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Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV) to Sydney (SYD)
Typically, flights to Sydney from Melbourne are cheaper when flying from Melbourne Avalon to Sydney Kingsford Smith, which has an average price of $204
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SYDNEY FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT||August||25% cheaper||Flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney costs on average just $166 in August|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SYDNEY FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT||December||53% more expensive||It costs about $335 for flights to Sydney from Melbourne Airport in December|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SYDNEY FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT||December||544% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Sydney from Melbourne Airport in December than any other month|
Are you looking for the perfect retreat? Sydney’s proximity to the ocean makes for wonderful weather. Imagine yourself spending the holiday on a beach, the breeze in your hair, and the refreshing sea salt in the air. While there is no wrong time, the best time to visit Sydney depends on what you are coming for and how sparsely populated you hope the beaches will be.
September to November and March to May are the ideal travel months because they are just outside the high and low seasons. During these times, you will enjoy comfortable temperatures and minimal tourist crowds. Also, you might find a few cheap flights to Sydney during the non-peak travel months. Peak tourist season is from December to February, which is the time when Sydney has its warmest temperatures too. Sydney’s winter season is May to August, but the temperatures are still comfortable to tour around the city and enjoy a range of activities.
If you are planning a flight to Sydney and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of March and June. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Sydney, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Those looking for a great museum with interesting exhibits should take time out of their trip to Sydney to go see Australian Museum. Australian Museum is particularly popular with tourists when the weather in Sydney is not ideal. Visitors and residents in Sydney love to visit Museum of Contemporary Art to see all the interesting art from the area as well as historical pieces. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centres in the area, like Pitt Street Mall. A family-friendly option for when the weather in Sydney doesn’t cooperate is heading to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, where you can enjoy all the ocean animals.
The nearest zoo to the centre of Sydney is Taronga Zoo, which is a short 5.0 km trip. Taronga Zoo is widely visited by local residents and tourists alike. The zoo features some tremendous animals and exhibits for visitors of all ages. The best times to visit Sydney would be January or February, so book your flights to Sydney accordingly.. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is just 1.0 km away from Sydney city centre and is a great place to go see amazing ocean animals and interesting exhibits with your family. Typically, tourists and locals in Sydney take advantage of the aquarium when the weather is less than ideal. momondo users find it best to visit when the weather is typically colder or it is raining. If you plan on visiting Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, it might be best to book your flight for March.
Those flying to Sydney could potentially find better pricing at Newcastle Williamtown Airport (134 km from Sydney city centre) or Bathurst Raglan Airport (153 km from Sydney city centre) depending on the month and departure airport.
The cheapest airport near Sydney is typically Newcastle Williamtown Airport, with an average price of $232/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Prices for flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport were last updated today.
As of December 2023, there are 69 operators available to choose from for flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and stopovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
The necessary travel and health documents for your Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.
Most of the attractions in Sydney are in the central business district (CBD) or around the harbour. If you are staying in the downtown area, you can walk to most of the attractions. The exceptions include Bondi and Manly, which are surfing suburban areas at the south and north areas of Sydney Heads. To explore these attractions, there are plenty of public transportation options you can choose. If you purchase the Opal card to get to and from the airport, you can use the same card for public transportation throughout the city.
The extensive rail network covers most areas within Sydney, and the City Circle network provides you with access to all city stations. Sydney trains are double-deckers and start at Central station moving anti-clockwise.
Buses require prepaid cards from Monday to Friday (you can use an Opal Card) from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can purchase them at a convenience store if you do not have an Opal Card. The entire CBD requires prepaid fare from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm; regardless of the day of the week. Most buses run to the North Shore and Northern Beaches if you take them from the York, Carrington, and Clarence Street terminals. To get to Palm Beach, you must take the bus from Stand B.
Travel across the harbour using the Sydney Ferry. Ferries service many of the harbour-side attractions, including the Zoo, Luna Park, Darling Harbour, Manly Beach, and Watsons Bay. All ferries depart from the Circular Quay.
Sydney Light Rail
The light rail system runs from Central station into Chinatown, Haymarket, Darling Harbour, Star City Hotel and Casino, and through the Sydney Fish Market. It continues through the suburbs as well. To ride on this rail, you must use an Opal Card.
There are plenty of sights and attractions to see in Sydney. When you book flights to Sydney, consider some of these attractions for your itinerary:
The zoo has more than 2,900 exotic and native animal species, including all the fan favourites. It is not just a place for kids; the zoo has an overnight experience known as “Roar and Snore“ that starts at 6:30 pm and includes a tent and behind-the-scene activities. Online tickets to the zoo cost $23.40 AUD for children 5 to 17 (under 5 get free entry), and $41.40 AUD for adults. Ticket prices purchased at the entrance gate are slightly higher than online tickets.
Sydney Opera House
The Opera House is always bustling with live performances and arts. You can book a Backstage Tour package with your event ticket. Tours are informative and fun; they are also offered in a variety of languages.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Also, known as the “Coathanger,“ the Bridge was opened back in 1932. You can walk or ride your bike across the bridge that goes over the harbour or take a BridgeClimb expedition that takes you into the superstructure.
Take a Trail
There are plenty of beachfront trails to choose from, but the more popular trails are off Coogee, Tamarama, and Bronte.
Attend Seafood School or Visit the Seafood Market
Sydney Seafood School at the Sydney Fish Market offers tips on how to cook seafood Aussie style. Classes are between $90 – $165 AUD for a 4-hour class complete with a wine tasting. The Fish Market is a must-see because it is the second largest marketplace for fresh fish in the world. Take a 90-minute tour and explore the fish auction and purchasing system behind-the-scenes.
Etiquette and Sydney Customs
Sydney is very relaxed and open, and if you practice general good manners, you will fit right in. You will notice that Sydney is rich in culture, religion, and sexual preferences; therefore, it is so diverse that no one ever feels uncomfortable. Locals are very friendly people too.
Tipping is not mandatory in Sydney but always accepted. Tips are usually 10 to 15 percent when at a restaurant. Most restaurants only require a casual dress, unless you are in a trendy establishment or a 5-star restaurant (which will have a posted dress code).
Rainfall is quite consistent in Sydney, with 12 days per month seeing some amount of precipitation, so bring along an umbrella or raincoat.
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