Cheap flights from Sydney to Auckland

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl are usually found in May or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Auckland

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to AKL flight in 2022: compare Sydney to Auckland flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Auckland.

SYD - AKL

Price

$202 - $452

AKL

Temperature

11 - 20 °C

AKL

Precipitation

70 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 42% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Average price

$460

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$279

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Auckland?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, 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 Sydney to Auckland?

To save on the cost of your flight from Sydney to Auckland, book at least 57 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 53% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $456 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $572.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Auckland from Sydney with a flight ticket averaging about $365. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $228. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Auckland (SYD - AKL)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sydney to Auckland is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 28% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Auckland in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SYD to AKL flights in January, February
10 Feb. - 17 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$598

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 11/1/22

7 Feb. - 14 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$615

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 11/1/22

1 Feb. - 8 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$616

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 11/1/22

Sydney to Auckland 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Auckland from Sydney found for this year
1 Jun. - 15 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$319

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/1/22

7 Apr. - 11 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$323

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

8 Apr. - 11 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$326

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

Direct flights to Auckland from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Auckland direct flight deals
1 Jun. - 15 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$319

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 11/1/22

7 Apr. - 11 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$323

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

8 Apr. - 11 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$326

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Auckland

Late deals on return flights to Auckland from Sydney, departing today and this week
22 Jan. - 29 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$659

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 11/1/22

22 Jan. - 19 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$663

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

19 Jan. - 26 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$667

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

One-way flights to Auckland Intl from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Auckland
1 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$193

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 11/1/22

20 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$195

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 11/1/22

3 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$196

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 10/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Auckland flights.

What airports serve Sydney to Auckland?

When you’re flying to Auckland from Sydney, you’ll leave Australia from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). The airport lies to the south of the city centre, roughly 8 km away, in the suburb of Mascot. In normal daytime traffic, it will take you around 15min to drive there, or you can catch a bus on the N20 route that will make the trip in around 30min. As it’s the main international airport in Sydney and the home of Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, it’s a busy transport hub. Similarly, you’ll arrive at New Zealand’s largest airport, Auckland International Airport (AKL). It’s a bit further out from the city centre, lying about 21 km away near the suburb of Mangere. This is about a 20min drive, or you can catch a Skybus that will take around 40min. Auckland International is the main hub for Air New Zealand, so it’s also a bustling, modern airport.

Which airlines fly directly from Sydney to Auckland?

You will be able to choose from two to three direct flights from Sydney to Auckland every day. These are roughly equally split between the two countries’ national carriers, Qantas and Air New Zealand. Both of these airlines offer direct flights out of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, and you can expect a normal flight time of just about 3h before landing at Auckland International Airport. Some flights are slightly shorter, but the difference is only a matter of about 10min, so unless you’re really in a hurry, you can choose any of the direct flights you like.

What are the layover options between Sydney to Auckland?

Some of the flights out of Sydney to Auckland are one-stop flights. The main carrier airlines that operate these are, once again, Qantas and Air New Zealand. These can add quite a significant amount of time to the overall trip without providing much in the way of price savings; in fact, you’ll often find that the direct flights are cheaper. The main layover city for Air New Zealand flights is Melbourne, with layover times ranging 4h-4h 30min. Qantas flights make their layovers at Brisbane Airport (BNE), with the standard layover time of just around 2h.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Sydney to Auckland?

Australian citizens are free to travel to New Zealand without requiring a visa. All you will need is your passport, and the only requirement here is that your passport remains valid for a minimum of three months after you leave. Auckland Airport also has a Customs eGate service, for those over the age of 12 who have a biometric ordinary passport or an electronic passport. This will allow you to clear customs more quickly and efficiently.

What airports do I use to fly from Sydney to Auckland?

Auckland Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Auckland from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Booking flights from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Auckland Intl (AKL) should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily flight to Auckland from 6 different airlines. 3h 00m is how long a flight from Sydney to Auckland Intl will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Auckland for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Auckland for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $319, but on average you can expect to pay $359.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Auckland for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Auckland under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Auckland is less than $370.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Auckland for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Auckland within the next 7 days for less than $700.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Auckland?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday.

How popular is this Sydney to Auckland flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl have been viewed 49,091 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Sydney to Auckland on average per day?

1 flight departure from Sydney to Auckland per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Auckland?

Departing from Sydney to Auckland will take you 3h 05m. Sydney and Auckland are separated by a distance of 2171 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sydney to Auckland round-trip?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($319), offers the cheapest pricing from Sydney to Auckland. Jetstar is priced at 12% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Auckland one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $193. However, be on the lookout for offers from LATAM Airlines and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Sydney to Auckland for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Auckland?

When booking a flight from Sydney to Auckland, you may want to consider flying on Emirates, Fiji Airways or Jetstar as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Auckland?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $149. While the most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Auckland Intl) can be booked for $319 on average our data indicates $599 when flying from Sydney to Auckland.

Can I fly to Auckland Intl from Sydney Kingsford Smith right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Auckland Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Auckland Intl.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Can I fly back to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Auckland Intl?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Auckland Intl

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Auckland

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 6 airlines flying from Sydney to Auckland

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Auckland choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
LATAM Airlines
Cheapest$221
Average$375
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$231
Average$377
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$254
Average$556
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$259
Average$403
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$273
Average$472
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$299
Average$455
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Auckland

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney to Auckland
0%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
25%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
75%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Sydney to Auckland

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to Auckland
Sunday1daily flight
Monday1daily flight
Tuesday1daily flight
Wednesday1daily flight
Thursday1daily flight
Friday2daily flights
Saturday0daily flights