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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, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$294Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$353From Auckland to Sydney
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland to Sydney

Cheapest prices for Sydney flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Sydney found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$389
February
$367
March
$382
April
$430
May
$365
June
$362
July
$366
August
$359
September
$356
October
$370
November
$357
December
$408
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Sydney is September. The most expensive month for flights is April. 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 Kingsford Smith flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - SYD
Price
$356 - $593
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Rainfall
84 - 160 mm

Peak Season:

There are lots of reasons to take cheap flights to Sydney at any time of year but summer is peak tourist season when Sydney’s beach culture comes into its own. Iconic stretches such as Bondi, Manly, Coogee, Bronte and Cronulla, are just some of the beachside suburbs to visit; there are more than 30 beaches within half an hour of the city. For nightlife, the lively buzz of Darling Harbour attracts people of all ages, and the balmy evenings make for pleasant wining and dining. Sydney has a temperate and sunny climate and temperatures generally reach the high 20s, though it can reach the high 30s. Adequate sun protection is a must, especially at the beach. Sydney has lots of summer festivals, carnivals and competitions which can bump up the prices of flight tickets. One of the most popular is the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in February/March, one of Sydney’s biggest international events. New Year’s Eve is also a huge crowd-puller, book your flights to Sydney and accommodation well in advance if you plan on visiting at this time. Other busy periods include: October school holidays, Christmas holidays and Easter holidays.

Off Season:

Sydney cools off in winter (June to August) but temperatures rarely drop below 7C. This can be an ideal time to visit with less tourists and cheap flights to Sydney up for grabs. Take a jacket and umbrella to ward off any rain showers.

When is the best time to book a flight to Sydney?

With its warm summers and not-too-cold winters you can book a flight to Sydney all year round and take advantage of what the city offers for each season. Summers are the busiest time but can be extremely hot, humid and rainy. Autumn, excepting March which is the rainiest month, and spring are a pleasant times to look for cheap flights to Sydney with clear, warm days and mild nights.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Sydney?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Sydney. Monday 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 evening are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Sydney?

Flights from Auckland to Sydney – 3 hrs 35 mins

Flights from Wellington to Sydney – 3 hrs 40 mins

Flights from Christchurch to Sydney – 3 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Dunedin to Sydney – 6 hrs 35 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Sydney?

Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia are the airlines that operate the most regular flights to Sydney from New Zealand. You could also check out Emirates, China Airlines, Etihad and China Southern.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Sydney International Airport (SYD) is located 8km south of the city centre. Rail stations are located in the international and domestic terminals. Trains run every ten minutes and take 13 minutes to the centre, from where connections can be made for all suburban services. Each terminal has its own taxi rank and supervisors at peak times ensure a smooth flow for arriving passengers. There’s a $2 airport surcharge for taking a taxi from any of the airport taxi ranks. Public bus 400 runs between the airport and Bondi Junction. Private shuttle buses run to and from the airport and must be pre-booked; hotel buses are also available.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Sydney?

Travellers will need to book flights to Kingsford Smith (SYD) if they wish to fly to Sydney. The Sydney airport is 7.5 km from the city centre.

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Cheap tickets to Sydney found by our users in New Zealand as recently as May 18, 2021.

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