Australia isn’t exactly close by for Londoners, but then again no one comes close to creating the amount of sun, fun and delicious bites that the Aussies seem to crank out with ease. Spoiler alert: it’s worth the trip. While back to back long haul flights isn’t anyones cup of tea, getting to Australia for under £420 return with just one stop is undeniably fantastic, and today you can join in, even in peak beautiful sun shining season.
Sydney is long walks along Bondi beach, late drinks in Potts Point, amazing shopping in Balmain and surf heaven in Manly. There are some fantastic flight deals to get there right now, with just one stop in Shanghai along the way, coming in at £415 all in. Surely one hour with the hotel masseuse will get you back in action.
Melbourne is also available on some dates, but since the cities are so close, and often so cheap to fly between, it can be worth looking into separate flights between the two cities if you plan to visit both. Or, you could even use miles to make it nearly free.
When You Can Travel
With prices like this, the airline kinda gets to dictate the “when” part, but fortunately dates are wide open for March 2020, when Sydney weather is at its finest. There are also a few last minute dates this month in November 2019.
If that’s not ideal, there are loads of £600 return flights with Vietnam and Cathay Pacific in November and December of 2019, and then again in February, April and September of 2020. British Airways is also available for £697, which ain’t bad…
Trips can be pretty flexible, only needing a few days in Australia to bring the lowest prices, but longer trips for a couple weeks are more are totally fine too…
Skyscanner and Kayak have the lowest prices on these flights and with a range of dates in 2019 and 2020, you should be able to find what you’re looking for. We’ve made easy to use links which take you directly to the best prices for each deal. Keep in mind that the £415 fares are really only widely avail in March 2020.
- £415 London to Sydney Round Trip in March 2020 with China Eastern
- £430 London to Sydney Round Trip in November 2019 (£660 with Cathay)
- £582 London to Melbourne in June-July 2020 with Vietnam Airlines
- £660 London to Sydney Round Trip in April 2020 with Cathay Pacific
We’re more than just a pretty face that shows you flight deals, so here’s the 10 things you must do on your first trip to Sydney, and then also a 48 hour Sydney guide to all the best food, drinks, coffee and tips for getting around, including an Opal Card.