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Cheap Flights to Christchurch from Sydney

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Cheap SYD to CHC Flights

  • How long is the flight from SYD to CHC?

    If you're able to take the direct flight (which is offered by Qantas), you will be able to leave SYD at 5:55 PM AEDT and get to CHC at 11:59 PM NZDT (three hours and four minutes). Remember, there is a three hours time difference.
  • How many flights are there per day from Sydney to Christchurch?

    The number of flight times varies by day of the week, but on average, SYD to CHC sees eight different choices. You'll have the same number of options on this route as most others departing AU.
  • What is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Christchurch?

    The cheapest day to fly to Christchurch from Sydney is on Wednesday. So, if you are trying to save some cash on your next holiday look for flights on Wednesday.
  • How much time do people spend in Christchurch?

    The average time spent in Christchurch by travellers from Sydney is 11 days. However long you decide to stay, give yourself plenty of time to see what makes Christchurch fantastic.
  • Is there a day that has more departure times to choose from than other days?

    When you're flying from SYD to CHC, the day with the most flight times is Thursday, with 10 different options. The day of the week with the least amount of times is Saturday with five departures.
  • Which airline has the least delays from Sydney to Christchurch?

    Booking with Jetstar means you will arrive to Christchurch around the time you were supposed to. In fact, this airline has a 90% on-time average. Of course, it never hurts to be prepared. If you're on China Airlines, be sure to sign up for the delay notifications to stay up to date with your flight's status.
  • How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Christchurch?

    If you're able to take the direct flight (which is offered by Qantas), you will be able to leave SYD at 5:55 PM AEDT and get to CHC at 11:59 PM NZDT (three hours and four minutes). Keep in mind, there is a time change of three hours.

SYD to CHC Flights

Sydney and Christchurch Airports

Trade the urban sparkle of “Harbour City” for the dewy foliage of “Garden City” when you board flights from Sydney to Christchurch. Take off from Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia’s oldest commercial international airport, and land at Christchurch Airport (CHC), New Zealand’s first international airport.

Sydney International Airport, the longest, continuously running international airport in the world, is very busy, but getting in and out is easy. Take the Airport Link underground rail directly to the terminals from city centre. Bus route 400 connects to all terminals as well. Save some time and drive yourself; the airport is only 8 km south of city centre. There are multiple parking bays that connect to the airport via aerobridges.

When your Christchurch flight lands, take a deep breath and enjoy the slower pace of this new place. A smaller town doesn’t mean a sacrifice of convenience, however. CHC boasts an ultramodern baggage handling system, as well as a first-floor retail area with many food outlets and shops as well as comfy waiting areas. To leave the airport, hire one of our Rental cars in Christchurch, and use State Highway 1 or Memorial Avenue to get to city centre, roughly 10 km away. Three city bus routes service the airport; purple and number 29 go to the central city. Or, you can take a shuttle or taxi into Christchurch. Meanwhile, The Loop is where you’ll find the pick-up and drop-off area.

Route Information

Sydney to Christchurch flights clock in at just over three hours and fly over 2,100 km across the Tasman Sea. Grab a few of your favourite magazines and order a bubbly beverage; you’ll be at your destination before you know it.

A New Zealand Getaway is Just Steps Away

Book cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney on today, and see everything from Gothic revival architecture to Maori art and culture. When you’ve walked the halls of the Christchurch Arts Centre and snapped photos at the Orana Wildlife Park, book your Sydney flight tickets on for your return home.