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Cheapest Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)

One-way flights were as low as AU$252 and round trip flights were AU$441 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Flights Review

Jan 11, 2020

Lovely flight and crew

Aug 4, 2018

Always first rate and professional

Mar 20, 2018

Very little move room when seated could barely get room to raise my arms to eat the food on my tray, but I managed and the flight was a shortish one and a good price.

Feb 28, 2018

The best


Sydney to Christchurch Flight Deals from AU$441

Considering a quick trip to Christchurch, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from SYD to CHC. With heaps of cheap fares from Sydney, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

Kingsford Smith Intl. to Christchurch Intl. Information

Find the Cheapest SYD to CHC Flights

Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Sydney to Christchurch flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top SYD to CHC routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.

to Information

Traveling FromKingsford Smith Intl.
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA CodeSYD
Traveling ToChristchurch Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHC
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight PriceAU$441

FAQs about flights from to

How long is the flight from Sydney Airport to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)?

The flight time from Sydney to Christchurch is approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes. If staring at the seat ahead sounds pretty boring, pack a book or load up your phone with movies to keep yourself busy.

What airlines fly direct from Sydney Airport to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)?

If you like your holidays to be drama-free, you'll be chuffed to hear you can fly directly from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) with a handful of airlines. Be sure to lookout for top deals with Air New Zealand and Qantas.

How many flights are there from Sydney Airport to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)?

If you'd like to make your way to Christchurch in a jiffy, it's as good as done. Just choose one of the 16 flights operating on the route between SYD and CHC each day.

Sydney Airport to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) Flying Tips How to survive a long flight:
  • An effective way to escape jet lag after a mammoth flight is to stay super hydrated. Drink plenty of water early on and throughout your journey. Avoid dehydrating and caffeinated beverages, such as coffee and alcohol.
  • The right seat choice can make an enormous difference on a long-haul journey. It's one part luck and two parts smart planning. For maximum peace, take a seat at the rear of the cabin near a window. If you plan to move around a bit more often, choose an aisle or emergency exit seat so you can get in and out without having to ask your neighbours to move.
  • Never stretch your neck out trying to see whether the vegetarian or the beef looks the most appealing again. Bring your own snacks on board — takeaway sushi, double-decker sangas or a reserve of chocolate and chips are a few alternatives to airline food.
  • Sketch out a master plan for after you touch down. Having a detailed itinerary can really help you make the most of your adventures.
  • One of the most indispensable things you'll need on a lengthy flight is a neck pillow. There are plane-loads of weird and wacky designs on the market, so pick something that suits your sitting/sleeping style.
What to wear on a long flight:
  • You'll need to go through airport security, so wear as little metal as possible, including chunky jewellery. Your shoes should be easy to take on and off in case they need to be scanned. In the cabin, many comfortable layers are the best option so you are prepared for any temperature fluctuations.
  • The medical condition called DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a risk on long flights. It's the result of blood clotting due to a lack of circulation. Doing leg and feet exercises while on board is a great way to prevent this from happening. Wearing a good pair of compression tights or socks will also help.
Q: Can you take food on international flights?
  • You may bring your own food on the plane, however, you will need to purchase drinks after you've been through the security checkpoint due to liquid restrictions. Pack food very well as it will also go through the X-ray machine.
Address:
Christchurch
New Zealand
IATA Code:
CHC
Longitude:
172.538892
Latitude:
-43.488655
Time Zone:
Pacific/Auckland
Address:
Sydney NSW
Australia
IATA Code:
SYD
Longitude:
151.179898
Latitude:
-33.932922
Time Zone:
Australia/Sydney

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Find the Perfect Hotel for After Your Flight

Epic Hotels near Christchurch Intl.

Sudima Christchurch Airport AU$141
Reviewed on 4 Apr. 2020
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Sudima Christchurch Airport

Sudima Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
Sudima Christchurch Airport
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Excellent service in exceptional circumstances due to COVID 19, extra pressure from customers and worries over the situation

    Jucy Snooze Christchurch AU$69
    Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020
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    Jucy Snooze Christchurch

    Jucy Snooze Christchurch

    5 Peter Leeming Road, Burnside, Christchurch
    Jucy Snooze Christchurch
       
      4.0 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very close to the airport. The room was neat and tidy but very small with no fridge or tea and coffee making facilities. Overall it is a perfect place to stay for an early flight.

      Novotel Christchurch Airport Get Rates
      Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020
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      Novotel Christchurch Airport

      Novotel Christchurch Airport

      30 Durey Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, NZ
      Novotel Christchurch Airport
         
        4.8 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        A beautiful new property with very friendly and helpful staff.

