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Sydney (Canada)

Sydney (Canada)

Origin of Image source: Don Merritt

City CodeYQY
Popular Airlines-
Flight Time3~8 hours

The flight time to Sydney (Canada) is approximately 3~8 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Sydney (Canada).


Sydney is located on the island of Nova Scotia in Canada. Sydney used to be a city, now it is considered a population center and part of Cape Breton municipality. Sydney is known for its steel mills.

Voice of Travelers to Sydney

A layover in Sydney with ticket purchased by Air Canada

I traveled on an onward ticket from Toronto through Sydney to Halifax. I purchased the ticket with Air Canada. While the ticket was quite expensive, I preferred this option instead of a return direct ticket from Toronto directly to Halifax so that I can see a bit of Cape Breton area which I had heard of before. I bought the ticket in a ticket agency. Once aboard Air Canada, I was surprised by great onboard service and the possibility to buy a bus ticket to Sydney. When I landed at Sydney, I took a bus to downtown Sydney and I spent two days exploring Cape Breton With a ticket to Halifax, I would not have discovered Sydney. I am more than happy that I wasn't counting money when I decided for this airfare ticket with a short stop in Sydney.

Visiting Sydney and its steel mills.

I visited Sydney two years ago. My visit to Sydney was primarityl in order to see the Sydney Steel Corporation as I work in the same field. I was actually invited to Sydney by the management of the Sydney Steel Corporation, so all my travel costs, including an airfare ticket from Toronto to Sydney, were covered by them. Thanks to this invitation, I was able to discover first class service aboard the Air Canada flight from Toronto to Sydney. This return ticket to Sydney was probably quite pricey, but I just enjoyed the services. My return ticket from Sydney was three days afterwards as this was only a short business trip. I will probably fly to Sydney again soon, this time paying for my own ticket. I would like to use the services of Air Canada to Sydney again, even if the ticket is pricey.

Sydney Travel FAQs

Q. What is the best season to visit Sydney and the area surrounding Sydney?

A. The best time to go to Sydney is in the summer. Summer is very pleasant in Sydney and Nova Scotia in general. Sydney can be otherwise very chilly in the winter time. The season in Sydney reflects the ticket cost - a return ticket can be more costly in the summer season while a ticket purchased for a flight to Sydney in winter will be much more reasonable.

Q. What are the most interesting sites in Sydney?

A. Sydney is in the very heart of Nova Scotia, so it is the main point of touristic interest. There is a scenic village called Baddeck just next to Sydney, known for its Cabbot Trail. Once in Sydney, you can also vsit the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. An entrance ticket for the National Park has to be purchased.

Q. Is Sydney far from Sydney McCurdy Airport?

A. Sydney can be reached quite easily from Sydney McCurdy airport either by taxi or rented car. No public transportation connecting Sydney and the airport is in use at the moment though.

Sydney - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport ・Toronto Pearson International Airport ・Halifax Stanfield International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Sydney

The town of Sydney has an airport by the same name, and there are several air carriers that operate flights from Sydney to other parts of Canada. Two main, year-round destinations are Toronto Pearson airport and Halifax airport. There is a seasonal operation of flights from Sydney to Saint-Pierre as well.