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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Christchurch

Sydney (SYD) to Christchurch (CHC)

Typically, flights to Christchurch from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch, which has an average price of $472

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHRISTCHURCH FROM SYDNEYMay15% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Christchurch costs on average just $401 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHRISTCHURCH FROM SYDNEYDecember44% more expensiveIt costs about $678 for flights to Christchurch from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHRISTCHURCH FROM SYDNEYDecember595% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Christchurch from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Christchurch?

How long does it take to fly to Christchurch?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport offers direct flights to Christchurch with a flight time of around three hours, while flights with a single stopover can take about 9 hours 30 minutes. If you’re travelling from Melbourne, you’ll find direct flights that are around three hours. Flights from Melbourne with a single stopover will take around 6 hours. Direct flights from Brisbane to Christchurch will take about 3 hours 30 minutes and single stopover flights will be around six hours.

Where can you fly directly into Christchurch from?

Christchurch flight deals from Sydney come with direct flights to the city. Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and arrive at Christchurch Airport, Christchurch. You can also find direct flights to Christchurch, New Zealand, from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Travelling from Brisbane? Brisbane International Airport offers flights directly to Christchurch. Adelaide doesn’t currently offer direct flights to Christchurch, but you will find flights with a single stopover in Auckland or Melbourne.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch?

    The cheapest month to fly to Christchurch from Australia is in May. Flight prices, which tend to average around $401, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Christchurch in May, then you should wait until September to fly from Australia, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $403.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Christchurch?

    The ideal time to book your flight to Christchurch is 50 days in advance, when prices tend to average $472. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Christchurch outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from Australia to Christchurch for $272.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Christchurch?

    The cheapest day to depart from Australia to Christchurch is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as $413. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Christchurch on Saturday is $474.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Christchurch?

    Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Christchurch is in the afternoon. Flights from Australia to Christchurch during this time can be as low as $413. Flights at midday are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of $799.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Christchurch?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Christchurch is possible. If you are planning a flight to Christchurch, consider booking flights to Timaru Airport (141 km from Christchurch city centre) or Kaikoura Airport (151 km from Christchurch city centre).


Christchurch flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Christchurch found recently by users on momondo
Jetstar
6 Apr.
MEL19:55Melbourne
3h 15m
CHC23:10Christchurch
27 Apr.
CHC17:05Christchurch
3h 45m
MEL20:50Melbourne
Jetstar
6 Apr.
MEL19:55Melbourne
3h 15m
CHC23:10Christchurch
27 Apr.
CHC17:05Christchurch
3h 45m
MEL20:50Melbourne
Jetstar
6 Apr.
MEL19:30Melbourne
13h 30m
1 stop
CHC09:00Christchurch
27 Apr.
CHC17:05Christchurch
3h 45m
MEL20:50Melbourne
Jetstar
6 Apr.
MEL19:30Melbourne
11h 30m
1 stop
CHC07:00Christchurch
27 Apr.
CHC17:05Christchurch
3h 45m
MEL20:50Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
1 Apr.
MEL05:05Melbourne
3h 25m
CHC08:30Christchurch
1 Apr.
CHC17:05Christchurch
3h 45m
MEL20:50Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
6 Apr.
MEL11:15Melbourne
18h 50m
2 stops
CHC06:05Christchurch
27 Apr.
CHC17:05Christchurch
3h 45m
MEL20:50Melbourne

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Christchurch

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Christchurch, view some of our deals below provided by Air New Zealand, Emirates and Jetstar
Jetstar
1 Apr.
MEL19:55Melbourne
3h 15m
CHC23:10Christchurch
Jetstar
4 Apr.
MEL19:30Melbourne
11h 30m
1 stop
CHC07:00Christchurch
Jetstar
5 Apr.
MEL19:30Melbourne
9h 10m
1 stop
CHC04:40Christchurch

Which airlines fly to Christchurch?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Christchurch
  • Which airlines fly to Christchurch?

    There may be other airlines that fly to Christchurch from Australia, but the most popular among our users are Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Emirates. These airlines should offer flights to Christchurch on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in Australia.


Airports near Christchurch

Below you will find all the airports in Christchurch along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from the Christchurch Airport?

Christchurch Airport in Christchurch is a short distance away from the city centre and has a couple of transport options for getting to the city. Two bus lines, Number 29 and the Purple Line, travel between the airport and the city centre in around 35 minutes. The bus terminal is roughly a five minute walk from the main terminal. You can also choose the airport shuttle or shared taxi, which travels with multiple passengers to a variety of locations. These can be booked before arrival online. Travel time depends on the number of passengers, as does the price. You can hire a taxi from outside the main terminal and get to the Christchurch centre in roughly 20 minutes. Taxi apps are also available in Christchurch and will take you to the city also in around 20 minutes.


Popular routes to Christchurch

Most frequently searched flights to Christchurch along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Auckland to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price$69
Sydney to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time3h 10m
Cheapest price$500
Melbourne to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time12h 10m
Cheapest price$868
Brisbane to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time3h 15m
Cheapest price$545
Canberra to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time5h 50m
Cheapest price$828
Perth to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time19h 40m
Cheapest price$1,462
Alice Springs to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time22h 00m
Cheapest price$1,135
Coolangatta to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time5h 55m
Cheapest price$924
Maroochydore to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time5h 55m
Cheapest price$960
Adelaide to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time15h 20m
Cheapest price$487
Cairns to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time11h 00m
Cheapest price$633

Visa requirements for visiting Christchurch

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Christchurch?

As an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you will not need to obtain a visa to travel to or work in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australians will be granted a visa on arrival.


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Best things to do and see in Christchurch

What can you see and do in Christchurch?

Christchurch is located on the east coast of South Island, New Zealand, and well known for its English heritage. Christchurch offers visitors activities along the river, cycling paths through the city and an array of botanical gardens and parks. You’ll find a host of picnic spots surrounded by flower gardens amid the trees at places like Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Orton Bradley Park and Port Hills, or head to Lyttelton and visit Quail Island. Visit a couple of Christchurch’s parks and reserves for another getaway in nature. Check out the well-known Hagley Park, Godley Head, which starts at the surf spot Taylor’s Mistake. Head to Riccarton Bush, Ilam Homestead Gardens or The Groynes to explore the bicycle paths, running tracks and island views. Looking for a place to surf or soak up the beach sand and sun? Make your way to some of the best beaches in New Zealand, like Corsair Bay close to Lyttelton, Sumner & Scarborough’s Sandy Beach, Taylors Mistake or New Brighton Beach. Christchurch has a wide array of art on display for enthusiasts at places like The Court Theatre, The Arts Centre, The Isaac Theatre Royal or the Canterbury Museum. The Piano is another must-see for music and art lovers.