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Find cheap flights from Wellington to Sydney from $232

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Wellington to Sydney departing on 12/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Wellington to Sydney, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Wellington to Sydney (WLG-SYD)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Wellington to Sydney 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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21:10 - 08:05WLG-SYD
12h 55m1 stop
09:05 - 20:35SYD-WLG
9h 30m1 stop
$533Jetstar
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Tue, 14 May - Tue, 21 May
17:45 - 08:05WLG-SYD
16h 20m1 stop
17:55 - 07:30SYD-WLG
11h 35m1 stop
Tue, 18 Jun - Tue, 25 Jun
15:40 - 17:25WLG-SYD
3h 45mdirect
18:25 - 23:40SYD-WLG
3h 15mdirect
$606Air New Zealand
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Fri, 26 Jul - Mon, 29 Jul
15:40 - 17:25WLG-SYD
3h 45mdirect
18:25 - 23:40SYD-WLG
3h 15mdirect
$608Air New Zealand
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Thu, 15 Aug - Sun, 25 Aug
06:05 - 07:45WLG-SYD
3h 40mdirect
09:35 - 14:50SYD-WLG
3h 15mdirect
$751Qantas Airways
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Sun, 12 May - Mon, 20 May
06:05 - 07:45WLG-SYD
3h 40mdirect
09:35 - 14:50SYD-WLG
3h 15mdirect
$753Qantas Airways
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Fri, 28 Jun - Mon, 1 Jul
15:55 - 17:35WLG-SYD
3h 40mdirect
18:40 - 23:55SYD-WLG
3h 15mdirect
$778Emirates
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Fri, 5 Jul - Thu, 18 Jul
06:05 - 07:45WLG-SYD
3h 40mdirect
18:40 - 23:55SYD-WLG
3h 15mdirect
$784Emirates
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Sat, 6 Jul - Thu, 18 Jul
12:35 - 11:45WLG-SYD
25h 10m1 stop
06:00 - 07:05SYD-WLG
23h 05m2 stops
$1,325Fiji Airways
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Wed, 11 Sep - Wed, 18 Sep
12:20 - 11:45WLG-SYD
25h 25m2 stops
06:00 - 07:05SYD-WLG
23h 05m2 stops
$1,537Fiji Airways
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Wed, 11 Sep - Wed, 18 Sep

Flights from Wellington to Sydney - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Wellington to Sydney 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 Wellington to Sydney?

The average price of all flights from Wellington to Sydney clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Wellington to Sydney, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Fridays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Wellington, you’ll find the best rates on Wednesdays and the most expensive ones on Saturdays.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Wellington to Sydney, 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 Wellington to Sydney is October, where tickets cost $650 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is $982 and $865 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Wellington to Sydney, 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 Wellington to Sydney, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 26 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Wellington to Sydney?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Wellington to Sydney found on KAYAK was with Jetstar for $232. Jetstar proposed a return connection from $533 and Air New Zealand from $606.

Which airlines fly direct between Wellington and Sydney?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Wellington to Sydney.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Wellington to Sydney. They are Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. The cheapest airline for this route is Qantas Airways, with the best one-way deal found costing $318. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Air New Zealand.

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

Each day, there are 5 direct flights that take off from Wellington and land in Sydney, with an average flight time of 3h 41m. The most common departure time is 15:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 35 flights and there are the same amount of flights each day 5.

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

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 3 cabin class options for the route. These are 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 Wellington to Sydney take?

A direct flight to Sydney will take on average 3h 40m to travel the 3,584 km flying distance from Wellington.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Wellington at 06:05 and will be landing in Sydney at 07:45.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Wellington to Sydney jets off at 15:55 and lands at 17:35.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$232
Best time to beat the crowds (12% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Wellington to Sydney

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Wellington to Sydney 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 Wellington to Sydney

  • What is the cheapest flight from Wellington to Sydney?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Wellington to Sydney was $137 for a one-way ticket and $315 for a return.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Wellington to Sydney?

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

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

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Wellington to Sydney are Air New Zealand and Emirates. With an average price for the route of $652 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 $721 and an overall rating of 8.1.

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

    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 Wellington to Sydney.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Sydney from Wellington 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 Wellington to Sydney?

    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 Sydney with an airline and back to Wellington with another airline.

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

    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 Sydney from Wellington 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 Wellington to Sydney

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $379 or less one-way and $1,339 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Wellington to Sydney Kingsford Smith?

