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Queenstown Intl to Christchurch flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 06m
Flights arrive in Christchurch
Flights depart from Queenstown Intl
Flight price $82
Distance 347 km
Airlines Air New Zealand

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The cheapest flight from Queenstown to Christchurch was found, on average, 47 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 26% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Queenstown to Christchurch Flights

How long does a flight from Queenstown to Christchurch take?
An average non-stop flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 346 km.
How many flights are there between Queenstown and Christchurch?
There are 126 (non-stop) flights between Queenstown and Christchurch per week, averaging 18 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 ($82)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Queenstown and Christchurch?
Etihad Airways (7 times daily), Air New Zealand (7 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Christchurch back to Queenstown, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday 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.

Book cheap flights from Queenstown to Christchurch (return)

Airports
Origin
Queenstown
$82
only
$82
Destination
Christchurch
$82
only
$82
Wed, 12 Jun
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Wed, 19 Jun
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment and seat comfort

LAX
LHR
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Suuuppppeerrrr delayed and I didn’t feel that an empty middle seat to be considered business class on my2nd leg from London to Munich.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew very friendly, nice airplane, clean

Cons: more room in economu

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew were very welcoming and made you feel special. The food was great! The burger was tremendous! The films very up to date.

Cons: The seat is comfortable but doesnt recline enough, I dont like the fact that you need to flip the seat to get it flat, when is it flat its rock hard! Good on AirNZ for providing the foam mattress topper it helps. ButOnce its flat you cant really watch TV.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service was fantastic

Cons: The plane was very cold inside they need keep the cabin warner

Sat, 27 Apr
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Sat, 4 May
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Seats, food, entertainment

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 10.0

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

Cons: Nothing!

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Is it possible to build in a way to tilt the seat bottom up at the front a bit so that when the back is reclined you don'get as sore a bum, and you don't slide forward as much. The seatback recline and headrest were very good.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane, seat, food, amenities, staff, etc were all world class

Cons: LAX immigration is a nightmare but not NZ fault.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Outstanding crew -- attentive but not overbearing. Very pleasant for a 14-hour flight.

Fri, 29 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Sun, 31 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 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
OK 4.3

Pros: good entertainment

Cons: we purchased a sky couch for an extra $700 and was not put in a skycouch row. I have contacted Air New Zealand and have yet to hear back from them.

HNL
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: The sky couch is always very nice.

Cons: We told the crew the water tasted funny, like dirt, they said it was fine, just had lemon in it. Pretty sure we know the difference between lemon and dirt taste.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Nothing

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were always happy and friendly

Cons:

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment and seat comfort

Thu, 28 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Sun, 31 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was very nice

Cons: Foot rest and seat recline was broken. Food was also just okay.

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful service from the ground crew. They went beyond the call of duty. Excellent experience. Thanks to everyone

SYD
AKL
OK 4.4

Cons: Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

Sat, 30 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Sun, 31 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 2 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

SYD
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: There was only approximately 13 inches for the aisle between seat sections. It was mostly women with big wide hips who kept me awake most of the 12 hour and 34 minute flight, as they brushed my shoulder disturbing my ability to rest.

AKL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible customer service.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were always happy and friendly

Cons:

AKL
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was over $450 to try and change the short segment fligt from Christchurch to Auckland. I could have bought a new ticket for 1/2

Thu, 28 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Mon, 1 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 5 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Nothing

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: yes amazing crew! thank you so much!

Cons: perfect already!

SYD
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: There was only approximately 13 inches for the aisle between seat sections. It was mostly women with big wide hips who kept me awake most of the 12 hour and 34 minute flight, as they brushed my shoulder disturbing my ability to rest.

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.

Fri, 29 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Mon, 1 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible customer service.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very efficient trip.

Cons: One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly.

SYD
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: No enough blankets when feeling cold

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew very friendly, nice airplane, clean

Cons: more room in economu

AKL
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was over $450 to try and change the short segment fligt from Christchurch to Auckland. I could have bought a new ticket for 1/2

Sat, 30 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Mon, 1 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Auckland to Chicago was fine. Chicago to Minnesota was horrible. The departure plane showed up late due to weather which is understandable. Once the plane showed up we waited for over 4 hours for a pilots to show up. Our flight could have bee managed much better, poor job by United!

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.

ZQN
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Safety

Cons: The flight was not on time There was no food on the plane for us even though we paid “full service carrier” price There were very few free movies!!! This is horrible. We wished we’d flown with Jetstar - lack of everything like with air New Zealand but at least the price would be much lower!

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great customer service, from boarding to disembarking. Great care for comfort and needs.

Cons: Selection of video options on the app entertainment systems.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

Fri, 22 Mar
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
5h 20m
Mon, 25 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Is it possible to build in a way to tilt the seat bottom up at the front a bit so that when the back is reclined you don'get as sore a bum, and you don't slide forward as much. The seatback recline and headrest were very good.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane, seat, food, amenities, staff, etc were all world class

Cons: LAX immigration is a nightmare but not NZ fault.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fantastic crew!

SYD
AKL
OK 4.4

Cons: Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount.

ZQN
CHC
OK 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.

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