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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Capetown (CPT)

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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 PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Sydney to Cape Town

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Fly Sydney to Cape Town (SYD to CPT)

The approximate time for a flight from Sydney to Cape Town is 18 hours and 50 minutes.

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When to visit

Cape Town has mild wet winters and dry, warm summers. The best times to visit Cape Town are from March to May and from September to November, with fewer crowds and pleasant weather. Temperatures range from 20°C to 23°C, making it a perfect time to tour many of the wineries. Summer (December to February) is a popular time to visit the stunning beaches on the Atlantic coastline and enjoy outdoor activities, with temperatures averaging around 26°C.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Is the primary international airport serving the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre. The airport serves both domestic and international flights.

Arriving in Cape Town

The staff at Cape Town Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are different transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Cape Town from Cape Town Airport

With a range of options from public transport to app-based ride services, you can easily find a mode of transport to suit your travel needs. There are various car rental agencies available at the airport, located at the Transport Plaza and Central Terminal Building. It’s best to pre-book a rental car before your arrival and takes approximately 20 minutes to get into town. Other transport options at Cape Town Airport include shuttles arranged privately with hotels or agencies, Uber, airport transfers, and the MyCiti mass rapid transport bus system which runs into town. MyCiti is convenient if you are travelling lightly. If not, a pre-arranged transfer, taxi or car hire are your best options.

Getting around Cape Town

The best way to get around Cape Town is by car with plenty of parking and car hire companies available. Uber is a popular and safe way to get you where you want to go. Other options include the city sightseeing bus to see the major attractions such as District Six Museum, Noordhoek Beach and Table Mountain National Park. Public transport options include the MyCity Buses, Golden Arrow buses, minibus taxis and Metrorail train service. Taxis can be booked in advance or take a shared cab.

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID 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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