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Wellington to Sydney flight information

Avg. flight duration 3h 27m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Wellington
Flight price $425
Distance 2,229 km
Airlines Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average price:
$586
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$484
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Wellington to Sydney was found, on average, 29 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 9% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Wellington to Sydney Flights

How long does a flight from Wellington to Sydney take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 35m, covering a distance of 2229 km.
How many flights are there between Wellington and Sydney?
There are 386 (non-stop) flights between Wellington and Sydney per week, averaging 61 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Wellington to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($425), Jetstar ($426) and Qantas Airways ($527).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Wellington and Sydney?
Etihad Airways (5 times daily), Singapore Airlines (5 times daily), Emirates (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Wellington to Sydney?
For Wellington to Sydney, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Wellington, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Wellington to Sydney?
When flying out of Wellington you will be using Wellington, often referred to as Wellington Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Wellington
$425
only
$425
Destination
Sydney
$425
only
$425
Fri, 20 Sep
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 15m
Mon, 23 Sep
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
19h 20m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 13 Aug
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25h 40m
Tue, 27 Aug
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
19h 10m
Trip: 15 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 4,245 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Small flight

Cons: Nothing to say because small aircraft

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Very efficient boarding

Cons: Not made for talk people

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Easy to book and check in

DPS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. It’s a 6 hour flight and you have to buy every single thing if you want to eat, or see a movie, or even the blankets! They charged us 100aud for every bag because we have no right to take any bags either.

Cons: Everything. The crew was useless. The only thing they did was to tell you that everything is for sale. Nothing else.

Wed, 24 Jul
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Sat, 27 Jul
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
10h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SIN
Good 7.6

Pros: crew was very nice

Cons: entertainment system malfunction needed a long time to reboot

SIN
BNE
Good 6.6

Cons: The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward

SYD
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great experience - love travelling Qantas on International flights

WLG
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing because they did not allow us to take the flight. We had to buy new sets of tickets.

Cons: They did not do their best to help us talk to the Australian embassy to allow us to re enter Sydney even as transit passengers just to be able to take our flight with Philippine airlines early the next morning. I know we made a mistake of getting flight to Manila in Sydney. We should have just gotten flight from Auckland instead but it was an honest mistake. They should have just allowed us since we know it's possible. We spent 14, 000NZ additional for that mistake.

Wed, 31 Jul
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Tue, 6 Aug
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
7h 40m
Trip: 7 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
CMB
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew were very hard working and did a great job.

DEL
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seat was very comfortable.

Cons: Everything was good, one little thing, just had to wait for crew member to respond to the bell.

DXB
CPT
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew were great, entertainment was great, all in all a really comfortable flight despite not getting an aisle seat which would have made it even better

Cons: I discovered when I hit Dubai that despite having an eight an a half hour layover that I didn't qualify for the free hotel I thought I did qualify for as someone with an eight hour plus flight so that was a little disappointing have had it before so assumed it was on all flights but that ended up being a negative surprise...

NBO
DXB
Excellent 9.0

Cons: WiFi poor.

BAH
DXB
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Be on time. Flight delay was ~3hrs. Flight operated by Fly Dubai and eve though my ticket was with Emirates got charged for coffee and water!!!

Sat, 23 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Tue, 26 Mar
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
6h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: the crew was very helpful with my dietary

Cons: the seat cushion was so terrible I had to sit on a pillow for the whole flight. The power USB did not work in my seat for the duration of the flight. There was no wifi for the duration of the flight

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew fantastic Very comfortable

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: better movies

SYD
ZQN
OK 5.3

Cons: Crew asking borderline rude questions, e.g., didn’t you hear...

HBA
SYD
OK 4.6

Pros: Leg room

Cons: Delayed almost an hour. Landed and had to wait in another queue to get off the plane. Been waiting 15 minutes on the runway. This is really ruining the only holiday weekend I get for months.

