Cheap flights to Sydney from the UK

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Best student & youth fares right now to Sydney

Want to know how much you could be forking out for a flight to Sydney? Well here’s a little helping hand. We’ve got out best fares to Sydney listed below for you. These are updated every day, so if you don’t find anything you’re after just check back tomorrow.

Student flights from the UK to Sydney

Sydney’s got it all. Stunning beaches, world-famous sights like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, great food and drink, plus it’s a stepping stone to the dazzling Blue Mountains. So whether you’re in Sydney to spend a semester studying, in the city to pick up some work, or using it as a jumping point for an epic Aussie adventure, we have plenty of flights to choose from.

Just use the search box above to see what student and youth (that’s up to 34 years old for some airlines) fares we have on offer today. And hey, if you want to save even more on your flight to Sydney, sign up to become a member. It’s quick and easy to do and once you’re all signed up you’ll get even more flight discounts and exclusive promo codes too!

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What are the main Sydney airport hubs?

Sydney only has one airport, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. It’s located only 5 miles south of the city centre and is served by a number of transport options.

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) Getting from Sydney Airport to the city centre (and other suburbs) is super easy, due to the multitude of transportation options available to you. The Airport Link train takes 13 minutes to get to the city, with trains running every 10 minutes. But there are also buses, rental car options, taxis and bikes too.

How to fly from the UK to Sydney

Flying to Sydney from the UK, albeit a little long, couldn’t be any easier. There are no direct flights to Sydney from anywhere in the UK at the moment, but you can get a number of connecting flights straight into Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. Complete the journey all in one sitting or choose to extend your stop-over and make an extra holiday out of it! We work with a number of airline partners that operate flights to Sydney including Qantas, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines.

Cheap flights to Sydney
from London Heathrow (LHR)

Average flight duration

22 hours


Number of daily flights

No direct flights, but flights to connecting destinations depart daily..

Cheap flights to Sydney
from London Gatwick (LGW)

Average flight duration

21 hours, 55 minutes


Number of daily flights

No direct flights, but flights to connecting destinations depart daily..

Cheap flights to Sydney
from Manchester (MAN)

Average flight duration

22 hours, 20 minutes


Number of daily flights

No direct flights, but flights to connecting destinations depart daily..

When is the best time to fly to Sydney?

Sydney is one of those cities which is great to visit at any time of year. Just remember that the seasons are opposite to the UK. So when we’re gearing up for winter, they’re getting ready for summer Down Under. This means that there will be higher demand (and higher prices) between December and March when it’s summer in Sydney. But if you’re looking to travel between May and September you may be able to find a better deal as the weather is cooler.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Sydney?

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Prices based on bookings made 30-60 DAYS days prior to departure.

Why do British students love visiting Sydney?

Sydney is lively and at the same time laid back, the Australian culture is pretty similar to the UK and the beaches are pretty spectacular too. Plus it makes for a great stepping stone into exploring other parts of Australia too!


Sydney universities and campuses

Sydney universities and campuses

Sydney is home to a number of universities, which offer study abroad programmes to British students. Spend a semester or full year abroad at the University of Technology Sydney. Study at the University of Sydney, which is ranked as the third best university in Australia, or even UNSW which scored the title of fifth top university in the whole of Australia.


Sydney lifestyle and culture

Sydney lifestyle and culture

Similar to other cities in Australia, Sydney follows the super relaxed culture that Australian’s have become famous for. There’s a great work life balance, with evenings and weekends spent surfing, hiking and spending time at the beach. The humour of Australians is also pretty similar to that of the UK too!


Exploring Sydney on a student budget

Exploring Sydney on a student budget

Although it’s known for being an expensive city, there are still ways to experience Sydney on a budget. Take a walk to the major landmarks such as Circular Quay home to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, explore Darling Harbour and wander around the Botanic Gardens. Complete the famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and enjoy the many beaches in between. Or grab food at the Carriageworks Farmers Market, the Grounds of Alexandria or Paddy’s Night Food Markets.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Sydney

Do I need a visa to visit Sydney?

What’s the currency in Sydney and the exchange rate in GBP?

Are there any misconceptions about Sydney?

What time zone is Sydney and how does it compare to the UK?

How can I be a green traveller in Sydney?

What are some common phrases in Sydney?