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Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch

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The best prices from Sydney to Christchurch are usually found in May or September, booked 50 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

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

SYD - CHC
Price
$365 - $617
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

Average price

$396

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$365

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 15% 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 $499 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $508 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 $429. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $289. 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 in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 14% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch in March, April 2021

23 Apr - 6 May
$736pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Apr - 6 May
$1,065pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Apr - 6 May
$1,128pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

19 Nov - 30 Nov
$480pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Aug - 22 Aug
$509pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Aug - 16 Aug
$521pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Christchurch from Sydney

16 Aug - 22 Aug
$570pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Aug - 16 Aug
$594pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Jun - 16 Jun
$918pp
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

11 Mar - 14 Mar
$1,519pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Mar - 14 Mar
$1,549pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Mar - 14 Mar
$1,970pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Christchurch from Sydney

02:15 - 04:00
Fiji Airways
2 stops
23h 45m
SYD - CHC
Fiji Airways
$2,291
CheapFaresNow
16:00 - 10:40
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
16h 40m
SYD - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$2,978
Kiwi.com
03:55 - 05:30
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
23h 35m
SYD - CHC
Singapore Airlines
$4,428
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Christchurch

Can I find flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $516 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $516. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $509, but on average you can expect to pay $964.

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.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch for under $645 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch under $645. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Christchurch is less than $694.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Christchurch for under $1,547?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Sydney to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $1,547.

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.

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 15 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. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $595. 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 $510. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $570 and $595, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Fiji Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,819. Fiji Airways is not the only option available. At the moment, Singapore Airlines is another option, for $3,901.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Christchurch

Destination information for Christchurch

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.07
Flight duration
3h 25m
Average temperature for March in Christchurch
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Christchurch
17.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney to Christchurch

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

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Weekly flight availability
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1 daily flight
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Thursday
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Saturday
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