Cheap flights to Sydney Australia are available if you are prepared to do some research.
There are some rules that you can follow to find a cheaper flight.
High season and low season flight price variations (summer and winter), as well as school holiday periods have an impact on flight prices.
To illustrate price variations over a year check out our comparison below.
It is also worth considering the fees that may be applied to your booking, particularly when booking a flight online. Ensure that the final price, including all fees and taxes, is shown before you accept the deal.
If you are flying to other Australian destinations from Sydney Airport, it is also worth considering whether to include domestic flights as part of your international flight package.
Australia now has a few cheap domestic airlines, and you can certainly save money by flying with them. Again we have illustrated this by comparing these methods.
But first, read on for our cheap flight top tips.
By taking into account these factors you can save hundreds of dollars when booking your flight to Sydney.
Below I have broken down some of the above points, with working examples to illustrate these savings measures.
Some good online travel agencies include Priceline, Expedia, Zuji, Ebookers and Webjet.
When flying to and from Australia I have always found Qantas the cheapest major carrier.
It is worth checking out smaller carriers such as Royal Brunei Airlines.
I have flown with this airline a few times and have saved money doing so. The service was great. The payoff however was that there were two stopovers making flight times longer.
Brunei is an Islamic country so no alcohol is served during a Royal Brunei flight (not that drinking alcohol on a long distance flight helps anything but a hangover).
Sydney’s summertime is airline carrier high season, and flights tend to cost much more.
The summer is a major reason why people visit the city. Warm temperatures and long days allow one to enjoy all the great activities that Sydney has to offer.
Sydney's summer also coincides with the Christmas/New Year period increasing the city’s popularity:
Another thing that can affect ticket prices, particularly Australian domestic flights, is School holiday periods.
Generally NSW school holidays take place around these times each year:
School holiday periods do vary slightly between some Australian states.
Note: All examples used are only a guide to show trends. And in all cases the cheapest airfares are shown. These, of course, may change without notice.
As a guide to show the flight variation throughout the seasons and school holiday periods, I have searched for flights to Sydney from New York using Expedia.
I have set the duration of time spent in Sydney at about one month during school terms, and for the duration of each term holiday for school holiday periods.
You can see the obvious trends in price variation shown in the table below.
|Monthly Period||Depart||Return||Fare Price|
|Summer - during end of year break||20/12||19/2||$2922|
|Summer - during 1st school term||20/2||19/3||$1692|
|Autumn - during 1st term school break||12/4||27/4||$1896|
|Autumn/winter - during 2nd school term||20/5||19/6||$1690|
|Winter - during 2nd term school break||28/6||13/7||$2037|
|Winter - during 3rd school term||1/8||30/8||$1692|
|Spring - during 3rd school term break||20/9||5/10||$1692|
|Spring/summer - during 4th school term||TBA||TBA||TBA|
With the addition of several low cost carriers operating routes around Australia, it may very well be cheaper to book an Australian domestic flight separately from your international flight.
Expanding on the above example of flying to Sydney from New York, during the first term of school, and using Expedia to book your multiple flight:
Booking these flights individually will cost as follows:
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