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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Emerald (EMD)

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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. 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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Visiting Emerald

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Sydney to Emerald travel information

Emerald is a thriving outback town in the Central Highlands of Queensland. However, you won’t find any emeralds here. Sapphires abound at the nearby gemfields where you’re encouraged to dig for your own treasures. Surrounded by the best of Queensland’s countryside, you can also explore Emerald’s stunning botanic gardens, the jagged peaks of Minerva National Park, go sailing on Lake Maraboon or see the world’s biggest reproduction of Van Gogh’s famous sunflower painting.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Emerald

The best time to visit Emerald for outdoor activities is during the autumn months between early March to late April. From mid-September to mid-December you can also enjoy a pleasantly warm spring with lots of sunshine.

Flight information

Sydney to Emerald flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Emerald is 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Sydney to Emerald

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney to Emerald, there are a few things you should know to prepare for your upcoming trip. 

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 Qantas flights from Sydney to Emerald 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 to Emerald can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Emerald Airport. Emerald Airport is located 6km (4 miles) from the town centre on Springsure Road. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.

Arriving in Emerald

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

Getting into Emerald from Emerald Airport

The Emerald town centre is only a 10-minute drive from the airport. You can take a taxi or hire a car from the terminal.

Getting around Emerald

Getting around Emerald is best done on foot, hire car or taxi. If you’re venturing out of town you can hire a car at the airport. 

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Fly from Sydney to Emerald with Qantas and relax with our friendly service, great entertainment options and comfortable cabins.

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Included baggage

All Qantas flights include baggage, so you can pack peace of mind with all you need for your trip. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your Sydney to Emerald fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking from Sydney to Emerald 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.