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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand - SYD to CHC Last modified: 26/05/2016 8:53 PM

Popular flights from Sydney to Christchurch Last modified: 26/05/2016 8:53 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
13/07/2016 20/07/2016 $360
18/07/2016 29/07/2016 $360
20/07/2016 23/07/2016 $360
02/09/2016 05/09/2016 $360
Emirates
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
03/06/2016 10/06/2016 $393
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
26/08/2016 30/08/2016 $286
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
05/06/2016 18/06/2016 $394
26/07/2016 05/08/2016 $394
26/07/2016 01/08/2016 $394
10/08/2016 16/08/2016 $394
12/08/2016 25/08/2016 $394
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
26/07/2016 05/08/2016 $318
26/07/2016 01/08/2016 $318
10/08/2016 16/08/2016 $318
12/08/2016 25/08/2016 $318

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD to CHC)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney to Christchurch, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $326.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD to CHC)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Sydney to Christchurch based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Sydney to Christchurch

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Sydney to Christchurch should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $371 $516
7-14 days $322 $469
14-21 days $326 $464
21-30 days $326 $469
30-60 days $321 $336
60-90 days $318 $433
90+ days $196 $276

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney to Christchurch

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Sydney to Christchurch.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$321 $318 $318 $322 $318 $365 $321

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Sydney to Christchurch

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Sydney to Christchurch.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 31/05/16 13/06/16 0 $371
June Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 8/06/16 11/06/16 0 $322
July Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 26/07/16 1/08/16 0 $318
August Sydney Christchurch Jetstar 26/08/16 30/08/16 1 $286
September Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 1/09/16 6/09/16 0 $326
October Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 19/10/16 26/10/16 0 $321
November Sydney Christchurch Jetstar 4/11/16 12/11/16 0 $274
December Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 8/12/16 14/12/16 0 $390

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Sydney to Christchurch

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Sydney to Christchurch.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$371
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$371 $371
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$371
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$326
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$326 $458
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$458

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD to CHC)

Your Sydney to Christchurch flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Sydney to Christchurch is $473.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Christchurch is $382.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Sydney to Christchurch.

Nonstop Flight Details from Sydney to Christchurch
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Emirates 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 09:15 09:15
Jetstar 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 19:30 19:30
Air New Zealand 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 09:25 09:25
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17:45 17:45
Virgin Australia 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 19:15 19:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD to CHC)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Sydney to Christchurch. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Sydney to Christchurch is $189.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Christchurch is $381.

Sydney to Christchurch Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Sydney to Christchurch?
Answer: The average Sydney to Christchurch flight time is 3 hours and 6 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Sydney and Christchurch?
Answer: The distance from Sydney to Christchurch is 2124 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch?
Answer: There are 28 direct flights from Sydney to Christchurch.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney to Christchurch?
Answer: Emirates provides 25% of the non-stop flights between Sydney and Christchurch.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sydney to Christchurch?
Answer: Wellington, NZ

Airlines Flying from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD to CHC) Number of flights searched: 72Last modified: 26/05/2016 8:53 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Sydney to Christchurch with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Sydney to Christchurch.

Sydney to Christchurch
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Emirates - X X X X X X X
Jetstar - X X X X X
Air New Zealand - X X X X X X X
Air New Zealand WLG X X X X X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia MEL X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Sydney and Christchurch, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $111

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $360
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,514
Sydney to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $466
Sydney to Nelson Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $521
Sydney to Dunedin Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $573
Sydney to Blenheim Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $745
Sydney to Auckland China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, LAN, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $252
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $763
Sydney to Rotorua Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $562
Sydney to Palmerston North Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $562
Sydney to Hamilton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $741
Sydney to Napier - Hastings Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $521
Sydney to Invercargill Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $816
Sydney to New Plymouth Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $626
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $668
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $652
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $668
Sydney to Tauranga Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $756
Sydney to Taupo Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $566

Cheap International Flights to Christchurch - CHC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $564
Newcastle to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $713
Port Macquarie to Christchurch Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Dubbo to Christchurch Air New Zealand, Qantas Check Dates
Tamworth to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $541
Canberra to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $640
Newcastle to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $698
Canberra to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $777
Canberra to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $548
Newcastle to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand, from $206 Round trip from SYD to CHC