Cheap flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

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How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 39 days in advance to save up to 22% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 39 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $390, or $425 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney average $346. You can even find prices in March for less than $346, as users have found deals to Great Barrier Reef from as low as $201. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 35%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef (SYD - YJV)?

When flying from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD to Great Barrier Reef flights in May, June
18 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$192

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

17 May - 18 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$197

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

16 May - 18 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$198

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

Sydney to Great Barrier Reef 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney found for this year
1 Sep. - 15 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$158

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

12 Jul. - 21 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HVB

Hervey Bay

Nonstop

1h 50m
HVB

Hervey Bay

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 50m
$164

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

16 Sep. - 21 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$168

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

1 Sep. - 15 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$158

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

12 Jul. - 21 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HVB

Hervey Bay

Nonstop

1h 50m
HVB

Hervey Bay

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 50m
$164

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

16 Sep. - 21 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$168

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

30 May - 3 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 15m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$240

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

20 May - 23 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 15m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$280

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 12/5/22

19 May - 26 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

4h 40m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$301

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 11/5/22

Direct flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Great Barrier Reef direct flight deals
1 Sep. - 15 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$158

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 10/5/22

12 Jul. - 21 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HVB

Hervey Bay

Nonstop

1h 50m
HVB

Hervey Bay

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 50m
$164

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 11/5/22

16 Sep. - 21 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$168

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 9/5/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

Late deals on return flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, departing today and this week
18 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$192

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 11/5/22

17 May - 18 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$197

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/5/22

18 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 40m
TSV

Townsville

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 30m
$204

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/5/22

One-way flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef
14 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$82

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

6 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

2h 50m
$89

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 10/5/22

2 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$90

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Great Barrier Reef flights.

What airports serve Sydney to Hamilton Island flights?

You can get from Sydney to Hamilton Island easily on a non-stop or one-stop flight and it won’t take very long. You’ll board your plane at Sydney International Airport and land at Great Barrier Reef Airport, or Hamilton Island Airport as it’s known, in as little as two and a half hours.Great Barrier Reef Airport provides a landing experience that’s different than other airports. The runway is surrounded by beautiful waters. This airport has flights coming in on Jetstar Airways, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. It’s not huge, but it is the 19th busiest airport in Australia.

Which airlines fly directly from Sydney to Hamilton Island?

All three of the airlines serving flights to the Hamilton Island Airport, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, and Virgin Australia, have direct flights for this route. If you choose the right one, you should be on and off the plane within a three hour window. Be aware that these two locations are in different time zones at certain times of the year.

What are the stopover options between Sydney to Hamilton Island?

If you do book a flight with a stopover, Virgin Australia stops in Brisbane. You could be on the ground there anywhere between an hour to almost six hours. Qantas Airways also makes a stop in Brisbane. Some of these stops will add a day to your travel time so if you have something to do there you would have to time to do it.There are a couple of flights offered by Air New Zealand. These have two stops. You may stop in Auckland and then Brisbane, or you’ll stop in Wellington and then Brisbane.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island?

You do not need a passport or visa to fly this route. Just make sure to show up at the airport with an acceptable, valid form of identification. Sydney to Hamilton Island is a domestic flight.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

If you book a flight to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith, which is the city’s only airport. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is located 7.5 km from the centre of Sydney.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Great Barrier Reef have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair Australia are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $158, but on average you can expect to pay $178.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef is less than $178.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this Sydney to Great Barrier Reef flight route?

Within the past month, 15,245 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Great Barrier Reef.

How many flights depart from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef on average per day?

1 flight departure from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

Airlines like Jetstar fly from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef in about 3h 05m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Sydney and Great Barrier Reef is about 1983 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the most popular routes from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

The most popular flight routes from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef are Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cairns, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Hamilton Island and Sydney Kingsford Smith - Townsville.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

When booking a flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef, you may want to consider flying on Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Tigerair Australia as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef on time: Air Canada (88%), Virgin Australia (87%), Delta (83%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef?

While on average a flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef is generally $677, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $104. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cairns), you can expect to pay $168 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

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Destination points for flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

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Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$116Average$375FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$161Average$295FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$200Average$293FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$221Average$527FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef
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74%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
16%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
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