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Low season: March
High season: April
Average price: $302
Good deal: $290

Best time to beat the crowds

1%

expected price decrease

Most popular time to fly

3%

expected price increase

(price for this month)

or less for a return flight within

3 months

of your travel date is a good deal

When to book flights from Canberra to Sydney

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • The cheapest flight from Canberra to Sydney was found, on average, 64 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is March.

FAQs for booking Canberra to Sydney flights

How long does a flight from Canberra to Sydney take?
The average direct flight takes 0h 55m, covering a distance of 237 km.
How many flights are there between Canberra and Sydney?
There are 700 (direct) flights between Canberra and Sydney per week, averaging 100 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Canberra to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Qantas Airways ($593)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Canberra and Sydney?
Qantas Airways (25 times daily), Air New Zealand (24 times daily), Emirates (23 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Canberra to Sydney?
When flying out of Canberra you will be using Canberra, often referred to as Canberra Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Canberra to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Canberra
$593
only
$593
Destination
Sydney
$593
only
$593
Mon., 4 May
CBR
Canberra
SYD
Sydney Airport
0h 55m
Thu., 7 May
SYD
Sydney Airport
CBR
Canberra
0h 55m
Trip: 4 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CBR
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Movie selection could have been better

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: Not confortable at all! I was in the middle seat in the center of the plane and hD to get up every time people had to use the restroom. I could not sleep at all in the 14 hour flight - not to mention after a 6 hour delay - with poor communication on what the delays were all about. 4 different times the flight was delayed with no explanation. I liked nothing about this overpriced, under served flight.

Cons: 6 hours delayed in Sydney and nobody was telling us what was going on. I got sick while waiting, and was in a lot of pain all the way home. Also i had to pay $304 change fee to change my flight to Sydney to SFO from the original Melbourne to LAX To SFO thinking since I was coming home from Sydney I could change to a direct flight to SFO and get home early, but it took about 6 hours later because of the delay and I lost $304 in change fees even though I booked the fight via reward mileage and gave up 80,000 miles for this flight, and on top of that, when I changed the Sydney to SFO flight the system would not let me change my seat and I was booked in the middle of the plane in the middle in a 4 person row with 3 seats on the right and 3 on the left. I always fly in the window seat to help me sleep easier and not have to get up every time someone had to use the restroom. This was a 14 hour flight and I got no sleep at all and the 6 hour delay killed me. This was an awful experience and I don’t believe the $304 charge was worth it considering I paid 80,000 miles + taxes. I am complaining to executive management all the way to the top about this terrible expensive poor experience.

MEL
CBR
Good 7.3

Pros: On time. Very efficient staff. More of this please!

Cons: Not a lot!

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Excellent service as always. Luggage was checked through to the final destination.

Cons: The passenger next to me was too big to have the armrest down.

LAX
BOS
Okay 4.0

Cons: This flight was purchased as business/first class and upon checking economy seat tickets were printed. We are NOT happy with the downgrade after American Airlines was more than happy to take our money for the higher class ticket. We would not have booked this flight as a red eye had we known we would have had economy seating. On top of which, the unseat entertainment for the row we were seated in was not working. I am usually quite happy with the American Airlines flights between Boston and LA, however this unexpected downgrade was not only surprising but extremely disappointing.

Thu., 7 May
CBR
Canberra
SYD
Sydney Airport
0h 55m
Mon., 11 May
SYD
Sydney Airport
CBR
Canberra
0h 55m
Trip: 5 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Aircraft and crew service was excellent. Seats were not too comfortable

Cons: More leg room would have been nice for 14+ hours flight

SYD
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, food, lots of free wine

Cons: Nothin

BNE
NRT
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was super kind and friendly. Food and beverages were good as well.

Cons: Seat space in main cabin was a little cramped. The seats themselves were a little hard.

SFO
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: The boarding process was easy, less hassle no extra security with lot of hassle

Cons: The seat amenities were below average. 14 hr flight with no power outlets - was surprising

CBR
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Movie selection could have been better