Sun, 24 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Sat, 30 Mar
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
10h 10m
Trip: 7 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ROT
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The staff was very helpful

Cons: None

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

WLG
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Lots of entertainment options and friendly crew.

LAX
LHR
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Suuuppppeerrrr delayed and I didn’t feel that an empty middle seat to be considered business class on my2nd leg from London to Munich.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane, seat, food, amenities, staff, etc were all world class

Cons: LAX immigration is a nightmare but not NZ fault.

Tue, 26 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6h 40m
Thu, 28 Mar
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
13h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,296 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
NRT
SIN
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: See above

Cons: See above

HKG
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Dim sum between Hong Kong & Singapore.

FRA
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew amazing. Seat super comfortable

Cons: Nothing!

LAX
SIN
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Amazing crew.

Cons: Food focused on Japan on both legs, LAX to NRT and NRT to SIN. Variety would have been nice.

SFO
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was very helpful and courteous Entertainment system was pretty good Food was good. They could have given water bottles instead of asking for water.

Cons: Seat comfort in Economy was just ok. Since this was a long haul flight, seats could have been better.

Thu, 23 May
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 15m
Mon, 27 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
6h 20m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 12 Jun
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8h 20m
Wed, 19 Jun
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
5h 10m
Trip: 8 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 4,245 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: No frills airline. Everything costs extra

CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and efficient.

Cons: More room both width and depth.

AVV
ADL
Good 6.3

Pros: yes it was

Cons: Music!!

AKL
WLG
OK 5.3

Pros: it was delayed

Cons: not being delayed

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Don’t fly jet star. Huge hassle with bags.

Sun, 23 Jun
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 35m
Fri, 28 Jun
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
6h 20m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 1 Jun
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Sun, 2 Jun
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
18h 50m
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
WLG
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing because they did not allow us to take the flight. We had to buy new sets of tickets.

Cons: They did not do their best to help us talk to the Australian embassy to allow us to re enter Sydney even as transit passengers just to be able to take our flight with Philippine airlines early the next morning. I know we made a mistake of getting flight to Manila in Sydney. We should have just gotten flight from Auckland instead but it was an honest mistake. They should have just allowed us since we know it's possible. We spent 14, 000NZ additional for that mistake.

WLG
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great staff, overall comfortable for a long flight.

Cons: Our vegetarian meals were bland and repetitive; dinner and breakfast pretty much identical. We received little processed fruit cups both meals, while the others had a nice fresh fruit entree.

SFO
SYD
Poor 0.0

Pros: I had to change flights to LA.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It's a pleasant experience

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: enjoyed the newer planes

Cons: less use of single use plastics. air canada could become a pioneer and use compostavle plastics or better yet the new paper box water bottles!

Fri, 17 May
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 00m
Mon, 27 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
27h 50m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 31 May
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 40m
Thu, 6 Jun
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
3h 15m
Trip: 7 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
PER
OK 5.0

Pros: Free wifi was good and worked more than expected

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable. Streaming entertainment to personal devices no good without charging outlets in seat

PER
MEL
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Crew work very hard and are very pleasant.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Free wifi

Cons: Not much

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Comfy for a cheap flight.

Tue, 26 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Sat, 30 Mar
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
10h 10m
Trip: 5 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
NBO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Overall flight, crew service was excellent

Cons: Was enough

LAX
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Shorter flight

CMB
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew were very hard working and did a great job.

DXB
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All good.

Cons: None

AMD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I am tall and was very happy with the leg room in economy class. Food was tasty.

Cons: Nothing really. Was completely satisfied.

Thu, 28 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Sat, 30 Mar
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
10h 10m
Trip: 3 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was spacious and the crew was very nice!

Cons: Nothing

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I was disappointed that Air New Zealand charges US15 to reserve specific seats. For our party of 3, that would be US90 RT so I didn't do it. But at the gate I asked for window seats and the attendant gave us excellent seats at the front of the plane.

