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Find cheap flights from Christchurch to Nelson from $217

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 23/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Christchurch to Nelson, as well as popular online travel agencies
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Christchurch to Nelson, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Christchurch to Nelson

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Christchurch to Nelson that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
19:15 - 20:10CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
17:35 - 18:30NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$217Air New Zealand
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Sat, 23 Mar - Sat, 30 Mar
08:00 - 15:20CHC-NSN
7h 20m1 stop
17:35 - 18:30NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$236Air New Zealand
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Sat, 23 Mar - Sat, 30 Mar
19:15 - 20:10CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
13:20 - 14:15NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$252Air New Zealand
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Mon, 22 Apr - Fri, 26 Apr
19:15 - 20:10CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
20:00 - 09:05NSN-CHC
13h 05m1 stop
Mon, 22 Apr - Fri, 26 Apr
08:00 - 15:20CHC-NSN
7h 20m1 stop
14:45 - 21:10NSN-CHC
6h 25m1 stop
$286Air New Zealand
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Sat, 23 Mar - Sat, 30 Mar
19:15 - 20:10CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
08:10 - 09:05NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$312Air New Zealand
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Mon, 11 Mar - Fri, 15 Mar
06:45 - 07:40CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
17:35 - 18:30NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$317Air New Zealand
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Wed, 6 Mar - Sat, 9 Mar
10:55 - 11:50CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
19:55 - 20:50NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$335Air New Zealand
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Tue, 25 Jun - Wed, 26 Jun
08:40 - 09:35CHC-NSN
0h 55mdirect
19:55 - 20:50NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$337Air New Zealand
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Tue, 25 Jun - Wed, 26 Jun
06:45 - 10:10CHC-NSN
3h 25m1 stop
19:55 - 20:50NSN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
Thu, 7 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar

Flights from Christchurch to Nelson - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Christchurch to Nelson to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Christchurch to Nelson?

The average price of all flights from Christchurch to Nelson clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Nelson on a Wednesday and more expensive on a Thursday. On your return trip to Christchurch, you should consider flying back on a Sunday, and avoid Wednesdays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Nelson?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Nelson, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Christchurch to Nelson is May, where tickets cost $152 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is $298 and $280 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Nelson?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Nelson, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Christchurch to Nelson, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 84 days before departure.

Which airlines fly direct between Christchurch and Nelson?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Christchurch to Nelson.
There is just one airline that flies from Christchurch to Nelson direct and that is Air New Zealand. The best one-way deal found from Air New Zealand for the route is $117.

How many flights are there between Christchurch and Nelson per day?

Each day, there are between 5 and 7 nonstop flights that take off from Christchurch and land in Nelson, with an average flight time of 0h 55m. The most common departure time is 16:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 45 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Sunday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Christchurch and Nelson?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Christchurch to Nelson take?

A direct flight to Nelson will take on average 0h 55m to travel the 402 km flying distance from Christchurch.

What’s the earliest departure time from Christchurch to Nelson?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Christchurch at 06:45 and will be landing in Nelson at 07:40.

What’s the latest departure time from Christchurch to Nelson?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Christchurch to Nelson jets off at 19:15 and lands at 20:10.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

April

Cheapest flight

$217
Best time to beat the crowds (19% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)
Flight from Christchurch to Nelson

When to book flights from Christchurch to Nelson

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Christchurch to Nelson based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Christchurch to Nelson

  • What is the cheapest flight from Christchurch to Nelson?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Christchurch to Nelson was $134 for a return ticket.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to Nelson?

    Christchurch airport is called Christchurch and the only airport in Nelson is Nelson.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Christchurch to Nelson?

    The De Havilland (Bombardier) DHC-8-300 Dash 8 / 8Q is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Christchurch to Nelson flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Christchurch to Nelson?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Christchurch and Nelson, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Christchurch to Nelson?

    There are direct flights from Christchurch to Nelson on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Christchurch to Nelson?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Christchurch to Nelson.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Christchurch to Nelson?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Nelson from Christchurch is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Christchurch to Nelson?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Nelson with an airline and back to Christchurch with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Christchurch to Nelson?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Nelson from Christchurch up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Christchurch to Nelson

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $144 or less one-way and $160 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Christchurch to Nelson?

Find which airlines fly direct from Christchurch to Nelson, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Christchurch to Nelson

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Direct returns

Nelson to Christchurch

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Top airline flying from Christchurch to Nelson

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Christchurch to Nelson? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 741 reviews
84boarding
88crew
80entertainment
81comfort
83overall
77food
Airline reviews

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

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United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

Boarding instructions on one leg of my journey were not well communicated at the gate (Melbourne to Auckland)

The only thing that was less than excellent was the food server at dinner. (I had the chicken.) It wasn't that it was poorly heated or in difficult-to-open containers; it was just that it had a very peculiar taste. And I use that to describe not just the main course but the dessert as well. Very odd flavours for what seemed to be a mainstream item. I did like that the airline offered us a free glass of wine. The breakfast omelette wasn't bad, although it was quite bland.

No refunds for flights that I could not take due to Covid restrictions

Pros: "Regional flight so only one cabin attendant. Pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "Wider seats but tha'ts the nature of smaller aircraft"
Pros: "I would have liked for them to refund my ticket even though I asked them to. They ignored my request and I didn't get to go on to the plane but I still paid for it."
Cons: "A refunded plane ticket or voucher would have been better."

Christchurch - Nelson Flights

Departure:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Destination:

Nelson (NSN)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Nelson - Christchurch

Cabin classes:

$116

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