Cheap flights to Sydney for 2020

Everything you need to know about flying in and out of Sydney.

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Sydney Kingsford Smith is one of Australia's busiest international and domestic airports, offering direct flights to dozens of destinations around the country.

This quick guide will give you all the information you need about ground transport options and airlines that fly into and out of the Sydney airport.

Latest deals for flights to Sydney

Wotif Wotif

Australia-wide flights from $73 return

Available on select dates until November 2020. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Domestic flights from $56 each way with Tigerair

Available on travel date from 24 February - 31 March 2020. Destinations include Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns and Canberra. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Available for flights on select dates from 17 March - 16 December 2020. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. Destinations include Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Flight Centre - Domestic Flight Centre - Domestic

Australia-wide flights from $74 each way

Available on select dates until December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Tigerair. Other destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Ballina, Canberra and more.

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Budget Air Budget Air

Domestic flights from $141 return

Available on select travel dates from February - March 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Brisbane with Tigerair. Destinations include Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Ballina and more.

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STA Travel STA Travel

Australia-wide flights from $99 each way with Virgin Australia

Available on select dates until 27 August 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Broome and more.

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What you can expect to pay for cheap flights to Sydney

Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a domestic flight to Sydney.

Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Flights from Brisbane to Sydney

Flights from Perth to Sydney

Flights from Adelaide to Sydney


Sydney flight time

  • From Melbourne: Approximately 1 hr 25 mins + when flying direct to Sydney Domestic Airport
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 1 hr 35 mins + when flying direct to Sydney Domestic Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 4 hrs 10 mins + when flying direct to Sydney Domestic Airport
  • From Adelaide: Approximately 1 hr 50 mins + when flying direct to Sydney Domestic Airport

Airlines that fly to Sydney

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Tigerair
  • Virgin Australia

Sydney insider flight tips

  • Sydney Kingsford Smith is Sydney's domestic and international airport.
  • Some domestic flights depart from the international terminal so it's important to check before you arrive and ensure you leave enough time to get to the airport as Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport can be extremely busy at times.

How to get around Sydney from the airport

The Airport Link Railway Line gets you to the city in approximately 20 minutes for around $18, while the airport shuttle bus services like Viator and Jayride can provide door-to-door transfers from $15 one way. Car rental desks are available at all terminals. Alternatively, Uber can drop you off at the private passenger drop-off but is not available from regular taxi ranks. A taxi into the city centre costs $25-$30 and you can find one at designated taxi ranks outside the terminals.


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