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Australia's oldest and largest city, Sydney is not only a favourite holiday destination for international visitors but for Australian travellers as well. Check out Flight Centre's cheap domestic fares with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair and Jetstar, departing from all capital cities and a number of regional centres.
The airport is situated eight kilometres from the CBD and driving time on average is 20 minutes, if traffic is flowing well. On average, a cab ride to the CBD will cost between $45 and $55. The airport express train is a great option and takes about 13 minutes. One-way tickets are $17.
Average flight time: About 1.5 hours from Brisbane and Melbourne, 4.5 hours from Perth, 2 hours from Adelaide, just over 4 hours from Darwin, 1 hour and 50 minutes from Hobart and 1 hour from Canberra.
Daily flights from: Each state and territory capital as well as many regional airports.
Major airlines: Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tigerair and Jetstar.
Consider a cruise to Sydney
Sydney Harbour is always on the go with ferries, private vessels and cruise liners enjoying its waters. Sydney is a busy port for a number of cruises. Consider a day cruise to nearby coves, historical landmarks and beachside suburbs to see Sydney from a different perspective.
Sydney holiday packages
With access to the best deals on accommodation, airfares, tours and more, Flight Centre offers a number of holiday packages to take the guess work out of planning your next holiday. Chat to a consultant about arranging a package deal for your Sydney escape.
Take a tour of Sydney
Take a trip through history exploring Sydney's roots, head to the harbour for a water-based adventure or pack your comfortable walking shoes and hit the city streets with a tour, offering a little something extra beyond the usual tourist activities.
Once you've had your fill of inner city excitement, consider hiring a car and visiting Sydney's stunning surrounds including the beautiful Blue Mountains.
More destinations to discover
The city itself, with its magnificent harbour, great shopping and plethora of noteworthy restaurants, is the major drawcard, but next time you are in town, stay an extra few
This seaside holiday village 120kms south of Sydney is close enough for a day trip, but pretty enough to stay the weekend. Casual dining, patrolled family-friendly beaches and a popular coast walk are highlights with the blowhole and lighthouse best known attractions.
A 90-minute drive north, Terrigal is the heart of the NSW Central Coast holiday strip with sophisticated shopping, upmarket dining and a four kilometre beach drawing weekenders and summer holidaymakers. Choose from high end to budget friendly hotels and apartments.
Rock climbers and bushwalkers flock to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains an hour west of Sydney. Shopper and foodies are also in the mix with upscale Leura village home to day spas, Devonshire teas and all things high end and handmade. Don't miss the Three Sisters, Echo Point and Scenic World.