Flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Compare Cheap Flights from Sydney to Christchurch, New Zealand

Looking for cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney? Use Webjet's deal finder to help you compare flights, carriers and seating classes all year round. You'll be sure to find the right flight to match your budget, plans and travel preferences.

*Prices on this page are subject to change without notice, perform a search to view live pricing. Prices are inclusive of taxes and airline surcharges. Webjet flight fees per booking: Webjet Servicing Fee: Domestic $10.95, AU/Pacific $18.95, International $33.95. Booking Price Guarantee: Domestic $8.95, AU/Pacific $10.95, International $17.95. Varying payment fees are included in the price breakdown on Webjet’s checkout page, once your payment method has been selected.

Departure Date Last Updated^
Fri 27 May 25 May
Sat 28 May 25 May
Sun 29 May 25 May
Mon 30 May 25 May
Tue 31 May 25 May
Expand for More Flights
Departure Date
Fri 27 May
Updated on 25 May
$558 ONE WAY
Sat 28 May
Updated on 25 May
$453 ONE WAY
Sun 29 May
Updated on 25 May
$643 ONE WAY
Mon 30 May
Updated on 25 May
$428 ONE WAY
Tue 31 May
Updated on 25 May
$428 ONE WAY

Route information for flights from Sydney to Christchurch

Cheapest one-way price for the current month from $428
Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months from $265
Cheapest month August 2022
Most expensive month May 2022
Average flight time 1h 25m

Cheapest time to fly to Christchurch

Best upcoming flight deals

Currency used in Christchurch

$1 NZD =

Current Time in Christchurch

Average Temperature in Christchurch

Average Rainfall in Christchurch

See more of Christchurch

What's on in Christchurch?

No matter what time you book flights from Sydney to Christchurch, there’s always lots going on in the city.

If you’re a cinephile, you don’t want to miss the New Zealand International Film Festival, which runs from late August to mid-September every year. Better still, the festival is on during the winter months, so you’ll have an increased chance of snapping up cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney.

Depending on what time of year you book your flights from Sydney to Christchurch, you might be able to catch a big rugby league game at the Orangetheory Stadium. If you’ve got yourself some cheap weekend flights to Christchurch from Sydney, Christchurch Airport (CHC) is slightly less than 10 kilometres and around a 20-minute drive from the stadium.

What is the best way to get around Christchurch?

Christchurch Airport is about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre. Luckily, once you’ve arrived in Christchurch, there are some affordable options for getting around and seeing the city. The bus from Christchurch Airport costs an adult $8.50 NZD one-way and takes about 35 minutes to get you into the city. A return ticket to CHC costs $15 NZD and can be used for travel on different days. The number 29 and the Purple Line both connect Christchurch Airport to the city.

The bus is by far the cheapest and easiest way to get around Christchurch. It takes you to most places in the city and if you get the Metrocard, it can also be relatively budget friendly. Taxis are widely available, though more expensive. Christchurch also has trams, which can be a novel way to get around the city if you’re a Sydneysider.

When is the best time to visit Christchurch?

Christchurch is a beautiful place to visit all year round, so it really depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to travel during the warmest months, book your flights anywhere from December to February. The warmest time of year is early January when temperatures are usually around 24°C, rarely falling below 10°C at night. Summer is the most popular time to visit Christchurch, so if you are planning on visiting, be sure to book flights as soon as possible for the best deal. With such pleasant temperatures, it’s a great time to be outdoors, perusing the plethora of cafes, restaurants and markets Christchurch has to offer.

If you’re willing to wrap up a little, then winter is a great opportunity to snap up some cheap flights to Christchurch from Sydney. The average temperature in June and July is 11°C, but with a few extra layers, there’s still plenty to see, eat and do. Plus, if you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, winter is a great time to visit, with many areas nearby which are suitable for skiing.

Flights takes less than 4 hours from Sydney Airport to Christchurch Airport so you could easily book flights for a long weekend across the Tasman.

What is the cost of visiting Christchurch?

If you’re travelling from Sydney to Christchurch, you won’t notice much of a difference in price between the two cities in terms of costs. Like Sydney, Christchurch has a high standard of living but it’s relatively easy to find somewhere affordable to stay, eat and drink. A coffee will likely cost you around $4 to $5 NZD and a beer or wine will set you back $7 NZD to $12 NZD. Public transport is generally a little cheaper, and the average price for a meal is about $20 NZD. Hotels and Airbnbs can also be relatively inexpensive, especially if you visit outside of the summer months.

See more of Christchurch