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Find cheap flights from the United Kingdom to Christchurch from $1,169

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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 Saturday where tickets can be as cheap as $1,684. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Tuesday, where prices are $3,285 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 September, where tickets cost $3,218 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets from the United Kingdom is $5,354 and $4,324 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $2,816.

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 at night, when flights cost $2,659 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Christchurch is generally in the morning, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $3,618.

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 79 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 routes to Christchurch on KAYAK are from Manchester, which takes 28h 55m, Edinburgh, which takes 29h 05m, and London, which takes 29h 05m.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each day?

There are around 91 direct flights from within United Kingdom to Christchurch every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 11:00 the most common departure time and 55% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each week?

Each week there are around 631 direct flights from within United Kingdom to Christchurch. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

Good to know

Low season

June

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$1,169
Best time to beat the crowds (1% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)
Flight from London Gatwick Airport to Christchurch

FAQs - booking Christchurch flights

  • How do I travel from Christchurch Airport into the city?

    The city’s public transport system is the Metro bus service. Three regular services pass through the airport. The Number 29 will take you to the city Bus Exchange via Fendalton, the Purple Line travels to Sumner Beach, and the Number 125 goes north to Redwood. Prices are around 8.50 NZD (4.40 GBP) for a one-way ticket. Alternatively, you can find taxi ranks outside the International Terminal, or you can book a Super Shuttle bus in advance to your hotel.

  • What is there to eat at Christchurch Airport?

    If you’d like something to eat after your flight to Christchurch, you can find a range of choices in the public area. The Long White Café and AirGo convenience store in the Arrivals Hall can provide you with a quick snack. Burger King, Noodle, and the Sakura Sushi Bar can provide something more substantial in the Level One Food Court, just above the check-in area before security. Alternatively, the Spitfire Square retail precinct 5min from the terminal has a range of dining options.

  • Are there any playgrounds at the Christchurch Airport for kids?

    If you’re travelling with children, Christchurch Airport has a Kids’ Zone in the International Arrivals Hall. Here you can find an interactive world map, and activities such as hopscotch or a scavenger hunt. You can also receive a Mini Explorer Passport Activity Book and a pack of crayons at the information desk. If you’re in Christchurch on transit, you can find Children’s Play Areas in the domestic and international departure lounges.

  • Where can I buy gifts at the Christchurch Airport?

    As well as the Aelia Duty Free shops, there are a range of unique gift stores at the airport terminal. Antarctica offers a range of Antarctic and New Zealand themed products, while Global Culture stocks warm possum and merino apparel. Roam and Simply New Zealand both have a number of gifts and printed clothing with the distinctive kiwiana style. You can find these stores at the Level One Food Court before security.

  • 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?

    There is only 1 airport in Christchurch, called Christchurch (CHC). 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 497 per week, followed by Jetstar with 98 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Christchurch

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Christchurch flight deals.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. As one of the country’s largest airports, many use it as an alternative to travel up to Nelson, Blenheim (5h drive), Hokitika (3h drive) or Queenstown (6h drive).
  • You are unable to purchase direct flights to Christchurch Airport due to its distance from the UK. The length of the flight therefore depends on how long your stopovers are, but you can find shorter journeys for approximately 28h – 32h.
  • When travelling to New Zealand, be aware that the country has very strict biosecurity laws. You will receive an entry card on your flight to Christchurch, where you must declare at risk items. Food, animal and plant products will have to be declared or disposed of before entering the country.
  • So that you don’t have to incur roaming charges, it is a simple process to purchase a local SIM Card. You can find kiosks of the two main phone companies, Spark and Vodafone in the International Arrivals Hall of the Christchurch Airport where you can purchase pre-paid SIM cards.
  • For those looking for things to do at the Christchurch airport, the International Antarctic Centre is an 8min walk from the airport terminal. Here you can find an interactive experience, showing Christchurch as the aerial gateway to Antarctica.
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Prefer to fly direct to Christchurch?

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

Direct departures

United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom

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 4 airlines serving from the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom 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
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 659 reviews
8.1comfort
8.8crew
8.4boarding
7.6food
7.9entertainment
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.

