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Find cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch from $294

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Cheap flight deals from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD-CHC)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Sydney to Christchurch that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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17:55 - 23:00SYD-CHC
3h 05mdirect
20:10 - 21:40CHC-SYD
27h 30m1 stop
$528Air New Zealand
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Mon, 20 May - Fri, 24 May
17:55 - 23:00SYD-CHC
3h 05mdirect
06:35 - 08:15CHC-SYD
3h 40mdirect
$530Air New Zealand
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Fri, 10 May - Wed, 15 May
10:45 - 00:05SYD-CHC
11h 20m1 stop
20:25 - 08:05CHC-SYD
13h 40m1 stop
$558Jetstar
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Sat, 11 May - Wed, 22 May
09:15 - 14:20SYD-CHC
3h 05mdirect
20:25 - 08:05CHC-SYD
13h 40m1 stop
Tue, 28 May - Sun, 2 Jun
09:05 - 17:35SYD-CHC
6h 30m1 stop
13:50 - 08:05CHC-SYD
20h 15m1 stop
$564Jetstar
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Tue, 21 May - Sat, 25 May
09:05 - 17:35SYD-CHC
6h 30m1 stop
06:35 - 08:15CHC-SYD
3h 40mdirect
Tue, 25 Jun - Mon, 1 Jul
07:50 - 12:55SYD-CHC
3h 05mdirect
17:45 - 19:05CHC-SYD
3h 20mdirect
$601Emirates
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Mon, 8 Jul - Mon, 15 Jul
18:55 - 23:55SYD-CHC
3h 00mdirect
06:05 - 07:35CHC-SYD
3h 30mdirect
$618Qantas Airways
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Tue, 25 Jun - Wed, 3 Jul
18:55 - 23:55SYD-CHC
3h 00mdirect
16:50 - 18:20CHC-SYD
3h 30mdirect
$619Qantas Airways
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Fri, 10 May - Sat, 25 May
07:50 - 12:55SYD-CHC
3h 05mdirect
17:45 - 19:05CHC-SYD
3h 20mdirect
$633Emirates
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Fri, 28 Jun - Mon, 8 Jul

Flights from Sydney to Christchurch - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Sydney to Christchurch to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Christchurch?

The average price of all flights from Sydney to Christchurch clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Sydney to Christchurch, look for departures on Mondays and avoid leaving on a Tuesday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Christchurch, Monday is the cheapest day to fly and Sunday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Christchurch?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Sydney to Christchurch, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Sydney to Christchurch is August, where tickets cost $672 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is $1,283 and $851 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Christchurch?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Sydney to Christchurch, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Sydney to Christchurch, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 70 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to Christchurch?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Sydney to Christchurch were found on Air New Zealand ($528) and Jetstar ($558). Air New Zealand proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $294.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney and Christchurch?

Qantas Airways connects Sydney to Christchurch with up to 4 flights per day. Air New Zealand also offers 1 flight per day, while Emirates follows with 1 flight per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Sydney and Christchurch?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Sydney to Christchurch.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Sydney to Christchurch. They are: Air New Zealand, Emirates and Qantas Airways. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Emirates at $420 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Air New Zealand.

How many flights are there between Sydney and Christchurch per day?

Each day, there are between 6 and 7 nonstop flights that take off from Sydney and land in Christchurch, with an average flight time of 3h 03m. The most common departure time is 18:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 45 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Saturday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Wednesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Sydney and Christchurch?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 4 cabin class options for the route. These are First, Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Sydney to Christchurch take?

The average direct flight takes 3h 00m, covering a distance of 3,420 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Sydney to Christchurch?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Sydney at 07:50 and will be landing in Christchurch at 12:55.

What’s the latest departure time from Sydney to Christchurch?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Sydney to Christchurch jets off at 18:55 and lands at 23:55.

Good to know

Low season

June

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$294
Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (63% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Sydney to Christchurch based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Sydney to Christchurch

  • Are there any hotels at Sydney Airport?

