Compare cheap flights from Auckland to Sydney

Flight information Auckland International to Sydney

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Average flight time, total distance 2162 kilometres

3h 35min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Sydney?

Flights from Auckland to Sydney are the most popular international route from New Zealand. To cope with the demand, 6 airlines sell direct flights on this route:

Flights with 1 stop are also available, often through Christchurch, Melbourne or a Queensland airport, but these tend to be more expensive.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Sydney?

Yes. Sydney is 2 hours behind Auckland, no matter when you travel.

What is the weather like in Sydney?

Sydney is warmer than Auckland, with average temperatures 2 or 3 degrees higher in the Australian city.

Both cities receive similar levels of rain, but while Auckland gets most of its wet weather in winter, Sydney sees the majority of its dark clouds in summer.

How expensive is Sydney?



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Essential travel information for Sydney

  • For international flights, all passengers require a passport.
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens can travel freely in each other’s countries without the need for a visa.
  • Public transport in Sydney is cheaper with an Opal card.

Departing from Auckland

Auckland International Airport (AKL) is New Zealand’s biggest and busiest airport. It offers direct flights to countries across the world, including the ever-popular flights to Sydney.

The airport is 21km from the city centre, with options to book airport parking, grab a taxi or take public transport. However you’re planning to get to the airport, it’s important to arrive at the terminal an hour before your plane is scheduled to leave.

Auckland has separate terminals for domestic and international terminals. For international flights, check-in counters are found on the ground floor, while the security checks are up 1 level. Shops and restaurants are evenly split pre- and post-security.

Arriving in Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) has 3 terminals, but all flights from Auckland will land at Terminal 1 which is dedicated to international flights.

Once you arrive, you’ll have to go through passport control. If you have an Australian or New Zealand passport, you can use the SmartGate to get through this section quickly and easily.

After this, you’ll find baggage carousels, with information screens showing you where to find your luggage. Once you have all your cases, proceed through customs into the arrivals hall. Here, you can find car hire booths, cafes, convenience stores and the entrance to the train station. 

Return flights from Auckland to Sydney

The most convenient way to get to the airport for flights from Auckland to Sydney is to catch the train. These take less than 15 minutes to go from Central Station to the International Terminal.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.