Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways and Etihad Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Adelaide to Sydney. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta, Alaska Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Adelaide to Sydney.
The average direct flight takes 1h 50m, covering a distance of 1164 km.
There are 428 (direct) flights between Adelaide and Sydney per week, averaging 61 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($63) and Virgin Australia ($88), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($126) and Multiple Airlines ($159).
Virgin Australia (8 times daily), Qantas Airways (8 times daily), Air New Zealand (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Adelaide to Sydney, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Adelaide , the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Adelaide you will be using Adelaide, often referred to as Adelaide Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
If you want to park your vehicle for the duration of your holidays, you can use the long stay car park for a maximum of 30 days. For those who are pressed for time, there is the Terminal Car Park, which will put you within a few steps of the check-in desks. To get the best price and ensure your car space, pre-book it via the airport’s website.
To get to the centre of Sydney quickly after your flight, the train runs every 10 minutes and the trip lasts only about 15 minutes. If you are not in a hurry and instead prefer a more comfortable ride from the airport, opt for a shuttle, shared services or a taxi that you can book in advance. Before your flight from Adelaide to Sydney remember to check with your hotel if they offer airport transfers.
Yes, there are Smarte Carte storage facilities in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport that you can pre-book before your flight from Adelaide to Sydney. You can expect to pay $9 to use the storage for a 4-hour period for a small bag and $11 for a large one.
There are three hotels on the airport grounds: Rydges Hotel Sydney Airport is situated in Terminal 1 and Mantra Hotel and IBIS Budget Hotel located near Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. There are airport shuttles available to transport you between the terminals. If none of the airport hotels suits your needs, you can also opt for hotels that are within a very short drive of the airport, like Mercure Sydney Airport and Holiday Inn Sydney Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Airlines waste a lot of time and money preparing food that is mediocre at best. Just offering simple orange juice , tea coffee and a muffin to keep people going would be better as it's such a short flight."
Pros: "Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant."
Pros: "Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up"
Cons: "Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening."
Pros: "Super smooth flight, flight attendants were incredibly friendly and hospitable"
Pros: "The service and entertainment provided"
Pros: "Good seats in exit row"
Pros: "Suberb crew. Not obsequious, just helpful with good anticipation."
Pros: "I had to change flights to LA."
Pros: "The service during the flights"
Pros: "Quick boarding and deplaning on arrival"
Pros: "Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth."
Cons: "Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages."
Pros: "Crew was nice and ready to help"
Pros: "Exit row seat. Lovely aircraft and cabin crew."
Pros: "Twice this trip, 2 qantas staff rectified our seating allocation so we could sit together as a family and i didn't even have to ask. The staff are always so pleasant and engaging."
Cons: "A mishap when allocating seats online, when i chose seats for us online (my fault i left it too late) there weren't any together...but the staff rectified this..."
Cons: "Disembarking.... No gate so had to get bus to shuttle to terminal... 1 bus for nearly 1000 passengers.... Took nearly 90 minutes to get off plane."
Pros: "Friendly flight staff"
Cons: "Cramped conditions in economy but you get what you pay for"
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Cons: "The flight being cancelled"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "All ok really"
Cons: "No options for seat choose which totally rubbish don't like deal with Qantas in future"
Pros: "New business layout is more comfortable comfortable and private."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "It was a pleasant flight."
Cons: "I'm satisfied"
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Pros: "Cleanliness and comfort of plane, professionalism and courtesy of staff. Quiet, dark cabin allowed for restful trip."
Pros: "Looking out the window."
Cons: "Flight changed from an A330 to a B737 perhaps as Resukt if the public holiday"
Cons: "Not enough legroom or seating area... Obviously you are downsizing, hoping that people will spend more to upgrade."
Pros: "They had free wifi!"
Pros: "The new clear aircraft"
Cons: "The fruit was not ripe and not edible."
Cons: "2 hours late leaving"
Pros: "Assistance is good."
Pros: "Everyone and everything"
Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."
Pros: "The on board staff were fantastic, very personable, helpful and friendly."
Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."
Cons: "You charged me twice in my credit card the Ticket from Adelaide -Melbourne and Melbourne-Sydney"
Pros: "We didn't experience any problems, all went well."
