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The best prices from Sydney to South Island 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 South Island (CHC)

SYD - CHC
Price
$367 - $622
CHC
Temperature
11 - 20 °C
CHC
Rainfall
153 - 249 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

$367

From Sydney to South Island

One-way from

$386

One-way flight from Sydney to South Island

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 South Island?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Sydney to South Island. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to 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 $502 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $511.

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 $432. 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.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Sydney to South Island in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sydney to South Island in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SYD to CHC flights in January, February
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$1,160pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Feb - 13 Feb
$1,316pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Feb - 24 Feb
$1,573pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Sydney found for this year
8 Apr - 20 Apr
$546pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 May - 4 Jun
$558pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 May - 4 Jun
$559pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to South Island from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to South Island direct flight deals
7 May - 4 Jun
$569pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 May - 4 Jun
$570pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
28 Mar - 30 Mar
$591pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
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Air New Zealand
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One-way flights to South Island from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to South Island
10:55 - 13:15
Jetstar
1 stop
24h 20m
SYD - CHC
Jetstar
04:50 - 04:40
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
21h 50m
SYD - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$1,189
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to South Island flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to South Island

Can I find flights from Sydney to South Island for under $649 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to South Island for under $649. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $546, but on average you can expect to pay $626.

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 South Island for under $649 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 10 direct flights from Sydney to South Island under $649. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to South Island is less than $633.

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 16 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 South Island?

There are many flights that can get you from Sydney to South Island in 3h 05m. Fly via Emirates or Air New Zealand to get the fastest option. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Sydney to South Island return?

Our cheapest airline available from Sydney to South Island is Air New Zealand. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $566 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Emirates and Jetstar, starting at $677 and $688 round-trip.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Air New Zealand, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $303. Check flights for Jetstar, as they currently have the next best price.

Alternative routes for Sydney to South Island

Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sydney to South Island
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
3h 26m
Average temperature for January in South Island
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in South Island
169.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Christchurch

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 $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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