Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Guest Post: Traveling from Adelaide to Sydney in Australia

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There are more than 30 flights from Adelaide to Sydney airport in New South Wales on a daily basis, with the vast majority of them being direct itineraries. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair all offer a wide range of departure times from 6am to 7pm, and the total flight duration is 1 hour 55 minutes. Travel websites for flights from Adelaide to Sydney include Expedia, Flight Centre and Sydney Flights Accommodation.

In terms of deciding on what is the best flight from Adelaide to Sydney, it might be worth keeping in mind that the latter two of the above mentioned carriers, Jetstar and Tigerair, are low cost budget airlines so the comfort or service levels may vary depending on which one you choose.

As a general rule, the lowest airfare travelling from Adelaide to Sydney can usually be found midweek when the airports are less crowded and there is more availability, and in a similar sense, with there being less availability on the weekends, the prices are most often higher.

This lowest cost of economy airfare can range anywhere between $59 with Tigerair to $109 economy with Qantas although business class with either of Australia’s flagship carriers, Virgin Australia or Qantas, will usually be excess of $450 one way

Flights can be booked direct on any of airline websites but it is often a good idea to check one of the major booking engines or comparison websites to get an overview of what the best flight times and prices are available, are over a particular period.

How to get to Adelaide airport

The airport is a short 6km drive from any city centre accommodation and very easy to reach. If you do not have a rental car, the best way to Adelaide airport is either to take the Jetbus, or alternatively you can opt for the convenience of a taxi.

The cheapest option is the Jetbus which is part of Adelaide Metro and the cheapest option. The Jetbus departs daily until midnight from many key city attractions every 20 to 40 minutes, although the express service is Monday to Friday only. A ticket for the Jetbus is $5.20 and it takes approximately 30 minutes including stops, whereas a taxi from the CBD to Adelaide airport will cost $27 and take only 15 minutes.

Checking in at Adelaide airport

Checking in at Adelaide airport for domestic flights is a straight forward process. There is only one terminal for all domestic check-in, the facilities for which are all located on level 2 of terminal F.

The large information screens in terminal F will always display the relevant gate allocation for each flight making it very easy to know where to go after checking in.

It is recommended to arrive at Adelaide airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights and each airline requires the passenger to be in the vicinity of the appropriate gate at least 40 minutes prior to departure.

Arrival in Sydney

The flight duration from Adelaide to Sydney is 1 hour 55 minutes and upon arrival, there are many ways to reach your Sydney accommodation.

The Airport Link train departs from Sydney airport for the city every 10 minutes at a cost of $17 and takes just 13 minutes to reach the city, whereas the Airport line bus will cost $13 and take slightly longer, 20 minutes.

Alternatively a taxi fare from Sydney airport to the CBD should cost no more than $55 and take 15 minutes depending on traffic.

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