The cheapest times to fly from CID to SYD are

  • January 29th to March 11th
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CID to SYD is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3092 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1184 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $1340 to $2260 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1358. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2782. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1424 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1530 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CID to SYD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CID to SYD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CID to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CID to SYD flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Cedar Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $237 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1539. Return trip prices are from the SYD to CID flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CID to SYD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CID to SYD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CID to SYD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (CID > TPE > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1310
  • Average savings: $221 (14.41%)

See CID to TPE flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (CID > LAX > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1342
  • Average savings: $188 (12.29%)

See CID to LAX flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (CID > LAS > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1419
  • Average savings: $112 (7.29%)

See CID to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CID to SYD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Etihad, Korean Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to The Eastern Iowa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9040 miles or 14548 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CID to SYD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CID to SYD flight is about 17 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from CID to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CID
Origination airport name The Eastern Iowa Airport
City Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.9
Longitude -91.7

Return Airport

Destination code SYD
Destination airport name Sydney International Airport
City Sydney
Country Australia
Latitude -33.9
Longitude 151.2


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