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$164 Find cheap flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch

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Cheap flight deals from Palmerston North to Christchurch (PMR-CHC)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Palmerston North 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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06:50 - 08:10PMR-CHC
1h 20mdirect
08:15 - 09:35CHC-PMR
1h 20mdirect
$210Air New Zealand
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Sat, 29 Jun - Tue, 9 Jul
12:00 - 13:20PMR-CHC
1h 20mdirect
08:15 - 09:35CHC-PMR
1h 20mdirect
$213Air New Zealand
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Tue, 16 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul
19:05 - 20:25PMR-CHC
1h 20mdirect
08:00 - 16:40CHC-PMR
8h 40m1 stop
$228Air New Zealand
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Sat, 29 Jun - Tue, 9 Jul
12:45 - 22:05PMR-CHC
9h 20m1 stop
08:15 - 09:35CHC-PMR
1h 20mdirect
$231Air New Zealand
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Tue, 16 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul
12:00 - 13:20PMR-CHC
1h 20mdirect
08:15 - 09:35CHC-PMR
1h 20mdirect
$275Air New Zealand
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Sun, 7 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul
06:15 - 14:25PMR-CHC
8h 10m1 stop
08:00 - 16:40CHC-PMR
8h 40m1 stop
$289Air New Zealand
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Sat, 29 Jun - Tue, 9 Jul
12:45 - 22:05PMR-CHC
9h 20m1 stop
08:45 - 19:10CHC-PMR
10h 25m1 stop
$292Air New Zealand
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Tue, 16 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul
12:45 - 21:25PMR-CHC
8h 40m1 stop
08:15 - 09:35CHC-PMR
1h 20mdirect
$298Air New Zealand
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Sun, 7 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul
15:00 - 22:05PMR-CHC
7h 05m1 stop
08:00 - 21:35CHC-PMR
13h 35m1 stop
$356Air New Zealand
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Sun, 7 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul
09:10 - 16:40PMR-CHC
7h 30m2 stops
12:00 - 16:40CHC-PMR
4h 40m1 stop
$900Air New Zealand
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Tue, 16 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul

Flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch 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 Palmerston North to Christchurch?

The average price of all flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Christchurch on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to fly from Palmerston North to Christchurch. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Palmerston North 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 from Palmerston North to Christchurch is January, where tickets cost $252 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and November, where the average cost of tickets is $361 and $349 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Palmerston North 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 on the flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch, you should book around 4 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 84 days before departure.

Which airlines fly direct between Palmerston North and Christchurch?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch.
There is just one airline that flies from Palmerston North to Christchurch direct and that is Air New Zealand. The best one-way deal found from Air New Zealand for the route is $156.

How many flights are there between Palmerston North and Christchurch per day?

Each day, there are between 4 and 5 nonstop flights that take off from Palmerston North and land in Christchurch, with an average flight time of 1h 20m. The most common departure time is 19:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 29 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 17% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Sunday.

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

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and 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 Palmerston North to Christchurch take?

Direct flights take on average 1h 20m to travel the 700 km between Palmerston North and Christchurch.

What’s the earliest departure time from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Palmerston North at 06:50 and will be landing in Christchurch at 08:10.

What’s the latest departure time from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch jets off at 19:05 and lands at 20:25.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$164
Best time to beat the crowds (19% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (2% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Palmerston North 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. 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 Palmerston North to Christchurch

  • What is the cheapest flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch was $100 for a one-way ticket and $128 for a return.

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

    Palmerston North and Christchurch are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Palmerston North from Palmerston North and will be arriving at Christchurch.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

    The ATR 72-201 / 202 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Palmerston North to Christchurch flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

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

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

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

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Palmerston North 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 from Palmerston North to Christchurch.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Christchurch from Palmerston North 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 Palmerston North to Christchurch?

    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 Christchurch with an airline and back to Palmerston North with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Palmerston North 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 from Palmerston North up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $177 or less one-way and $261 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

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

Direct departures

Palmerston North 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

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

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Direct returns

Christchurch to Palmerston North

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, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Top airline flying from Palmerston North to Christchurch

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Palmerston North to Christchurch. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Palmerston North 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.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 617 reviews
7.6Food
7.9Entertainment
8.1Comfort
8.8Crew
8.4Boarding
Airline reviews

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

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

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.

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

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.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Palmerston North to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
8/6Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
11h 15mPMR-CHC
$164
27/6Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 15mPMR-CHC
$187
27/6Thu
2 stopsAir New Zealand
8h 50mPMR-CHC
$366
8/6Sat
2 stopsAir New Zealand
12h 00mPMR-CHC
$374
7/7Sun
2 stopsAir New Zealand
5h 50mPMR-CHC
$390

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Palmerston North - Christchurch Flights

Departure:

Palmerston North (undefined)New Zealand

Destination:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Christchurch - Palmerston North

Cabin classes:

$10,278
$175