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R9 819 Find cheap flights to Sydney

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Cheap flight deals to Sydney

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Sydney that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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13:45 - 17:55JNB-SYD
19h 10m1 stop
12:15 - 6:10SYD-JNB
26h 55m1 stop
R17 776Singapore Airlines
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Mon, Nov 4 - Mon, Nov 11
17:20 - 14:30JNB-SYD
12h 10mdirect
9:30 - 14:50SYD-JNB
14h 20mdirect
R19 620Qantas Airways
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Mon, Nov 4 - Mon, Nov 11
20:15 - 11:50JNB-SYD
54h 35m2 stops
8:50 - 7:30SYD-JNB
31h 40m1 stop
R19 693Cathay Pacific
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Wed, Oct 23 - Thu, Oct 31
20:15 - 9:45JNB-SYD
52h 30m2 stops
10:55 - 7:30SYD-JNB
29h 35m1 stop
R19 748Cathay Pacific
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Mon, Oct 14 - Mon, Nov 4
18:40 - 15:35JNB-SYD
11h 55mdirect
9:30 - 14:50SYD-JNB
14h 20mdirect
R20 897Qantas Airways
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Wed, Oct 23 - Thu, Oct 31
18:20 - 6:25CPT-SYD
52h 05m2 stops
9:50 - 16:50SYD-CPT
39h 00m2 stops
R21 427Emirates
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Mon, Sep 9 - Wed, Sep 25
10:40 - 7:40CPT-SYD
36h 00m2 stops
6:45 - 9:25SYD-CPT
35h 40m2 stops
R22 303Singapore Airlines
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Fri, Nov 1 - Fri, Nov 8
9:50 - 7:10JNB-SYD
36h 20m1 stop
21:30 - 8:30SYD-JNB
44h 00m2 stops
R22 923Etihad Airways
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Fri, Nov 29 - Wed, Jan 8
9:55 - 6:10JNB-SYD
36h 15m1 stop
15:00 - 8:35SYD-JNB
49h 35m2 stops
R23 489Etihad Airways
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Fri, Aug 23 - Wed, Aug 28
13:25 - 5:10JNB-SYD
31h 45m2 stops
21:45 - 10:15SYD-JNB
45h 30m1 stop
R24 730Emirates
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Wed, Sep 25 - Sat, Oct 12

Flights to Sydney - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Sydney to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Sydney?

The average price of all flights to Sydney clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Sydney is Sunday where tickets can be as cheap as R20 618. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are R23 880 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Sydney?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Sydney, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Sydney is February, where tickets cost R21 445 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets from South Africa is R27 559 and R26 847 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is February with an average price of R21 135.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Sydney?

The average price for all flights to Sydney depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Sydney is generally in the morning, when flights cost R21 817 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Sydney is generally in the afternoon, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R24 644.

What is a good deal for flights to Sydney?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Sydney, 25% of our users found tickets to Sydney for the following prices or less: From Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport R12 510 one-way - R19 476 return.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Sydney?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Sydney, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 123 days before departure.

Which airline offers the most flights to Sydney?

Of the 6 airlines that fly to Sydney, Qantas Airways offers the most flights, with around 1 258 per week, followed by Virgin Australia with 566 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Sydney?

The duration of your flight to Sydney depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Sydney on KAYAK are from Johannesburg, which takes 11h 50m, and Cape Town, which takes 34h 50m.

How many direct flights to Sydney are there each day?

There are around 2 direct flights from within South Africa to Sydney every day. Most flights depart in the afternoon, with 17:00 the most common departure time and 100% of flights departing in the afternoon.

How many long-haul flights are there to Sydney each week?

There are not any medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) or short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Sydney. Instead, there are 13 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.

How many cities have direct flights to Sydney?

From South Africa, there are direct flights to Sydney from 1 city. This city is Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and there are 13 direct flights each week.

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Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R9 819
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 6% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (15% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Sydney

When to book flights to Sydney

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Sydney based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Sydney based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Sydney flights

  • How far is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport from central Sydney?

    Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is 7 km from the centre of Sydney.

  • What is the name of Sydney’s airport?

    When flying to Sydney, you'll arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). The airport is also known as Kingsford Smith or Sydney.

