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Information for flights to Mackay from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Flights arrive in Mackay
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $297
Distance 1,434 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Qantas Airways

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
October
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
$518
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$434
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay

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 Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay was found, on average, 69 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 19% 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 Mackay from Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($297), Multiple Airlines ($405) and Jetstar ($407).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Mackay back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$297
only
$297
Destination
Mackay
$297
only
$297
Mon., 4 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
5h 20m
Fri., 8 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12h 50m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

CHC
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

There was no clear indication that we were not allowed to check any bags. We had to check 2 bags at $230. Not impressed wth how this went. I’ll be booking direct next time.

OOL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Small seats

WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

Wed., 24 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 30m
Sun., 28 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21h 45m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 1 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
5h 20m
Sun., 4 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10h 15m
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3,890 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Courteous staff from checking in to departure. Flight was short but on time and smooth. Perfect!

BNE
CNS
OK 4.0

They got me were I was going, just as it says on the tin.

Don't know what hours they work, but the crew were clearly fatigued and couldn't be bothered. They were still polite but really just could not be a***d! Flight delayed by 20 mins and no explanation until airborne.

HBA
MEL
OK 5.0

Flight was delayed .... it’s always delayed!!!! I just gate this airline but sometimes there just is no choice !

NTL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Got here early! Love that!

Nothing.

MEL
HBA
Good 6.0

Delayed as usual - luggage check again

Mon., 18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 25m
Fri., 22 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

PER
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Meal on board was probably the worst I’ve ever had on any airline, including the very cheap Asian ones. Virgin has set a new low in customer service

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Politeness of staff Check in

Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs

BNE
POM
Good 7.0

Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight.

Didn't have enough landing cards.

Fri., 28 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
10h 00m
Mon., 1 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 50m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,899 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The boarding was on time. The crews were great. Food were good.

I reserved for a window seat but I still end up in the aisle.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.6

everything was lovely

the outdated on flight entertainment system

SYD
CHC
Good 7.3

Crew were really good. Had lactose allergy but no meals available for me onboard. Couldn't get to a resolution as we were unsure on ingredients but crew did everything they could. Were very friendly about whole thing

Delay but stuff happens eh.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Excellent seat comfort & entertainment options. Food was average.

No vegetarian meal options

BNE
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Healthy airline food option, friendly helpful service, use of name and I'm on the bottom rung of ff status??

Fri., 7 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 50m
Sat., 8 Dec.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 40m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

SYD
PER
Excellent 10.0

The flight was fantastic boarding crew were great and the onboard crew were very nice. I enjoyed the onboard wifi and the meal.

I didn't like that my gate and terminal numbers were changed so many times. It messed up the meeting of family. Also I really hate that there is not much leg room.

CHC
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

There was no clear indication that we were not allowed to check any bags. We had to check 2 bags at $230. Not impressed wth how this went. I’ll be booking direct next time.

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Seats, entertainment, meals.

Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight.

Thu., 25 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
11h 10m
Sun., 28 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 12 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
16h 30m
Sun., 14 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 35m
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3,890 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
BNE
CNS
OK 4.0

They got me were I was going, just as it says on the tin.

Don't know what hours they work, but the crew were clearly fatigued and couldn't be bothered. They were still polite but really just could not be a***d! Flight delayed by 20 mins and no explanation until airborne.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Exactly what we expected. No entertainment no food

HBA
MEL
Good 6.0

Chic muffin

LATELATELATELATE

MEL
HBA
Good 6.0

Delayed as usual - luggage check again

MEL
BNE
OK 5.0

Well I thought I was never going to see my family again as there was so much turbulence. At one time I thought the plane was going to tip over. I’m a regular traveler and have traveled the world but never encountered anything like this before. The weather seemed fine . There was no rain or thunder. So what could have caused so much turbulence?

Sat., 1 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
3h 55m
Wed., 5 Dec.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 40m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
POM
Good 7.0

Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight.

Didn't have enough landing cards.

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

OOL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Small seats

BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

Thu., 25 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
12h 10m
Mon., 29 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 45m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 15 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 30m
Wed., 20 Feb.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 40m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

SYD
PER
Excellent 10.0

The flight was fantastic boarding crew were great and the onboard crew were very nice. I enjoyed the onboard wifi and the meal.

I didn't like that my gate and terminal numbers were changed so many times. It messed up the meeting of family. Also I really hate that there is not much leg room.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Politeness of staff Check in

Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Seats, entertainment, meals.

Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight.

