Brisbane to Sydney flight information

Want to fly south for a few days and head to the sparkling harbour and city thrills of Sydney? It’s easier than you think, with Jetstar operating 4 or 5 Brisbane to Sydney flights every day. In just an hour and a half, you can land in Sydney and make tracks to the jaw-dropping beauty of the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk, or you can clink champagne glasses at the Opera Bar or get the wind in your hair on a ferry across the harbour.

Quick flight facts

Origin Brisbane (BNE)
Destination Sydney (SYD)
Flight time 1 hour and 35mins
Distance 754km

What makes Sydney such a great destination?

Sydney is a great all-rounder destination – it’s a big city packed with diverse charms that can cater to all travellers. If you’re heading there as a family, you and the kids will love exploring The Rocks, meeting critters at Taronga Zoo or getting arty at MCA’s kids’ program. If you’re heading down for an urban adventure, the inner-city suburbs of Surry Hills, Newtown and Glebe are packed with excellent venues, boutiques and restaurants to try. The CBD has some gleaming, contemporary shopping malls, and then, of course, there’s Sydney Harbour to soak up.

People walking towards Waverley Cemetery on the Bondi to Coogee boardwalk
Sydney’s coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee.

Airport information for Brisbane to Sydney flights

Departing from Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Brisbane Airport is located 12kms from the CBD. It’s about a 20-minute journey on the Airtrain. There are also door-to-door shuttle buses to Brisbane Airport from multiple locations in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. You can get there by taxi, hire car and ride share, and there is one council bus route that links from public transport to the airport. If you’re driving to the airport, there is a range of parking options, including long-term parking with a 24/7 shuttle bus to take you directly to your terminal. Start your Sydney holiday right - be sure to bring the correct ID and check in on time.

Arriving at Sydney Airport (SYD)

Sydney Airport is pretty central - just 8km from the Sydney CBD and about a 25 minute drive in light traffic. Most Jetstar flights will land at Terminal 2. When you arrive, you can get to central Sydney by taxi, car hire, rideshare, airport transfers, public bus or train.The train (Airport Link) runs every 10 minutes and takes just 13 minutes to reach the CBD. You need an Opal card to use the Airport Link.

Brisbane to Sydney FAQs

What is the distance between Brisbane and Sydney?

It’s 915kms from Brisbane to Sydney. That’s more than 10 hours of non-stop driving.

How long does a flight from Brisbane to Sydney take?

A flight from Brisbane to Sydney is 1 hour and 35 minutes – enough time to nap with a face pack on and arrive looking fabulous.

What time do I need to be at the airport if I have checked in online for a Brisbane to Sydney flight?

If you’ve got bags to check in, you just need to put your bags at the bag drop before check-in closes (30 mins before departure). We recommend you get there early enough to drop your bags off, have a champers or a cuppa in the terminal, then mosey on to your gate with time to spare (gates close 15 mins before departure). Your holiday starts now, right?

How early do I have to be at the airport for a Brisbane to Sydney flight?

Earlier is always better – you don’t want to be on the wrong side of the closing doors. If you’re on a domestic flight, check in closes 30 minutes before departure, so allow enough time to check in, drop your bags off, have a coffee and get to your gate. If you’re flying to Sydney but on a domestic flight departing from an international terminal, you have to get there way, way earlier – check in and bag drop opens three hours before departure and closes an hour before.

What's the best way to travel from Brisbane to Sydney?

You gotta fly, jetsetter. A to B in under two hours. Otherwise it’s a pretty long, sweaty drive…

Two passenger ferries docked at Circular Quay
Two of the famous green and gold Ferries docked at Circular Quay in Sydney

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What's the weather like in Sydney compared to Brisbane?

If you’re from Brisbane, you’ll be used to a pretty sub-tropical climate all year round. Sydney doesn’t quite match that constant warmth – you’ll find the weather in Sydney is still sunny and mild but generally cooler, and with more defined seasons. Summers certainly aren’t as hot and humid as Brisbane’s, and you won’t get as much rainfall or as many thunderstorms during that time. June is the wettest month in Sydney – so expect winter showers rather than summer storms.

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