  • How much is a flight to Sydney?

    On average, a flight to Sydney costs R19 466. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R10 411 and departed from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Sydney?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Sydney.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Sydney?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Sydney is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Sydney?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Sydney with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Sydney?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Sydney up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • How many direct flights to Sydney are there each week?

    Each week there are around 13 direct flights from within South Africa to Sydney. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 15% of flights taking off on this day.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Sydney

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Prefer to fly direct to Sydney Kingsford Smith?

Find which airlines fly direct to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

South Africa to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Monday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +75 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +76 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +76 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +77 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +70 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +71 more

Sunday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

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Direct returns

Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Africa

Monday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +75 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +76 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +76 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +77 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +70 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +71 more

Sunday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, +72 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +73 more

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Top 5 airlines flying to Sydney

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Sydney. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from South Africa to Sydney. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Sydney? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1369 reviews
8,4Boarding
8,1Entertainment
7,7Food
8,0Comfort
8,6Crew
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Leg room and flight sound insulation is very bad. They broke 3 of my bags with bad handling

8,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Jun 2024SFO - SIN
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Leg room and flight sound insulation is very bad. They broke 3 of my bags with bad handling

Crews were great but food not much selection just all tailored for Asian passengers.

I had a great experience with Singapore airlines as always. The partner airline, Scoot was fine except my bag was misplaced during the shuffle. Ultimately, my baggage arrived intact. Attempting to inquire about my baggage was impossible.

The Premium economy class is not the same as some other airlines because there are no economy seats on these planes. Basically you’re getting an economy seat that’s a little wider. The seats are not that much more comfortable. The service and food experience is similar to economy class on other Asian airlines. There aren’t enough toilets for the entire plane therefore we are forced to share the business class toilets that are closed off with curtains.

I requested an aisle seat and got a middle seat The flight gate was changed and the flight was delayed

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

They made me check my carry on even though there was room We un boarded in a strange way but overall it was good

Wonderful service, planes and interior in great condition, very pleasant experience

People were so nice! Economy seats were small and cramped feeling for me. I’m slender and 6 feet tall

A pc of cake or biscuit at least. The airport was like a maze need to take another bus to the main terminal to immigration.

POOR CREW BEHAVIOR. RESTRICTIONS ON FOOD. FEELS LIKE ECONOMY CLASS.

Absolutely horrible all around especially for such a long 13-14 hour flight - terrible food - ancient entertainment - legroom worse than a short air Asia flight - not enough toilets

The boarding experience was worst ever. Single aerobridge used for boarding and deboarding which led to lot of chaos. Food options were not great. First flight delayed by more than 3 hours which led to missing of the next flight we were stuck at Dubai airport by more than 6 hours

Everything was superb, only bad point was that the fast track on London Heathrow arrivals was not handed out to me and I had to go back to the gate to collect it.

Food service must be faster and make vegetarian food in good quality

Food was good, great communication by Pilot and Co Pilot, Crew very friendly. Slow beginning drink and meal service - over 2hrs into flight which disrupted overnight flight sleep. Entertainment systems was 3 Stars, my wife's was nonfunctional and had to call attendant 3 times to get it reset, mine the headphones and jack we're twitchy and keep going to muted volume.

The internet connection did was not functioning as per normal.

All was good. Emirates should restart allowing fast track immigration for business class at Manchester airport. Saves a bit of time

Always my favourite airline. On time, lovely staff, clean comfortable seats. Well done

Emirates is still my favorite airline. The good, entertainment, crew, and value are excellent. Unfortunately, the flight was delayed taking off and arriving - which caused me to lose my ground transportation plan. While delays happen, more communication about the delays would be helpful.

The crew staffs are very nice. The temperature is too low.

There is very little in the title" Premium" in the Economy experience with Cathay, Melbourne to Hong Kong. The seats are uncomfortable and the cabin with outdated 1990's decor and trim. The food service was sloppy and the leg room providing little to no advantage over regular economy seating. Infact, the Sunday flight was not fill occupancy and I would have done better saving the significant additional costs for the PREMIUM ticket and taken advantage of the seating. If you are a regular premium economy traveler of EMIRATES expecting the same experience on CATHAY, you will be disappointed. Emirates far superior.