    If you have an early flight, spending the night at one of the hotels in the Sydney Airport precinct can be a good idea. This will place you within easy walking distance of the check-in area, with free shuttle buses usually available if you’d rather not walk. ibis Budget Sydney Airport and Mantra Styles Sydney Airport are both within the precinct; however, they are closer to the domestic terminal (T2). For easy access to the international terminal (T1), consider Novotel Sydney International Hotel or Airport Hotel Sydney.

  • What can I do to pass the time while waiting for my next flight at Christchurch Airport?

    Christchurch Airport has plenty of eateries and bars in the Level 1 food court, including Healthy Habits, Sakura Sushi Bar and Alps Bar and Pizza. If duty-free shopping isn’t for you, there are plenty of other things to do at the airport. You’ll find art trails on both levels of the airport and a giant chessboard on Level 1. Just outside the terminal building, there are ping pong tables and an interactive light and sound walkway that operates day and night.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Sydney to Christchurch?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Sydney to Christchurch was $174 for a one-way ticket and $312 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Christchurch?

    Sydney airport is called Sydney Kingsford Smith and the only airport in Christchurch is Christchurch.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Sydney to Christchurch?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Sydney to Christchurch flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Sydney to Christchurch?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Sydney and Christchurch, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Sydney to Christchurch?

    There are direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Sydney to Christchurch, Air New Zealand or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Sydney to Christchurch are Air New Zealand and Emirates. With an average price for the route of $632 and an overall rating of 8.2, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $691 and an overall rating of 8.1.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Sydney to Christchurch?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Sydney to Christchurch.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Sydney to Christchurch?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Christchurch from Sydney is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Sydney to Christchurch?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Christchurch with an airline and back to Sydney with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Sydney to Christchurch?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Christchurch from Sydney up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Sydney to Christchurch

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $364 or less one-way and $454 or less round-trip.
  • Rideshare providers offer an easy and convenient trip from wherever you happen to be to the check-in area at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). From central Sydney, it usually takes around 20-25min to get to the airport, and the ride total is generally A$ 45-55, airport fee included.
  • Your flight from Sydney to Christchurch, will depart from the international terminal (T1). Things will be a little simpler in Christchurch, as the airport has one terminal which handles all international and domestic arrivals and departures.
  • Christchurch Airport (CHC) has a colouring wall for creative types of all ages. Leave your mark on the airport by picking up a pen and adding some colour to the massive mural. You’ll find it in the Level 1 food court, opposite Burger King.
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Prefer to fly direct from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch?

Find which airlines fly direct from Kingsford Smith to Christchurch, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +14 more

ANA, Air Canada, +15 more

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Direct returns

Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Monday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

Thursday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

Friday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

Saturday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

Sunday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +13 more

ANA, Air China, +14 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Sydney to Christchurch

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Sydney to Christchurch. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Sydney to Christchurch? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 668 reviews
7.6food
8.4boarding
8.8crew
7.9entertainment
8.1comfort
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

Checkin and boarding staff at Delhi Airport is not cooperative with passengers Their behavior very humiliating . They don’t allow Lap top bag and Ladies’ purse/vanity bag which most of the airlines allow besides cabin baggage and check in baggages. They try to charge extra payment on the pretext of small variations which normally other Airlines staff don’t do. Airline staff should be courteous & cooperative but check in staff of Emirates Airline at Delhi was not so at all.

Staff were friendly, and provided great service. The food was plentiful and delicious. Food could have been hotter.

The boarding was very chaotic and some airline staff were rude. This needs attending to.

We purchased extra legroom seats for both legs of flight through budget air. Seats were not honored by emirates. Had to spend frustrating hour to get seats we paid for on first leg to Dubai. Second leg to Jakarta were denied and had to sit in middle seat. Had to spend hour on phone yesterday to try to get refund. We’re told needed to send copies of boarding passes of which already threw away first leg boarding pass. Very very frustrating. This happened as well one year ago with emirates.

You can improve in many ways First the crew in general is good, but needs to work with passion to their works not like robots Second, collecting the ear headphones long time before landing is strange The crew should deal with the passengers with respect and descent way not like giving orders

Emirates is great for someone like me traveling and on an expired H1B

Pros: "Good selection of movies. Lights changing color on ceiling through the flight"
Cons: "Need more water service throughout the flight!! So dehydrated! Couldn't get up and disturb my seatmate, but really needed more water!"

