Flights to Sydney (SYD)

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Sydney Guide

Major Events and Festivals in Sydney

Vivid Festival

Buying plane tickets to Sydney for travel in the winter months? Plan your trip around Vivid! It's the largest winter festival in the world and takes place over 24 days, usually from 24 May until 15 June. The program features live music, light displays and idea events. As it’s a festival that attracts a large crowd, it’s a good idea to book your return flights to Sydney and accommodation a few months in advance.

Sydney Festival

The biggest summer event in the city is the annual Sydney Festival. It runs over three weeks in January and boasts an exciting line-up of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and talks. It's one of the best ways for travellers buying flights to Sydney can soak up the local culture.

Sydney Film Festival

If you're into your art house cinema, you'll love the Sydney Film Festival. It's held every year in June, and the program runs for 12 days. Travellers buying airfare to Sydney will get a chance to watch 250 of the best new movies in the world. The films range from dramas, documentaries, thrillers, animations, comedies, cross-genre experiments and art house cinema.

The Twilight at Taronga

The Twilight at Taronga is an incredible music festival that takes place in Sydney's summer months. It's held at the iconic Taronga Zoo, and you can expect a day of live music, harbour views and fare from delicious food trucks. If you want to attend, book your flights to Sydney well in advance to lock in lower airfare prices before prices start to increase.


Public Transport and How to Get Around in Sydney

Take the train

Sydney boasts an extensive network of trains. There are eight lines and 178 stations across the city. The service usually runs from 5am to 1am, and you'll need to pick up an Opal card to travel on public transport in Sydney. Most travellers booking cheap flights to Sydney will use the City Circle line that connects people to most of the top attractions.

Use the bus

While the local bus service is cheap, the city’s notorious grid-locked traffic means it's not the fastest way for travellers buying flights to Sydney to get around. For short trips within the city centre, it's best to walk, but if you're planning a day trip to Bondi Beach, the bus is a good option. You can also take the bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to various areas in the city. You’ll see the bus stops on the arrivals level of the T1 and T3 terminals.

Use the ferry

There's no better way to explore the Harbour City than on board a ferry. While it's more expensive than the train or bus services, it's a scenic option, and travellers buying cheap flights to Sydney should hop on board at least once. Tickets start at $7 AUD ($7.33 NZD) and stop at top attractions like Manly, Taronga Zoo and Cockatoo Island.

Car rental

If you’re planning day trips from Sydney or you’re in town for business, it’s easier to have your own set of wheels. You can select your vehicle of choice at checkout when buying your return flights to Sydney with Webjet. Alternatively, you can choose from what’s available at Sydney Airport (SYD) when you arrive.

Grab a taxi

Once your flights to Sydney land at Sydney Airport (SYD), you can request a ride with Uber or take a cab. The drivers are outside of the arrivals terminal, and a trip to the CBD will cost around $30 AUD ($31.39 NZD) and take 20 minutes.


Travelling with Children in Sydney

Bondi to Bronte coastal walk

If your kids love the outdoors, take them on the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. It's a 1-kilometre trail that starts from the Bondi Promenade. Carve out at least two hours in your itinerary to give yourself enough time to take photos and soak up the beautiful views.

Take the kids to Taronga Zoo

There's no better day trip for families buying cheap flights to Sydney than Taronga Zoo. It's located next to Sydney Harbour, and you can take a 12-minute ferry ride to get there that sails past landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Visit Manly

There are so many fun things to do in Manly with the kids. Families buying return flights to Sydney can spend the afternoon wandering down the promenade, relaxing on the beautiful Shelly Beach and shopping for souvenirs on Corso. If you can, plan your ferry trip back to Sydney for the late afternoon and watch an incredible sunset from the boat.

Go to Luna Park

One of the best ways to spend an afternoon in Sydney is at Luna Park with the kids. It's an amusement park that's full of rides for everybody. Whether you're looking for a scenic trip up the Ferris Wheel or you want to spend a few hours playing dodgem cars. Travellers buying flights to Sydney can get to Luna Park with the train or ferry from Circular Quay.