Airports in Sydney
||Sydney city centre
Kingsford Smith International (SYD): 9 mi from city centre
Flights to Sydney: practical information
Cheap airlines to Sydney
Qantas offers direct and cheap airline tickets to Sydney from London, but considering it takes over 20 hours to fly there, you might be happy for a stopover and a chance to stretch your legs! Sydney has one main airport, Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).
When to book flights to Sydney
When planning to book tickets from London to Sydney, take the seasons into serious consideration: Christmas is in the middle of summer and Winter falls between June and August.
- Peak season: January, during the Sydney Festival.
- Low season: Sydney is great to visit in winter. Low season starts in autumn and lasts until late-spring.
Direct flights to Sydney from London will take 22h 15min.
Experience Sydney: what to do, what to see
There's no argument. Sydney is the most exciting city in Australia. Who wouldn't want to spend their holidays in Sydney? It's king of culture, music, arts, surfing and beaches. It's the oldest and most cosmopolitan city on the continent, with a lot to discover.
Essentials in Sydney
Sydney Opera House: Famous far and wide, you might say that Jørn Utzon really hit the nail on the head when he designed this iconic structure. 2,400+ concerts and events are held here every year.
Royal Botanic Gardens: Established in 1816, this is one of the most beautiful parks in the entire country. It started as a colony vegetable patch and now it's where locals go to admire the prettiest blooms of the season.
Beaches: Sydney is home to half a dozen beaches which are swimming-friendly, great for surfing. Bondi is the most famous, followed by Manly, Coogee and Wattamolla which are easiest reached with a Sydney rent car.
Aboriginal culture: For a taste of the Aboriginal side of Sydney, it's recommended to go to the Royal National Park where you can find rock carvings and take an interpretive walk on Berry Island.
Find more information on sydneyaustralia.com.
Accommodations in Sydney
Sydney is a city that excites and this particular city's wealth of hotels is no exception. The nicest (and most expensive) hotels in Sydney are without a doubt in The Rocks, most with harbour views and just steps away from all the major attractions.