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Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to CHC flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.
SYD - CHC
Price
$360 - $610
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

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

Round-trip from

$360

From Sydney to Christchurch

One-way from

$339

One-way flight from Sydney to Christchurch

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 return from Sydney to Christchurch?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 14% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save up to 15% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 47 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to Christchurch from $493 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $501 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Christchurch from Sydney with a flight ticket averaging about $424. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $285. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD - CHC)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sydney to Christchurch is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 49% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SYD to CHC flights in May, June
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$439pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$465pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Jun - 17 Jun
$491pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney found for this year
31 Jul - 4 Aug
$438pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$439pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Jul - 4 Aug
$445pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Christchurch from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Christchurch direct flight deals
4 Sep - 14 Sep
$496pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 May - 19 May
$504pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$505pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Sydney, departing today and this week
16 May - 19 May
$504pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 May - 22 May
$513pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 May - 19 May
$514pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Christchurch from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Christchurch
10:50 - 20:20
Jetstar
1 stop
7h 30m
SYD - CHC
Jetstar
$339
mytrip.com
03:00 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 25m
SYD - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$482
Gotogate
14:00 - 10:20
Virgin Australia
1 stop
18h 20m
SYD - CHC
Virgin Australia
$591
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Christchurch

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

Christchurch is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Christchurch from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Booking flights from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC) should be relatively easy as there are 4 daily flights to Christchurch from 5 different airlines. 3h 00m is how long a flight from Sydney to Christchurch will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air New Zealand, Emirates, and Jetstar flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $509 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $509. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $438, but on average you can expect to pay $468.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $509 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch under $509. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Christchurch is less than $529.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Christchurch for under $509?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $509.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Christchurch?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 9,361 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch.

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

5 flight departures from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sydney or Christchurch?

Expected rainfall in Sydney is less than in Christchurch. You can expect this to be the case over the next 13 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Christchurch?

With an average temperature of 27 °C, peak weather can be found in January. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Christchurch are colder than in Sydney.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Christchurch?

A quick flight from Sydney to Christchurch can take about 3h 05m. Air New Zealand provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $504. The distance between Sydney and Christchurch is about 2137 km. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Sydney to Christchurch return?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Christchurch, with prices starting at $438. Another option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $504 return.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air New Zealand, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $305. Jetstar flights start at $339 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $562 one-way.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Christchurch

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

Destination information for Christchurch

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Christchurch.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
3h 23m
Average temperature for May in Christchurch
14.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Christchurch
19.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney to Christchurch

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Christchurch 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
Jetstar
$168 $251 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$204 $319 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$243 $347 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
$170 $373 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$230 $380 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney towards Christchurch.
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Christchurch
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to Christchurch.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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