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Compare cheap flights from Auckland to Sydney

Flight information Auckland International to Sydney

Cheapest return price last month

$288

Direct airlines

13

Flights per week

106

Average flight time, total distance 2162 kilometres

3h 35min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand

Sydney

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Sydney?

Daily flights from Auckland to Sydney are available with these airlines:

You can sometimes find cheap flights to Sydney from Auckland by comparing connecting flights stopping at other airports in Australia or New Zealand.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Sydney?

Yes. Sydney is 2 hours behind Auckland, but both cities change the clocks on different weekends.

What is the weather like in Sydney?

Sydney is warmer than Auckland, especially in the summer when temperatures sometimes exceed 40°C.

Sydney has wetter summers and drier winters.

How expensive is Sydney?

Auckland

Sydney

Average cost of a meal

NZ$16.00

NZ$19.50

Average cost of a coffee

NZ$4.55

NZ$4.35

Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD

NZ$38–NZ$75

NZ$45–NZ$60

Essential travel information for Sydney

  • New Zealand residents do not need a visa to enter Australia, but you do need to carry your passport on international flights.
  • If you're planning to buy souvenirs of your trip, discover the best places to go shopping in Sydney.

Departing from Auckland

Auckland International Airport (AKL) is New Zealand's biggest airport, 20km south of Auckland CBD. Domestic and international flights are divided into 2 separate terminals.

Flights to Sydney from Auckland Airport leave from the International Terminal. This is open 24 hours a day. Check-in counters are on the ground floor as you enter, with restaurants, shops and other facilities divided roughly evenly across both sides of the security and bag checks.

You should aim to arrive at Auckland Airport no later than 3 hours before an international flight.

Arriving in Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD), also called Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, is the busiest airport in Australia. It has 3 terminals:

  • Terminal 1 for international flights
  • Terminal 2 for most domestic flights
  • Terminal 3 for Qantas domestic flights

Flights from Auckland arrive at the International Terminal, which has its own train station. Trains leave every 10 minutes and reach Sydney's Central Station in 12 minutes and cost AU$17. A taxi can cost up to AU$60, while a bus costs up to AU$9 but can take 30 minutes to reach the city centre.

You need to buy an Opal card to use public transport in Sydney, or you can hire a car from the airport.

Return flights from Sydney to Auckland

Flights to New Zealand leave from Sydney Airport's International Terminal (Terminal 1). Check-in for all airlines is on the 1st floor.

It's recommended that you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight.

To find out more about return flights, read our guide on flights from Sydney to Auckland International.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.