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Find cheap flights from the United States to Christchurch from $838

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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 $1,444. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Monday, where prices are $2,529 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 November, where tickets cost $1,879 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and July, where the average cost of tickets from the United States is $3,010 and $2,898 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is September with an average price of $1,337.

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 $2,203 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 $2,203.

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 25 days before departure.

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 527 per week, followed by Jetstar with 89 flights per week.

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 San Francisco, which takes 14h 05m, Los Angeles, which takes 17h 15m, New York, which takes 23h 30m, and Boston, which takes 23h 48m.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each day?

There are around 94 direct flights from within United States to Christchurch every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 16:00 the most common departure time and 53% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Christchurch are there each week?

Each week there are around 655 direct flights from within United States to Christchurch. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Christchurch each week?

Each week, there are 10 long haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration) and 761 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration) to Christchurch. There aren't any medium-haul flights (3-6 hour flight duration).

How many cities have direct flights to Christchurch?

From the United States, there are direct flights to Christchurch from 16 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Auckland, with 200 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$838
Best time to beat the crowds (11% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (30% more expensive on average)
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FAQs - booking Christchurch flights

  • Are there working areas for business travelers at Christchurch International Airport?

    Manaia Lounge offers working space, fax machines, and internet for business travelers to work. If you’re an economy class passenger, you can pay at the door or pay for membership. The lounge is located in the airside at the International Departures Area opposite gate 29.

  • Are there on-site hotels at Christchurch International Airport?

    There are plenty of airport hotels at Christchurch Airport, including Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, Commodore Airport Hotel, Airport Palms Motel, and Airport Christchurch Luxury Motel & Apartments. If you are traveling at night and do not wish to sleep in the airport, consider booking accommodation in one option.

  • Does Christchurch International Airport have shower facilities?

    Yes, visitors from long-haul flights will be happy to know that they can shower at Christchurch Airport. The international arrival halls have free showers for passengers. In addition, at the Check-in and International Departures, there are shower facilities available. However, the airport does not provide toiletries, so travelers have to bring their own.

  • Does Christchurch airport have lounges?

    Christchurch International Airport houses four lounges. The Air New Zealand Domestic lounge is available for domestic flight passengers. The Air New Zealand Lounge is located on the ground floor of the airport lounge next to Gates 3-14, and it is for Elite, Gold Partners, and Koru Members. New Zealand International Airport Lounge is located in International Departures, and it is available for elite partner members and business class members of Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand. Finally, Manila Lounge is located in International Departures opposite Gate 29, and travelers can pay at the door to enter regardless of their travel class. It is accessible by passengers on Emirates, Qantas, Jetstar flights, China Southern Airlines, and Fiji Airways.

  • How far is Christchurch from central Christchurch?

    There are 10 km between Christchurch city centre and Christchurch.

  • What is the name of Christchurch’s airport?

    Christchurch is served by Christchurch, also commonly referred to as Christchurch or Christchurch Intl. The airport code is CHC.

  • 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.

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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.
  • There are several ways of getting from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to the city center, including Christchurch Airport bus rides, taxi, and car hire services. Metro Bus services are cheaper; tickets cost about 12.05 NZD one way, and 21 NZD return available at the International Arrivals Hall. Buses take about 15-20min to get you from the airport to the city center. Taxi services are located at exit Door 7, and prices vary by company.
  • American Airlines offers direct flights from Christchurch to the United States. Cathay Pacific offers nonstop flights to Eastern Asia. Visitors who need direct flights from Christchurch to South East Asia can consider Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines.
  • If you are traveling with a baby, Christchurch International Airport features baby care facilities. Passengers can change and feed babies in a Parents Room which offers visitors comfort and privacy. Parents Rooms are available in Domestic and International areas of Christchurch International Airport alongside a children’s play area.
  • Visitors that need to travel to Oak Land, Canterbury, be sure to book a flight to Christchurch Airport, which lies 4.7 miles from the airport. Southshore sits about 5.4 miles from the airport, while Hornby lies approximately 5.1 miles from the airport.
  • Flight passengers that need help with luggage can find free baggage trolleys. If you need to store luggage during a stopover, you can find luggage storage and lockers at Luggage Solutions on the ground floor for a fee. Luggage solutions also offer luggage wrapping services where visitors can protect their luggage.
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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 States to Christchurch

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air Chathams, +26 more

ANA, Air Canada, +27 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +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 States

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +25 more

ANA, Air Canada, +26 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air Chathams, +26 more

ANA, Air Canada, +27 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +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 airlines flying from the United States to Christchurch

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 KAYAK reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 728 reviews
84boarding
83overall
77food
88crew
80entertainment
81comfort
Airline reviews

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.

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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)

The only thing that was less than excellent was the food server at dinner. (I had the chicken.) It wasn't that it was poorly heated or in difficult-to-open containers; it was just that it had a very peculiar taste. And I use that to describe not just the main course but the dessert as well. Very odd flavours for what seemed to be a mainstream item. I did like that the airline offered us a free glass of wine. The breakfast omelette wasn't bad, although it was quite bland.

No refunds for flights that I could not take due to Covid restrictions

Pros: "Regional flight so only one cabin attendant. Pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "Wider seats but tha'ts the nature of smaller aircraft"

The flight attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything ran on time. I highly recommend Fiji Airways.

The experience was lovely in every respect. The crews were delightful.

Very clean aircraft. Friendly staff. New plane. Food quality was good. Not my flavor but I saw the effort.

Fiji Business Class was value for money. Would do again for a long haul flight.

1.5Hrs to get from plane into terminal. Long wait. Flight to NZ 1 he late

Flight full. 'Volunteers' to check hand luggage. Checked hand luggage is lost

The part that really made for a poor trip was that we checked luggage, and it took 1.5 hrs. to get our luggage. This made it so we barely got to our next flight. We were the last ones on board.

Staff was very helpful, polite, efficient. Food was excellent. Business class seat very comfortable.

We recently flew on FIJI AIRLINES, what a breath of fresh air! From their customer service at the ticket counter/ Baggage check to the flight attendants on the plane! When I bought the tickets they were the least expensive too! I took a picture of one of the flight attendants scoop up a very fussy baby and walk her around the plane, to give her parents a break. I would love to submit, but don’t know how. Meals were great, also complimentary beer and wine was a pleasant surprise!

It was not at all clear when purchasing the tickets that checked baggage was not included and cost $540 per bag. That’s unacceptable. I see it was clear if booking direct through the airline and a different economy ticket could have been purchased that included baggage. Kayak linked to flight centre where it was not clear though and there was no option to purchase the baggage inclusive economy version.

Flights to Christchurch

Destination:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Christchurch - United States

Cabin classes:

$6,772

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