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

Fri., 5 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
15h 30m
Sun., 7 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 35m
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3,890 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
BNE
OK 5.0

Well I thought I was never going to see my family again as there was so much turbulence. At one time I thought the plane was going to tip over. I’m a regular traveler and have traveled the world but never encountered anything like this before. The weather seemed fine . There was no rain or thunder. So what could have caused so much turbulence?

HBA
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Check in was easy once we prepaid for our luggage ahead of time.

Did not even get a glass of water on plane. People get dehydrated flying, Jetstar should always offer water. The flight attendant was very picky, I could not leave my thin fleece tied around my waist.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Courteous staff from checking in to departure. Flight was short but on time and smooth. Perfect!

HBA
MEL
Good 6.0

Chic muffin

LATELATELATELATE

PER
OOL
OK 4.0

Not enough to room in seats for a flight this long

Sat., 17 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
5h 25m
Sat., 24 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 40m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Meal on board was probably the worst I’ve ever had on any airline, including the very cheap Asian ones. Virgin has set a new low in customer service

SYD
PER
Excellent 10.0

The flight was fantastic boarding crew were great and the onboard crew were very nice. I enjoyed the onboard wifi and the meal.

I didn't like that my gate and terminal numbers were changed so many times. It messed up the meeting of family. Also I really hate that there is not much leg room.

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Seats, entertainment, meals.

Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Politeness of staff Check in

Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs

BNE
POM
Good 7.0

Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight.

Didn't have enough landing cards.

Sun., 18 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 20m
Sat., 24 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 10m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
POM
Good 7.0

Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight.

Didn't have enough landing cards.

OOL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Small seats

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

HBA
SYD
Good 7.2

Leg room was great as we had exit row

Body odour of one of the male cabin crew

BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

Fri., 28 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
19h 15m
Sun., 30 Sep.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,899 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The boarding was on time. The crews were great. Food were good.

I reserved for a window seat but I still end up in the aisle.

MEL
SIN
Good 6.6

Quality of interior

Food

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.6

everything was lovely

the outdated on flight entertainment system

SYD
SIN
Mediocre 3.6

The view

Poor food and no choice, only given tofu noodles! The general appearance of the plane was dated and worn, needs a refit. It felt more like a cheap budget airline not ‘the spirit of australia’ as branded. The touch screen was so bad that you forced the persons head in front to move when you pressed the screen.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Healthy airline food option, friendly helpful service, use of name and I'm on the bottom rung of ff status??

Mon., 19 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 25m
Sat., 24 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 40m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Seats, entertainment, meals.

Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Overall good in flight service.

Lot of virgin employees got special treatment. Too many Virgin employees traveling. One Virgin employee was granted access to entire row of seats.

WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Politeness of staff Check in

Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

Tue., 20 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
3h 45m
Sat., 24 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Small seats

CHC
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

There was no clear indication that we were not allowed to check any bags. We had to check 2 bags at $230. Not impressed wth how this went. I’ll be booking direct next time.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Overall good in flight service.

Lot of virgin employees got special treatment. Too many Virgin employees traveling. One Virgin employee was granted access to entire row of seats.

BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

HBA
SYD
Good 7.2

Leg room was great as we had exit row

Body odour of one of the male cabin crew

Wed., 21 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Sun., 25 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed my flight due to lost luggage

BNE
POM
Good 7.0

Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight.

Didn't have enough landing cards.

BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Politeness of staff Check in

Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs

Sat., 29 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
12h 10m
Mon., 1 Oct.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 50m
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3,890 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Efficient, convenient and quick

HBA
MEL
OK 5.0

Flight was delayed .... it’s always delayed!!!! I just gate this airline but sometimes there just is no choice !

BNE
CNS
OK 4.0

They got me were I was going, just as it says on the tin.

Don't know what hours they work, but the crew were clearly fatigued and couldn't be bothered. They were still polite but really just could not be a***d! Flight delayed by 20 mins and no explanation until airborne.

MEL
HBA
Good 6.0

Delayed as usual - luggage check again

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Exactly what we expected. No entertainment no food

Thu., 22 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MKY
Mackay
4h 15m
Sat., 24 Nov.
MKY
Mackay
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 40m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,763 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
EMD
Excellent 10.0

Quick flight and great food

BNE
POM
Good 7.0

Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight.

Didn't have enough landing cards.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Politeness of staff Check in

Using the back stairs Inflight wifi Costs

MEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Overall good in flight service.

Lot of virgin employees got special treatment. Too many Virgin employees traveling. One Virgin employee was granted access to entire row of seats.

WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

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