Cheap flights from Sydney to Christchurch

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The distance between Sydney and Christchurch is 2128 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Jetstar Airways. Sydney and Christchurch have 87 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Sydney to Christchurch

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EmiratesUAEEKNoNo
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Sydney to Christchurch?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Sydney and Christchurch takes around 3.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Sydney and Christchurch?
The flight distance between Sydney and Christchurch is 2128 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Sydney and Christchurch?
Several carriers operate flights between Sydney and Christchurch. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Emirates, Air New Zealand, Qantas.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sydney?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sydney and Melbourne, Denpasar, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Manila, Hobart, Auckland, Bangkok, Cairns, New Delhi, Adelaide, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Perth, Ballina, Kathmandu, Queenstown, London.
What are the most popular routes to and from Christchurch?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Christchurch and Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Wellington, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Phuket City, London, Palmerston North, Phnom Penh, Cebu, Napier, Hobart, Seoul, Darwin, New Delhi.
Which airports are there in Sydney?
Sydney is mainly served by Sydney. But there are other airports nearby, including Rose Bay Seaplane Base, Sydney Bankstown Airport.
What airports are near Sydney?
The main airport in Sydney is Sydney. It is also served by Canberra, Newcastle, Orange, Illawarra Regional, Bathurst.
What airports are near Christchurch?
The main airport in Christchurch is Christchurch International. It is also served by Christchurch International, Timaru, Hokitika.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Sydney and Christchurch?
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