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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.

Sydney Information

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.

London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Last modified: Sep 18, 2018 2:05 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Sydney, Australia. China Southern & China Eastern frequently offer the best deals to Sydney, Australia flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

China Southern
LONSYD
Mon 29/10
2 stops
SYDLON
Wed 07/11
2 stops
£531
China Eastern
LONSYD
Sun 30/12
1 stop
SYDLON
Wed 16/01
1 stop
£583
Philippine
LONSYD
Sat 10/11
1 stop
SYDLON
Sat 17/11
1 stop
£594
British Airways
LONSYD
Sun 04/11
1 stop
SYDLON
Wed 14/11
1 stop
£611
Vietnam
LONSYD
Thu 01/11
1 stop
SYDLON
Sun 04/11
1 stop
£641
Emirates
LONSYD
Mon 05/11
1 stop
SYDLON
Sun 18/11
1 stop
£648

How Much is a Flight from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be £535.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days £0 £690
7-14 days £0 £662
14-21 days £0 £656
21-30 days £0 £551
30-60 days £0 £531
60-90 days £0 £542
90+ days £0 £508

Cheapest Day To Fly from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
£531£536£531£534£534£531£542

Compare Flight Prices from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
September London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia Air China 25/09/2018 01/10/2018 1 £662
October London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia China Southern 29/10/2018 07/11/2018 2 £531
November London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia China Southern 07/11/2018 20/11/2018 2 £531
December London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia China Eastern 30/12/2018 16/01/2019 1 £583
January London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia China Eastern 08/01/2019 24/01/2019 1 £583
February London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia China Eastern 12/02/2019 25/02/2019 1 £588
March London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia Air China 12/03/2019 19/03/2019 1 £508
April London, United Kingdom Sydney, Australia Air China 02/04/2019 09/04/2019 1 £539

Cheap Last Minute Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
£690
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
£690 £691
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
£691 £694
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
£694 £823
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
£823 £759
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
£759

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 £580.

The average price for direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 £431.

The average price for round trip flights from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia is £573.

London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia?
Answer: Singapore, SG

Airlines in London, United Kingdom flying to Sydney, Australia Last modified: Sep 18, 2018 2:05 -04:00Number of routes searched: 164Number of itineraries searched: 10,545,082

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.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
British Airways -
Qantas -
American LAX
American SFO
Air Canada YVR
Air Canada YYZ
Air India DEL
British Airways SIN
Air China CTU
Air China PEK
Air China PVG
China Airlines TPE
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Major Airlines JFK
Major Airlines LAX
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Garuda CGK
Tianjin TSN
Hainan CSX
Hainan TAO
Hainan TSN
Hainan XIY
Capital Airlines TAO
JAL NRT
Korean ICN
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern PVG
All Nippon HND
Air New Zealand AKL
Asiana ICN
Philippine MNL
Qantas MEL
Qantas PER
Qantas SIN
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Thai BKK
United IAH
United LAX
United SFO
Vietnam HAN
Vietnam SGN

London, United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in London, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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