Great to have actual hot tastey meal on a flight. Well done

All in all the flight was good. Love the fact that for airline food it was piping hot

In general good, but the machine seems to be long in operation and some functions were restricted as e. g. Adjusting of seats.

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

Every thing was fine. Some ild classical Hindi movies should be add

People were so nice! Economy seats were small and cramped feeling for me. I’m slender and 6 feet tall

Flying with Singapore airlines is always excelllent - the crew are lovely and the food too is great. It’s my number 1 airline

Perfect experience from boarding through to leaving the flight, comfortable and personalised service from all staff, highly recommended

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.

Flights were both delayed. No luggage on arrival for the whole plane and no contact since submitting a PIR.

No entertainment u less you pay. Wish there were some free movies

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

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 !!

This airline is one of the best Ihave travel around the world well use them again in the future the food was higher quality plus your personal aboard communicated in many languages on our flights 13 this was amazing 👏 🤩 😀 👌 😄 thank you

They had superb boarding (started an hour before flight time). Timely pushback from them gate and an early arrival. Flight and service was very comfortable. I wanted to move my flight to an earlier one, only thing was there was no one at emirates in Heathrow to help. Had to call the call the center and pay to change. There were ample seats on the flight though

Very bad !! My confirmed ticket got canceled with out notifying me in hyd airport , crew didn’t help us out !! They were very rude!! They made me pay for the confirmed ticket again !! Can you please let us know how I can get the refund for the ticket I paid

I enjoyed the live television programming for entertainment, and honestly everything was acceptable. It’s just that I choose emirates, because they have always been so much better in so many ways – food choices, service, accessibility, friendliness of the staff. None of those things were poor, but they have definitely slid from their position of excellence. One example would be that after the dinner meal was served, the flight attendants huddled in the back galley with the curtains closed (by the way, that’s where snacks and drinks are), and you have to interrupt them to go back there to either ask for something or to get a snack. While they do not respond in an unfriendly way, you are led to believe that you are interrupting them by coming to get a snack or making a request. Even something like, “ Yes, how many I help you?” would be a great improvement.

Emirates flights always nice. Service rendered by the staff is superb.I am always comfortable in Emirates flights.

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

Wuhan - Dubai. Old plane: 1. Only USB charger. No power outlet to plug in.. 2. Super narrow seat layout 3. Toilet cover consistently fell down and hit my back when sitting on it.. :( 4. Entertainment system touch screen not sensitive, and need to press hard or use finger tips to hit. Crew were very nice and accommodating though.

1. I got very poor check in experience with the counter lady . This is the first airline I ever experienced that no combine check in weight allow . Even we have 4 of us but weight counter by piece . So we wasted lot of time argue and repack . This is super crazy 2. Next I left my Samsung tablet on the plane . And I started to escalate and finally spoke to southern airline lost and found in Malaysia and the amazing answer she give is : system nothing found and please try to call southern airline in china 🧐 . I have been flying many other airlines but this is my first encounterment with such irresponsible airline response and no empathy given to customer . My feeling is nobody bother whether how customer like me feel and I’m just too small for the management to take note .

No red vine, no whiskey, no vodka. No that I wanted all of them at once but still...

No good but was short flight. Both of our China Southern flights were on time. No surprises.

The flight was okay it was the kayak customer service that was poor, I have been trying to change my name on my flight ticket 3 days before my flight and nothing got done about it even tho I messaged so many times and phoned, all I got in return was that is was being processed and still to this day nothing has been done about it, I think it’s disgusting and un needed stress to the trip.

The food was perfect. The boarding process is a bit long. Given the late boarding time, I felt very tired by the time I was seated.

Quality flight from start to finish. Customer service is evidently very important to this company. The staff really exceeded expectations.

Traveling with the Chinese airlines , their service superior to the US Airlines , they are much more friendly and the seats are comfortable , In the past I flew with United , now ,United Airline will become history for me .

Pros: "Yes, seats were very comfortable and crew members were extremely helpful"
Cons: "Everything was excellent."
Pros: "see SH to GZ prior flight. The same."
Cons: "Same problems. Get KFC or McDonalds to cater. No one enjoys the airline's food which I suspect is prepared on a very small budget. Even a sandwich with a pre-packaged drink would elevate the foodservice."

