The iconic white sails of Sydney Opera House overlooking its harbor are instantly recognizable to people the world over as a symbol of Sydney, and this venue is just one of the wonderful places that visitors can experience on a trip to this vibrant metropolis. Australia’s oldest city, Sydney is full of history but is also distinctly modern. There are skyscrapers, trendy coffee shops, Aboriginal art galleries and old Colonial buildings. For lovers of the outdoors, there are the nearby mountains for hiking or kayaking and the famous Bondi Beach for surfing.
Flying to Sydney
1. Which airports serve London to Sydney?
London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports offer direct flights to Sydney, but it is also possible to get a connecting flight via other destinations from London Luton and Stansted, such as Amsterdam. Heathrow is approximately 15 miles from the center of London, while Gatwick is around 27 miles away. Both have good road, rail and bus links to the city. Sydney Airport is 8km south of the city center and has three terminals. Terminal One is specifically for international flights.
2. Which airlines operate flights from London to Sydney?
There is a wide choice of airlines that operate flights from London to Sydney, including Etihad, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Singapore and Qatar, with the majority flying from Heathrow. However, some operate flights from Gatwick or both airports.
3. How long is the flight?
The flight from London to Sydney can take around 23 hours with a stopover of two hours and 20 minutes. Some stopovers can be as long as seven hours or more, meaning that the journey would take around 28 hours. There can be one or more stopovers, and popular destinations for these include Singapore, Dubai and Doha. When booking flights, it is important to remember that Sydney is nine hours ahead of London.
4. Climate changes between London and Sydney
If passengers are flying out of London in January, then they are leaving the UK at its coldest to go to Sydney at its warmest, with an average temperature of 73°F. The coldest month is July at 55°F. In London, the hottest month is July, with an average temperature of 66°F.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
When traveling from London to Sydney, it is important to have the necessary documentation for entry. Those traveling to Australia as tourists can apply online for an instant tourist visa. The currency in the UK is pound sterling, while in Sydney, it is the Australian dollar. Finding places to exchange money is easy, and most accept major credit cards.
Both London and Sydney are cities by the water, with the Thames snaking majestically out toward the North Sea and Sydney overlooking the Pacific Ocean. History, culture and outdoor activities are abundant in both cities. London has Big Ben, the National Theatre and Trafalgar Square with its beautiful green parks. Sydney has The Sydney Harbour Bridge and its buzzing waterfront area, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium and opportunities to visit some of the world’s best surfing beaches and wine regions. There are also many great places to eat that suit all budgets as well as traditional markets and stylish boutiques.
Where To Buy Cheap Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia?
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How far in advance should I book tickets from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia.
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|< 7 days||£0||£2,413|
Compare Flight Prices from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|April||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||!!||27/04/2021||04/05/2021||0||£1,911|
|May||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||!!||11/05/2021||18/05/2021||0||£1,347|
|June||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||!!||08/06/2021||16/06/2021||0||£900|
|June||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||Singapore||01/06/2021||09/06/2021||2||£1,079|
|July||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||United||15/07/2021||30/07/2021||2||£964|
|September||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||!!||08/09/2021||15/09/2021||0||£550|
|September||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||Qatar||01/09/2021||15/09/2021||1||£729|
|October||London, United Kingdom||Sydney, Australia||Qatar||27/10/2021||03/11/2021||1||£729|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia
Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is £870.
The average price for direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is £1,347.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is £1,535.
The average price for round trip flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is £1,347.
Airlines in London, United Kingdom flying to Sydney, Australia Last modified: Apr 19, 2021 16:51 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0
Wondering which airlines fly out of London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia? We've gathered the average price of London, United Kingdom airlines with flights to Sydney, Australia. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.
London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Airports
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