Cheap flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), Australia
Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is the main airport serving Sydney. Also known as Sydney Airport, it is the busiest airport in Australia based on annual passenger movements. Kingsford Smith is the main hub for Qantas Airways. The airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Kingsford Smith has three terminals, known as Terminal 1 (T1), Terminal 2 (T2), and Terminal 3 (T3). T1 serves all international flights, while T2 and T3 serve domestic flights. Each terminal has facilities to make your trip more convenient, such as WiFi, ATMs, drinking water stations, shower rooms, smoking areas, and airport lounges. The airport also has various restaurants and stores that sell clothes, shoes, beauty products, and travel essentials.
Kingsford Smith is located in the suburb of Mascot, about 8 kilometres away from the centre of Sydney. You can reach the city centre in 13 minutes with the Airport Link Train, or 25 minutes with taxis and buses (in light traffic). Standard fare to the city centre is around AUD3.66 (RM11) for the bus or AUD45 (RM133) for a taxi. You can also use Skyscanner Airport Transfers for easier pick-up and drop-off, or rent a car to get around the city.
Airlines that fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)
Travelling to Sydney
Best time to visit Sydney
The best time to visit Sydney would be during summer, in December to February. The hot, sunny days are ideal for visiting the beaches or enjoying festivities. For cooler weather, you can visit in autumn (March to May) or spring (September to November). These months are ideal for visiting the zoo, cycling, or having ferry rides in the harbour. If you want better deals, visit Sydney during winter (June to August), which is the low season.
Things to do in Sydney
One of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney offers all types of attractions. Beaches such as Manly and Bondi are popular surfing spots during summer. Sydney Harbour Bridge is the iconic landmark included in all sightseeing tours. Nature lovers can visit the Royal Botanic Garden, see cute animals at Taronga Zoo, or learn about marine life at SEA LIFE Aquarium at Sydney Harbour.
Shopping lovers can visit Strand Arcade and the Queen Victoria Building. Paddington is a trendy neighbourhood where you can spot local fashion trends. The intersection between Glenmore Road and Oxford Street is lined with local boutiques and designer studios. For more educational trips, visit the Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of NSW, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Are you looking for a nice place to eat? Sydney offers numerous restaurants and pubs, from cheap to expensive. Enjoy croissant-doughnut at Brewtown Newtown, the homemade burger at The Ground of Alexandria, or an oyster bar at Sydney Fish Market. Head to farmers markets such as EQ Village Markets and Carriageworks to taste healthy foods from various stalls, cooked from the freshest ingredients.
Sydney travel budget
Sydney uses the Australian Dollar (AUD) as its currency. As of 22 April 2019, AUD1 = RM2.95.
The average price for one budget meal in Sydney is around AUD18 (RM53), while a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant costs around AUD80 (RM236). Sydney offers a wide range of accommodations, from modest to luxurious. The average rate for mid-range hotel in Sydney is around RM465-650 per night.
Sydney, Australia visa information for Malaysians
Malaysians need a visitor visa to travel to Sydney as tourists. Malaysian citizens can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which will allow them to travel to Australia multiple times within 12 months, but with a maximum duration of three months per visit.
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