Change your international and Tasman travel dates as often as you need, fee-free with Fly Flexible. A fare difference may apply.Ω To book using a Flight Credit, enter your credit reference and last name at Manage booking.
Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.
With its glorious harbour, golden beaches and spectacular sunsets, Sydney knows how to sparkle. From Bondi to the Blue Mountains, explore the city’s endless natural attractions, world-class restaurants and hidden cocktail bars. Whether you enjoy a show at the Opera House or discover unique suburbs brimming with edgy boutiques and galleries, Sydney never disappoints.
The approximate flight time for direct flights from Ballina to Sydney is 1 hour and 14 minutes.
When to visit
With mild winters and hot summers, Australia’s Harbour City is enticing at any time of the year. If you’re looking for warm weather without the middle-of-summer heat and holiday crowds, the best time to visit is between September and November or February and April. January offers a calendar filled of outdoor events to enjoy.
Arriving in Sydney
The warm and friendly Sydney Airport staff will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the CBD and surrounding suburbs is easy.
Getting into Sydney from Sydney Airport
For a quick and affordable option, the Airport Link train will take you to Central Station in about 13 minutes. Alternatively, there are taxis, ride share, transfers, town cars and car hire providers available.
Getting around Sydney
With a reliable and easy-to-use public transport network operating day and night, Sydney is very easy to explore. Purchase a pay-as-you-go Opal cardOpens external site in a new window from a convenience store or train station and take advantage of the trains, buses, light rail and ferries across the city.
Fly from Byron Bay
We want your journey from Byron Bay to be as smooth as possible and the below information will help make that happen.
All passengers flying from Byron Bay are allocated checked baggage. If you need extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
All passengers flying from Byron Bay, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.
* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.
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++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes.
+Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.