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Find cheap flights from South Africa to Christchurch from $2,417

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Christchurch departing on 9/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 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 Thursday where tickets can be as cheap as $2,285. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are $2,620 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 August, where tickets cost $2,339 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets from South Africa is $3,098 and $3,085 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $2,033.

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 morning, when flights cost $1,983 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 $2,715.

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 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 57 days before departure.

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 route to Christchurch on KAYAK is from Cape Town, which takes 30h 05m.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each day?

There are around 92 direct flights from within South Africa 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 643 direct flights from within South Africa to Christchurch. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$2,417
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to Christchurch

FAQs - booking Christchurch flights

  • How far is Christchurch from central Christchurch?

    The distance between Christchurch and the city centre of Christchurch is 10 km.

  • What is the name of Christchurch’s airport?

    All flights to Christchurch land at Christchurch. The airport code is CHC,and it can also be referred to as Christchurch or Christchurch Intl.

  • 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.

  • 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 509 per week, followed by Jetstar with 98 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Christchurch

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

Direct departures

South Africa 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 South Africa

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 3 airlines serving from South Africa 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 South Africa 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.
8.2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1492 reviews
8.4boarding
8.1comfort
7.8food
8.7crew
8.2entertainment
Airline reviews

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

10.0 ExcellentAnonymous, Apr 2024JFK - FRA
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It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

They made me check my carry on even though there was room We un boarded in a strange way but overall it was good

It seems paying premium economy does not make difference with economy. No priority boarding, not worthy paying extra$$$ for premium economy.

Wonderful service, planes and interior in great condition, very pleasant experience

The premium economy seats were not that great. It could have been more premium than economy seats.

The singapore airline now compared before covid, I like the service before covid. SQ was the best of all airlines but now I am going to look for different airline if I am travelling in asia.

They were able to assist my elderly father and myself after not being able to check in to scoot. The counter service was phenomenal. They did what they could to get us on the next plane so we could catch our Connecting flight. Scoot closed early on us so we ended up missing our flight.

They close their counter so early. I had internet issues so I couldn’t check In online . I would have made the flight but their counter was closed 5 minutes before we arrived. No way of contacting them even though I had the confirmation number and tried to check in the night before on someone else’s phone. I tried calling their customer service with no pick up. Horrible experience, I’m very unhappy with them. I hope to never fly with them ever again. It costed me almost $900.

They are great with every aspect of customer service. Helped my elderly father and aided him with using the restroom.

Due to the delay of my first flight, my connecting flight with JetBlue was canceled by Singapore Airlines, but the JetBlue crew was very accommodating and rebooked a seat for me. The crew was very nice and had good attitude.

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

Absolutely terrible delays for 3 hours changed seats after we paid an upgrade on both legs. It appears it’s up to us to request a refund after they down graded our seat. Never again !!

Seat and leg space is much better than the Qatar airline. The crew I would like to say is not meeting the requirements of emirates airlines cause it almost 20 years I am flying with emirates this time I really feel that crew is not behaving well someone asked for water waited more than 30 minutes and there are more incidents in this flight.

Superb experience. I hope they bring back the fast track option at Heathrow immigration.

Great flight. Comfortable seats, courteous service, and excellent selection for entertainment.

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

Lovely experience. I feel like travelling in Emirates.. The flights are always superb.Vegan food served was really good..

Food was not eadable. Testless and not apealing. order for indian vegitarian, recived spice less. combination of main course and side iteams are far away from traditonal food, serve less iteams. , but eadoble. Thanks

The service was fantastic. Not much could be done better

Well emirates since after covid recovery their service became much poorer than before , old planes to some destinations, untrained staff , rude , inflexible, and poor food, this specific flight the plane felt like in the 90s , and staff behavior was rude due to usual incidents in these flights for some destinations, i understand this but they pit everyone at the same basket, a readiness to be rude anytime

Amazing! Was put on the earlier flight and I requested for an aisle seat and was given it. Thanks Qantas!

Wonderful crew, good food. Absolutely loved the wine spritz and wish I could buy it!

It was nice having space in the way back where it thinned out with passengers, most folks in the far back were able to lay down and sleep. That was a pleasant surprise. Made the 15 hr flight go by pretty smooth, watching a few movies and resting. I had previously never used an airplane toilet, but finally used one. It wasn't too bad. All workers were very helpful and friendly. Their hospitality was welcomed as well

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

I was in premium economy. My seat didn’t recline much - it was broken. My phone charger didn’t work.

Short flight. Needed a smart phone to watch any movie.

First time flying in Qantas. There is zero WiFi on the flight to/from Australia. Crew was great both routes - very attentive, personalized service. Pleasant staff throughout.

After flying Quantas (Prem Econ - SYD-SFO) which was Spectacular, we boarded AA flight SFO/PHL.. Prem Econ was NOT available on this flight so we were stuck in Econ - even though we paid $2600 EACH/ONE WAY for this ticket. I even had to BUY extra legroom seats - this AT LEAST should have been included on the AA flight. There were no screens in seatbacks, forcing passengers to use phones for entertainment. No water bottles were provided - only cups of water. The Quantas flight was FAR superior to the AA flight - even though we purchased Prem Econ for the FULL trip....

The plane was new (<6mos old) and was very well appointed. Lots of places to store things/plenty of legroom/comfortable seats/great blankets and headsets. Food was very good too. And crew were all very friendly and accommodating. Great trip!

I thought the overall standard in Premium Economy was very good indeed.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
9/5Thu
2 stopsEmirates
37h 50mCPT-CHC
16/5Thu
2 stopsEmirates
51h 50mCHC-CPT
$2,417
9/5Thu
3 stops
32h 50mCPT-CHC
16/5Thu
2 stops
33h 05mCHC-CPT
$2,518
24/7Wed
3 stops
39h 45mCPT-CHC
31/7Wed
3 stops
39h 10mCHC-CPT
$2,584
9/5Thu
3 stops
39h 45mCPT-CHC
16/5Thu
3 stops
38h 55mCHC-CPT
$2,674
24/7Wed
2 stops
39h 45mCPT-CHC
31/7Wed
3 stops
39h 10mCHC-CPT
$2,706
24/7Wed
2 stopsEmirates
49h 15mCPT-CHC
31/7Wed
2 stopsEmirates
35h 00mCHC-CPT
$2,755

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Flights to Christchurch

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Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

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