Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford

Flight information Cairns to Sydney

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Average flight time, total distance 1226 miles

2h 55min


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To plan a trip to Sydney Kingsford Smith International airport, you need a few different things: a thirst for history, affinity for great accents and fantastic fireworks, and this flight search tool that narrows down the best flight deals to get you to Sydney.

Everyone knows the best vacation starts with a great flight deal and an airport that’s easy to navigate, so we did the leg work and mapped the ins and outs of Sydney Kingsford Smith International airport.

Prices from Cairns to Sydney

The price of a flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford consistently hovers around $150 for most of the year, except in June when flights spike to around $300.

SYD to Sydney proper: the nitty-gritty travel tips.

Sydney Kingsford Smith airport has three terminals: T1 International, T2 Domestic, and T3 Domestic, all rife with cafes, restaurants, shops and more. With high-end shopping and an array of international cuisine, Sydney Kingsford Smith airport is a fabulous first stop on your journey into one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

So once you’re ready to venture into Sydney, you have a few transportation options. Seeing as the city is just 13 minutes away from the airport by train, you’ll be well on your way to adventure in no time. The Airport Link runs every ten minutes and provides access to both the city and the suburbs. To use this public transportation option, purchase an Opal Card from the station, Relay or WH Smith.

To get to the Sydney central business district by taxi, head to the front of any terminal and catch a cab, which will cost you $45-$55 one way. Want to drive yourself? Head to the rental car area at the arrivals level of the T2 and T3 terminals

Airlines that fly from CNS to SYD

The most popular airlines flying from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith are Tigerair, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

What to do once you’ve landed in Sydney proper

In this thriving city with a host of historical sights and cultural richness, you’ll be up to your ears with things to do and see. Eat at restaurant Hubert, an award-winning French spot near the Museum of Sydney and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Stroll in the Taronga Zoo and take in not just beautiful animals, but some of the best views of harbor, with the Bridge and Sydney Opera House winking at you. And for an athletic exploration, take on the walk from Bondi to Corgee, a seaside adventure that’s just under 4 miles and easy-to-moderate with just a few hills.   

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