Choosing Your Flight

There are more than 10 flights from Perth to Sydney every day, including one-way and round-trip flights. You can get a flight any time of the day, and within four to five hours, you will be able to look out over the jewel-like waters of Sydney Harbour.

Sydney to Manly ferry on Sydney Harbour
Sydney to Manly ferry on Sydney Harbour. (photo courtesy of Tourism Australia)

Prices for tickets range from $179 for a one-way economy-class flight to Sydney to $1,200 for a round-trip business-class flight. You can choose from several major airlines, including Tigerair, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Economy class flights usually feature cosy seats, allowances for carry-on baggage, snacks and occasionally in-flight entertainment. Premium class flights feature more spacious seats that recline, audio and video-on-demand entertainment options, power sockets and a variety of meal or snack options.

Getting Started

Sydney Airport makes it easy to get off on the right foot. The airport features duty-free shopping, dining and other services. You can choose from taxis, rental cars, shuttles, buses or trains to reach your destination. Sydney’s public transportation system is well-developed and designed to make it easy to move around the city quickly and affordably. Visitors can choose from a variety of fares, including day passes, special event passes and multi-day passes. Discounted fares are available for children, seniors, pensioners, students and families. A free shuttle bus transports city visitors along a predetermined route through the city, and you can hop on about every 10 minutes.


Where you stay may be one of the most important parts of your visit. The right accommodations can add comfort, luxury and pleasure to your visit while the wrong accommodations can leave you feeling crowded, pressured and uncomfortable. Sydney offers many types of accommodations to meet individual needs and fit a variety of budgets. Options include:
• Hostels
Hostels are a great budget-friendly option. Today’s hostels feature a variety of options for the modern traveller, including private or semi-private rooms, spacious dormitories, shared bathrooms, laundry and kitchen facilities, Internet kiosks and security.
• Budget hotels
Budget hotels combine affordability with convenience. They are great places to spend a night or two without breaking your budget.
• Three- and four-star hotels
Higher-end hotels offer not just comfort but luxury in an attractive package. These hotels may come with a higher price tag but also offer more of the amenities that can make your stay more enjoyable.
• Bed-and Breakfasts
Often greatly in demand with couples, bed-and-breakfasts offer all the comforts of home and can be a great getaway for short visits.
• Boutique hotels
Boutique hotels are an alternative to traditional hotels. They are smaller than other hotels and offer personalized service. These hotels are often located in popular neighbourhoods and feature upscale amenities.
• Furnished apartments
Apartments are one of the best options for those planning a stay longer than a few days. Furnished apartments combine space, convenience and affordability in one amenity-rich package.

Circular Quay, Sydney
Circular Quay, Sydney (photo courtesy of Tourism Australia)

Once you land in Sydney, you will be just steps away from the adventure of a lifetime. Sydney offers something for everyone with world-class dining, entertainment and shopping. You can even find things to do at any hour of the day or night. Spend your morning sipping coffee and enjoying fresh pastries at one of Sydney’s many al fresco cafes and your afternoons browsing the markets and shops for something special for that special someone or on the beach soaking in the warm Sydney sun.

Evenings offer a wealth of options ranging from nightclubs and wine bars to the casino and theatres. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a bridge climb, a night at the Sydney Opera House, a visit to Taronga Zoo and a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens. Isn’t it time you started planning your next Sydney holiday?