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Find the cheapest flights to Sydney with Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers non-stop flights to Sydney most days of the week. Direct flights operate from New Zealand’s main centres Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. We can also fly you to Sydney from any other regional port in New Zealand.

To find the best direct fares to Sydney, select your travel dates when using the fare finder above. Or scroll through the fares displayed below to find the best Sydney flight. Prices shown below are per person, one-way.

With every flight, you can choose your seat, add extra baggage and order special meals. You can even enjoy hours of inflight entertainment with the latest movies, music and multi-player games depending on your seating option.

 

Top 10 most popular flight routes to Sydney

Book cheap airfare to Sydney

From Auckland (AKL) to Sydney (SYD)

Departing 27 Jul 2022

From
$286*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Auckland (AKL) to Sydney (SYD)

Departing 30 Jul 2022

From
$286*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Christchurch (CHC) to Sydney (SYD)

Departing 31 Jul 2022

From
$282*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Christchurch (CHC) to Sydney (SYD)

Departing 27 Jul 2022

From
$282*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Wellington (WLG) to Sydney (SYD)

Departing 27 Jul 2022

From
$287*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Wellington (WLG) to Sydney (SYD)

Departing 03 Aug 2022

From
$287*

Per person, one way|Economy

*Fares displayed have been available for flights searched within the last 24 hours and may not currently be available at time of booking. Flights are one way and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares listed may be our base fare and additional fees (including product upgrade charges or service/card payment fees) may apply. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

Flights to Sydney related FAQs

When is the cheapest time of year to fly to Sydney?

The off-peak season, during the winter months of June to August are the cheapest times to book flights to Sydney. The most expensive time to travel to Sydney is the peak season between December and February. Prices will vary day by day, depending on demand. The easiest way to find the lowest Sydney flight prices is to start with our fare finder at the top of this page. You can scroll through the fare options displayed above and below to find the cheapest flights to Sydney. When flying with Air New Zealand, infant fares are 10% of the adult fare for flights to Sydney.

Does Air New Zealand fly directly to Sydney?

Yes. Air New Zealand operates direct flights to Sydney from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown most days of the week. If you live elsewhere in New Zealand, you can fly to one of these city centres from your regional airport, and transfer to one of the non-stop flights to Sydney from there.

Where can I find the best flight deals to Sydney?

You will find affordable one-way fares to Sydney on this page. Cheaper Sydney flights can also be found on our flight deals and best fares page. We run regular special offers, so keep returning to the page. These pages offer you our very best prices and cheapest flights to Sydney.

What is the average flight time from New Zealand to Sydney?

Direct flights to Sydney don't take long. The average flight duration for Auckland to Sydney flights and for flights from Wellington and Christchurch is about 3h 40m. Remember that when taking two flights your total time will be longer. The flight time from Queenstown to Sydney is 6h 30m while flights from Dunedin to Sydney take around 5 hours and 15 minutes. When you book flights, do not forget the time difference. When you land in Sydney you go back two hours, so if you land at 11am New Zealand time it will be 9am Sydney time.

How do I get to Sydney city from Sydney airport international terminal?

Sydney airport is well served by public transport. The Airport Link train can take you to the Domestic Terminal for a connecting flight to other airports in Australia, or on to the city centre and other Sydney train stations. Want more freedom? Book a taxi or car hire when you book your flight to Sydney.

What can I do when I fly to Sydney?

A Sydney holiday offers so many things to do. Sydney Harbour is a must-see destination for travellers, with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The city has a beautiful coast, including Bondi Beach just minutes away from the city centre. You can journey west to see the Blue Mountains, or other sites in NSW, or stay in town for the food - world-class restaurants can be found all over Sydney. Almost every Sydney suburb has a train station, so you can use public transport to reach almost anywhere in the city. When you visit Sydney, you visit one of the most gorgeous, exciting cities in the world. Find out more on our Discover Sydney page.

What is the three-letter code for Sydney Airport?

Sydney Airport (also called Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport) uses the IATA code SYD.

Find the lowest Sydney airfares

FromToDepartureFare typePrice

Auckland (AKL)

Sydney (SYD)

15 Aug 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Sydney (SYD)

16 Aug 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Sydney (SYD)

07 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Christchurch (CHC)

Sydney (SYD)

28 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Christchurch (CHC)

Sydney (SYD)

19 Oct 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Christchurch (CHC)

Sydney (SYD)

05 Dec 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Wellington (WLG)

Sydney (SYD)

05 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Wellington (WLG)

Sydney (SYD)

12 Oct 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Wellington (WLG)

Sydney (SYD)

18 Oct 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Blenheim (BHE)

Sydney (SYD)

31 Aug 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

*Fares displayed have been available for flights searched within the last 24 hours and may not currently be available at time of booking. Flights are one way and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares listed may be our base fare and additional fees (including product upgrade charges or service/card payment fees) may apply. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

What's the weather like in Sydney?

Sydney has a sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers. It is the ideal climate for making the most of Sydney's scenery, outdoor life and gorgeous beaches. In February, at the height of summer, temperatures are usually around 26°C (79°F), but on a very hot day can reach 40°C (104°F) or more. In winter, temperatures are a very mild 18°C (64°F), and don't usually get colder than 9°C (48°F). It doesn't snow in Sydney, and the wettest months tend to be February and June.

Weather in Sydney

Monday sky is clear
20°C 16 May 2022
Tuesday sky is clear
18°C 17 May 2022
Wednesday sky is clear
14°C 18 May 2022
Thursday light rain
13°C 19 May 2022
Friday light rain
15°C 20 May 2022
Saturday light rain
17°C 21 May 2022
Sunday moderate rain
16°C 22 May 2022
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