Tue., 12 May
CBR
Canberra
SYD
Sydney Airport
0h 55m
Wed., 13 May
SYD
Sydney Airport
CBR
Canberra
0h 55m
Trip: 2 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: I was booked on flight QF 74 from San Francisco, connecting in Sydney (3 hour connection) to Queenstown, New Zealand. When I went to check in I was told that I needed a transit visa for Australia because of my Indian Passport. When I booked the flight back in September, it was not a requirement to have a transit Visa. I was told by the Qantas supervisor that this was a new requirement as of October for Indian and Chinese passport holders even with brief connections. 9 people were in a similar situation the day before and denied boarding. I understand that things change, but I am very disappointed in the service provided to me. Of course, they could not help me get an evisa for Australia, but they were not even willing to help me search for it rebook a Qantas flight connecting in a different city/country. They did not even connect me with online reservations directly to quickly do something to be able to continue on my journey. They only gave me a phone number to call and sent me away. I tried the number and was on hold for almost an hour. Luckily, my friends were on a different flight on Air New Zealand that had seats leaving in 2 hours, and I almost missed that waiting to talk to someone from Qantas. I booked a ticket with Air New Zealand (by talking to their checkin agent, who was able to connect me directly with a reservations agent via a direct line, which was something I was hoping Qantas would help me with at a bare minimum) and I was able to purchase a ticket for that Air NZ flight and continue on. I’m VERY disappointed in the way that I was treated and not provided with assistance in a timely manner. I would have almost missed that flight and have to miss out on pre-arranged travel plans losing out on an additional $2000 in tour / accommodation bookings.

CBR
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Staff helpful and friendly. We got there

Cons: It’s a small plane without much to offer

GLA
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Assistance with moving through airport due to a disability

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew, comfort, snacks

Cons: When boarding stick to boarding from back to front, and stick to rows and not a free for all half way through

CBR
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: Quick!

Cons: We sprinted to make our connecting flight - bags didn't make it. Got woken up at 2am to collect them after a whole day traveling.

Wed., 13 May
CBR
Canberra
SYD
Sydney Airport
0h 55m
Sat., 16 May
SYD
Sydney Airport
CBR
Canberra
0h 55m
Trip: 4 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
HBA
MEL
Okay 5.6

Pros: Clean, roomy and peaceful flight

Cons: Not being 20min late and having NO ground announcement about the delay and impact on connecting flights. When I suggest to a staff member that perhaps they should keep customers informed, they said they couldn’t because they didn’t know. They helpfully suggested I google for information! Seriously!

GLA
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Assistance with moving through airport due to a disability

LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: .

Cons: .

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free checked Bags

Cons: If we could have a free select seat after booking.

BNE
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Thank for the great staff

Cons: The chicken dish was a disappointment q

Thu., 14 May
CBR
Canberra
SYD
Sydney Airport
0h 55m
Fri., 15 May
SYD
Sydney Airport
CBR
Canberra
0h 55m
Trip: 2 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: I was booked on flight QF 74 from San Francisco, connecting in Sydney (3 hour connection) to Queenstown, New Zealand. When I went to check in I was told that I needed a transit visa for Australia because of my Indian Passport. When I booked the flight back in September, it was not a requirement to have a transit Visa. I was told by the Qantas supervisor that this was a new requirement as of October for Indian and Chinese passport holders even with brief connections. 9 people were in a similar situation the day before and denied boarding. I understand that things change, but I am very disappointed in the service provided to me. Of course, they could not help me get an evisa for Australia, but they were not even willing to help me search for it rebook a Qantas flight connecting in a different city/country. They did not even connect me with online reservations directly to quickly do something to be able to continue on my journey. They only gave me a phone number to call and sent me away. I tried the number and was on hold for almost an hour. Luckily, my friends were on a different flight on Air New Zealand that had seats leaving in 2 hours, and I almost missed that waiting to talk to someone from Qantas. I booked a ticket with Air New Zealand (by talking to their checkin agent, who was able to connect me directly with a reservations agent via a direct line, which was something I was hoping Qantas would help me with at a bare minimum) and I was able to purchase a ticket for that Air NZ flight and continue on. I’m VERY disappointed in the way that I was treated and not provided with assistance in a timely manner. I would have almost missed that flight and have to miss out on pre-arranged travel plans losing out on an additional $2000 in tour / accommodation bookings.

CBR
SYD
Okay 5.6

Cons: It was late

SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All was good

SFO
MEL
Poor 0.0

Cons: I changes flights to leave out of Sydney instead. I ended up paying 304.00 in change fee even thought i booked flight using 80,000 miles reward travel still was charged to change the flight

MEL
BNE
Okay 4.0

Cons: 30 passengers on a 60 seat plane. We should have been spaced out due to the Coronavirus, but NO. We reallocated seats which had us all jammed up the front and back with rows of empty seats in between. Not good enough Qantas! I asked to change and the cery pleasant hostess said no we were NOT allowed. I do NOT understand this.

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