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Low Season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$455
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$232
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $231 or less.
The cheapest flight from Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found 74 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is March.
Morning departure is around 15% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 20m, covering a distance of 1322 miles.
How many flights are there between Christchurch and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
There are 250 (nonstop) flights between Christchurch and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 38 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Jetstar ($188), Virgin Australia ($233) and Emirates ($271).
Do I need a passport to fly between Christchurch and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Christchurch and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Air Canada (3 times daily), Virgin Australia (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Christchurch, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Christchurch to Sydney Kingsford Smith (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$188
only
$188
Destination
Sydney
$188
only
$188
Fri, Mar 23
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Mon, Mar 26
SYD
CHC
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

I paid nearly $400 for a one way flight from Sydney to Auckland. You think they could include a Coke and a package of peanuts. I will avoid using Jetstar in the future.

HNL
SYD
Okay 5.6

The only thing i liked wad the quick boarding and the fact that the flight was direct.

I think it's ridiculous to have a 10 hour flight and not give anything complimentary no soft drink no snacks nothing. I have been on domestic flights of two hours and gotten more. I also think its crazy to charge people $10 for entertainment like every other flight ive ever been on its included. For quite a long fight i thought it was a shame.

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Website set for not allowing early payment of baggage fees in order to charge penalties.

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.0

Competitive rates

Had to pay for drinks, even water Seats very crowded and uncomfortable Not allowed to stand up anywhere for any length of time without getting scolded

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Unreasonable carry-on luggage overweight charge

Apparently, the airplane was trying to make extra money from charging the carry-on luggage. I was charged at the airport about NZ160 for each checked overweight luggage, which other airlines normally not so strict about the carry on weight. Be careful when booking their flight.

Fri, Feb 23
CHC
SYD
3h 35m
Fri, Mar 2
SYD
CHC
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Service

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing! I couldn't check my bag on line (cheaper) and at the airport I was also charged for my carryon, which has been fine on other airlines throughout my trip, and for years of European travel. 3 1/2 hour flight and all that was offered was coffee, tea (I drink neither) and water, no food, no entertainment. Flight attendants spent most of the time in the back of the plane in their cubby talking, not taking care of those in the plane.

I was seated in the aisle seat in the back row, next to the oONE functioning toilet so I spent 3 1/2 hours with people's crotches and butts in my face. The flight crew spent most of the time in the area by the toilets talking loudly so I heard all about their boyfriends, who they were sleeping with, their vacation to Fiji and their thought and opinions of the passengers on the plane.

SYD
HBA
Good 6.3

No entertainment

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

I got to Sydney from LA at 10am on a Thursday after my flight was delayed by over an hour because of catering issues. I brought a carryon luggage with me but was forced to check it because it was overweight. That's totally fine. When I went to baggage claim after the flight, my luggage was no where to be found. I went to the help desk and was told they have no idea where my bag was. They asked for my contact info and was told to wait for a call. I continuously called to check the status and it was still not located. Finally I heard from them Saturday morning and I got my bag delivered on Saturday at 8pm. I had to leave for my flight at 6am Sunday. I had no clothes and wasted so much time and money shopping for necessities. Very unhappy about.

BNE
WLG
Okay 4.3

Staff were very pleasant

Around my seat was dirty. Magazine had lots of food spills. No entertainment provided. No meal included in international flight.

Tue, Mar 27
CHC
SYD
3h 20m
Tue, Apr 10
SYD
CHC
3h 05m
Trip: 15 days
9.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.2 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
CHC
SYD
Good 7.3

I requested a blanket for my Son and was told there was none available.....

On disembarking I notice a various overhead compartments with bags full of blankets. Why was a deny a simple Blanket? This is unacceptable in an airline that praises itself to be one with the best customer services.......Bad, really bad....

CHC
SYD
Excellent 10.0

The economy was just as well served as Business Class. There were 22 different countries represented in the crew on the flight. We were served a hot meal and a cocktail. Also, had more leg room than normal. Very efficient boarding system, as well.

