Cheap flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

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Sydney (SYD) to Great Barrier Reef

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to CNS flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Great Barrier Reef flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Great Barrier Reef.
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.

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 $367, or $399 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 $325. You can even find prices in March for less than $325, as users have found deals to Great Barrier Reef from as low as $189. 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%.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to Great Barrier Reef flights in October, November
22 Nov - 26 Nov
$187pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Nov - 19 Nov
$190pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Nov - 7 Nov
$195pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Great Barrier Reef 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney found for this year
22 Nov - 26 Nov
$187pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Nov - 19 Nov
$190pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Nov - 7 Nov
$195pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Great Barrier Reef direct flight deals
22 Nov - 26 Nov
$187pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Nov - 19 Nov
$190pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Nov - 7 Nov
$195pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

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
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$197pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$199pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$201pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Great Barrier Reef from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef
17:45 - 09:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
16h 25m
SYD - HVB
Multiple Airlines
$345
Kiwi.com
02:50 - 04:30
Jetstar
2 stops
26h 40m
SYD - CNS
Jetstar
$352
Gotogate
04:05 - 10:55
Qantas Airways
2 stops
7h 50m
SYD - CNS
Qantas Airways
$361
Bravofly

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">Great Barrier Reef</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

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 Multiple Airlines for just $187, but on average you can expect to pay $222.

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 $228.

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.

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

Within the past month, 12,160 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Great Barrier Reef.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef one-way?

$102 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Virgin Australia. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Jetstar and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $102 and $247, respectively.

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: Etihad Airways (100%), Delta (100%), ANA (100%).

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

While on average a flight from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef is generally $913, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $94. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cairns), you can expect to pay $187 for that flight.

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 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 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.

Destination points for flights from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef

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Destination information for Great Barrier Reef

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Great Barrier Reef.
Flight duration from SYD to Great Barrier Reef
2h 55m
Average temperature for October in Great Barrier Reef
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Great Barrier Reef
14.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing

Bloomfield (BFC)
Cairns (CNS)
Townsville (TSV)
Cooktown (CTN)
Lizard Island (LZR)

Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$179 $330 No cancel fee 74%
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Tigerair Australia
$188 $275 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qantas Airways
$215 $459 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$240 $389 No cancel fee 80%
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