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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Ayers Rock (Uluru) (AYQ)

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Sydney (SYD) to Ayers Rock (Uluru) (AYQ)

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Visiting Ayres Rock (Uluru)

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Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru) travel information

Uluru (Ayres Rock) is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an unforgettable cultural experience that will stay with you long after you’ve left. Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), contrasting ochre dust and unmissable giant rock – the Red Centre is a must visit destination on every trip to Australia.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Ayres Rock (Uluru)

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has a desert climate, with clear skies, low average rainfall, high temperatures in summer and cold evenings in winter, dropping to -7°C. Any time is a great time of the year to visit Uluru. Plan ahead in summer, when high temperatures can mean that walks close early in the day. The average peak for January is 38°C and the record high is 45.4°C. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) are stunning to visit at sunrise and sunset.

Flight information

Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru) flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Sydney to Ayres Rock is typically 3 hours and 35 minutes. 

Departure information

Fly Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru)

Get ready for your upcoming flight from Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru) with the help of the following information. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney AirportOpens external site in a new window is situated in Mascot, 9km (5.5 miles) south of the CBD. There are three terminals in Sydney Airport: Terminal 1 (T1) is the Sydney international terminal (Qantas flights QF1 – QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar International flights), Terminal 2 (T2) is a domestic terminal where you will find Jetstar domestic flights and Terminal 3 (T3) is where you will find Qantas and QantasLink domestic services (QF400 and above).

Baggage allowance

Passengers on flights from Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru) are allocated checked baggage. If you need extra luggage, you can buy additional luggage online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney to Ayres Rock can check in online up to 24 hours before departure. Alternatively, you can check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk at the airport.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Ayres Rock Airport (Connellan. AYQ)Opens external site in a new window. Located 6km from Ayres Rock Resort and 16km from Uluru. Complimentary shuttle buses meet most flights and transfer you to your accommodation. There is no taxi service available in the area. Set in the Northern Territory, Ayers Rock Airport is one of the nation’s busiest regional airports, and the main travel hub for visitors wanting to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. There is one main terminal, which services commercial airlines, as well as private charter aircraft.

Arrival information

When your flight from Sydney to Ayres Rock touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Ayres Rock Airport. From there, it’s easy to get to your accomodation.

Arriving at Ayers Rock/Connellan Airport

Once you collect your bags from the baggage collection area, there are a few different transport options available to get you on your way. The airport is located a short 10 minute drive, about 8km from the resorts.

Getting into Ayres Rock from the airport

Hire a car from the car rental services available at the airport and explore the region at your leisure. There is fairly high demand for cars, so it’s best to book well in advance. Taxis aren’t available at the Ayers Rock Airport, however shuttle buses are provided by many of the hotels at the resort. 

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We work hard to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, from Sydney to Ayres Rock, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the area. 

Seamless check-in

Passengers travelling from Sydney to Ayres Rock can check in online up to 24 hours before departure. Alternatively, you can check in at the airport by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Included baggage

Checked baggage is included on all flights from Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru). Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Sydney to Ayres Rock (Uluru) 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 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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~ 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.