Cons: "I can't think of anything I didn't like,"
Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "I couldn't request a vegan meal online for some reason & once i got to the airport it was too late so i went hungry"
Pros: "The staff showed they cared about you comfort and tried to make sure you were enjoying your flight"
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Food was more wordt than in the past"
Pros: "offer every passenger a iPad mini"
Cons: "Poor landing, not confortable from decending to touch down"
Pros: "Poor food. Not as good as domestic."
Cons: "Helpful and aware."
Pros: "Nothing. Have used qantas for 20 years...this is the last time."
Pros: "Quantas was great"
Cons: "Bravo fly scammed me - booked & charged 3 tickets for one passenger!"
Pros: "Movie selection pretty good"
Cons: "Terminal at LAX only allowed use of Admiral Club not Qantas lounge LAX international. 5 hr layover. No food. Poor facilities. 2 drink voucher. Not up to Qantas standard by a long shot. More importantly seats economy on American Airlines flight fro LAX to SYD very narrow and incredibly uncomfortable. Unable to rest comfortably to any degree or be able to have a meal when seat in front reclined and i am not a big guy. I fly often for work and also pay for Qantas club but this experience is making me think very differently about booking flights according to what the codeshare airline is. Dissapointed and not what I expect the standard of a Qantas codeshare airline to be."
Cons: "The delay was out of there hands and other passengers did not listen to instructions So not there fault really"
Cons: "A bigger, more comfortable aircraft"
Pros: "Despite the delay, bording was quick and efficient, crew were welcoming"
Pros: "No delays!"
Cons: "I noticed some travellers confused by gate changes, I suspect this is due to a lack of attention on their behalf but clearly the messages hadn't gotten through."
Pros: "No problem apart from left a tad late"
Pros: "The seat was ok. The cabin crew good"
Cons: "The food options both free and purchased."
Pros: "All the crew were exceptional and the Captain was upbeat which was refreshing."
Cons: "All the staff were all extremely professional, just the plane was a little tired looking and grubby. When you sit for quite a while you cannot help but notice the dirt."
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Quick easy painless and on time"
Pros: "Great, love the ATRs"
Pros: "Good seat, plenty of space for my long legs."
Cons: "Boarding was a little disorganized."
Cons: "No seatback monitor."
Pros: "Leave and Arrived on time"
Cons: "Glad to have an isle seat"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Food VERY basic SErvice just OK"
Cons: "We still in Auckland as without any notification airline staff has cancelled our ticket and we had so much drama at the airport and we couldn’t catch the flight and we had to come back home please explain why this is happened? Contact email- firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "Love the inclusion of one checked bag in the ticket price. Like the free snack and hot drink."
Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Cons: "Long delay before take off."
Pros: "Miss Rankin was on board with me. She traveled to the back of the plane to an empty seat next to me from seat 9F."
Cons: "Couldn't check-in from the kayak app..."
Pros: "Thanks Simone and team."
Cons: "Entertainment choices limited"
Pros: "My Mum has mild dementia and was going to Sydney from Maroochydore to visit family. From check in at MCY to arrival back at MCY the staff looked after her very well. She needed assistance boarding and disembarking and they were very helpful and courteous and that's why I choose Virgin over the other airline that flies the same route."
Pros: "arrived on time crew were polite and friendly."
Cons: "when boarding the plane from rear maybe passengers in the front should board first to save the mayhem."
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "nice aircraft. hosts were promt to address any issue."
Cons: "lack of movie options especially hindi movies"
Cons: "I don’t think it’s acceptable to not give any food on a 6 hour flight. Also to pay for food we need to wait for the cart. I sat hungry for awhile."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 and a half hours. Ground staff were rude and dismissive and just huddled together to chat to each other and joke."
Cons: "Ground service - once airborne it was ok"
Cons: "Delayed departure."
Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "I dislike having to use my personal mobile phone for in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Pros: "I found my experience with Virgin very good. I don't fly too often. I am over 70 and found both the ground staff and on board so courteous and helpful. Would fly again with them. Take off and landings were so gentle which is something I fear, but they have inspired me to "take-off" and enjoy my life."
Cons: "Flight Canceled because they did not have a first officer that was within legal regulations to fly the leg. I had to stay the night in Adelaide, missing my morning appointment in Sydney and still pay for the hotel I booked in Sydney for that night. I had to pay for the cab back to the airport. I'm told I can go on line for refund as if I haven't already been inconvenience enough I have to deal with that. To add insult to injury my aisle seat was changed to a middle."