There wasn't anything about the flight to and from Sydney to New Zealand we didn't like.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 10.0

They were on time and excellent service all the way. It couldn't have been better.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 9.3

The plane. The thoughtfulness of the crew. My seat's location. I was lucky to be in the front center! The flight information display. Flying at night across the Tasman Sea it was as though we were stationary (apart from a little vibration as we crossed the Southern Alps). Besides, the Air Bus is so quiet (comparatively). Oh yes. One other thing: the fare.

We are vegetarians (not vegan). I wasn't keen on the chicken/fish option. But I didn't complain.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Decent food, real utensils, free wine, excellent entertainment system, free limited wifi. Try finding that on a budget airline

Wed, Dec 6
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Sat, Dec 9
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Sun, Feb 11
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CHC
SYD
Okay 4.0

Competitive rates

Had to pay for drinks, even water Seats very crowded and uncomfortable Not allowed to stand up anywhere for any length of time without getting scolded

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Website set for not allowing early payment of baggage fees in order to charge penalties.

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.0

Seats cramped. No complimentary drinks even water

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Would not provide boarding for next flight causing us to be remove from flight wanted to charge for a glass of water.

HNL
SYD
Okay 5.6

The only thing i liked wad the quick boarding and the fact that the flight was direct.

I think it's ridiculous to have a 10 hour flight and not give anything complimentary no soft drink no snacks nothing. I have been on domestic flights of two hours and gotten more. I also think its crazy to charge people $10 for entertainment like every other flight ive ever been on its included. For quite a long fight i thought it was a shame.

Wed, Apr 18
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Fri, Apr 20
SYD
CHC
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Unreasonable carry-on luggage overweight charge

Apparently, the airplane was trying to make extra money from charging the carry-on luggage. I was charged at the airport about NZ160 for each checked overweight luggage, which other airlines normally not so strict about the carry on weight. Be careful when booking their flight.

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

I paid nearly $400 for a one way flight from Sydney to Auckland. You think they could include a Coke and a package of peanuts. I will avoid using Jetstar in the future.

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

I highly recommend to never fly Jetstar. I am a frequent flyer and this was my first time using Jetstar. With extremely limited access to WiFi while traveling in New Zealand I was unable to check-in my bag prior to arriving at the airport which lead to a bag fee of $360!! Never in my life have I had a bag fee this high. It would have been cheaper for me to outright book a completely different flight at that moment of finding out what they were charging me - on a competitor airline for the same departure time that very day!

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.0

Seats cramped. No complimentary drinks even water

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

Cheap Mostly on time

Crew does not enforce boarding so anyone can get on at any time They'll resell your seat if you don't show up - no refunds

Thu, Jan 18
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Sat, Jan 20
SYD
CHC
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CHC
SYD
Good 6.0

Entertainment system on the back of the seat

crew was inattentive. Asked for things and was told to wait until service which was over an hour away on two occasions.. Crew did not listen to questions. asked for more water handed the cup to the stewardess and they took it and never returned.

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

I got to Sydney from LA at 10am on a Thursday after my flight was delayed by over an hour because of catering issues. I brought a carryon luggage with me but was forced to check it because it was overweight. That's totally fine. When I went to baggage claim after the flight, my luggage was no where to be found. I went to the help desk and was told they have no idea where my bag was. They asked for my contact info and was told to wait for a call. I continuously called to check the status and it was still not located. Finally I heard from them Saturday morning and I got my bag delivered on Saturday at 8pm. I had to leave for my flight at 6am Sunday. I had no clothes and wasted so much time and money shopping for necessities. Very unhappy about.

BNE
CHC
Mediocre 3.6

Plane was clean and the service crew was capable.

Flight took off a half hour late and this 4 plus hour international flight from Australia to New Zealand had NOTHING TO EAT. This flight didn't offer a muffin or power bar only beverages. I have never been on a 4 hour flight where the passengers were not given some small complimentary snack. Shame on Virgin Australia.

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Flight was late, no food!!!

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Service

Wed, Jan 17
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Sun, Jan 21
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
HNL
SYD
Okay 5.6

The only thing i liked wad the quick boarding and the fact that the flight was direct.

