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Home Oceania New Zealand Cheap flights to Christchurch, New Zealand

Cheap Flights to Christchurch

Popular in December High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest in June Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $175 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $154 From Auckland to Christchurch
One-way from $38 One-way flight from Auckland to Christchurch
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Christchurch flights by month

January
$200
February
$191
March
$170
April
$173
May
$172
June
$171
July
$204
August
$198
September
$187
October
$176
November
$228
December
$205
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch. At this moment in time November is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Christchurch?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - CHC
Price
$170 - $303
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 mm

Peak season

Christchurch’s peak tourist season coincides with the summer holiday months of December through to February, when warm temperatures and clear skies are the norm and local tourists are on their annual vacation. Accommodation and flight tickets can get booked out and crowds experienced at many of the city’s most popular tourist destinations. The Easter weekend is another particularly busy time, while the surrounding ski fields see their peak conditions and biggest crowds over the winter months of June through to August.

Off season

Both Spring and Autumn are quieter times to visit Christchurch when the weather is still warm and good accommodation and flight deals can be found. Changing leaves throughout the city’s historic streets are beautiful from March through to May, while its reputation as the “Garden City” is evident during the Spring flower blooms from September through to November.

When is the best time to book a flight to Christchurch?

If you book well in advance of your travel dates, you can often find cheap flights to Christchurch throughout the year, but an increased demand throughout the Summer school holidays and Easter break makes prices go up. For the cheapest flights to Christchurch, opt to travel during the Spring or Autumn months, and weekday flight tickets are often slightly cheaper than weekends.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Christchurch?

The cheapest flights to Christchurch are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Christchurch?

Christchurch flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Christchurch?

Flights from Auckland to Christchurch ­ 1h 20m

Flights from Wellington to Christchurch ­ 55m

Flights from Dunedin to Christchurch ­ 1h 5m

Flights from Rotorua to Christchurch ­ 1h 45m

Flights from Queenstown to Christchurch ­ 1h 5m

Which airlines operate to Christchurch?

There are multiple daily flights to Christchurch from both Auckland and Wellington with Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Of these two airlines, Jetstar tends to offer the cheapest flights to Christchurch, particularly if you only have carry-on luggage, but there are good deals available with Air New Zealand if you book early. There are also multiple daily flights to Christchurch from Dunedin, Rotorua and Queenstown with Air New Zealand.

 

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The Christchurch Airport is located 12 kilometres northwest of the city centre in the suburb of Harewood.There are regular local buses that connect the Christchurch Airport to the city centre along a number of different routes. They depart from outside the international arrival terminal and take around 30 minutes, and tickets can be purchased from the driver.

There is also a free Airport Hopper bus that operates from the airport’s long term carpark, departing every 30 minutes and taking 10 minutes.

For door to door service, there is a Super Shuttle which meets every flight coming into Christchurch Airport with tickets available online or from the driver, as well as metered taxis that offer the fastest option.

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