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Information for flights to Sydney from Mackay

Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Mackay
Flight price $336
Distance 1,433 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Jetstar

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
1%
expected price increase
Average price:
$439
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$424
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Mackay to Sydney

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Mackay to Sydney was found, on average, 88 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 25% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Sydney from Mackay

How long does a flight from Mackay to Sydney take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 45m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Mackay to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($336), Virgin Australia ($379) and Qantas Airways ($405).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Mackay to Sydney?
For Mackay to Sydney, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Mackay, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Mackay to Sydney?
When flying out of Mackay you will be using Mackay, often referred to as Mackay Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Mackay
$336
only
$336
Destination
Sydney
$336
only
$336
Sat., 1 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10h 50m
Tue., 4 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
7h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 16 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 10m
Sun., 17 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

OOL
MEL
OK 4.6

Pros: nothing

Cons: vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

Thu., 14 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6h 50m
Sat., 16 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
3h 30m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,193 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew! Cheap flight

Cons: Food okay, flight delayed both ways, seating uncomfortable in economy.

MEL
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: New plane

Cons: Everything else

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The friendly crew, space for my legs and the food.

Cons: The entertainment gadget was faulty.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn't check in on mobile

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best food and flight service EVER. Loved the net leg rests, pillows, blankets, entertainment selections

Cons: Seat arms didn't fold completely back between seats.

Thu., 7 Feb.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10h 15m
Sun., 10 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
9h 55m
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,094 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!

MEL
PER
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The full refund.

Cons: Jetstar cancelled my New Years Day flight on the evening of New Years Eve “due to crewing requirements.” It was a blessing-in-disguise because it forced me to fly Virgin for the first time. Not only was my last-minute Virgin ticket cheaper than Jetstar, I didn’t have to pay the ridiculous extra baggage fees Jetstar charges, and a meal with alcohol was included in my flight. Virgin all the way!

HNL
MEL
Good 7.3

Pros: Base price for flight was insanely cheap, booked six months in advance.

Cons: Drastically different bag weight requirements than my connecting flight meant I had to shuffle everything around to meet the carry-on limits, then pay $100+ as my check bag went up two levels. Even anticipating this, it still cost double what I was expecting; must have been the difference between advance payment and day-of rates, but the degree of difference in cost left me feeling swindled.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We arrived to the airport 2.5 hours early which was too soon to check in. Instead of making us wait, the Jetstar attendant offered us an earlier flight. Very accommodating and thoughtful! Thanks so much Jetstar!

Cons: N/A

Thu., 14 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Mon., 18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,193 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew! Cheap flight

Cons: Food okay, flight delayed both ways, seating uncomfortable in economy.

DRW
ADL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth boarding. Left on time. Uneventful flight (good). Arrived ahead of time

Cons: Only had overhead video displays, not individual ones in the back of the seat, so no choice of entertainment. No matter, I read a book!

MEL
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: New plane

Cons: Everything else

LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

SIN
BNE
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The braised beef dinner was excellent, the crew were really helpful and the entertainment good. Arrived early as well.Qantas seems to have great pilots as very little in the way of bumpiness on landing. So well done guys.

Cons: Nothing much. I have long legs so it's hard to get comfortable enough to sleep.

Fri., 15 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Mon., 18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 45m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,193 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The friendly crew, space for my legs and the food.

Cons: The entertainment gadget was faulty.

BNE
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Almost everything.

Cons: Flying on 8 Jan is a time when there a lot of holiday makers heading home or perhaps just going on holiday. Lots of young children and a baby crying right behind me wasn't the most relaxing but I realise that nothing can be done about that.

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best food and flight service EVER. Loved the net leg rests, pillows, blankets, entertainment selections

Cons: Seat arms didn't fold completely back between seats.

SYD
DFW
Good 7.3

Pros: Great Business Class Lounge close to departure gate.

Cons: Connecting from a domestic flight with Virgin Australia to the International Terminal carrying 5 large pieces of luggage was a bit stressful and complicated. Train or Bus ? Lots of Lifts up and down. Boarding security was excessive.

Thu., 24 Jan.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Sun., 27 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Trip: 4 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HBA
MEL
Good 7.6

Cons: Problems with changing the boarding gate sinage!

BNE
BDB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon

LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The actual flight on Virgin Australia was great! The comfort level for economy was especially surprising and very nice.

Cons: The transfer in between flights was very hectic and they couldn't find my ticket on my Delta transfer. This happened because they e-mailed the week before trying to change my itinerary but then clearly didn't let Delta know so there was definitely confusion and I missed my original transfer. That aspect was frustrating, but the flight itself was LOVELY.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Luggage was lost and had yo be seny next day.

Sat., 16 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 10m
Mon., 18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 45m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,193 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew! Cheap flight

Cons: Food okay, flight delayed both ways, seating uncomfortable in economy.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Boarding was quick.

Cons: Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours.

SYD
DFW
Good 7.3

Pros: Great Business Class Lounge close to departure gate.

Cons: Connecting from a domestic flight with Virgin Australia to the International Terminal carrying 5 large pieces of luggage was a bit stressful and complicated. Train or Bus ? Lots of Lifts up and down. Boarding security was excessive.

DRW
ADL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth boarding. Left on time. Uneventful flight (good). Arrived ahead of time

Cons: Only had overhead video displays, not individual ones in the back of the seat, so no choice of entertainment. No matter, I read a book!

MEL
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: New plane

Cons: Everything else

Sat., 26 Jan.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6h 10m
Sun., 27 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

HBA
MEL
Good 7.6

Cons: Problems with changing the boarding gate sinage!

LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

SIN
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seats were very tight

Fri., 25 Jan.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Sun., 27 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
MEL
OK 4.6

Pros: nothing

Cons: vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The actual flight on Virgin Australia was great! The comfort level for economy was especially surprising and very nice.

Cons: The transfer in between flights was very hectic and they couldn't find my ticket on my Delta transfer. This happened because they e-mailed the week before trying to change my itinerary but then clearly didn't let Delta know so there was definitely confusion and I missed my original transfer. That aspect was frustrating, but the flight itself was LOVELY.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Tight leg room

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

MKY
SYD
Good 7.2

Pros: Great flight, average food.

Fri., 25 Jan.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Sun., 27 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SIN
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seats were very tight

OOL
MEL
OK 4.6

Pros: nothing

Cons: vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class

MKY
SYD
Good 7.2

Pros: Great flight, average food.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Luggage was lost and had yo be seny next day.

BNE
BDB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon

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