Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to Adelaide. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta, Alaska Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Sydney to Adelaide.
The average direct flight takes 2h 10m, covering a distance of 1164 km.
There are 437 (direct) flights between Sydney and Adelaide per week, averaging 62 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 ($153).
Virgin Australia (7 times daily), Etihad Airways (7 times daily), Singapore Airlines (6 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Sydney to Adelaide, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Adelaide back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Adelaide, also known as Adelaide Airport.
You can connect to the internet free of charge at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport for an unlimited amount of time. There are also internet kiosks in the domestic terminal where you can use the internet for free for a short time. If your device runs low on battery while surfing the internet, you can use the charging points that are located around the terminal building.
To get to central Adelaide quickly and in a budget-friendly way use the JetExpress bus that operates between the city centre and the airport. You can buy tickets from the driver and the journey will last less than 20 minutes. You can also use the JetBus service to transfer to other areas, such as Glenelg. If you prefer to go by taxi, the trip to city centre will take about 15 minutes depending on the traffic.
Aviators Lodge is located less than 10 minutes from the airport and it offers an airport shuttle for a charge. For affordable accommodation, check out the Adelaide Airport Motel, where you can also pay for an airport transfer. If you are considering a hotel close to the airport because of a late flight from Sydney to Adelaide, consider The Atura Hotel, which is linked to the airport terminals via a walkway so you can easily reach it on foot.
Yes, for kids there is a play area including books and toys to keep them occupied before your connecting or return flight. There are also toy shops at the airport in case you want to treat your little one. Parents travelling with infants will also find baby change facilities on site.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"
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: "On time."
Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Pros: "Food was unexpected and good, healthy"
Pros: "First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!"
Pros: "On time"
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: "I arrived home safely!"
Cons: "The hostess ran out of tea and when I asked for a top up she did not come back"
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: "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: "friendly and polite staff all was good"
Cons: "passengers with large carry on bags fill up overhead lockers by the time you get to your seat they are already full with peoples bags that are nowhere near their seat allocation."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "On time"
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: "Boarding made half passengers drag their carryon luggage down stairs, then drag them up the plane. Not acceptable! Almost pulled my back out."
Cons: "No entertainment no food or drinks"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Good Service"
Pros: "Boarding in Sydney was easier than anticipated. Crew were good"
Cons: "Stop off in Darwin? Really? Star Alliance is a bit of a joke-poor coordination between VA and Air NZ. No lounge access given we’re Air NZ elite members"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."
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."
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Kids spilling drinks on me, no entertainment, no wifi"
Cons: "Received a chewy muesli bar Aussie bikkies wd have been much nicer Thank you"
Pros: "No significant problem"
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Had to pay extra $70 because I couldnt take some spare parts as cabin luggage which should have been accepted."
Cons: "The time"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "everything was great"
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: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."
Pros: "It was fast and easy to get to my favourite thing in the world."
Pros: "The flight was quick and complimentary wine and softdrinks was a bonus"
Pros: "Staff were reasonable positive and trip was enjoyable."
Cons: "There was no on-board entertainment hence rated as POOR. Flight was delayed but that did not affect me - just arrived late."
Cons: "Check-in process was terrible; all automated and designed to suck additional funds from your wallet. "Food" was toy-sized, and every beverage except tea, water and coffee costs extra. I'm going back to Qantas."
Pros: "Hostess smile everytime"
Pros: "Left on time. Everything z worked"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "No onboard entertainment Engine noise was too loud. Almost 90db"
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Cons: "nothing specific"
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Cons: "upon arrival in LA, I was advised that my luggage has been checked in straight to Seattle, but upon reaching Seattle I was advised that the luggage has been misplaced and they would deliver it in the afternoon to my hotel. Upon waiting for over 12 hours and a number of phone calls to both delta and virgin I was advised that my luggage hasn't even left Sydney and they are not sure when they can deliver it. I have now missed an important work meeting that I came over for and have been in the same clothes for 48 hours Without my clothes and my critical blood pressure medication. I am frustrated/disappointed/furious would be an understatement. I have travelled with a number of other airlines, but this was by far the worst experience"
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."
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: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
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."
Cons: "It was discouraging to know after the posted fare and slapped with different pricing of luggage weight, etc."
Pros: "Very good everything"
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"
Pros: "Clean planes."
Cons: "Hidden last minute weight fees on carry ons. In our case an extra $360. This is apparently a common complaint. Terrible scam."
Cons: "Beware, they charge $15 per kilogram for over weight luggage."
Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."
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: "The price"
Cons: "The only time we saw the cabin crew was when they were selling something."
Pros: "The price is decent and I like that Jetstar supports World Vision!"
Cons: "Don't expect a comfortable flight."
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: "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: "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: "Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!"
Cons: "No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"
Pros: "Plane ride smooth and the service for every part of trip was great. This exceeded my expectations."
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!"
Cons: "departing late (again)"
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "It was good. Nothing extra. It was efficient. We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Seats were extremeley uncomfortable, crew was rude and spoke down to the customers and even yelled at them!"
Pros: "JetStar is an ala carte airline. So don't expect extras. That said, they are very capable, speedy and cost effective."
Pros: "Very friendly check in and welcoming staff"
Cons: "All food and drink had to be purchased"
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "Low fares!"
Cons: "Given the low fare it was fine, Very limited choices on entertainment package."
Pros: "One of us was not feeling well and crew member noticed and provided help. They needed more staff at check in"
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"
Pros: "Both metatarsal flights were comfortable and smooth. I purchased better seats for just $25, since the flights were so long. The airplanes are brand new and very modern."
Pros: "Check in was a snap at the Kiosk. Legroom on the plane was good."
Cons: "I wasn't allowed on board with my just purchased coffee."
Pros: "I'm still trying to get carry on luggage. they weighed it in Honolulu and said it was fine but the stewardess in Sydney said she could tell it was too heavy by just picking it up. Still don't have it"
Pros: "check in was smooth and effortless, did the online checkin and luggage drop off at the counter"
Cons: "service was hit and miss, one fa asked us to wait to pick up the finished food while she was not doing anything, while the other fa was very thoughtful and asked us if we would want to have the rubbing collected. a bumpy landing experience, maybe it was controlled by a rookie first officer rather than the captain from the decending part. 2 passengers were ill and required assistance after landing."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Uncomfortable busines class seats"
Pros: "My trip back to Sydney was more pleasant. Plane was extremely clean and comfortable."
Airlines flying from Sydney to Adelaide 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 Sydney to Adelaide
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sydney to Adelaide