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Cheap flights from Sydney to South Island

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to South Island

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to CHC flight in 2021: compare Sydney to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Island.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to South Island?

To save on the cost of your flight from Sydney to South Island, book at least 47 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $503 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $512.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to South Island?

May can be a great time to fly to South Island from Sydney with a flight ticket averaging about $433. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $291. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Sydney to South Island in June, July 2021

The best prices found for SYD to South Island flights in June, July
19 Jul - 22 Jul
$424pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Jul - 14 Jul
$448pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Jul - 21 Jul
$452pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Sydney found for this year
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$373pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$374pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Aug - 13 Aug
$376pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to South Island from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to South Island direct flight deals
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$373pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$374pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Aug - 13 Aug
$376pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island from Sydney, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 29 Jun
$522pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Jun - 29 Jun
$524pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Jun - 2 Jul
$535pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to South Island from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to South Island
02:00 - 10:45
Qantas Airways
1 stop
6h 45m
SYD - CHC
Qantas Airways
$321
Travelgenio
03:15 - 15:55
Jetstar
1 stop
10h 40m
SYD - ZQN
Jetstar
$328
mytrip.com
03:00 - 07:25
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
26h 25m
SYD - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$331
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Island</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to South Island

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sydney to South Island?

If you book a flight to South Island from Sydney, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith, which is the city’s only airport. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is located 7.5 km from the centre of Sydney.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Island have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Jetstar with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Sydney to South Island for under $390 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to South Island for under $390. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $373, but on average you can expect to pay $399.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to South Island for under $390 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to South Island under $390. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to South Island is less than $399.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to South Island for under $650?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $650.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than South Island?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 27 °C range in January. The weather in South Island is generally colder than Sydney's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

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

Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand are the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to South Island.

What are the most popular routes from Sydney to South Island?

The most popular flight routes from Sydney to South Island are Sydney Kingsford Smith - Queenstown Intl, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Christchurch and Sydney Kingsford Smith - Dunedin.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to South Island?

The cheapest flight price from Sydney to South Island is $158. On average you can expect to pay $899. The most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Queenstown Intl), can usually be booked for $376.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to South Island?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Sydney to South Island consider choosing Thai Airways(100%), Air New Zealand(82%) or Air China(82%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to South Island?

There are many flights that can get you from Sydney to South Island in 2h 55m. Fly via Jetstar to get the fastest option. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sydney to South Island return?

Our cheapest airline available from Sydney to South Island is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $373 on this airline.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $257. However, be on the lookout for offers from Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, as they are both options that can get you from Sydney to South Island for a low price.

Alternative routes for Sydney to South Island

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

Destination points for flights from Sydney to South Island

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Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
3h 10m
Average temperature for June in South Island
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in South Island
228.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing

Kaikoura (KBZ)
Takaka (KTF)
Christchurch (CHC)
Timaru (TIU)
Dunedin (DUD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to South Island 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 $308 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$243 $406 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$225 $419 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$204 $461 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$170 $498 No cancel fee 74%
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