Sydney to Christchurch By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Sydney, Australia to Christchurch, New Zealand by various transport modes including Air, Sea and Road. Compare freight rates, transit times, route options and much more.

Sydney to Christchurch by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Christchurch by plane will take about 1 day 4h and departs from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) and arrives into Christchurch International Airport (CHC). There are flights departing every few hours on this route. Emirates is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing 2-4 times a day.

Quickest air route

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to Christchurch International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 4h

Every few hours

2,146 km

1,333 mi.

Direct

1 stop

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: EKEmiratesF
2-4 times a dayAirbus A380-800+2 others
Carrier Identifier: NZAir New Zealand
DailyAirbus A320neo+2 others
Carrier Identifier: QFQantasF
Every 1-2 weeksAirbus A330-200 Freighter+6 others
Carrier Identifier: JQJetstar Airways
2-4 times a dayAirbus A320+2 others
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Sydney to Christchurch by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Christchurch by ship will take about 12 days 8h and departs from Sydney (AUSYD) and arrives into Nelson (NZNSN). There are ships departing every 2-4 weeks on this route. MSC is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with ships departing every 2-4 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Sydney to Nelson

Port of loading

Port of loading

12 days 8h

Every 2-4 weeks

4,126 km

2,564 mi.

Direct

1 stop

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC MANU+5 others
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Closest seaports

Sydney to Lyttelton

Port of loading

Port of loading

13 days 18h

1-2 times a week

3,771 km

2,343 mi.

Direct

2 stops

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 2-4 weeksRIO BRAVO+6 others
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC MANU+5 others
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
Every 1-2 weeksCONTSHIP YEN+4 others
Carrier Identifier: ANNUANL
Every 2-4 weeksKETA+3 others
Carrier Identifier: CMDUCMA CGM
Every 2-4 weeksAPL BOSTON+19 others
Carrier Identifier: 11DXCNC Line
Every 2-4 weeksMIA SCHULTE
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