Cheap student flights to Sydney

Best student & youth fares right now to Sydney

Wondering how much you could be paying for your flight to Sydney? Wonder no more! We’ve selected some of our best fares to Sydney from around Australia and have listed these below. These get updated every single day, so if there’s nothing here to take your fancy, come back tomorrow.

Student flights to Sydney

Sydney’s got it all. Stunning beaches, world-famous sights like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, great food and drink, plus it’s a stepping stone to the dazzling Blue Mountains. So whether you’re heading to the city for your studies, visiting family or just want to explore more of Australia, we have plenty of flights to choose from.

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What are the main Sydney airports, and how do I get from them to central Sydney?

There is only one airport in Sydney and this is Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. It’s located only a short distance (5 miles south) from the city centre and is easily accessible with a variety of transportation options.

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD): Sydney Airport is extremely easy to get to and from. The Airport Link train takes 13 minutes to get into the city from the airport, with trains running every 10 minutes. If you’re looking to travel to some of Sydney’s suburbs, the train is also the options for you. But there are also buses, rental car options, taxis and bikes too. And if you’ve got friends in the city you could always hitch a lift with them too.

How to fly to Sydney from other Australian cities

Flying to Sydney from other Australian cities is super easy, with heaps of direct flights from cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Uluru, Adelaide, Canberra, every single day. We work with a number of airline partners that operate flights into Sydney including Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Tigerair.

Cheap flights to Sydney
from Melbourne (MEL)

Average flight duration

1 hour, 25 minutes

Number of daily flights

There are 648 (direct) flights from Melbourne to Sydney per week. This averages to around 92 flights per day.

Cheap flights to Sydney
from Brisbane (BNE)

Average flight duration

1 hour, 35 minutes

Number of daily flights

There are 365 (direct) flights from Brisbane to Sydney per week. This averages to around 52 flights per day.

Cheap flights to Sydney
from Adelaide (ADL)

Average flight duration

1 hour, 50 minutes

Number of daily flights

There are 112 (direct) flights from Adelaide to Sydney per week. This averages to around 16 flights per day.

When is the best time to fly to Sydney?

Sydney is excellent to visit at any time of year. There are heaps of things to see, do and eat whilst in the city. Between December and March, there will be a higher demand for tickets with the university academic year beginning in March and well, summer. Travelling between May and September you may be able to find a better deal on flights as the weather is slightly cooler.

When is the cheapest time to book a domestic flight to Sydney?

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Why do Australian students love visiting Sydney?

Sydney is a great city for all students, even if you call Australia home already! It’s got great transport links to other parts of the country, a lot of universities to choose from, plus a great mix of exciting nightlife, food markets and beaches too.

sydney universities and campuses

Sydney universities and campuses

There are a lot of universities that call Sydney home. These include the likes of the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Sydney and UNSW. With the two latter universities ranking in third and fifth place in the list of top universities in the whole of Australia.

sydney lifestyle and culture

Sydney lifestyle and culture

If you’re from another Australian city you may notice a lot of similarities between home and Sydney. It’s a busy, yet laid back city that offers great work or study life balance. You can spend your evenings trying the latest rooftop bar, grab some brekkie at a food market and spend some time hiking or at the beach.

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Exploring Sydney on a student budget

Australia as a whole is an expensive place to live. And Sydney is no exception. But given it’s reputation for being a pricey place to live or visit, there’s still a lot of ways to experience the city on a budget. Check out the Harbour Bridge or Sydney Opera House whilst talking a (free) walk around Circular Quay, explore Darling Harbour or the Botanic Gardens. Grab some budget dishes from Carriageworks Farmers Market, the Grounds of Alexandria or Paddy’s Night Food Markets. Or get yourself walking and complete the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and enjoy the many beaches in between.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Sydney

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