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AugustBest time to beat the crowds (21% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$248(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$215or less

Good deal one-way

$116or less

When to book flights from Sydney to Adelaide

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $116 or less one-way and $215 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Adelaide was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 3% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • People who would like to unwind before their flights from Sydney to Adelaide can opt to indulge in some reflexology or a body massage in terminal 1 of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Samskara and Mandarin Massage offer a variety of relaxing spa treatments to help you feel at ease before your flight.
  • Business or first-class passengers who book their flights from Sydney to Adelaide with Virgin Australia can wait in the comfortable Virgin Australia Lounge at Sydney Airport. Being a member of the lounge comes with a few perks, such as getting complimentary food and drinks, some entertainment options and the chance to use showers and workstations.
  • If you are not exactly sure what you are going to do during your stay in Adelaide, head to the visitor information booth at Adelaide Airport, where you will receive all kinds of useful information, including tips on what to see and visit in the city.
  • Starving while waiting for the flight from Sydney to Adelaide? Take your pick of the wide range of restaurants available at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Bistro 2020 offers a variety of dishes, including burgers, chicken and nachos. If you want to have some Spanish tapas, MoVida has a long menu of Spanish delicacies and is conveniently located in the domestic terminal.
  • If you are looking for a quiet space to centre yourself once you arrive at Adelaide Airport, you can use the prayer room to have a few peaceful minutes to yourself. The room is situated on the second level of the airport building.
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Top 3 airlines serving Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.8
Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,541 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "All the basics were good- comfort, service, and the flight itself."
Cons: "The fight was significantly delayed due to weather, which is not their fault, but they did not update us or the departure time toward the end, which they clearly knew and didn't communicate that it would be further delayed. They forgot cups for tea and coffee, so we only had water or juice."

Pros: "Crew were very conciliatory given a 45min flight delay"
Cons: "Plane snacks are generally disappointing"

Cons: "No comment all ok"

Pros: "Easy checkin"
Cons: "Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving."

Cons: "On time."

Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"

Pros: "First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Movie selection was good. Complimentary wine was excellent and plentiful."
Cons: "Seat room was cramped."

Cons: "Missed my flight due to lost luggage"

Pros: "Typical seats Limited beverages Only food to buy No entertainment But just what you need - short simple uneventful"

Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."

Pros: "Check in staff did the best to accommodate, however it later turned out that their knowledge of the aircraft seat plan was incorrect"
Cons: "A330 was too small for this distance. Seat pitch felt worse than newer domestic aircraft. Left the whole exit row free. I know you have to pay for this but as a gold member you might have thought they could accommodate if vacant and me being unable to fit my legs behind the chair. Only 3 working toilets for all of economy wasn’t enough either. Entertainment didn’t seem to be as good as previous American flights."

Cons: "Bag drop area was allowed to be hijacked by a school group that hadn’t checked in already."

Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."

Pros: "Nice staff, entertainment system quite good , wide rage of films and music."
Cons: "Range of snacks and drinks served. Only water and juice covered in the air fare."

Pros: "Very friendly"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."

Cons: "There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Good Service"

Cons: "30 minutes delayed due to errors in paperwork."

Pros: "My bag arrived with me and was first on the belt."
Cons: "Shuttle bus at SYD delayed by construction. No entertainment system on flight."

Cons: "45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff"

Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Kids spilling drinks on me, no entertainment, no wifi"

Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and as we were overseas and did not know we had been put on a flight 4hrs earlier and as we got to the airport to later than that earlier flight had to buy new tickets with another airline. We are very disappointed as it cost up extra money."

Pros: "No significant problem"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Had to pay extra $70 because I couldnt take some spare parts as cabin luggage which should have been accepted."

Pros: "Coffee"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over two hours"

Cons: "The time"

Pros: "friendly staff smooth trip"
Cons: "it got abit stuffy the aircon wasnt great but it was a nice flight"

Pros: "Baggage price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"

Pros: "everything was great"

Pros: "Very little, again delayed in leaving resulting in arrival quite late"
Cons: "Unknowlingly dropped teeth which went under the seat and Virgin has no means of contacting airport to put mind at rest after flight and phone contact almost impossible as staff unable or unwilling to assist. No phone number in directory, no phones at airport. and in an emergency no way of contact and no one willing to do anything to assist. Food better but still too much rice. Long boring flight with no entertainment in flight. Very Very Disappointing Robert Richardson 0895930984"

Pros: "Empty, friendly staff"
Cons: "Late for my conference"

Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Small seats, which did not recline at all, to the great discomfort of several passengers in our area, including us. With particular physical limitations due to old wounds, i have to say it was painful and unexpectedly difficult for the nearly 3 hours of incarceration. Partly this was exacerbated by the lump of head rest not moving high enough away from my shoulders. My travel companion has a head rest which was also wrecked, come away from its frame and unable to be sorted properly. In all, a poor set up for a flight."

