Airfares to Dili, East Timor
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Dili City Guide
A gorgeous city by the sea, Dili is locked in by surrounding hills. The city itself spreads from the airport, and goes along the waterfront, all the way to the Cristo Rei statue. Dili is a popular attraction for runners and walkers, especially during the cooler hours of the day.
What sets this city apart is that it can literally recharge your batteries, thanks to its luxurious accommodation, with private pools and restaurants. Combined with the overall relaxing atmosphere of DIli, you can be sure that you will feel rejuvenated after this trip. For visitors who enjoy the nightlife, Dili offers plenty of bars along the Av de Portugal, and fantastic diving sites are also nearby.
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When to Book Cheap Airfares from Sydney to Dili
Weather in Dili is fairly predictable, so making a decision when to book return flights from Sydney to Dili should be simple. The wet season (Dec to Apr) causes massive rains and even some floods, so this time of the year might not be a great idea. The rest of the year, however, brings great weather, with April to July being the best. With that being said, you should consider booking SYD to DIL flights during this time.
Cheap Sydney to Dili Flights
With Dili being a fairly popular tourist spot, there are around 10 return flights from Sydney to Dili available each day. Most of these Sydney to Dili flights are carried out by Qantas.
Departing from Sydney Airport (SYD)
Located only 7 km from the Central Business District of Sydney, the Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is known as the busiest airport in Australia. Needless to say, this means that you will find plenty of suitable transportation options.
Getting to Sydney Airport (SYD)
The most affordable way of getting to the airport is by the Airport Link Train. With many stations all over the city, this cheap service will only cost you NZD 20. For a faster transportation method, a taxi service such as Uber is also available, and will cost you around NZD 70.
Parking at Sydney Airport (SYD)
The Kingsford Smith Airport comes with a bevy parking options. If you want to park as close as possible to the terminals, opt for the P7 car park. This place is less than 1 km away from the airport, and will cost you NZD 50 per 24h. For a less costly option, the Blue Emu car park is a good choice, with a price of around NZD 30. Keep in mind, this car park is slightly further away from the terminals, but it does offer a 24/7 shuttle service.
Which International Terminal Will Your Return flights from Sydney to Dili Depart from?
International Sydney to Dili flights will depart from the T1 international terminal, at the Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD).
Arriving at Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (DIL)
Also known as Comoro International Airport, the Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (DIL) is the only airport in the city. Named after Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, this airport is the landing spot for all SYD to DIL flights.
Getting from Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (DIL) to Your Hotel
The best way of getting to your hotel is by using a taxi. The drivers usually request a fixed rate of around NZD 14, however if you’re skilful you can try to bargain. For a more affordable option, you can walk from the airport to the main street and take a mikrolet. This cheap minibus costs only around NZD 1 per ride.
Things to do in Dili
It’s highly likely that you will spot the Cristo Rei statue immediately upon landing from Sydney to Dili flights. This hard-to-miss monument is located 7 km east of Dili, and was a gift from the government of Indonesia, in 1996. To reach the statue visitors need to go through 570 steps.
Set in a unique atmosphere of an old Portuguese prison, the “Chega! Exhibition” offers a unique chance for history exploration. Historians will find this to be a place of a captivating past, including some grim events.
If cheap shopping was the primary reason for you to book a SYD to DIL flight, look no further than Pateo. This shopping area offers the best cafes, restaurants and shops in Dili. A cheap, Portuguese supermarket is also located here, and offers many local products.