Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch

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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 Wednesday or Friday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Christchurch

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

$283 - $479

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Precipitation

40 - 60 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

$381

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch

One-way from

$374

One-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 Friday 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 $521. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $530.

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 $448. You can even find prices in May for less than $448, as users have found deals to Christchurch from as low as $302. 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 49% on flights from Sydney to Christchurch by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to CHC flights in October, November
31 Oct. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

21h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 35m
$859

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 14.10.21

31 Oct. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

25h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 35m
$890

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 14.10.21

8 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

39h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$937

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

Sydney to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney found for this year
14 Dec. - 13 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

7h 40m
$588

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15.10.21

4 Dec. - 11 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$594

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 15.10.21

14 Dec. - 16 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$599

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 15.10.21

Direct flights to Christchurch from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Christchurch direct flight deals
22 Feb. - 24 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$571

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 15.10.21

2 Apr. - 20 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$573

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 17.10.21

1 Apr. - 8 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$576

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 14.10.21

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Sydney, departing today and this week
21 Oct. - 20 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

27h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 25m
$4,159

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15.10.21

21 Oct. - 20 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

27h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

22h 20m
$4,174

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15.10.21

21 Oct. - 20 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

3 stops

34h 55m
CHC

Christchurch

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

27h 25m
$4,745

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 15.10.21

One-way flights to Christchurch from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Christchurch
9 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

12h 45m
$279

Jetstar

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Deal found 16.10.21

9 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 10m
$347

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 16.10.21

3 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

6h 35m
$374

Jetstar

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Deal found 16.10.21

Related info for your journey

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

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 $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $421, but on average you can expect to pay $462.

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 $611.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Christchurch for under $4,200?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Sydney to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $4,200.

How popular is this Sydney to Christchurch flight route?

The Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch flight path was viewed by 9,361 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 return?

Jetstar, at $421, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sydney to Christchurch.. Jetstar is priced at 6% 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 $279. Users have also found prices from $347 and $499 on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, 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 cheapest flights from Sydney to Christchurch?

On average you can expect to pay $931 for a flight from Sydney to Christchurch. The cheapest flight overall is $163 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Christchurch) is currently priced at $421.

Can I fly to Christchurch from Sydney Kingsford Smith right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch

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

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

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

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 Christchurch?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Christchurch

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

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

Alternative routes for Sydney to Christchurch

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

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
Jetstar
Cheapest$226
Average$338
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$229
Average$502
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$274
Average$429
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$310
Average$511
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$327
Average$468
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety