There are 2 ways to get from Wellington to Sydney by plane or train

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Fly from Wellington  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Wellington (WLG) to Sydney (SYD) WLG - SYD

$222 - $327

1 alternative option

Train to Palmerston, fly  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Wellington to Palmerston North
  2. Fly from Palmerston (PMR) to Sydney (SYD) PMR - SYD

$262 - $771

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wellington to Sydney is to fly which costs $230 - $360 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Wellington to Sydney is to fly which costs $230 - $360 and takes 6h 23m.

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The distance between Wellington and Sydney is 2226 km.

It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Wellington to Sydney, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Wellington Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Sydney is 2h behind Wellington. It is currently 11:13 AM in Wellington and 9:13 AM in Sydney.

Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand offer flights from Wellington Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2358+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Wellington to Wellington Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs $15 - $21.

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Map of how to get from Wellington to Sydney.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2226.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Wellington, New Zealand and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and three other airlines fly from Wellington to Sydney hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Wellington to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Wellington to Sydney via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Wellington to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Wellington
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Auckland, Queenstown
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Wellington to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Wellington to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Wellington to Sydney via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Palmerston to Sydney via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Wellington to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Wellington to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Wellington to Sydney via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Train operators
KiwiRail
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Wellington to Palmerston North
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz

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