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Find cheap flights from Rotorua to Christchurch from $142

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Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Rotorua 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 Wednesday, 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 Rotorua to Christchurch. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Sunday and avoiding Mondays for the best deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Rotorua 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 Rotorua to Christchurch is October, where tickets cost $299 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and March, where the average cost of tickets is $449 and $436 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Rotorua 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 Rotorua to Christchurch, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 80 days before departure.

Which airlines fly direct between Rotorua and Christchurch?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Rotorua to Christchurch.
There is just one airline that flies from Rotorua to Christchurch direct and that is Air New Zealand. The best one-way deal found from Air New Zealand for the route is $179.

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

Each day, there are between 2 and 3 nonstop flights that take off from Rotorua and land in Christchurch, with an average flight time of 1h 55m. The most common departure time is 11:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 19 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Monday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Rotorua 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 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.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Rotorua at 11:30 and will be landing in Christchurch at 13:25.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Rotorua to Christchurch jets off at 15:05 and lands at 17:00.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

April

Cheapest flight

$142
Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 12% lower on average.
Flight from Rotorua to Christchurch

When to book flights from Rotorua to Christchurch

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Rotorua 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 Rotorua to Christchurch

  • What is the cheapest flight from Rotorua to Christchurch?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Rotorua to Christchurch was $85 for a one-way ticket.

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

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

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Rotorua to Christchurch?

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

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

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

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

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Christchurch from Rotorua 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 Rotorua 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 Rotorua with another airline.

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

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $197 or less one-way and $290 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Rotorua to Christchurch?

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

Direct departures

Rotorua to Christchurch

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

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Direct returns

Christchurch to Rotorua

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

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Top airline flying from Rotorua to Christchurch

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Rotorua 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 Rotorua 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 673 reviews
7.6food
8.4boarding
8.8crew
7.9entertainment
8.1comfort
Airline reviews

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

10.0 ExcellentSteveDiane, Apr 2024TBU - AKL
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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.

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

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Rotorua to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
11/5ש'
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mROT-CHC
$142
11/5ש'
1 stopAir New Zealand
8h 45mROT-CHC
$189
17/4ד'
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mROT-CHC
$235
17/4ד'
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 05mROT-CHC
$239
11/5ש'
2 stops
23h 30mROT-CHC
$292
14/4א'
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mROT-CHC
$326
14/4א'
1 stopAir New Zealand
3h 15mROT-CHC
$429
17/4ד'
2 stopsAir New Zealand
4h 50mROT-CHC
$619
14/4א'
2 stops
15h 15mROT-CHC
$623

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Rotorua - Christchurch Flights

Departure:

Rotorua (ROT)New Zealand

Destination:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Christchurch - Rotorua

Cabin classes:

$219