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

Direct departures

Wellington to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Monday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Thursday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Friday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Saturday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Sunday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

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Direct returns

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Wellington

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +12 more

ANA, Air Canada, +13 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Wellington to Sydney

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Wellington to Sydney. 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 Wellington to Sydney? 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
8.8crew
8.4boarding
8.1comfort
7.9entertainment
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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

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

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.

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

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

2 of the 6 economy toilets were out of order. Drinks were not offered often enough - you have to order on-screen, which is often unavailable. Snacks and Milo ran out very early. Crew was fine but I think there was a sticking issue

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

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

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

More leg room and comfortable seats at least for long flights

The air hostess spilled tomato juice on me by mistake in Mumbai -Dubai flight. I was traveling from Mumbai to UAD. Her senior came and offered couple of small chocolates (probably given in business class) as compensation. I asked for access to lounge as I had to travel till IAD and I could shower and change. But she said she cannot do that and did nothing further. I found the response to their mistake as inappropriate.

Great flight. Comfortable seats, courteous service, and excellent selection for entertainment.

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

The amenities offered in the Business class is far away less compared with other Air Companies. Emirates is going down in the competition pricing the same value as Qatar airways for example.

Food was not great. Crew members were created hassle with attitude at the gates and wasted my valuable time. I have been traveling in Emirates airlines many times. Over all not happy flying in Emirates airlines this time. Seats are very small and not comfortable. Seats looks like very very old and congested. It would be nice if they fix these kind of issues. I hope my next trip will be hassle free and comfortable journey in Emirates airlines. Thank you.

Premium economy on Emirate A380 is simply the best non-business class product. In fact its probably better than many business class if the seat isnt lying flat. The food and service is close to perfect!

Everything was perfect except boarding . Have to wait @ gate for 45 minutes after announcing boarding ..

Amazing! Was put on the earlier flight and I requested for an aisle seat and was given it. Thanks Qantas!

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.

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

The crew were amazing - A great job. They made me feel special and valued.

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

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

Boarding was terrible - the ground staff member Fredeya at lax was more military than customer service, have never encountered a customer service representative as rude as her. Apart from that all other staff were wonderful and the flight was good.

The flight met my expectations. It left and landed on time

My bag didn’t make it but otherwise it was a great experience.

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Flight was delayed by 1 hour, we board then had to sit on the tarmac for another hour before take off. The flight was fine but again another delay with the baggage which took another hour to appear on the carousel.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Wellington to Sydney found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
12/6Wed
1 stopJetstar
11h 45mWLG-SYD
$232
12/6Wed
directAir New Zealand
3h 45mWLG-SYD
$271
12/6Wed
2 stopsJetstar
25h 50mWLG-SYD
$279
23/4Tue
1 stopJetstar
16h 25mWLG-SYD
$421
23/4Tue
directAir New Zealand
3h 45mWLG-SYD
$426
23/4Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
23h 35mWLG-SYD
$470

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Last minute flights from Wellington to Sydney

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 Wellington to Sydney that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/4Tue
multi-stop
14h 05mWLG-SYD
11/5Sat
multi-stop
14h 45mSYD-WLG
$657
23/4Tue
multi-stop
12h 55mWLG-SYD
11/5Sat
direct
3h 15mSYD-WLG
$667
23/4Tue
multi-stopJetstar
12h 55mWLG-SYD
11/5Sat
multi-stopJetstar
22h 25mSYD-WLG
$701
23/4Tue
direct
3h 40mWLG-SYD
11/5Sat
direct
3h 15mSYD-WLG
$833
22/4Mon
direct
3h 40mWLG-SYD
29/4Mon
multi-stop
18h 25mSYD-WLG
$900
22/4Mon
multi-stop
7h 30mWLG-SYD
29/4Mon
multi-stop
18h 25mSYD-WLG
$921
23/4Tue
multi-stopJetstar
16h 35mWLG-SYD
11/5Sat
multi-stopJetstar
23h 35mSYD-WLG
$943
22/4Mon
multi-stop
20h 15mWLG-SYD
29/4Mon
multi-stop
21h 50mSYD-WLG
$966
22/4Mon
directEmirates
3h 40mWLG-SYD
29/4Mon
directEmirates
3h 15mSYD-WLG
$975
22/4Mon
multi-stopQantas Airways
9h 50mWLG-SYD
29/4Mon
directQantas Airways
3h 15mSYD-WLG
$980

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Wellington - Sydney Flights

Departure:

Wellington (WLG)New Zealand

Destination:

Sydney (SYD)Australia

Return flight deals:

Sydney - Wellington

Cabin classes:

$2,325
$2,071
$579

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