Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) (from: Sydney)

The average price to go to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) from Sydney airport is $ 619 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 572 (in may) and $ 703 (in december), which is a saving of $ 47 or a surplus of $ 84 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all the prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $531 to $584 and that it is generally more economical to leave on a friday and return on a monday on a direct flight.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Sydney-Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 16844 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) from Sydney and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in may, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 572, saving $ 47 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 619). Conversely, december will be the most expensive ($ 703).

Flight Sydney-Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 540 $ 646 fair price
February$ 520 $ 596 fair price
March$ 519 $ 623 fair price
April$ 519 $ 602 fair price
May$ 519 $ 572 very good price
June$ 517 $ 602 fair price
July$ 517 $ 608 fair price
August$ 513 $ 606 fair price
September$ 536 $ 640 fair price
October$ 516 $ 627 fair price
November$ 525 $ 597 fair price
December$ 573 $ 703 very high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Sydney to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Sydney to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) range from $371 to $902. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $372 to $425), 1% at the maximum price (from $849 to $902). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $531 to $584 (28% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Sydney->Papua New Guinea flight

There are 5 companies that serve Sydney from Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) airport: Qantas, Jetstar, Air Niugini, Virgin Australia and Regional Express.

Data analysis:

Of the 16844 flights analyzed in previous years, Qantas was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (46% of the time) on the Sydney->Papua New Guinea route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Sydney-Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) flight, you should take a direct flight (saving an average of $ 33 compared to a flight with one or more layovers).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Sydney-Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) flights departing on a friday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a friday as your departure date, you can save an average of $25. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $51.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) to Sydney departing on a monday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a monday for your return date, you will save an average of $25. Conversely, departing from Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) on a friday may cost you an additional $32.


Top prices Sydney-Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)

Round tripDatesPrice
Sydney → Port Moresby06-05 to 10-05-2024$ 521 
Sydney → Port Moresby13-05 to 17-05-2024$ 520 
Sydney → Port Moresby14-06 to 21-06-2024$ 512 
Sydney → Port Moresby08-07 to 19-07-2024$ 519 
Sydney → Port Moresby02-08 to 09-08-2024$ 521 
Sydney → Port Moresby07-10 to 11-10-2024$ 520 
Sydney → Port Moresby11-11 to 15-11-2024$ 521 
Sydney → Port Moresby09-12 to 16-12-2024$ 514 
Sydney → Port Moresby17-01 to 24-01-2025$ 514 
Sydney → Port Moresby20-01 to 27-01-2025$ 520 


When to book your flight Sydney - Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 5 to 6 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Sydney-Papua New Guinea flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a monday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Sydney to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby), it is recommended to buy it 5 to 6 months before departure (it is then on average 549 $, which is a saving of 70 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (506 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Sydney to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 523 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 615), 3 to 4 months ($ 595), 4 to 5 months ($ 576)

February

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 568 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 584), 3 to 4 months ($ 588)

March

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 542 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 587), 2 to 3 months ($ 561), 3 to 4 months ($ 552), 5 to 6 months ($ 572)

April

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 529 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 549), 3 to 4 months ($ 533), 4 to 5 months ($ 543), 5 to 6 months ($ 564), 6 to 7 months ($ 556)

May

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 515 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 553), 3 to 4 months ($ 549), 5 to 6 months ($ 531)

June

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 516 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 590), 2 to 3 months ($ 541), 3 to 4 months ($ 599), 4 to 5 months ($ 519)

July

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 535 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 584), 3 to 4 months ($ 544), 4 to 5 months ($ 568), 5 to 6 months ($ 541), 6 to 7 months ($ 544)

August

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 527 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 573), 4 to 5 months ($ 550), 5 to 6 months ($ 541)

September

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 536 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 608), 2 to 3 months ($ 572), 4 to 5 months ($ 613), 6 to 7 months ($ 573), 7 to 8 months ($ 549)

October

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 537 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 604), 2 to 3 months ($ 540), 4 to 5 months ($ 627)

November

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 544 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 546), 4 to 5 months ($ 545), 5 to 6 months ($ 566)

December

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 586 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 667), 2 to 3 months ($ 620), 3 to 4 months ($ 631), 4 to 5 months ($ 614), 5 to 6 months ($ 611)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, monday is the day when plane tickets for Sydney->Papua New Guinea are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a monday, you will save $12. Conversely, by buying it on a friday, you may end up paying $22 more.



Sydney to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby): flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
April 2024$ 662
$555 to $784
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May 2024$ 560
$520 to $656
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June 2024$ 578
$512 to $662
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July 2024$ 575
$519 to $636
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August 2024$ 582
$521 to $662
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September 2024$ 629
$521 to $844
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October 2024$ 520
$520 to $520
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November 2024$ 536
$521 to $561
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December 2024$ 551
$514 to $613
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January 2025$ 517
$514 to $520
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March 2025$ 1400
$1400 to $1400
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december and january are cheaper to travel to Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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