Qantas are unable to service and unfit for purpose, they cannot transport Australians on time to overseas destinations. On top of the inflated ticketing, the Sydney flight to Santiago was impacted because the plane was delayed arriving and then further bungling by Qantas admitting the ground new ground crew in charge of cleaning were not trained. The impact on passengers with connecting flights was tremendous and long ques of frustrated passengers waiting for rescheduling. **Qantas has become the Australian Spirit of disappointment**

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Business lounge in Melbourne mediocre. Look at Emirates or Qatar, Qantas! Great friendly crew. Food was good but Emirates is a level above. Business seat good. But can’t compare to Qatar. Main reason for booking Qantas is loyalty and terrific connection via Perth to LHR.

I was pleasantly surprised with my flight to LA with Qantas. Although seats were not the roomies, service was excellent.

The service and smooth landing. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We arrived earlier than scheduled.

Wonderful crew, good food. Absolutely loved the wine spritz and wish I could buy it!

Don’t like last minute airline change. Not able to choose seat earlier.

It was nice having space in the way back where it thinned out with passengers, most folks in the far back were able to lay down and sleep. That was a pleasant surprise. Made the 15 hr flight go by pretty smooth, watching a few movies and resting. I had previously never used an airplane toilet, but finally used one. It wasn't too bad. All workers were very helpful and friendly. Their hospitality was welcomed as well

It's only a short trip from Sydney to Melbourne, which i have done many times. The trip met my expectations

Qantas cancelled my flight for no good reason and rebooked me into a middle seat.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Sydney to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
8/5Wed
directAir New Zealand
3h 05mSYD-CHC
$294
22/5Wed
directAir New Zealand
3h 05mSYD-CHC
$303
2/5Thu
1 stop
18h 15mSYD-CHC
$315
1/5Wed
1 stop
18h 15mSYD-CHC
$316
12/7Fri
directEmirates
3h 05mSYD-CHC
$328
2/5Thu
directEmirates
3h 05mSYD-CHC
$332
30/4Tue
1 stopJetstar
9h 30mSYD-CHC
$342
1/5Wed
directQantas Airways
3h 00mSYD-CHC
$350
18/5Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 00mSYD-CHC
$359
30/4Tue
2 stopsJetstar
26h 00mSYD-CHC
$366

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Last minute flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Sydney to Christchurch that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/4Tue
directQantas Airways
3h 00mSYD-CHC
30/4Tue
directQantas Airways
3h 30mCHC-SYD
$758
23/4Tue
directQantas Airways
3h 00mSYD-CHC
30/4Tue
directQantas Airways
3h 30mCHC-SYD
$790
23/4Tue
multi-stopJetstar
7h 25mSYD-CHC
30/4Tue
multi-stopJetstar
8h 15mCHC-SYD
$799
23/4Tue
direct
3h 05mSYD-CHC
8/5Wed
multi-stop
7h 35mCHC-SYD
$804
23/4Tue
directAir New Zealand
3h 05mSYD-CHC
8/5Wed
directAir New Zealand
3h 40mCHC-SYD
$807
23/4Tue
multi-stop
7h 25mSYD-CHC
30/4Tue
multi-stop
17h 25mCHC-SYD
$817
23/4Tue
multi-stopJetstar
7h 25mSYD-CHC
30/4Tue
multi-stopJetstar
7h 35mCHC-SYD
$819
20/4Sat
directAir New Zealand
3h 05mSYD-CHC
29/4Mon
directAir New Zealand
3h 40mCHC-SYD
$822
19/4Fri
multi-stopFiji Airways
17h 35mSYD-CHC
4/5Sat
multi-stopFiji Airways
15h 35mCHC-SYD
$2,408
19/4Fri
multi-stopFiji Airways
26h 10mSYD-CHC
8/5Wed
multi-stopFiji Airways
31h 30mCHC-SYD
$2,461

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Sydney - Christchurch Flights

Departure:

Sydney (SYD)Australia

Destination:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Christchurch - Sydney

Cabin classes:

$905
$318