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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand - SYD to CHC

Popular flights from Sydney to Christchurch

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
15/06/2016 26/06/2016 $342
Emirates
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
14/06/2016 18/06/2016 $464
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
15/06/2016 26/06/2016 $261
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
14/05/2016 19/05/2016 $446
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
09/05/2016 16/05/2016 $386

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 $366.

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 $386 $505
7-14 days $384 $498
14-21 days $388 $496
21-30 days $389 $496
30-60 days $261 $346
60-90 days $388 $382
90+ days $301 $374

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
$374 $388 $261 $382 $388 $384 $388

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 Air New Zealand 14/05/16 19/05/16 0 $384
June Sydney Christchurch Jetstar 15/06/16 26/06/16 0 $261
July Sydney Christchurch Jetstar 4/07/16 15/07/16 1 $374
August Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 3/08/16 6/08/16 0 $389
September Sydney Christchurch Jetstar 28/09/16 9/10/16 0 $321
October Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 13/10/16 18/10/16 0 $388
November Sydney Christchurch Jetstar 12/11/16 20/11/16 0 $301
December Sydney Christchurch Virgin Australia 4/12/16 10/12/16 0 $388

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$389
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$389 $389
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$389
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$389
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$389 $389
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$389

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 $480.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Christchurch is $434.

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 0 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 $223.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Christchurch is $421.

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: Auckland, NZ

Airlines Flying from Sydney to Christchurch (SYD to CHC)

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
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 X X 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 $106

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $363
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,452
Sydney to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $390
Sydney to Nelson Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $594
Sydney to Dunedin Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $576
Sydney to Blenheim Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $768
Sydney to Auckland China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, LAN, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $321
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $827
Sydney to Rotorua Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $596
Sydney to Palmerston North Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $680
Sydney to Hamilton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $728
Sydney to Napier - Hastings Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $578
Sydney to Invercargill Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $660
Sydney to New Plymouth Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $574
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $670
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $577
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $670
Sydney to Tauranga Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $633
Sydney to Taupo Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $771

Cheap International Flights to Christchurch - CHC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $605
Newcastle to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $644
Port Macquarie to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Dubbo to Christchurch Air New Zealand, Qantas Check Dates
Tamworth to Christchurch Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Canberra to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $668
Newcastle to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $759
Canberra to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $776
Canberra to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $526
Newcastle to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $892
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand, from $195 Round trip from SYD to CHC