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Find cheap flights to Christchurch with Air New Zealand

If you want affordable flights to Christchurch, we can help. At Air New Zealand, we offer more direct Christchurch flights than any other airline.

 

Find the best fares to Christchurch by selecting your travel dates in the fare finder above. Or scroll through the airfares displayed below to find the best prices or to check flight availability. Prices shown below are per person, one-way.

 

We look forward to flying you to Christchurch in the South Island, one of New Zealand's most beautiful cities.

 

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Book cheap airfare to Christchurch

From Auckland (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC)

Departing 01 Aug 2022

From
$59*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Auckland (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC)

Departing 12 Jul 2022

From
$59*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Wellington (WLG) to Christchurch (CHC)

Departing 01 Aug 2022

From
$49*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Wellington (WLG) to Christchurch (CHC)

Departing 03 Aug 2022

From
$49*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Queenstown (ZQN) to Christchurch (CHC)

Departing 11 Jun 2022

From
$49*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Queenstown (ZQN) to Christchurch (CHC)

Departing 27 Jul 2022

From
$49*

Per person, one way|Economy

*Fares displayed have been available for flights searched within the last 24 hours and may not currently be available at time of booking. Flights are one way and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares listed may be our base fare and additional fees (including product upgrade charges or service/card payment fees) may apply. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

Flights to Christchurch related FAQs

When is the cheapest time of year to fly to Christchurch?

The off-peak season, during the colder months of July and August are the cheapest times to book flights to Christchurch. The most expensive time to travel to Christchurch is the peak season from December to February. When booking, bear in mind that school holidays and Christmas and Easter periods can be more expensive. Prices will vary day by day, depending on demand. The easiest way to find the lowest flights prices is to start with our fare finder at the top of this page. Remember, when flying within New Zealand, infants travel for free.

Can I book direct flights to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand operate non-stop flights to Christchurch from all New Zealand's major cities. We fly throughout the week from Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown. Direct flights to Christchurch are possible from most airports in the South Island.

From where in New Zealand can I fly to Christchurch?

You can fly to Christchurch from most airports in New Zealand. If you're flying from a smaller regional airport in the North Island, your flight may take you to Christchurch via the nearest main airport, such as Auckland or Wellington. Most airports in the South Island will fly directly to Christchurch.

Which airlines offer direct flights to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand operate more direct flights to Christchurch than any other airline in New Zealand. No matter how often you need to fly, you can expect the same great, unique Kiwi experience on-board. Flying with us gives you greater peace of mind and confidence.

How long is the flight to Christchurch?

Direct flights to Christchurch don't take long. The longest direct flight, from Auckland to Christchurch is under 90 minutes. If you take two flights or fly from a regional destination, flight times will be longer.

How do I get to Christchurch city from Christchurch airport?

Travellers can board public buses from the north end of Christchurch Airport. The buses leave for the city and suburbs at regular intervals. They can get you to central Christchurch in about 35-40 minutes. Look for the Purple Line or the Blue 29 bus and buy your ticket from the driver. For a faster trip and more flexibility, book a taxi or a rental car with us when you book your Air New Zealand flight.

What can I do when I fly to Christchurch?

There's so much to do in and around Christchurch. Visit the rebuilt city centre, Hagley Park, the Avon River and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Or enjoy the views of the mountains of the Southern Alps. The entire Canterbury region and its attractions are on the doorstep. Being in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, it's a great base to explore from. Amazing adventures in Queenstown, Hanmer Springs and the snow fields are only a few hours' drive away. Discover Christchurch for more information.

What is the three-letter code for Christchurch Airport?

Christchurch International Airport uses the IATA code CHC.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for flying to Christchurch?

Travel within New Zealand is subject to government and regulatory requirements. Before you book your travel to Christchurch, please check the latest health and travel requirements within New Zealand.

Find the lowest Christchurch airfares

FromToDepartureFare typePrice

Auckland (AKL)

Christchurch (CHC)

02 Apr 2023

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Christchurch (CHC)

20 Nov 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Christchurch (CHC)

01 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Wellington (WLG)

Christchurch (CHC)

05 Feb 2023

Per person, one way|Economy

Wellington (WLG)

Christchurch (CHC)

27 Dec 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Wellington (WLG)

Christchurch (CHC)

16 Aug 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Queenstown (ZQN)

Christchurch (CHC)

21 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Queenstown (ZQN)

Christchurch (CHC)

15 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Queenstown (ZQN)

Christchurch (CHC)

08 Dec 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

Nelson (NSN)

Christchurch (CHC)

09 Sep 2022

Per person, one way|Economy

*Fares displayed have been available for flights searched within the last 24 hours and may not currently be available at time of booking. Flights are one way and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares listed may be our base fare and additional fees (including product upgrade charges or service/card payment fees) may apply. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

What's the weather like in Christchurch?

Christchurch has a temperate climate. Summers are mild, with temperatures usually around the mid-twenties. There are occasional cool breezes from the Northeast, or a hot wind coming off the mountains from the Northwest – the Canterbury Nor'wester. Winters are cool, with nighttime temperatures dropping below freezing in cold winter months. If you're lucky you'll see snow in the city, and you can usually see snow caps on the nearby Southern Alps.

Weather in Christchurch

Monday light rain
13°C 16 May 2022
Tuesday broken clouds
16°C 17 May 2022
Wednesday scattered clouds
14°C 18 May 2022
Thursday scattered clouds
17°C 19 May 2022
Friday light rain
14°C 20 May 2022
Saturday light rain
9°C 21 May 2022
Sunday sky is clear
11°C 22 May 2022
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