Pros: "I could not board the plane because the ticket was cancelled. I want my money NOW. I had to pay for a ticket at the counter and almost was left out. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAK."
Cons: "I could not board the plane because the ticket was cancelled. I want my money NOW. I had to pay for a ticket at the counter and almost was left out. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAK"
Pros: "Boarding speed"
Pros: "....rather than the Spirit Air of Australia, Jetstar. Free bag check and snack, better seats."
Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"
Pros: "on-board entertainment"
Pros: "Kept us informed of progress, snacks and drinks, upgrade to extra legroom at no charge"
Pros: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"
Cons: "Didn't clearly mention to me that I have to buy extra ticket for my luggage. It is a cheap plane, but the expense actually is not cheap."
Pros: "Everyone was super helpful and friendly."
Cons: "the food, esp breakfast. Very poor"
Pros: "Virgin terminal"
Pros: "On time. Courteous employees."
Cons: "Baggage charge of $70 Australian dollars was an unpleasant surprise. Had 3 bags. All other airlines on this trip went by weight, not number of bags and charged zero."
Pros: "Friendly male flight attendants. Comfortable seating, though plane was noisy (we did have noise cancelling earphones which helped)."
Cons: "One very grumpy - didn't acknowledge with words any question or comment - female flight attendant. Not a very good selection of video options."
Pros: "The stewards were very pleasant."
Pros: "the crew was amazing"
Cons: "the seats were uncomfortable"
Cons: "They lost half of our pushchair and it took 5 days of endless phone calls for them to agree to replace it"
Pros: "The service was terrible. The entire experience was really incredibly disappointing. I will never book Jetstar again."
Cons: "They charged me the price of my ticket because my carry on weighed too much. The staff was very rude!"
Cons: "You charged me an astronomical rate to check 2 bags! over $300!?! Really?!?! I will avoid your airline at all costs."
Cons: "Not only did you cost me one days work, but you also lost my bag and your ground staff didn't care. All she wanted to do was go home. Matt"
Cons: "Boarding was late and congested Not organized"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "I'm a thin man and am 5'9" (pretty average height) and I couldn't fit comfortably in my seat. The space between rows was so tight my knees were squished into the seat in front of me."
Cons: "All food and drink service needed to be purchased. Had an issue with a lost wallet left on the plane, and limited help in retrieving it."
Cons: "The carry-on baggage policy is ridiculously unfair and they don't tell you about the 7kg carry-on restriction at the desk but charge you 50 dollars at the gate when you don't have any other options but pay before you miss the flight"
Pros: "I liked the atmosphere and safety"
Cons: "The food isn't that good"
Cons: "Who knows the weight of the bag ahead of time. Should allow for bags to be check day of without penalty."
Pros: "Friendly crew, budget price"
Cons: "No drink service at all"
Pros: "The entertainment was free."
Cons: "Paying $50 to process my Visa at the counter."
Pros: "We boarded and left on time. Crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "They only allow 7kg carry on which forced us to check 2 bags @ $30 each. It's just to extract money. It looked like a reasonable fare but by the time we paid fees, seats and luggage, another airline would be a better choice. They chatged us a $60 "third party" between Queenstown and Cairns. Ridiculous...I won't fly with them again."
Pros: "To get a drink faster - preorder online when booking"
Cons: "$15 per kilogram charge for over weight luggage is a rip off"
Cons: "Was charged 50$ at check in at airport for luggage. It was a carry on size they said it was over weight had flown with same items on several different airlines, Quantas, American, and virgin no one else stop me. If this is how they get the ticket cheap, just state that upfront. So I know and am not surprised at airport."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled at the last minute. Jetstar doesn't have a customer service line you can call so it was very difficult to re-book. The chat was clunky and not compatable with mobile phone. Then they couldn't refund the extra fees I had paid for assigned seats - that is a "different chat site" though I was reassigned a Quantas ticket and given tickets that had us split up on that flight. They couldn't give me a booking number or anything like that for the Quantas flight either. I will just save the hassle and fly with Quantas next time. Unimpressed with JetStar and their customer service was terrible. Still out the refund money and frankly it is worth it not to have to deal with them again."
Cons: "Boarding on tarmac in the rain, no cover over walkway. Smallest and tightest seating in the airline business."
