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 2h and departs from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) and arrives into Christchurch International Airport (CHC). There are flights departing 2-4 times a day on this route. Qantas is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing 1-2 times a day.

Quickest air route

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to Christchurch International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 2h

2-4 times a day

2,146 km

1,333 mi.

Direct

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantas
1-2 times a dayBoeing 737-800+1 others
Carrier Identifier: NZAir New Zealand
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320neo+2 others
Carrier Identifier: JQJetstar Airways
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore Airlines
1-2 times a weekAirbus A350-900
Carrier Identifier: CIChina Airlines
Every 2-4 weeksAirbus A350-900+2 others
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Most frequent

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to Queenstown International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 8h

Every few hours

2,420 km

1,503 mi.

Direct

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantas
DailyBoeing 737-800
Carrier Identifier: JQJetstar Airways
DailyAirbus A320
Carrier Identifier: NZAir New Zealand
DailyAirbus A320neo+2 others
Carrier Identifier: VAVirgin Australia
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 737-800
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Sydney to Christchurch by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Christchurch by ship will take about 14 days 5h and departs from Sydney (AUSYD) and arrives into Nelson (NZNSN). There are ships departing 1-2 times a week 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

14 days 5h

1-2 times a week

4,122 km

2,561 mi.

Direct

1 stop

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC Express III+6 others
Carrier Identifier: ANNUANL
1-2 times a weekKETA
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Closest seaports

Sydney to Lyttelton

Port of loading

Port of loading

14 days 20h

2-4 times a week

3,844 km

2,388 mi.

Direct

2 stops

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: ZIMUZIM
Every 1-2 weeksH MERCURY+1 others
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 1-2 weeksMSC Express III
Carrier Identifier: ANNUANL
1-2 times a weekKETA
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 1-2 weeksRIO BLANCO+6 others
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