        Commodore Airport Hotel AU$185
        Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020
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        Commodore Airport Hotel

        Commodore Airport Hotel

        449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
        Commodore Airport Hotel
           
          4.7 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          We were very happy with the room and our 2 day stay....just one funny thing...took us till just before leaving how to turn on plug in bathroom basin... Lever at the back.... 😂

          Hotels in Nearby Christchurch

          Rydges Latimer Christchurch AU$118
          Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020
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          Rydges Latimer Christchurch

          Rydges Latimer Christchurch

          30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
          Rydges Latimer Christchurch
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Quiet end room, with polite reception staff. Lovely buffet breakfast and accomodating to dietary requirements

            Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton AU$129
            Reviewed on 28 May 2020
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            Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

            Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

            189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
            Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
               
              4.3 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent service very personalised beautiful building, meal was excellent will definitely return

              Southwark Hotel & Apartments AU$63
              Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020
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              Southwark Hotel & Apartments

              Southwark Hotel & Apartments

              25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
              Southwark Hotel & Apartments
                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Staff were frendly and efficient . Nice clean room.

                Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch AU$125
                Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020
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                Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

                Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

                166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
                Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Perfect room for a couple, friendly staff, easy checkin and check out .

                  Low Priced Christchurch Intl. Hotels

                  BreakFree on Cashel AU$66
                  Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020
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                  BreakFree on Cashel

                  BreakFree on Cashel

                  165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
                  BreakFree on Cashel
                     
                    3.9 of 5
                    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Clean, tidy, affordable, and cool decor. Would stay there again

                    Jucy Snooze Christchurch AU$69
                    Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020
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                    Jucy Snooze Christchurch

                    Jucy Snooze Christchurch

                    5 Peter Leeming Road, Burnside, Christchurch
                    Jucy Snooze Christchurch
                       
                      4.0 of 5
                      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      Very close to the airport. The room was neat and tidy but very small with no fridge or tea and coffee making facilities. Overall it is a perfect place to stay for an early flight.

                      Country Glen Lodge AU$84
                      Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2020
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                      Country Glen Lodge

                      Country Glen Lodge

                      107 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
                      Country Glen Lodge
                         
                        4.4 of 5
                        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                        The unit was spacious warm and clean . Really enjoyed having a full kitchen . some of the cutlery was a bit random and no wine glasses surprising omission

                        All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation AU$92
                        Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020
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                        All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation

                        All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation

                        263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
                        All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation
                           
                          4.3 of 5
                          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Easy check in, room tidy with all necessities. Staff were friendly.

                          Luxury Hotels near Christchurch Intl.

                          Commodore Airport Hotel AU$185
                          Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020
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                          Commodore Airport Hotel

                          Commodore Airport Hotel

                          449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
                          Commodore Airport Hotel
                             
                            4.7 of 5
                            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                            We were very happy with the room and our 2 day stay....just one funny thing...took us till just before leaving how to turn on plug in bathroom basin... Lever at the back.... 😂

                            The George Christchurch AU$195
                            Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2019
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                            The George Christchurch

                            The George Christchurch

                            50 Park Terrace, Christchurch
                            The George Christchurch
                               
                              4.6 of 5
                              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                              I like this Hotel . Except the light switches . Very hard to work.

                              Heritage Christchurch AU$139
                              Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020
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                              Heritage Christchurch

                              Heritage Christchurch

                              28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
                              Heritage Christchurch
                                 
                                4.6 of 5
                                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                We loved the spaciousness and overall first class amenities kids loved the pool and we all loved the spa valet service was a novelty too.

                                Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch AU$171
                                Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020
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                                Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch

                                Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch

                                Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch
                                Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
                                   
                                  4.5 of 5
                                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  The setting was beautiful, being surrounded by the greenery of the golf course.

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Christchurch

                                  Commodore Airport Hotel AU$185
                                  Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020
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                                  Commodore Airport Hotel

                                  Commodore Airport Hotel

                                  449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
                                  Commodore Airport Hotel
                                     
                                    4.7 of 5
                                    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    We were very happy with the room and our 2 day stay....just one funny thing...took us till just before leaving how to turn on plug in bathroom basin... Lever at the back.... 😂

                                    Ashford Motor Lodge AU$106
                                    Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020
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                                    Ashford Motor Lodge

                                    Ashford Motor Lodge

                                    35 Papanui Road, Christchurch
                                    Ashford Motor Lodge
                                       
                                      4.5 of 5
                                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Great location. Helpful staff. Spacious unit. Easy parking.

                                      Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park AU$84
                                      Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020
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                                      Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park

                                      Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park

                                      39 MEADOW STREET, PAPANUI, Christchurch
                                      Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park
                                         
                                        4.4 of 5
                                        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Facilities staff and overall experience was excellent. Highly recommended.

                                        Camelot Motor Lodge AU$90
                                        Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020
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                                        Camelot Motor Lodge

                                        Camelot Motor Lodge

                                        28 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
                                        Camelot Motor Lodge
                                           
                                          4.1 of 5
                                          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Liked - Comfy Bed & Pillows - Spacious - Kitchen had everything we needed Disliked - Phone wall jack broken which meant no wifi nor working phone (however I was able to connect to next doors wifi) - DVD remote had no batteries - Tried to visit reception 3 times However everytime I would get there ...


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