a more secluded coastal experience and some quality surf, be sure to try nearby Tamarama Beach.

There’s also the Sydney Opera House, one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia, if not the world. Lit up at night, it makes a great backdrop to a romantic harbourside dinner.

Tips for travelling in Sydney

An important thing to aware of when visiting Australia is the country’s stringent rules regarding the import and export of plants and foodstuffs. If you have any food with you – particularly natural items such as fruit, vegetables or animal products – you will need to declare these at the airport, or face a hefty fine.

Additionally, many Brits can be tempted to strip down in Sydney’s heat, but this is not recommended. Australians are very conscious about the risks of sun-related skin damage, so you should follow their example.

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Apr 17, 2018

Friend's suitcase went missing between Melbourne and Sydney.Not been found!!!!

Apr 17, 2018

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Apr 15, 2018

Luggage took nearly 40min to arrive at Sydney airport which was awful, however that is possibly more to do with the airport than Air New Zealand who operated the flight.

Apr 12, 2018

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