The flight was cancelled. I wasn't informed where to check in, how and when. It wasn't easy to get in contact with Cathay service representative, and they were not very helpful... The staff on the airport - Air Canada (I assume) were the most helpful, kind efficient, patient... Thank you for all your help and care, for your patience, for your professionalism!!!

The overall flight went well and the aircrew was pleasant.

Cathay Pacific seems to be an airline in trouble and on its way out. Lots of broken or poorly functioning things like entertainment screens, seats, and enough well trained staff to handle a full flight. Sad...

The boarding experience was as expected and went well. The plane's economy seating plan is not designed for a positive customer experience but rather for company profit. When the passenger in front of me reclined, the distance from the screen to my face was the span of my hand (thumb tip to pinky fingertip). There is no such thing as personal space in this setting. This results in the domino effect, for when I recline the person in back of me reclines and so it goes. This is not to say that reclining is the answer as the experience is not increased, but simply managed.

Crew experience was more transnational, seats were so close together (LtoR and FtoB) that it was difficult to enjoy much of anything. When the person in front leaned back, there is no space for me. Sadly it was a flight to be endured not experienced.

While I was in great pain, the seat was sufficiently comfortable to allow me to rest and not be in so much pain.

My seat was sold off to someone else. Had to wait 9 hours to catch the next filght. Definitely will never use Cathay Pacific again. Bad, very bad airline. will comment on google reviews too.

Seats were very comfortable. Crew were excellent. Food very good.

The flight was delayed over 2 hours. We had to wait on the plane and the air conditioning was turned off. The food was average and the cutlery was wooden!

Perfect. The flight was on time and the crew were very friendly and helpful.

Plane a little late departing, but not an issue. The pilots humour when he said “I will try to make up some time…. I know a few short cuts to Adelaide” made the passengers chuckle. This is what makes Qantas “Australian”.

I have never had a problem with flying Qantas, so this flight was the same as any other.

After British Airways cancelled my London to Sydney and Virgin Australia refused to refund, there was no ways I would try Virgin Australia again, so it was Qantas - what a good flight experience. So much easier to get off an international flight and get a local flight without having to add extra amounts for baggage

The plane was delayed about 3 hours so anything else is immaterial

It was so hot on the plane mixed with being quite turbulent and a rough landing. We all felt very nauseous for hours afterwards. Crew were lovely though.

For a long haul, the flight was good. We left an hour late due to a seat in business class not working. But they made up time and we still got in on time or even early thanks to tailwinds. The crew was friendly. The meals were okay, nothing special.

No internet on international flights in this dsy and age is bad.

Good. BUT the Kayak app kept sending me wrong messages saying that there was a Gate change. That same thing is happening today.

Only 1 time food and drinks together was offered, for total 5 hours duration drinks and snacks was never offered. For some people food choice was not available, only veg was available. No entertainment option was there. Crew members were mostly back of the flight asking each other for KitKat and chips to share between them.

Liked leg room Disliked unable to book to sit with my family on same flight without paying extra

Long way to improve. Toilets not working. Bad handling when flight was canceled

Lovely crew - comfortable journey despite it being an older plane.

Online was good boarding also but a child was crying all the way with no intervention from crew member.

Overall mediocre experience. Check in was good. They're were discriminatory. They were not attentive, food choices were not vegetarian friendly. The food served was frozen.

In my opinion, Etihad Airways is a first rate airline except for one important element. On the day before my return flights, when I chose my seats on the Etihad website I was charged an additional $55 (US) in order to sit on the aisle. I was not at all happy about this additional "hidden" charge and I felt cheated.

The staff was kind and polite, but it was very very hot and no ways to have some fresh air.it would be also be nice to have more time to sleep, since it was a night flight

My wife and I were upgraded to Business Class on our Dublin-Abu-Dhabi flight on the 22nd of January. Being served by "Mariyan" (not too sure about her name, she's from Tunisia) was the real highlight of our flight, she deserves to be working with etihad. We are looking forward to the next upgrade as we are flying back to Dublin on February 01, 2024. If I am not mistaken we have just reached GOLD status as Etihad Guests.