I think it's ridiculous to have a 10 hour flight and not give anything complimentary no soft drink no snacks nothing. I have been on domestic flights of two hours and gotten more. I also think its crazy to charge people $10 for entertainment like every other flight ive ever been on its included. For quite a long fight i thought it was a shame.

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

Cheap Mostly on time

Crew does not enforce boarding so anyone can get on at any time They'll resell your seat if you don't show up - no refunds

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Unreasonable carry-on luggage overweight charge

Apparently, the airplane was trying to make extra money from charging the carry-on luggage. I was charged at the airport about NZ160 for each checked overweight luggage, which other airlines normally not so strict about the carry on weight. Be careful when booking their flight.

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.0

Seats cramped. No complimentary drinks even water

SYD
HBA
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was changed and I was not notified. I had to purchase another flight, which turned out to be quite expensive. I would like to be put in touch with someone that has the ability to provide me with a refund. Will you please send me the direct phone and/or email of said person. Thank you, Dean Cortez dpcortez@yahoo.com 619-246-4647

Mon, Nov 27
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Mon, Dec 4
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.0

As good as you can get, considering it was economy. I think that the 787 made it that way--wonderful plane! I love Jet Star--being able to up-grade to comfort without much problem.

Ordering food, even though a better value than most cut-rate airlines, is a pain to remember, and was difficult for some on board. When you say there will be no other food, people don't want to believe you.

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

I highly recommend to never fly Jetstar. I am a frequent flyer and this was my first time using Jetstar. With extremely limited access to WiFi while traveling in New Zealand I was unable to check-in my bag prior to arriving at the airport which lead to a bag fee of $360!! Never in my life have I had a bag fee this high. It would have been cheaper for me to outright book a completely different flight at that moment of finding out what they were charging me - on a competitor airline for the same departure time that very day!

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Website set for not allowing early payment of baggage fees in order to charge penalties.

SYD
HBA
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was changed and I was not notified. I had to purchase another flight, which turned out to be quite expensive. I would like to be put in touch with someone that has the ability to provide me with a refund. Will you please send me the direct phone and/or email of said person. Thank you, Dean Cortez dpcortez@yahoo.com 619-246-4647

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.0

Seats cramped. No complimentary drinks even water

Sun, Nov 26
CHC
SYD
3h 20m
Tue, Dec 19
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 5
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Sat, Jan 20
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 16 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

I paid nearly $400 for a one way flight from Sydney to Auckland. You think they could include a Coke and a package of peanuts. I will avoid using Jetstar in the future.

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

Cheap Mostly on time

Crew does not enforce boarding so anyone can get on at any time They'll resell your seat if you don't show up - no refunds

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Would not provide boarding for next flight causing us to be remove from flight wanted to charge for a glass of water.

HNL
SYD
Okay 5.6

The only thing i liked wad the quick boarding and the fact that the flight was direct.

I think it's ridiculous to have a 10 hour flight and not give anything complimentary no soft drink no snacks nothing. I have been on domestic flights of two hours and gotten more. I also think its crazy to charge people $10 for entertainment like every other flight ive ever been on its included. For quite a long fight i thought it was a shame.

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Website set for not allowing early payment of baggage fees in order to charge penalties.

Sat, Dec 23
CHC
SYD
3h 30m
Tue, Dec 26
SYD
CHC
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 27 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

Cheap Mostly on time

Crew does not enforce boarding so anyone can get on at any time They'll resell your seat if you don't show up - no refunds

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.0

Seats cramped. No complimentary drinks even water

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.0

Competitive rates

Had to pay for drinks, even water Seats very crowded and uncomfortable Not allowed to stand up anywhere for any length of time without getting scolded

CHC
SYD
Okay 4.6

I paid nearly $400 for a one way flight from Sydney to Auckland. You think they could include a Coke and a package of peanuts. I will avoid using Jetstar in the future.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.0

As good as you can get, considering it was economy. I think that the 787 made it that way--wonderful plane! I love Jet Star--being able to up-grade to comfort without much problem.

Ordering food, even though a better value than most cut-rate airlines, is a pain to remember, and was difficult for some on board. When you say there will be no other food, people don't want to believe you.

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