Flights to Sydney, Australia

We're making it easier and more comfortable to get to Sydney with flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Honolulu via Auckland, New Zealand.

Sydney, with its spectacular harbor, amazing beaches, world-class dining and award-winning entertainment is one of the world's most-loved cities. Scroll down for more information on our great fares and award-winning services.

Image: Lincoln's Rock, Blue Mountains courtesy of Destination NSW



At Air New Zealand, we make sure everyone has a super-comfy flight. Each seat has an integrated 9" HD touch screen with hundreds of hours of fun at the tap of a finger. And if you want to power your own devices, you're welcome to use your individual USB socket or shared in-seat power connection. Learn more

Economy Skycouch

Economy Skycouch™

So what is an Economy Skycouch™ exactly? It's simple. Imagine a row of Economy seats that can be turned into a couch after take-off. So you and your friend, partner or family member can stretch out. Clever, right? Comfy too. And, of course, you get all the delicious food and great entertainment that comes with a standard Economy fare. Learn more

Premium Economy

Premium Economy 

More space, more seat, more luxuries. A premium travel experience at an affordable price. Make yourself at home in a luxuriously soft and roomy leather armchair. Browse our inflight entertainment, catch up on work or relax and enjoy our famous Kiwi cuisine. Whatever you need, we're here to keep you smiling. Learn more

Business Premier

Business Premier

Quite simply, the best sleep in the sky. In Business Premier, you'll enjoy a super soft leather seat that transforms into a luxurious lie-flat bed, with a memory foam mattress, two full-size pillows and a cozy duvet. There's also an ottoman footrest that doubles as guest seating. And all lie-flat beds have direct aisle access. Learn more


Transiting Auckland

Catching your connecting flight from Auckland really is a breeze. You’ll board your onward flight from the same terminal, so your bags will be transferred automatically. No hassle, no queues, no crowds. Auckland International is just about as different from your usual international travel hub as it gets. All you need to do when you arrive is enjoy it. Stretch your legs, grab a coffee, do some shopping… 

Have more time? Consider an Auckland stopover on your way to or from Sydney. Use our International Multi-stop tool to plan your perfect itinerary.

What to do in Sydney and the state of New South Wales

New South Wales offers a fabulous mix of authentic Australian city, culture, and nature experiences all within close proximity to Sydney.

Check out more information on New South Wales destinations, things to do, events and deals.

  • Attend Vivid Sydney May 26 – June 17, 2017, the world’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas.
  • Enjoy wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and only a two hour drive from Sydney.
  • Explore one or all five UNESCO World Heritage Areas in New South Wales including the luxurious and unspoiled, Lord Howe Island, the iconic Blue Mountains, Mungo National Park, and the Gondwana Rainforests along the North Coast. Bonus—the Blue Mountains are a two hour drive or train from Sydney!
  • Drive the stunning coastline of endless beaches along the New South Wales coast and Byron Bay.
  • Experience Australia’s fine food, indigenous art, and unique wildlife along the way


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Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year 2017

Air New Zealand has been honoured for the fourth consecutive year for continuous passenger innovations, environmental commitment, operational safety and the motivation of our staff. Read about the Airline of the Year award.