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Queenstown to Christchurch flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 07m
Flights arrive in Christchurch
Flights depart from Queenstown
Flight price $144
Distance 347 km
Airlines Air New Zealand, Jetstar

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average price:
$190
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$136
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to book flights from Queenstown to Christchurch

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Queenstown to Christchurch was found, on average, 59 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 27% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Queenstown to Christchurch flights

How long does a flight from Queenstown to Christchurch take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 346 km.
How many flights are there between Queenstown and Christchurch?
There are 160 (direct) flights between Queenstown and Christchurch per week, averaging 22 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Christchurch?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($144) and Jetstar ($365)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Queenstown and Christchurch?
Etihad Airways (9 times daily), Air New Zealand (9 times daily), Qantas Airways (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Queenstown to Christchurch?
For Queenstown to Christchurch, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Christchurch back to Queenstown, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Queenstown to Christchurch?
When flying out of Queenstown you will be using Queenstown Intl, often referred to as Queenstown Airport. You will be landing at Christchurch, also known as Christchurch Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Queenstown to Christchurch (return)

Airports
Origin
Queenstown
$144
only
$144
Destination
Christchurch
$144
only
$144
Thu, 27 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
17h 10m
Sun, 1 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I like how everything went to be honest. No complaints :)

Cons: I enjoyed it all :)

WLG
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Aircraft was a new A320. Superb. Loads of legroom and extra width . Great flight.

Cons: Nothing

BNE
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful, very hospitable and friendly.

Cons: The seating in economy class is abysmal. The seats are extremely small and the rows are to close together. There is no leg room. The seat cushioning is almost nonexistent. It's like sitting and leaning back on a board. On this last trip I had a window seat. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs.

AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

KIX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing really.

Wed, 29 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
22h 45m
Thu, 30 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 2 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4,610 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
SYD
HNL
Okay 5.6

Pros: I like the lady who checked me in.

Cons: First of all, your selection of food could be way better. You’re traveling between two places that have extensive access to rice - why is your gluten-free menu so poor? Your airline crew are scary and I’m worried that if there was a true emergency none of them would know how to get us off the plane safely.

DPS
PER
Good 6.8

Pros: crew was helpfull

Cons: me and my partner should have been seated together

SYD
HNL
Good 6.8

Pros: The price of the flight was good (without the bag)

Cons: Knowing that a bag cost $105 Au after I bought the ticket. I would have paid a bit more and just gone on Air New Zealand.

AVV
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights

HNL
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: The attitude of the crew towards passengers with children. They made us wake up our sleeping child because she was on a blow up cushion that obstructed her leg space. Even though we explained it could be deflated in a single second and was not causing harm to anyone else they still made us move it. Also, they gave us a guilt trip for changing a peepee diaper in our seat (careful not to touch any seats) and wouldn't take the trash. As any parents knows, changing a diaper in an airline bathroom is one of the most unsanitary and awful things you can do with your young child due to the extreme lack of space. Airlines in general should make a "family bathroom" with more space for parents to change their kids.

Sat, 1 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Sun, 2 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
NRT
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was turned away at the gate and was unable to board the plane. It was an awful experience!

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Non stop flight

Cons: Staff not wake me up even after requesting they not wake me up to force feed a meal.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Queenstown/Christchurch: quick and easy. Air New Zealand does a good job.

Cons: All g.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew, the food, overall experience was great!

Cons: Use less plastic

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

Wed, 19 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Sat, 22 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Trip: 4 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
NRT
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was turned away at the gate and was unable to board the plane. It was an awful experience!

CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: Lovely, friendly crew!

Cons: No seat selection available on line, so stuffed in the back. No place for luggage. No soft drinks on flight. Mexican chips??? What’s that about?

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seats are comfortable enough even in the economy class. The crew is attentive. Entertainment is great, lots of movies and music.

AUS
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was great, plane was modern and clean

Cons: We booked row 2 to be a quick entry/exit but they board this plane from the rear. No entertainment, so bring your own

AKL
ZQN
Poor 0.0

Pros: Hasn’t occurred yet

Cons: Hasn’t occurred yet

Thu, 30 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
20h 50m
Fri, 31 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

NRT
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was turned away at the gate and was unable to board the plane. It was an awful experience!

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Checking in, bag drop, and boarding were all super fast and easy. Flight was on time.

Cons: Nothing!

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.6

Cons: They were not able to seat me next to my partner despite us having booked/selected our seats 6 months in advance. Additionally, the check in process took forever and we had a bunch of issues getting on the flight

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible service and all around outcome. Would not fly Air New Zealand again

Wed, 5 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Thu, 6 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
CHC
Okay 4.3

Cons: Upon arrival we were informed that each checked bag was $60. This was news to us. The NZ flight employee informed us that Air NZ informed us quite well of this info, this the booking agent was at fault.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Cool dimmers for window shade; flight attendant notice we did not have headphones and gave us some first class looking ones that really cancels out the noise. Although we had it in the pocket we did not choose to use at that time but she took it upon herself. Staff always friendly.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew, the food, overall experience was great!

Cons: Use less plastic

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Not much

Cons: The seat I had booked and was confirrmed was not available, double booked.

NRT
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was turned away at the gate and was unable to board the plane. It was an awful experience!

Thu, 6 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Thu, 13 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Air NZ has the best Premium Economy class in the sky.

Cons: All good.

KIX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing really.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Queenstown/Christchurch: quick and easy. Air New Zealand does a good job.

Cons: All g.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nicest crew on the planet. Restrooms stayed clean despite 12 hour flight

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Non stop flight

Cons: Staff not wake me up even after requesting they not wake me up to force feed a meal.

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