Cheap flights from Raleigh (RDU) to Sydney (SYD)

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in September or November, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh (RDU) to Sydney (SYD)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to SYD flight in 2021: compare Raleigh to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.
RDU - SYD
Price
$1,167 - $1,734
SYD
Temperature
32 - 75.2 °F
SYD
Precipitation
3.3 - 6.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Average price

$1,167

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

$1,167

From Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Raleigh to Sydney?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Raleigh to Sydney?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 55 days in advance, which can save you up to 14% on flights from Raleigh to Sydney compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 55 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,587. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,612.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Raleigh to Sydney?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Sydney from Raleigh average $1,376. You can even find prices in September for less than $1,376, as users have found deals to Sydney from as low as $968. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Sydney from Raleigh. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 25%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh to Sydney (RDU - SYD)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Raleigh to Sydney in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 12% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Sydney in September, October 2021

The best prices found for RDU to SYD flights for September, October
30 Sep - 7 Oct
$20,716pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
30 Sep - 7 Oct
$23,512pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Raleigh found for this year
18 Dec - 8 Jan
$7,440pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 Dec - 8 Jan
$7,495pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
18 Dec - 8 Jan
$8,550pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to Sydney

Which airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Virgin Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh to Sydney due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Raleigh and Sydney for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Raleigh to Sydney for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to Sydney for under $1,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,680, but on average you can expect to pay $7,361.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Raleigh to Sydney round-trip?

Flying on Air New Zealand is currently your cheapest option to Sydney, with prices starting at $2,251. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Qantas Airways and Emirates, with the lowest prices starting at $2,329 and $2,826, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sydney, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Sydney from Raleigh?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Most visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham will not be allowed to enter Sydney Kingsford Smith.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to Raleigh from Sydney?

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham from Sydney Kingsford Smith

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Raleigh to Sydney.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.38
Average temperature for September in Sydney
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Sydney
4.9 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 7 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh to Sydney choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
$628 $1,139 No cancel fee 80%
Qantas Airways
$675 $1,150 No cancel fee 74%
Air New Zealand
$894 $1,331 No cancel fee 78%
American Airlines
$730 $1,380 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$685 $1,381 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$1,040 $1,478 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$732 $1,862 No cancel fee N/A