The average price of a 7-day trip to Sydney is $2,011 for a solo traveler, $3,612 for a couple, and $6,771 for a family of 4. Sydney hotels range from $52 to $167 per night with an average of $88, while most vacation rentals will cost $290 to $650 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Sydney International Airport (SYD) are between $1,121 and $1,938 per person for economy flights and $3,518 to $6,081 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $35 to $64 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Sydney, NW, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SYD and stay in a Sydney hotel:

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the week of October 8th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Sydney is usually mid to late August.

 

Average Sydney Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Sydney for a week is $1,201-$3,017($172-$431 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $64 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $608 to $1,609 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Sydney for a week is $3,080-$5,732($440-$819 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $128 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,216 to $3,218 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Sydney for a week is $4,108-$9,572($587-$1,367 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $256 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,432 to $6,436 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $146 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $210 to $224 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Sydney

How cheap can you make a vacation to Sydney? The cheapest trip to Sydney is about $144 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $78 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $44.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Sydney for a week is $1,005-$2,530($144-$361 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $608 to $1,609 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $78 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Sydney for a week is $1,746-$4,412($249-$630 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,216 to $3,218 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $78 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Sydney for a week is $3,492-$8,566($499-$1,224 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,432 to $6,436 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $104 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $117 to $173 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Sydney cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Sydney Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Sydney.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Sydney for a week is $2,276-$12,889($325-$1,841 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $115 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,216 to $3,894 for first class

Lodging: $95 to $167 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $650 to $1,365 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Sydney for a week is $3,982-$17,588($569-$2,513 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $230 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,432 to $7,788 for first class

Lodging: $95 to $167 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $650 to $1,365 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Sydney for a week is $7,964-$31,084($1,138-$4,441 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $280 to $460 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,864 to $15,576 for first class

Lodging: $190 to $334 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,040 to $2,048 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Sydney Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Sydney is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Sydney due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Sydney Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Sydney hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Sydney.

 

Flight Costs to Sydney

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,938 average in late December to a low of $1,121 in mid to late August. Median flight price is $1,294. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Sydney our data includes 347 originating airports, and 157 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Sydney from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $8,500 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Gold Coast (OOL) in Gold Coast (Australia) at an average of just $94.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Sydney, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $816, so you can easily save about 73% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Sydney can easily cost $290 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $583 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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