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Flights to Christchurch in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average price$260Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$45From Auckland Intl to Christchurch
One-way from$35One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Christchurch (CHC)

Cheap flights to Christchurch in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHC flights for January, February
9 Feb - 14 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 28-1-22

9 Feb - 14 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$80

Jetstar

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Deal found 26-1-22

23 Feb - 1 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$82

Jetstar

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Deal found 26-1-22

Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch found for this year
4 Mar - 6 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$45

Jetstar

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Deal found 28-1-22

18 May - 22 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$58

Jetstar

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Deal found 28-1-22

4 Mar - 6 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$74

Jetstar

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Deal found 27-1-22

Last minute flights to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch, departing today and this week
5 Feb - 7 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$97

Jetstar

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Deal found 26-1-22

2 Feb - 5 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$117

Jetstar

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Deal found 27-1-22

4 Feb - 11 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$118

Jetstar

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Deal found 25-1-22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch?

The cheapest ticket to Christchurch found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$201

February

$192

March

$171

April

$174

May

$174

June

$173

July

$204

August

$200

September

$188

October

$177

November

$230

December

$206

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?

Average Christchurch flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - CHC

Price

$171 - $306

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Precipitation

40 - 60 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?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Christchurch. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Christchurch?

  • If you’re addicted to good quality coffee and the prospect of going without on holiday scares you ­ fear not! Christchurch boasts excellent cafes with a reputation for excellent coffee and gourmet delicacies. Here’s our pick of 10 of the best cafes in Christchurch.
  • Christchurch is the reason to visit to New Zealand’s South Island and the ideal base for exploring everything this region has to offer.
  • Christchurch is the starting point of the Misty Mountain Hop 12 day cycling adventure that takes in some of the South Island’s most picturesque locations.
  • Just to the south of Christchurch is some of the country’s best salmon fishing in the Rakaia River and a 12 metre high salmon statue which is literally one of the biggest attractions in New Zealand.
  • Fancy exploring New Zealand by car? From Christchurch you can drive north through Canterbury on the Alpine Pacific Triangle route, taking in the wildlife­ spotting mecca of Kaikoura, the wineries of Waipara, and the hot springs of Hanmer.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Christchurch?

If you book a flight to Christchurch, you will be flying into Christchurch, which is the city’s only airport. Christchurch (CHC) is located 9.5 km from the centre of Christchurch. There are 55 flights from Auckland to Christchurch per day from 2 different airlines.