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
21/5Tue
2 stops
35h 30mLHR-CHC
28/5Tue
2 stops
47h 25mCHC-LHR
$1,574
28/5Tue
2 stops
50h 30mLHR-CHC
25/6Tue
2 stops
47h 25mCHC-LHR
$1,600
5/6Wed
2 stopsEmirates
26h 50mLGW-CHC
20/10Sun
2 stopsEmirates
30h 15mCHC-LGW
$2,412
29/5Wed
2 stopsEmirates
30h 40mSTN-CHC
17/10Thu
2 stopsEmirates
30h 35mCHC-STN
$2,415
19/9Thu
2 stopsQantas Airways
29h 10mLHR-CHC
15/10Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
36h 30mCHC-LHR
$2,478
19/9Thu
2 stopsSingapore Airlines
27h 30mLHR-CHC
15/10Tue
1 stopSingapore Airlines
30h 05mCHC-LHR
$2,552
29/8Thu
1 stopSingapore Airlines
72h 25mLHR-CHC
14/2Fri
1 stopSingapore Airlines
27h 10mCHC-LHR
$2,577
5/6Wed
3 stopsQantas Airways
33h 50mLHR-CHC
20/10Sun
2 stopsQantas Airways
36h 30mCHC-LHR
$2,760
29/8Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
24h 25mLHR-CHC
8/2Sat
2 stopsAir New Zealand
35h 50mCHC-LHR
$2,807
29/8Thu
2 stopsAir New Zealand
34h 40mLHR-CHC
14/2Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
27h 10mCHC-LHR
$2,826

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Christchurch found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
4/6Tue
2 stops
57h 15mLGW-CHC
$1,169
4/6Tue
2 stops
50h 30mLHR-CHC
$1,228
4/6Tue
3 stops
59h 55mLHR-CHC
$1,273
8/9Sun
1 stopSingapore Airlines
36h 15mLGW-CHC
$1,745
4/9Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
25h 40mLHR-CHC
$1,771
5/10Sat
2 stopsEtihad Airways
38h 30mLHR-CHC
$1,987
27/6Thu
2 stopsAir New Zealand
31h 00mLHR-CHC
$2,021
21/5Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
25h 40mLHR-CHC
$2,035
11/6Tue
2 stopsEmirates
35h 00mSTN-CHC
$2,290
29/5Wed
2 stopsEmirates
37h 30mSTN-CHC
$2,295

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Last minute flights to Christchurch

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Christchurch that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/4Tue
multi-stop
35h 30mLHR-CHC
14/5Tue
multi-stop
47h 25mCHC-LHR
$2,188
24/4Wed
multi-stop
61h 05mLGW-CHC
17/5Fri
multi-stop
56h 00mCHC-LGW
$2,344
24/4Wed
multi-stop
35h 30mLHR-CHC
17/5Fri
multi-stop
39h 50mCHC-LHR
$2,713
23/4Tue
multi-stop
28h 20mLHR-CHC
14/5Tue
multi-stop
35h 00mCHC-LHR
$3,166
23/4Tue
multi-stopAir New Zealand
31h 10mLHR-CHC
14/5Tue
multi-stopAir New Zealand
39h 50mCHC-LHR
$3,563
23/4Tue
multi-stopEmirates
52h 45mSTN-CHC
14/5Tue
multi-stopEmirates
32h 05mCHC-STN
$3,790
23/4Tue
multi-stopEmirates
39h 45mSTN-CHC
14/5Tue
multi-stopEmirates
47h 20mCHC-STN
$3,886
24/4Wed
multi-stopQantas Airways
29h 10mLHR-CHC
17/5Fri
multi-stopQantas Airways
47h 15mCHC-LHR
$4,086
24/4Wed
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
24h 25mLHR-CHC
17/5Fri
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
78h 05mCHC-LHR
$5,285
24/4Wed
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
27h 55mLHR-CHC
17/5Fri
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
78h 05mCHC-LHR
$5,523

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Flights to Christchurch

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Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

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Christchurch - United Kingdom

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