Perth to Sydney flights can vary widely in price depending on whether you are seeking one way or return flights or economy or business class flights.An economy class one-way flight can start at $171 while its business class counterpart will start at $500.Economy class return flights can begin at $338, and business class flights often begin at $654.Prices do not necessarily include taxes, credit card fees or baggage surcharges.

Flights between the capital cities in Australia are the most commonly flown routes in the country. The route between Perth and Sydney is the fastest way to get from one coast to the other, and thousands travel it every day. The flight itself can be as short as four hours if it is a direct flight, but if it has stopovers, it can take as long as 10 hours. If you are travelling from Perth to Sydney, here is what you need to know.

Researching your flights using online ticket aggregators and by checking for sales directly through the airlines can help you locate the best rates available. Several dozen flights travel every day between these two capital cities on such carriers as Jetstar, Skywest, Qantas and Virgin Australia, so you can often find great deals on airfare.

Listed as one of “The Economist’s” top 10 most liveable cities, Perth has a warm, Mediterranean climate with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. The city was built on the banks of the picturesque Swan River and is blessed with beautiful scenery and a pristine coastline. As you leave the city, you may be able to enjoy such sights as the Indian Ocean, rolling wine fields and the filmy white clouds that are separating you from the earth below.

View of Sydney harbour from your flight window
On board your flight from Perth to Sydney and the welcome sight of Sydney Harbour.

If you have never before been in Sydney, your heart will thrill as you begin the descent and circle over the splendid natural harbour that cuts into swathes of sandstone and wild bush land. You will see sailboats bobbing alone the blue waters of Sydney Harbour, the white sails of the Sydney Opera House, the famous “coat hanger” of the Harbour Bridge and the stunning Sydney skyline. Sydney is two hours ahead of Perth, so if you have not yet adjusted your watch, now is the time to do so.

Sydney offers its visitors a broad range of accommodations and entertainment options, fine dining, diverse shopping, outdoor adventures and vast beaches for surfing, sunning and swimming. The city is lively and is ready to welcome you whether you are eager to relax in luxury or dive headlong into excitement.