Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch

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17 May — 24 May1
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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch are usually found in May or September, booked 50 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Christchurch

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

SYD - CHC

Price

$283 - $479

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Rainfall

40 - 60 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop
Round-trip from$406From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch
One-way from$344One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch

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

Users have found that flying from Sydney to Christchurch on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 47 days in advance, which can save you up to 15% on flights from Sydney to Christchurch compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 47 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 $555. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $565.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Christchurch from Sydney average $478. You can even find prices in May for less than $478, as users have found deals to Christchurch from as low as $321. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Christchurch from Sydney. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 43%.

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

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 22% on flights from Sydney to Christchurch by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD to CHC flights in May, June
24 Jun. - 4 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

8h 00m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

13h 15m
$548

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

14 Jun. - 26 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

23h 45m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 40m
$558

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

15 Jun. - 24 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

13h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 35m
$560

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

Sydney to Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney found for this year
27 Aug. - 10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

6h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 35m
$369

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

29 Aug. - 10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

5h 45m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 35m
$415

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

19 Aug. - 28 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

7h 55m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

12h 20m
$425

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Sydney to Christchurch

27 Aug. - 10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

6h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 35m
$369

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

29 Aug. - 10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

5h 45m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 35m
$415

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

19 Aug. - 28 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

7h 55m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

12h 20m
$425

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

  • Jetstar is one of the most popular airlines used for those travelling from Sydney to Christchurch. Flights from Jetstar travelling this route typically cost $430.26 RT. This price is typically 86% cheaper than other airlines that offer Sydney to Christchurch flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $313. The most popular departure airport in Sydney when flying to Christchurch is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Christchurch is Christchurch Airport. When flying from Sydney to Christchurch, Jetstar flights are 16% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Sydney to Christchurch

21 May - 23 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 05m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 25m
$997

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 10/5/22

18 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 05m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 20m
$1,260

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 11/5/22

19 May - 24 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 05m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

12h 30m
$1,299

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 11/5/22

  • One of the most popular airlines travelling from Sydney to Christchurch is Qantas Airways. Flights from Qantas Airways travelling this route typically cost $490.04 RT. This price is typically 203% cheaper than other airlines that offer Sydney to Christchurch flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $349. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is the most common Sydney airport to take off from when flying to Christchurch. Christchurch Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Christchurch. When flying from Sydney to Christchurch, Qantas Airways flights are 0% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Direct flights to Christchurch from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Christchurch direct flight deals
22 Oct. - 2 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 30m
$554

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 9/5/22

22 Oct. - 2 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$562

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 9/5/22

13 Sep. - 23 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 30m
$564

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 10/5/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Sydney, departing today and this week
18 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

23h 30m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 35m
$900

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

18 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

23h 30m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

17h 25m
$916

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

18 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

20h 30m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 35m
$931

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

One-way flights to Christchurch from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Christchurch
10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

6h 25m
$241

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

17 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

12h 25m
$251

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

17 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

12h 25m
$257

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 8 daily flights to Christchurch from 5 different airlines. 3h 05m 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, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $369, but on average you can expect to pay $461.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch under $600. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Christchurch is less than $587.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Christchurch for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $900.

How popular is this Sydney to Christchurch flight route?

The Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch flight path was viewed by 2,705 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Jetstar, at $369, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sydney to Christchurch.. Jetstar is priced at 22% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $241. Users have also found prices from $327 and $330 on Emirates and Air New Zealand, respectively.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to Christchurch are Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Christchurch?

Before booking your flight to Christchurch from Sydney, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: United Airlines (100%), Air New Zealand (68%), Etihad Airways( 68%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Christchurch?

On average you can expect to pay $781 for a flight from Sydney to Christchurch. The cheapest flight overall is $367 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Christchurch) is currently priced at $369.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Christchurch

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$330Average$545FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$390Average$514FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$449Average$617FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$480Average$678FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$500Average$703FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney to Christchurch
0%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
30%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
70%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday11daily flights
Monday6daily flights
Tuesday6daily flights
Wednesday12daily flights
Thursday6daily flights
Friday11daily flights
Saturday6daily flights