Cheap flights from Canberra to Sydney

Flight information Canberra to Sydney

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Average flight time, total distance 243 kilometres

0h 50min

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Sydney and Sydney Au-Rose Bay

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Canberra to Sydney?

  • Qantas and Virgin Australia offer direct Canberra to Sydney flights every day.
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How easy is it to depart on flights from Canberra to Sydney?

Flights from Canberra Airport to Sydney are very frequent, between 25-30 a day, so it is easy to find flights to Sydney from Canberra. There are 2 terminals at Canberra Airport, but these are connected to one another.

  • Domestic Terminal – Canberra to Sydney flights depart from this terminal.

The Domestic Terminal has ATMs, dining outlets, and free WiFi hotspots. You can also walk between the terminals if you are transferring from another flight.

Arrive at Canberra Airport at least 1 hour before your flight to Sydney is due to depart.

What do I need before I fly from Canberra to Sydney?

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware that if you’re not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What is Sydney Airport like? 

The city of Sydney is served by one major airport, and this is the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. This is the busiest airport in Australia, and offers hundreds of ongoing connections across Australia, and all over the world. There are 3 terminals at Sydney Airport.

  • Terminal 2 – all Virgin Australia flights from Canberra to Sydney will arrive here.
  • Terminal 3 – all Qantas flights from Canberra to Sydney will arrive here.

Both terminals have ATMs, free WiFi, restaurants, bars, and cafés, as well as numerous shops. These terminals are connected and walkable. If you need to connect to T1, you can transfer on the AirTrain or the T-Bus, both of which are complimentary if you are travelling with Qantas or Virgin Australia.

What is the weather like in Sydney? 

  • Sydney has a pleasant climate, seeing summer averages of 25°C, shoulder seasons typically falling between 11 and 23°C, and mild winters of 8-16°

Is there a time difference between Canberra and Sydney? 

  • There is no time difference between Canberra and Sydney.

Is Sydney cheaper than Canberra?

Sydney is more expensive than Canberra, but there are ways to save on costs. Look for cheap hotel deals in Sydney with Skyscanner Australia, and check out our guide on the fun and free things you can do in Sydney.

  Canberra Sydney
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $80 $80
Average cost of a coffee $4.10 $4.00
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $25-30 $45-55

What about return flights from Sydney to Canberra?

You’re in luck! We have a specific routes page dedicated to return flights from Sydney to Canberra, where you can read details about the route and the airlines that fly it. Otherwise, you can press the Return option when you book your initial journey, and we can show you what cheap flights are available.

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Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of November 2018

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.