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Cheap flight deals to Christchurch

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Christchurch 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.
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08:15 - 09:05WLG-CHC
0h 50mdirect
06:45 - 07:35CHC-WLG
0h 50mdirect
$116Jetstar
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Tue, 6 Aug - Tue, 13 Aug
08:15 - 09:05WLG-CHC
0h 50mdirect
06:45 - 07:35CHC-WLG
0h 50mdirect
$119Jetstar
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Tue, 23 Jul - Tue, 30 Jul
08:15 - 09:05WLG-CHC
0h 50mdirect
06:45 - 07:35CHC-WLG
0h 50mdirect
$126Jetstar
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Sun, 21 Jul - Tue, 30 Jul
11:40 - 13:00AKL-CHC
1h 20mdirect
06:15 - 07:35CHC-AKL
1h 20mdirect
$127Jetstar
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Wed, 31 Jul - Sun, 11 Aug
12:35 - 13:40WLG-CHC
1h 05mdirect
06:45 - 07:35CHC-WLG
0h 50mdirect
Thu, 25 Jul - Thu, 1 Aug
08:05 - 09:10DUD-CHC
1h 05mdirect
19:30 - 20:35CHC-DUD
1h 05mdirect
$160Air New Zealand
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Tue, 23 Jul - Mon, 29 Jul
06:45 - 08:10AKL-CHC
1h 25mdirect
06:15 - 07:35CHC-AKL
1h 20mdirect
Sun, 1 Sep - Tue, 3 Sep
06:25 - 15:05DUD-CHC
8h 40m1 stop
08:40 - 09:45CHC-DUD
1h 05mdirect
$188Air New Zealand
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Sat, 10 Aug - Sun, 11 Aug
06:00 - 08:10WLG-CHC
2h 10m1 stop
12:45 - 19:00CHC-WLG
6h 15m1 stop
$490Sounds Air
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Sat, 20 Jul - Mon, 22 Jul
16:50 - 12:55WLG-CHC
20h 05m2 stops
17:45 - 23:55CHC-WLG
30h 10m1 stop
$2,196Emirates
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Thu, 11 Jul - Mon, 15 Jul

Flights to Christchurch - Travel Insights & Trends

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

What is the cheapest flight to Christchurch?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest airline ticket to Christchurch from the New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $98 one-way, and $188 round-trip on the route from Wellington to Christchurch. The most popular route is from Auckland to Christchurch and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $127 return.

How much is a flight to Christchurch?

The average and cheapest price for all flights to Christchurch from each origin found by users searching on KAYAK in the last month.
On average, a flight to Christchurch costs $231. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $45 and departed from Wellington. The most popular routes on KAYAK are Wellington to Christchurch which costs $254 on average, and Auckland to Christchurch, which costs $224 on average.
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What is the cheapest day to fly to Christchurch?

The average price of all flights to Christchurch clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Christchurch is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $230. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Sunday, where prices are $303 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Christchurch, 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 to Christchurch is January, where tickets cost $191 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are February and March, where the average cost of tickets from New Zealand is $337 and $330 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $163.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Christchurch?

The average price for all flights to Christchurch depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Christchurch is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost $221 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Christchurch is generally at night, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $278.

What is a good deal for flights to Christchurch?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Christchurch, 25% of our users found tickets to Christchurch for the following prices or less: From Wellington $76 one-way - $148 return, from Auckland $98 one-way - $167 return, from Hokitika $112 one-way - $261 return.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Christchurch, 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, you should book around 5 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 85 days before departure.

Which airlines fly to Christchurch?

In general from New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Sounds Air fly the most to Christchurch. See the amount of flights per week for popular airlines flying to Christchurch.

Which airline offers the most flights to Christchurch?

Of the 4 airlines that fly to Christchurch, Air New Zealand offers the most flights, with around 504 per week, followed by Jetstar with 97 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Christchurch?

The duration of your flight to Christchurch depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Christchurch on KAYAK are from Wellington, which takes 0h 50m, Queenstown, which takes 0h 55m, Dunedin, which takes 1h 05m, and Auckland, which takes 1h 20m.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each day?

There are around 92 direct flights from within New Zealand to Christchurch every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 11:00 the most common departure time and 54% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each week?

Each week there are around 644 direct flights from within New Zealand to Christchurch. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Christchurch each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) flights to Christchurch. Instead, there are 629 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Auckland.

How many cities have direct flights to Christchurch?

From New Zealand, there are direct flights to Christchurch from 15 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Auckland, with 185 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$60
Best time to beat the crowds (13% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)
Flight from Wellington to Christchurch

When to book flights to Christchurch

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Christchurch 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. The information is for flights to Christchurch based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Christchurch flights

  • Are there any onsite hotels at Christchurch Airport?

    There are no hotels located within the grounds of Christchurch Airport, however Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport is the closest and is only 700m away from the terminal. You can either take a short walk to reach the hotel or arrange to be picked up by a free shuttle. A Superior Room is perfect for a small family, with two double beds and an ensuite bathroom.

  • Can I catch public transport from Christchurch Airport to the city?

    The number 29 public bus operates a service that connects Christchurch Airport to Central Station. The trip only takes approximately 30 min in travel time to reach Christchurch Bus Interchange which is in the heart of the city. You can purchase a ticket once you board the bus from the driver, which will cost NZ$ 8.50 for an adult and NZ$ 2.65 for a child.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Christchurch?

