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Exclusive Information to Help You Book Your London to Sydney Flight

Exploring the world is meant to be magical, but sometimes booking travel can get in the way of that. With 42 airlines, and 1,926 flights available each week, finding the best available flights to Sydney might feel like a chore.

Lucky for you we at ebookers have toiled endlessly to make booking a cheap flight from Heathrow (LHR) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) as easy as possible. Below you're going to find some helpful information about airlines and specific flights heading to Sydney. You may even find answers to flight questions you didn't even know to ask.

We want you to travel on your own terms. That way, when your flight arrives in Sydney you are ready to be amazed by the spectacular sights, sounds, and tastes the city has to offer.

42 airlines offer cheap flights from London to Sydney. What are some of the most popular?

Out of the 42 airlines interested in helping you break free from your everyday routine with a cheap flight from London to Sydney, some of the most popular operating in the London area are:

  • Flights from Heathrow (LHR) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • British Airways
    • Virgin Atlantic Airways
    • Iberia Airlines
  • Flights from Gatwick (LGW) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • Emirates Airline
    • Qantas
    • Qatar Airways
  • Flights from London City (LCY) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • American Airlines
    • British Airways
    • Finnair

What airlines fly from London to Sydney most frequently?

Below you will find the airlines flying from London area airports to Sydney most often. Larger airports and airlines with more frequent flights on a route tend to have more available seats, though flying out of a smaller airport may be more affordable.

  • Heathrow (LHR) - Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • British Airways - 93 flights per week from LHR to SYD
    • Virgin Atlantic Airways - 63 flights per week from LHR to SYD
    • Iberia Airlines - 61 flights per week from LHR to SYD
  • Gatwick (LGW) - Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • Emirates Airline - 21 flights per week from LGW to SYD
    • Qantas - 21 flights per week from LGW to SYD
    • Qatar Airways - 4 flights per week from LGW to SYD
  • London City (LCY) - Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • American Airlines - 3 flights per week from LCY to SYD
    • British Airways - 3 flights per week from LCY to SYD
    • Finnair - 3 flights per week from LCY to SYD

What London area airports offer flights to Sydney every week?

Every week, there are over 1,926 flights from London to Sydney flown by over 42 different airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and others. Find more details below:

  • Heathrow (LHR) has 1,686 flights to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) per week.
  • Gatwick (LGW) has 196 flights to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) per week.
  • London City (LCY) has 44 flights to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) per week.

Is there a direct flight from London to Sydney?

There is no direct flight from London to Sydney. The shortest flight we could find takes 1 day, 10 hours, 35 minutes to cover the 13,488 mile distance. The longest flights on this route typically take 1 day, 11 hours, 50 minutes, and on average that is 1 day, 11 hours, 12 minutes to complete your trip.

What is the earliest and latest flight available from London to Sydney?

  • Flight from Heathrow (LHR) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • First departing flight of the day: 08:00 AM
    • Earliest arrival: 05:10 AM
    • Last departing flight of the day: 10:40 PM
    • Latest arrival of the day: 10:30 PM
  • Flight from Gatwick (LGW) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • First departing flight of the day: 10:00 AM
    • Earliest arrival: 06:05 AM
    • Last departing flight of the day: 09:45 PM
    • Latest arrival of the day: 10:30 PM
  • Flight from London City (LCY) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)
    • First departing flight of the day: 09:40 AM
    • Earliest arrival: 06:30 AM
    • Last departing flight of the day: 09:55 AM
    • Latest arrival of the day: 07:30 AM

Your next London to Sydney adventure

The harbour-fronting cityscapes of this vibrant metropolis will impress all those searching for London to Sydney flights. Sydney is a city where the beaches are for both carving shapes in the majestic waves and for lazy-day relaxation. But of course, while the beaches are impressive, all eyes in Sydney always come back to the soaring curves of its famous Opera House that looks out over the glorious harbour. If it’s fun you’re after, then a London to Sydney getaway is perfect for you.

When can I book cheap flights to London from Sydney?

The cheapest months to look out for London to Sydney flights are when the southern hemisphere spring hits, in particular between September and November. You’ll better your chances of grabbing a great airfare deal by booking seven weeks in advance. Tuesday evenings are also curiously much cheaper than the rest of the week. December to February is when the summer really kicks in, but so, inevitably, do the higher ticket prices.

Arriving at Stansted airport

Many airports around London connect to Sydney, but low-cost specialist Stansted (STN) usually stands out as the cheapest for London Sydney flights. Although it’s nearly 40 miles from central London, the Greater Anglia train from London to Stansted is a great way to get to the airport. Alternatively, you can travel by car to the airport, exiting at Junction 8A off the M11 motorway.

Flying from London to Sydney

Make sure you have plenty of good books to read for this 10,00-mile-plus journey across the globe, as it normally takes a full day to get to the east Oz coast, taking into account stops along the way. Also, be prepared for a bit of jetlag; Sydney is 9 hours ahead of UK time. To find cheap London to Sydney flights, look first to Malaysia Airlines. But if you fancy travelling in luxury, China Southern and Qatar also offer fantastic prices, if you book in advance.

Getting from the airport to Sydney

Most international arrivals come into this city at Terminal 1 of Sydney International Airport (SYD). Located just six miles from the city centre, you can easily hop into a taxi and be in downtown in about 20 minutes. Most taxis charge about GBP 18. The Airport Link train service will get you to downtown faster, in 13 minutes, and is located at the northern end of Terminal 1. If you fancy travelling on the bus, then the Bus 400 is also available to whisk you into the city centre.

What to do when in Sydney

The captivating capital of New South Wales has an ambition that's left it with an abundance of world-class delights, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But of course, there’s plenty more places to explore around this fabulous city. Embrace the rough-edged working-class charm of The Rocks or share thrills and spills with the locals at the beloved Luna Park. But if it’s the beach that you’re after, head out to famous Bondi Beach to enjoy a spot of surfing or sunbathing.

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