Pros: "Fairly efficient, cheaper price."
Cons: "Had employee going down boarding line with a scale charging extra $50 if you were over their ridiculously low weight limit for a carry on bag. Had no problem with same bag on numerous other airlines."
Cons: "Departing with 2 hour delay was unacceptable. Had to purchase a new ticket on a different airline."
Pros: "We had to change our flight and were still able to get a good flight and seats"
Cons: "Paying for food and drink"
Cons: "We booked through Kayak and weren't told that when you book a flight with Jetstar, you get NO BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE. ZERO, ZIP, NIL. We didn't know this and assumed like other Australian and New Zealand carriers, we would each get one free bag, so I went online and paid $25 for a third bag. When we checked in for a domestic flight, we were told that we would have to pay $400 to send our luggage with us. THAT WAS MORE THAN WE PAID FOR OUR SEATS! We were also told that had we paid for our luggage ahead of time, it would have only been $60. Be very careful if you fly this airline. Make sure you know what is and what is not included with your ticket, especially if you use a third party to purchase your tickets. PS - All drinks (including coffee, tea, soda, etc.)are extra. Frankly, I'm surprised they don't charge for using the toilet in flight"
Cons: "There is no service at all! The crew is mediocre!"
Cons: "Need to include luggage fee on price."
Cons: "There was no entertainment"
Cons: "Nothing but the fair is included"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Paying for seat and Niger luggage"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Awesome lady at check in."
Cons: "Just disappointing to need to pay for a cup of coffee. This is just too cheap to feel good about."
Pros: "Crew were fine"
Cons: "Kids were literally using my seat as a jungle gym. Staff should have controlled kids"
Pros: "i would never travel to jetstar again they discriminate people we are indian we had some carry on bags they charge us extra they didm check any body els"
Pros: "Quick and efficient. Crew was great."
Cons: "Big discrimination singled us out from a line of 100 plus passengers and checked our carry on bag/s for weight. Air line representative said that we have 5 minutes to throw things or adjust bags or you r not going or pay 50 dollars each which we paid. These bags were the same we got from Sydney. We were on vacation and these guys ruined it. We definitely need to file complaint to some agency for not checking any one else carry on in that line except ours. Many passengers had heavy bags than ours. Pls do not recommend this jet star to anyone."
Pros: "Exactly at time"
Cons: "over charging for carry on"
Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."
Pros: "The crew was reasonably friendly"
Cons: "Be aware of baggage weight limits and hi bag fees. Limited drink options on plane."
Pros: "Llegue a destino"
Cons: "Si no pagas no hay ni agua"
Pros: "even thought they departed late we landed on time"
Cons: "both flights departed late"
Pros: "It took off and landed safely"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The staff were very good."
Cons: "I booked a seat and did not get the seat l had booked."
Pros: "Speed of boarding (using front and back doors is brilliant!). Quality of airplane, crew and facilities is all first rate."
Pros: "Was on time and I personally did not run into any problems."
Cons: "wish flights could be like ten mins from aussie to NZ.... :-)"
Pros: "Only that it got us there safely."
Cons: "Awful customer service and ridiculous baggage costs. We were traveling internationally and didn't have internet access at the time. We didn't realize we needed to "pre-check" our bags. It cost us double the amount of our flight cost to check our bags. They also carefully checked carry on weight at the ticket counter but then never tagged the bags and we had to have them reweighed at the gate. They also were ridiculously strict on carryon weight per bag. Don't get their policy when my husband and I weigh a total of 300 pds together and they can't be flexible on 1kg of carry-on weight. They also said they took American express cards (which does not charge us an exchange fee) and their machines wouldn't accept it, so I was charged an extra 3% via my credit card. Staff were surly and not helpful. Will never use Jetstar again"
Pros: "They got me to the same location at essentially the same time as another airline, for a lower price."
Cons: "Everyone boards all at once."
Cons: "Complete incompetence, a goat redeo"
Pros: "On time. Early arrival."
Cons: "Luggage policy needs work. READ THEIR WEBSITE FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THEIR BAGGAGE POLICY. It costs a lot more if you check baggage that exceeds their permitted allowances at the airport. 7kg limit for one bag. Special charges for a 2nd bag Older equipment. Functional but well used. No food unless paid for separately."
Airlines flying from Adelaide to Sydney have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Adelaide to Sydney