    The cheapest airline ticket to Christchurch from the New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $98 one-way, and $188 round-trip on the route from Wellington to Christchurch. The most popular route is from Auckland to Christchurch and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $127 return.

  • How far is Christchurch from central Christchurch?

    Christchurch is 10 km from the centre of Christchurch.

  • What is the name of Christchurch’s airport?

    When flying to Christchurch, you'll arrive at Christchurch (CHC). The airport is also known as Christchurch or Christchurch Intl.

  • How much is a flight to Christchurch?

    On average, a flight to Christchurch costs $231. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $45 and departed from Wellington Airport.

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

    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 to Christchurch.

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

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

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

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

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

    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 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 cheap flights to Christchurch

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Christchurch flight deals.
  • Christchurch Airport (CHC) is the biggest travel hub for the South Island, and is close to Mount Hutt and Mount Taylor, which both have popular ski resorts during the winter.
  • A Children’s Play Area is located on Level 1 of Christchurch Airport (CHC) so that you can let your kids release some energy after the flight.
  • If you are being picked up from Christchurch Airport and require assistance to reach your vehicle, contact the Airport Services department as they can arrange to provide support to help you move throughout the terminal building to reach the car park. Special mobility parks are available on the ground floor of the multi-level car park which is directly opposite the terminal.
  • Should you have forgotten any toiletries or have any post-flight medical needs, a pharmacy is located on Level 1 of Christchurch Airport. TravelPharm has a broad range of healthcare items and medicines, however it does not dispense prescriptions.
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Prefer to fly direct to Christchurch?

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

Direct departures

New Zealand to Christchurch

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air Chathams, +26 more

ANA, Air Canada, +27 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

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Direct returns

Christchurch to New Zealand

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air Chathams, +26 more

ANA, Air Canada, +27 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

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Top airlines flying to Christchurch

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Christchurch. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from New Zealand to Christchurch. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Christchurch? 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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 579 reviews
7.8Entertainment
8.7Crew
8.4Boarding
7.6Food
8.1Comfort
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

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

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

It may have been a result of earlier issues with a previous plane, causing delays, but the staff were not nearly as smiley as the previous Jetstar flight I was on. Also, they started boarding before the plane was empty...so we moved from one line into another line. They should have just waited until the plane was empty to avoid waiting in two lines.

Captains address to passengers was excellent. Knee room in seating was very uncomfortable.

Flight departing too early at 06.15 Difficult to get to airport

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
6/8Tue
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
13/8Tue
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$116
23/7Tue
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
30/7Tue
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$119
21/7Sun
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
30/7Tue
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$126
31/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 20mAKL-CHC
11/8Sun
directJetstar
1h 20mCHC-AKL
$127
25/7Thu
direct
1h 05mWLG-CHC
1/8Thu
direct
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$157
23/7Tue
directAir New Zealand
1h 05mDUD-CHC
29/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 05mCHC-DUD
$160
1/9Sun
direct
1h 25mAKL-CHC
3/9Tue
direct
1h 20mCHC-AKL
$172
10/8Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
8h 40mDUD-CHC
11/8Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 05mCHC-DUD
$188
20/7Sat
1 stopSounds Air
2h 10mWLG-CHC
22/7Mon
1 stopSounds Air
6h 15mCHC-WLG
$490
11/7Thu
2 stopsEmirates
20h 05mWLG-CHC
15/7Mon
1 stopEmirates
30h 10mCHC-WLG
$2,196

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
24/7Wed
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
$60
26/8Mon
directJetstar
1h 25mAKL-CHC
$64
16/7Tue
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
$64
24/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 25mAKL-CHC
$65
2/12Mon
directAir New Zealand
0h 55mNSN-CHC
$74
5/8Mon
directJetstar
1h 25mAKL-CHC
$74
12/9Thu
directJetstar
1h 20mAKL-CHC
$78
25/7Thu
directAir New Zealand
1h 05mWLG-CHC
$91
21/8Wed
directAir New Zealand
0h 55mNSN-CHC
$93
15/8Thu
1 stop
6h 15mAKL-CHC
$154

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Last minute flights to Christchurch

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Christchurch that are departing in the next 10 days.
29/6Sat
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
6/7Sat
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$149
28/6Fri
directJetstar
1h 20mAKL-CHC
3/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 20mCHC-AKL
$265
28/6Fri
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
1/7Mon
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$271
26/6Wed
directJetstar
1h 25mAKL-CHC
4/7Thu
directJetstar
1h 20mCHC-AKL
$307
28/6Fri
multi-stop
3h 10mAKL-CHC
3/7Wed
direct
1h 20mCHC-AKL
$325
27/6Thu
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
30/6Sun
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$325
27/6Thu
directAir New Zealand
1h 05mDUD-CHC
1/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 05mCHC-DUD
$332
27/6Thu
directJetstar
0h 50mWLG-CHC
1/7Mon
directJetstar
0h 50mCHC-WLG
$345
28/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 20mPMR-CHC
1/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 20mCHC-PMR
$353
28/6Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
7h 05mPMR-CHC
1/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 20mCHC-PMR
$376

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Flights to Christchurch

Destination:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Christchurch - New Zealand

Cabin classes:

$20,653
$1,759
$3,261
$91