Cons: No issues that caused us any problems.

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: After scanning boarding passes at gate, flight crew required us to show them again at the plane door. We had already stowed our phones, as I think others had. Minor issue but caused what seemed like an unnecessary backup at the cabin door. Our other domestic Air New Zealand flight didn't require it.

AKL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Auckland to Chicago was fine. Chicago to Minnesota was horrible. The departure plane showed up late due to weather which is understandable. Once the plane showed up we waited for over 4 hours for a pilots to show up. Our flight could have bee managed much better, poor job by United!

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.4

Pros: on time, crew were friendly

Cons: have to pay to watch movie

Fri, 3 May
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10h 50m
Wed, 8 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
6h 20m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 22 May
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Fri, 31 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
6h 20m
Trip: 10 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 4,245 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Very efficient boarding

Cons: Not made for talk people

TSV
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was lovely. Very polite and friendly especially after a quick turnaround and late flights.

Cons: Bring a small pillow or something to comfort your seat a little. Seats aren’t the best, but it’s an airplane

MEL
DPS
OK 4.0

Pros: Good seat

Cons: Delayed 2 hours

AKL
WLG
Good 7.5

Pros: on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew.

Cons: Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We missed our international connection after being forced to check a bag.

Sat, 27 Apr
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 40m
Sat, 4 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
6h 20m
Trip: 8 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
WLG
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: This review is less about the actual flight and more about the lengths to which Virgin Australia went to get us to our destination as quickly as possible. Cyclone Gita made landfall the night before we were supposed to depart from Wellington on through to Phoenix, Arizona. Our first flight was canceled because of the storm, and we used the travel agency to get on the next flight out. Then that flight got significantly delayed, which would cause us to miss our connections. We spent time talking to the booking agents at VA and, although they were helpful, said that they could not rebook subsequent segments as it was all booked together. We decided that we would just get on the delayed flight and then have them rebook us once we got to our destination. However, later that same day I got a call from VA, and they informed me that they had kept us on the delayed flight but re-booked the following segments to get us to our final destination as soon as possible. This involved an overnight stay in Australia, which we not only did not have to pay for, but were also given $50 vouchers (per person) to eat at the hotel restaurant, a cab voucher to get there, and specific instructions about how to catch our next flight. I was quite prepared to have a very hectic journey home, but with their level of service they basically turned a stressful delay into an extra night of vacation. I am very pleased with how they handled our situation, as the problems were weather-related and out of their control.

SYD
ZQN
OK 5.3

Cons: Crew asking borderline rude questions, e.g., didn’t you hear...

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free WiFi and a snack of crackers and a dip.

Cons: All good!

DPS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Seating ok for say a flight from Syd. to Melb. But not adequate for a short haul international flight. Lack of food is disappointing.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Luggage was lost and had yo be seny next day.

Tue, 26 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9h 55m
Tue, 2 Apr
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
17h 50m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,296 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
BLR
OK 5.3

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Boarding was just ok, but departure delayed by half hour. Seats were really poor. Zero comfort.. felt like sitting on a cramped park bench. Entertainment system is ancient. Can't see and can't listen properly. Didn't expect this type of horrible aircraft from Singapore Airlines!

IST
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: Seat was very comfortable, crew was very nice,

Cons: food is average. TV screens are so bad that you cant watch a full movie. Seat is comfortable. Over all the plane was old and worn out

SIN
CHC
Good 6.0

Cons: Singapore airlines use their antique aged flights for services to chc.unconfortable and a poor in-flight entertainment system

HKG
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Premium economy was great.

SGN
SIN
Good 6.6

Cons: Transit time is way too tight. You need at least 2 hrs in between to account for landing and transfer time between terminals

Tue, 18 Jun
WLG
Wellington
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 10m
Wed, 3 Jul
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
WLG
Wellington
17h 50m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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