Pros: "The egg and lettuce sandwich was fresh and delicious! A bigger serving would have been nice. The Cadbury biscuit chocolate was also a perfect match with a coffee."
Cons: "The inflight entrainment could have been more extensive. For example the big fat Greek wedding advertised in the inflight magazine wasn't available as a selection."

Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "There was no entertainment this was especially annoying on an almost 5 hour flight. Seats were too squashy."

Pros: "Nice that they had a tasty snack with a chocolate biscuit"
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages would be better if"

Pros: "Flight attendants were beautiful. The falafel was tasty. Smooth landing."

Pros: "The service of Kayak and Virgin was wonderful. The flight was comfortable and smooth. I usually hate flying but this flight I actually enjoyed in a way. The food was surprisingly good as well. Overall excellent - a tick in all the boxes!"

Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "The snack"

Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight to go on time"

Pros: "The flight was during very bad weather and the pilots did a great job of keeping us informed and feeling safe."
Cons: "Due to the weather snacks were handed out but no water. Water used to be provided in single serves. As it is now poured into cups it was not provided on the flight. This seems like cost saving that is unacceptable to customers paying the same price with no access to a drink on the flight."

Pros: "The service was good even for such a short flight (20 mins)"
Cons: "Was an old aircraft so the interior could do with updating"

Pros: "The sense of really flying!"
Cons: "Some of the turbulence."

Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. Great landing!"
Cons: "Leg room a little tight."

Pros: "25 minute flight, no need for in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Could use some more leg room."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Limited baggage allowance , check in clerk over officious and totally unhelpful. "Safety" factor re weight used interminably, why not upgrade fleet if safety is so important ? Asked how I was to get luggage not on flight , told " not my problem , read fine print ""

Cons: "Rang 6 hours in advance to say miss a fight from Brisbane to Adelaide due to flooding in mount isa bus delayed for 3 hours and was only let know 20 minutes after bus was suppose to leave charleville . Would have been nice to get a credit."

Pros: "Beautiful polite and professional ladies air hostesses"

Cons: "The crew wasn’t very friendly."

Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival."
Cons: "It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments."

Pros: "Crew wasn’t that polite."
Cons: "Anything extra"

Pros: "The seating was comfortable"

Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Free coffee"

Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."

Pros: "We got to queenstown a little bit sooner"
Cons: "They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again"

Pros: "It’s okay"

Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"

Cons: "The entire experience"

Pros: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."

Pros: "Very good everything"

Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"

Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"

Cons: "They don't tell you at the desk that they'd charge 50 dollars at the gate if you bring more than total 7 kilo of all your luggages"

Cons: "Beware, they charge $15 per kilogram for over weight luggage."

Cons: "Same"

Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Service is very good"
Cons: "Food is inadequate for vegetarians and vegans. It is not too difficult to adjust the menus to include more interesting food variations. Virgin, Tiger domestically make a bigger effort. Jetstar cheeses have animal rennet - not necessary in this day and age. Toastie could be cheese and tomato, not only with bacon.. I complained to Jetstar head office, and the response was inadequate. Proof is if they make an effort and change. If another airlines is similar price with better food, I would automatically go with the other carrier. It's all part of hospitality. Jetstar are stubborn. Irrespective of being a low cost airlines - no excuse."

Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."

Pros: "my ear did no hurt"
Cons: "no food I little bit hungry"

Pros: "The price is decent and I like that Jetstar supports World Vision!"
Cons: "Don't expect a comfortable flight."

Pros: "Brand new plane. Crew were quite nice."
Cons: "I paid for seat selection >6mo in advance and they gave away my seat with no explanation. The selection of movies on the paid entertainment system is quite poor."

Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"

Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."

Pros: "I am still in denpasar"

Pros: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Over one hour at check in."

Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."

Pros: "Jetstar, only because we had a wheelchair request was our experience okay"
Cons: "we felt like just a number otherwise"

Cons: "Q"

Cons: "2h delay"

Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"

Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."

Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"

Cons: "departing late (again)"

Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"

Pros: "Economical and value for money"

Pros: "JetStar is an ala carte airline. So don't expect extras. That said, they are very capable, speedy and cost effective."

Cons: "No leg room at all..."

Pros: "Got me there safe"
Cons: "The seats are horrible."

Cons: "i was offered a refund, but I'm still waiting for this to be confirmed."

Pros: "Good counter service, competent cabin sservice"

Pros: "Was onetime and landed early."

Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"

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