Eine Toilette der Business Class war gesperrt und somit nicht benutzbar.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Sydney found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
4/11Mon
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 10mJNB-SYD
11/11Mon
1 stopSingapore Airlines
26h 55mSYD-JNB
R17 776
4/11Mon
directQantas Airways
12h 10mJNB-SYD
11/11Mon
directQantas Airways
14h 20mSYD-JNB
R19 620
23/10Wed
2 stopsCathay Pacific
54h 35mJNB-SYD
31/10Thu
1 stopCathay Pacific
31h 40mSYD-JNB
R19 693
14/10Mon
2 stopsCathay Pacific
52h 30mJNB-SYD
4/11Mon
1 stopCathay Pacific
29h 35mSYD-JNB
R19 748
23/10Wed
directQantas Airways
11h 55mJNB-SYD
31/10Thu
directQantas Airways
14h 20mSYD-JNB
R20 897
9/9Mon
2 stopsEmirates
52h 05mCPT-SYD
25/9Wed
2 stopsEmirates
39h 00mSYD-CPT
R21 427
1/11Fri
2 stopsSingapore Airlines
36h 00mCPT-SYD
8/11Fri
2 stopsSingapore Airlines
35h 40mSYD-CPT
R22 303
29/11Fri
1 stopEtihad Airways
36h 20mJNB-SYD
8/1Wed
2 stopsEtihad Airways
44h 00mSYD-JNB
R22 923
23/8Fri
1 stopEtihad Airways
36h 15mJNB-SYD
28/8Wed
2 stopsEtihad Airways
49h 35mSYD-JNB
R23 489
25/9Wed
2 stopsEmirates
31h 45mJNB-SYD
12/10Sat
1 stopEmirates
45h 30mSYD-JNB
R24 730

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Sydney found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
15/9Sun
1 stopCathay Pacific
24h 50mJNB-SYD
R9 819
6/10Sun
1 stopCathay Pacific
39h 30mJNB-SYD
R9 892
3/11Sun
1 stopCathay Pacific
24h 30mJNB-SYD
R10 166
4/11Mon
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 10mJNB-SYD
R10 823
3/9Tue
2 stopsSingapore Airlines
39h 45mCPT-SYD
R11 936
3/11Sun
directQantas Airways
12h 10mJNB-SYD
R12 246
4/11Mon
2 stopsEmirates
33h 05mJNB-SYD
R14 145
31/8Sat
2 stopsEmirates
57h 00mJNB-SYD
R14 382
17/8Sat
directQantas Airways
11h 50mJNB-SYD
R16 572
9/8Fri
1 stopEtihad Airways
23h 45mJNB-SYD
R35 297

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Recent domestic flight deals

2/8Fri
directJetstar
1h 25mAVV-SYD
5/8Mon
directJetstar
1h 30mSYD-AVV
R1 332
1/8Thu
directJetstar
1h 25mAVV-SYD
2/8Fri
directJetstar
1h 30mSYD-AVV
R1 405
17/10Thu
directVirgin Australia
1h 35mBNE-SYD
20/10Sun
directVirgin Australia
1h 30mSYD-BNE
R2 464
22/11Fri
directVirgin Australia
1h 35mBNE-SYD
24/11Sun
directVirgin Australia
1h 30mSYD-BNE
R2 573
1/8Thu
directRex
1h 35mBNE-SYD
5/8Mon
directRex
1h 30mSYD-BNE
R2 592
25/9Wed
directRex
1h 35mBNE-SYD
26/9Thu
directRex
1h 30mSYD-BNE
R2 847
14/8Wed
direct
1h 30mOOL-SYD
18/8Sun
direct
1h 20mSYD-OOL
R3 504
4/8Sun
direct
1h 30mOOL-SYD
11/8Sun
direct
1h 20mSYD-OOL
R3 541
19/8Mon
directQantas Airways
1h 30mOOL-SYD
19/8Mon
directQantas Airways
1h 25mSYD-OOL
R3 650
30/8Fri
directQantas Airways
1h 35mBNE-SYD
9/9Mon
directQantas Airways
1h 30mSYD-BNE
R4 052

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Flights to Sydney

Destination:

Sydney (SYD)Australia

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Sydney - South Africa

Cabin classes:

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R31 392
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