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Nelson to Sydney flight information

Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Nelson
Flight price $575
Distance 2,100 km
Airlines Air New Zealand, Jetstar

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The cheapest flight from Nelson to Sydney was found, on average, 38 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 36% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Nelson to Sydney Flights

How long does a flight from Nelson to Sydney take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 5h 30m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Nelson to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($575), Multiple Airlines ($702) and Jetstar ($759).
Which airports will I be using when flying from Nelson to Sydney?
When flying out of Nelson you will be using Nelson, often referred to as Nelson Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.

Book cheap flights from Nelson to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Nelson
$575
only
$575
Destination
Sydney
$575
only
$575
Sun, 2 Jun
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6h 55m
Mon, 3 Jun
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
8h 30m
Trip: 2 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything; crew, seats, food, The best flight ever. Thanks a lot.

Cons: N / A

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.4

Pros: on time, crew were friendly

Cons: have to pay to watch movie

ROT
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The staff was very helpful

Cons: None

Sat, 26 Jan
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 30m
Thu, 14 Feb
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
13h 15m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 26 Jan
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 25m
Fri, 15 Feb
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
8h 45m
Trip: 21 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
Good 6.3

Pros: After we finally got checked in after standing in line (1.5hrs), due to the previous night's storms (& finally had to argue with staff, after they had already announced final check in)- everything else went off without a hitch. The flight operated- a plus when compared to my two previous JetStar bookings.

Cons: I organization of staff who had told us at "we would be fine" in the line we were in- only to be hurried to the "final check in desk" and have the staff there tell us to get back in line.

MEL
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: unexpectedly about an hour into the flight an announcement came over the loudspeaker. It was something like this : Attention Attention please pull on your oxygen mask when it drops and place it firmly over your mouth and breathe calmly. I was shocked and everyone that I could see looked shocked. Then nothing. It was the announcement that you never want to hear when on an aeroplane. About 5-10 minutes later another announcement that it was an error and a wrong button had been pushed. It certainly was the wrong button to push.

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!

DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Cons: Baggage fees. Website. I tried for days to prebook bags. It kept coming g back with msg. Session expired. Go back. I did this several times finally gave up. Cost me $100 at airport. I had flown Virgin three days before and had baggage included. Wil fly them or Quantas next time.

WLG
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Lots of extra fees

Sat, 1 Jun
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 00m
Mon, 3 Jun
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
5h 45m
Trip: 3 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats rows seemed to be more distance apart than other airlines. Flight was actually done by Air New Zealand rather than Cathay Pacific. Check in at Auckland airport was very quick and highly automated, however, our gate was not posted till one hour before the flight, so we did not know where was the best place to sit and wait.

Cons: Food was mediocre. Coffee and tea were like warm or cold.

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.4

Pros: on time, crew were friendly

Cons: have to pay to watch movie

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

ROT
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The staff was very helpful

Cons: None

Fri, 18 Jan
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 15m
Wed, 23 Jan
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
12h 10m
Trip: 6 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
TPE
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Everything else.

Cons: The departure was 20 minutes late (not too much), which delayed the arrival in NZ by the same amount.

LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats rows seemed to be more distance apart than other airlines. Flight was actually done by Air New Zealand rather than Cathay Pacific. Check in at Auckland airport was very quick and highly automated, however, our gate was not posted till one hour before the flight, so we did not know where was the best place to sit and wait.

Cons: Food was mediocre. Coffee and tea were like warm or cold.

AKL
YVR
OK 5.0

Pros: flight crew are good, other general categories are average.

Cons: Boarding in both Sydney-Auckland & Auckland-Vancouver are disorganized. No clear indication of when & where to line up. No flight delay message to explain when boarding time was long overdue. In particular, for the Auckland - Vancouver flight, one ground staff was telling economy passengers (in rather rude express) they were in the wrong line except there was never announcement. Overall, disappointed.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.4

Pros: on time, crew were friendly

Cons: have to pay to watch movie

Sun, 27 Jan
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 40m
Thu, 14 Feb
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
10h 25m
Trip: 19 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Cons: Baggage fees. Website. I tried for days to prebook bags. It kept coming g back with msg. Session expired. Go back. I did this several times finally gave up. Cost me $100 at airport. I had flown Virgin three days before and had baggage included. Wil fly them or Quantas next time.

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!

MEL
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Late

MEL
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: unexpectedly about an hour into the flight an announcement came over the loudspeaker. It was something like this : Attention Attention please pull on your oxygen mask when it drops and place it firmly over your mouth and breathe calmly. I was shocked and everyone that I could see looked shocked. Then nothing. It was the announcement that you never want to hear when on an aeroplane. About 5-10 minutes later another announcement that it was an error and a wrong button had been pushed. It certainly was the wrong button to push.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

Sun, 27 Jan
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10h 30m
Fri, 15 Feb
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
13h 15m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 18 Jan
NSN
Nelson
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 30m
Fri, 25 Jan
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
NSN
Nelson
6h 50m
$1083
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats rows seemed to be more distance apart than other airlines. Flight was actually done by Air New Zealand rather than Cathay Pacific. Check in at Auckland airport was very quick and highly automated, however, our gate was not posted till one hour before the flight, so we did not know where was the best place to sit and wait.

Cons: Food was mediocre. Coffee and tea were like warm or cold.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

AKL
YVR
OK 5.0

Pros: flight crew are good, other general categories are average.

Cons: Boarding in both Sydney-Auckland & Auckland-Vancouver are disorganized. No clear indication of when & where to line up. No flight delay message to explain when boarding time was long overdue. In particular, for the Auckland - Vancouver flight, one ground staff was telling economy passengers (in rather rude express) they were in the wrong line except there was never announcement. Overall, disappointed.

SYD
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat.

Cons: The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me.

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