Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Flight information Sydney to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 2128 kilometres

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Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Christchurch?

How easy is it to depart from Sydney Airport? 

Sydney Airport is the most comprehensive airport in Australia, and this airport has 3 terminals.

  • Terminal 1 – is the international terminal for Sydney Airport. 

Travellers will find that T1 provides all the amenities they need. There are ATMs, executive lounges, duty-free and dining outlets, payphones, charging points, bureau de change counters, information desks, and free WiFi. The terminals are connected via the AirTrain and T-Bus. These services charge $6, though this fare is waived if you are a Virgin Australia or Qantas customer.

Recommended arrival time for checking in for an international flight is 2-3 hours.

What do I need before I depart from Sydney Airport?

  • All international travel requires passengers to carry a valid passport. 

What information do I need to know before arriving in Christchurch?

Christchurch International Airport is the entry point for many travellers wanting to visit Christchurch, and the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. This airport has 2 terminals.

  • International Terminal – flights from Sydney will arrive into this terminal.

The International Terminal has currency exchange services, cash machines, duty-free shops, restaurants and bars, VIP lounges, newsagencies, and public telephones. You can walk between the two terminals. 

What is the weather like in Christchurch? 

  • Christchurch’s summers hovering around 21-23°C, and mild winters hovering around 11-13°

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Christchurch?

  • Christchurch is 2 hours ahead of Sydney.

Is Christchurch cheaper than Sydney?

Christchurch is cheaper than Sydney, especially when it comes to accommodation and shopping. Use those saving to make the most of this city, and see the 10 best things you can do in Christchurch.

  Sydney Christchurch
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $90 80NZD ($72)
Average cost of a coffee $3.90 4.40NZD ($4.20)
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $45 45-65NZD ($43-62)
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