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Sydney to Christchurch flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Sydney and Christchurch take, on average, 3 h and 15 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Sydney with Christchurch found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) is the departure airport operating flights between Sydney and Christchurch
Arriving AirportFlights departing Sydney with Christchurch as destination arrives at Christchurch International Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Christchurch

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Departure Sat, 29 Jan Return Sat, 05 Feb
SYD Sydney
CHC Christchurch
return from £267
Departure Sat, 12 Feb Return Sat, 19 Feb
SYD Sydney
CHC Christchurch
return from £356
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 2.01 NZD
British Pound Sterling New Zealand Dollar
1 NZD = 0.5 GBP
Last checked on 16 January 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Christchurch are 37% cheaper than in Sydney.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Christchurch is 6% cheaper than a meal in Sydney.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Christchurch is 38% cheaper than in Sydney.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 15% more expensive in Christchurch than in Sydney.

Sydney airports
  • ( Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Rose Bay Spb (RSE)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Bankstown (BWU)
    How far from city centre: 13 miles
  • ( Palm Beach Spb (LBH)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Christchurch airports
  • ( Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
K Distance: 1329 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Sydney to Christchurch

😷 Is it safe to travel from Sydney to Christchurch during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions New Zealand may apply when travelling from Sydney. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Sydney to Christchurch is 267£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Christchurch expensive to visit compared to Sydney?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Christchurch costs an average of 1.49 GBP, 38% cheaper than Sydney, with a fare of 2.42 GBP, while train tickets costs 37% less in Christchurch: 1.49 GBP against 2.37 GBP in Sydney. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 9.96 GBP in Christchurch, 6% less than the 10.54 GBP in Sydney. The price of the coffee is around 15% more expensive in Christchurch, with an average of 2.55 GBP , while in Sydney the coffee costs 2.21 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Sydney to Christchurch?
The most popular months to book a trip from Sydney to Christchurch are January, February and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Sydney to Christchurch?
The best time of the year to go to Christchurch when flying from Sydney depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Christchurch from Sydney in terms of searches from our customer, followed by February and March. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, August, May and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Sydney -  Christchurch.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Sydney to Christchurch?
The total flight time between Sydney and Christchurch is of around 03:15 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,165 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Christchurch compared to Sydney?
While in Sydney the temperatures can reach an average of 36.63 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Christchurch's temperatures can go up to 30.0 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -2.38 ºC in Christchurch, compared to the 2.8 ºC average degrees reported in Sydney. During the winter period, Sydney can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Christchurch have an average of 2.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Sydney and Christchurch?
The main airport route flying between Sydney and Christchurch is: Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD) to Christchurch International Airport (CHC). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Emirates.
  • Air New Zealand.
  • Qantas Airways.
Which are the airlines with flights from Sydney to Christchurch?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Sydney to Christchurch are:
  • Air New Zealand.
  • Emirates.
  • Jetstar.
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