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Flights from Ballina (Byron) (BNK) to Sydney (SYD)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at 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. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Visiting Sydney

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Ballina to Sydney travel information

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. 

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When to visit

Best time to visit Sydney

Sydney is blessed with a great climate year round. October, November, late February and March are regarded as the best times to visit as you avoid the extreme heat of summer and the school holiday crowds.

Flight information

Ballina to Sydney flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Ballina to Sydney is 1 hour and 14 minutes.

Departure information

What is the main airport called?

Ballina Byron Gateway AirportOpens external site Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located just five minutes from Ballina CBD and less than 30 minutes to Byron Bay and Lismore. Taxis, rideshare vehicles, hire cars and hire cars are available at the airport for your convenience.

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Ballina to Sydney are allocated a baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage for your time overseas, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Check in

Passengers travelling from Ballina (Byron) to Sydney can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the airport by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Airport. Located 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in Mascot, Sydney AirportOpens external site in a new window (SYD) has three terminals: T1 - Sydney international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights), T2 - Sydney domestic airport (Jetstar domestic flights) and T3 - Sydney domestic airport (Qantas Domestic flights QF400 to QF1599 and QantasLink flights QF1600 and above). 

Arriving in Sydney

After the friendly staff at Sydney Airport greet you on arrival, there are a few easy options to get into the city.

Getting into Sydney from Sydney Airport

Head into Sydney without the fuss or traffic with the Airport Link train. Super fast and easy on your wallet, you’ll go from the terminal to Central Station in just 13 minutes. Taxis, rideshare services and hire cars are also available at the airport.

Getting around Sydney

Sydney is very easy to get around with a reliable public transport system operating day and night. From the city to the suburbs and beaches, catch a train, bus or ferry with a prepaid Opal card available at train stations and convenience stores.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from Ballina to Sydney with Qantas and enjoy a great journey with our comfortable cabins, light refreshments and friendly cabin crew.

Seamless check-in

Discover seemless check-in options designed to suit your needs.

Included baggage

With baggage included on all Qantas flights, all you need to do is simply pack and go. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your Ballina (Byron) to Sydney fare.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Ballina (Byron) to Sydney 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.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at 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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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.