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Cheap Flights to Christchurch from Sydney

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Sydney to Christchurch route information

Origin Airport Kingsford Smith Intl.
Destination Airport Christchurch Intl.
Airlines Serving Air New Zealand, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia
Flight Price AU$245
Distance 2,115 km

Cheap SYD to CHC Flights

  • Question : What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
    Answer : The cheapest day to fly from Sydney to Christchurch is on Wednesday. If you are trying to save a little cash on your next getaway look for flights on that day.
  • Question : How long is the flight from SYD to CHC?
    Answer : Jetstar can take you there in three hours. For example, if you were to leave Sydney at 11:30 AM AEST, you would arrive in Christchurch at 4:30 PM NZST. Giving you enough time to catch up on your work before you touch down. Don't forget the two hours time change.
  • Question : How many flights are there per day from Sydney to Christchurch?
    Answer : The number of flight times varies by day, but on average, SYD to CHC sees 10 different choices. Compared to the average route departing Australia with eight flight times, you'll have more choices than most.
  • Question : How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Christchurch?
    Answer : Jetstar currently holds the quickest travel time with three hours. For example, you would arrive in Christchurch at 4:30 PM NZST if you left Sydney at 11:30 AM AEST. Don't forget, there is a time change of two hours.
  • Question : What is the cheapest date to fly to Christchurch?
    Answer : If you are looking to save heaps, look at Jul 26th. As of Jul 15th, it's showing the cheapest ticket at $327. That is 36% below the average price for this route, so you can spend your savings on some souvenirs.
  • Question : What day has the most flight time options?
    Answer : With 12 total flight time options, Friday provides the most flexibility from SYD to CHC. Thursday currently offers the least amount of flight times with nine options.
  • Question : Can I change the date of my flight?
    Answer : You sure can and you may save yourself some money by changing when you take off. The lowest-cost day to fly in July is Wednesday. Being flexible with your travel days can provide you extra savings when booking.

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.

Jun 1, 2019

45 min delay at ChCh was most disappointing..

Mar 28, 2019

This was an Emirates operated flight just a Qantas number. Have been flying Qantas for years but Emirates surpasses Qantas. Great movies, good food, roomy seats. Qantas has cut down on a number of things in recent years like seat size, meals (eg, breakfast is not longer a hot breakfast but a snack type roll but Emirates is the full breakfast). And all the Qantas frequent flyer benefits apply to Emirates. Happy to fly them again (more than Qantas!)

Jan 10, 2019

First pleasant experience flying with Emirates. Will fly again in future

Dec 17, 2018

The Emirates A380-800 is the best plane in earth!!!!

Nov 3, 2018

Old plane. No entertainment

Oct 20, 2018

Air New Zealand not Virgin

Sep 6, 2018

Would always love to travel with Emirates

Jul 24, 2018

Value for money

Jul 15, 2018


May 16, 2018

We were unaware we had food included in this flight so I did not notify the airline I was vegan. We will be sure to make you aware ready for our return journey this weekend. Staff were friendly helpful, plane was a little old but clean. Overall, good value for money.