Sydney to Christchurch Flights

Sydney to Christchurch Flight Info

Peak season for travel

July
AU$189

Off-season for travel

September
AU$163

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$594
Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Christchurch(CHC)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$244
Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Christchurch(CHC)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Sydney to Christchurch based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$1,744.
  • How long does it take to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)?

    It takes about 3 hours 9 minutes to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Christchurch?

    • The distance from Christchurch International Airport to downtown is about 9km, by taxi about 20 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Sydney to Christchurch depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Sydney (SYD) at 07:50 and arrives in Christchurch (CHC) at 12:55.
  • What time does the latest flight from Sydney to Christchurch depart?

    The latest flight departs from Sydney (SYD) at 18:50 and arrives in Christchurch (CHC) at 23:55.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)?

    Airlines with flights from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC): Qantas Airways, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Air Canada, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China and China Airlines.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)?

    Air New Zealand operates 33 non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC).
  • How many airports are there in Christchurch (CHC)?

    There are 1 airport(s) near Christchurch (CHC): Christchurch International Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Christchurch during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Christchurch, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC) Flight Schedule

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08:45

SYD

14:00

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14:30

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14:45

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10:00

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15:05

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10:15

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15:20

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15:30

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20:35

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23:00

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18:35

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23:45

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18:45

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23:55

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19:10

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00:15

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19:15

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00:25

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19:20

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Flight from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)

Set against the majestic backdrop from the Alps to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is known as ‘Gateway to Antarctica’. The vibrant, energetic city blessed with natural abundance and beautiful surrounding has a traditional English feel. Whether you are a thrill-seeking adventurer or looking to laze at the beach with a book, its perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation. Go rafting down Rangitata River, enjoy a riverside barbeque. Learn about the Maori culture and Christchurch history with The Ko Tane Maori Experience tours that end with traditional hangi cuisine meals. Treat your taste buds with fresh seafood and local delicacies.

Tip: World Buskers Festival held in January features hundreds of street performers, attracts thousands of people every year.

Getting to Christchurch

The Christchurch International Airport CHC is located about twelve kilometres Northwest of City Centre in the suburb of Harewood. Regular Metro Red Bus connects the airport to various locations in the city. Several transport options are available easily for your travel needs, including rental cars, taxis, shuttles and buses. Major car rentals companies offer services for travel across Christchurch. Renting a car is an excellent option to discover the place at your pace. Sydney to Christchurch flights (SYD-CHC) are quite frequent.

Direct flights to Christchurch from Sydney are available and take around 3 hours of travel time. Jetstar Airways, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways are some of the significant airlines offering cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch.

Tip: Travel on weekdays to get the best deal on flight fares. If your travel dates are flexible, then make the most out of it by booking in advance

Take in the sights of the city

The diverse city with beautiful natural surroundings is a traveller’s delight. There’s something for everyone. Spend some time at Botanic gardens or take kids to International Antarctic Centre to experience -5 degrees Celsius in an indoor polar room, take a jet ride on Waimakariri river as you enjoy a gorgeous view of the Alps. Head to Brockworth Street Art gallery for brilliant murals painted on buildings and sides of brick walls. A gondola ride takes you to the summit of Mount Cavendish, enjoy the incredible view of Alps.

If you are outdoorsy, hiking trail to Godley head is spectacular.  The adventure seeker can go skydiving from 12000 feet and feel adrenaline rush or take a leap of faith with Bungee jumping from historic Ferry Bridge, an experience you will remember forever. You can even try your hands at flying a helicopter under a trained instructor and enjoy the breathtaking view of New Zealand from the air. Swim alongside Hector’s Dolphins at beautiful Akaroa harbour and expect to see wildlife such as penguins and seals.

Tip: A unique experience for every movie buff is Lord of Ring Tour. It takes you several locations where the famous movie series was filmed.

The best areas for accommodation

The city offers many options for accommodations from luxury hotels, business hotels, boutique hotels, home-stays, affordable motels and more to suit one's budget and preferences. So whether one is on backpacking or family vacation, there are options available. Families can choose hotels near tourist attractions like Botanical Gardens or stay closer to Sumner Beach or Orana Wildlife Park, those on business trips can opt for CBD Christchurch locality. There are great options near the Airport and Railway Station as well. With the number of options available in every district, you will be spoilt for choices.

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