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 $533 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $543.

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

Flights from Sydney to South Island lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to South Island in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $309.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Sydney to South Island as you normally would.

Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Sydney found for this year
7 Dec - 19 Dec
$525pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Dec - 9 Dec
$551pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Dec - 8 Dec
$561pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to South Island from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to South Island direct flight deals
2 Feb - 5 Feb
$510pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 Dec - 19 Dec
$525pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Feb - 20 Feb
$533pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to South Island from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to South Island
01:35 - 09:55
Qantas Airways
1 stop
6h 20m
SYD - CHC
Qantas Airways
$377
mytrip.com
04:50 - 09:50
Virgin Australia
Direct
3h 00m
SYD - ZQN
Virgin Australia
$405
CheapFaresNow
06:55 - 03:35
Air New Zealand
1 stop
18h 40m
SYD - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$449
Tripmonster

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 $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to South Island for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $472, but on average you can expect to pay $518.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to South Island under $600. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to South Island is less than $603.

How popular is this Sydney to South Island flight route?

Within the past month, 9,361 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Island.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Air New Zealand. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $320. Users have also found prices from $377 and $405 on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to South Island?

The cheapest flight price from Sydney to South Island is $166. On average you can expect to pay $953. The most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Christchurch), can usually be booked for $472.

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

When booking a flight from Sydney to South Island, you may want to consider flying on Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand as they are the most popular for this route.

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

When deciding which route to take from Sydney to South Island, consider Sydney Kingsford Smith - Christchurch, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Queenstown Intl or Sydney Kingsford Smith - Blenheim, as they are the most popular.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Island

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Island from Sydney?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to South Island

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith can enter South Island without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Island.

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

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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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Sydney from South Island?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from South Island

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

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

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Alternative routes for Sydney to South Island

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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 = $1.04
Flight duration from SYD to South Island
3h 18m
Average temperature for September in South Island
13.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in South Island
208.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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
$232 $424 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$234 $686 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$281 $635 No cancel fee 78%
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Virgin Australia
$310 $577 No cancel fee 80%
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Emirates
$334 $560 No cancel fee 75%
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