Cheap flights from Auckland to Christchurch

AKL — CHC
28 Jun — 5 Jul1
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The best prices from Auckland Intl to Christchurch are usually found in November or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Auckland to Christchurch

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to CHC flight in 2022: compare Auckland to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.

AKL - CHC

Price

$64 - $155

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Rainfall

40 - 60 mm

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 39% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop
Round-trip from$102From Auckland Intl to Christchurch
One-way from$35One-way flight from Auckland Intl to Christchurch

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to Christchurch?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to Christchurch?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 87% on flights from Auckland to Christchurch compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $182. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $242.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Christchurch?

Flights from Auckland to Christchurch lean towards being more expensive in April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Auckland to Christchurch in November, with the cheapest ticket starting at $88.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Christchurch (AKL - CHC)?

When flying from Auckland to Christchurch, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 10% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Christchurch in June, July 2022

The best prices found for AKL to CHC flights in June, July
27 Jul - 4 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$100

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

30 Jul - 2 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$107

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/6/22

28 Jul - 31 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$115

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/6/22

Auckland to Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Auckland found for this year
9 Aug - 16 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$81

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

4 Aug - 11 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$96

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

27 Jul - 4 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$100

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Auckland to Christchurch

9 Aug - 16 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$81

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

4 Aug - 11 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$96

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

27 Jul - 4 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$100

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Christchurch

20 Jul - 25 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$170

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 23/6/22

7 Aug - 13 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$172

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 22/6/22

2 Oct - 2 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

7h 15m
$201

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 21/6/22

Direct flights to Christchurch from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Christchurch direct flight deals
9 Aug - 16 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$81

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

4 Aug - 11 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$96

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

27 Jul - 4 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$100

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Auckland, departing today and this week
30 Jun - 9 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$213

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/6/22

30 Jun - 9 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$218

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

2 Jul - 4 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$225

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/6/22

One-way flights to Christchurch from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Christchurch
23 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
$35

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/6/22

3 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
$45

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

4 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$48

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Auckland to Christchurch flights.

Christchurch is a South Island city with loads of character. The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes flattened much of its historic centre, but pop up galleries, public murals and an unswervingly strong sense of community has bloomed in its place. Peeks of its European heritage remain in Hagley Park, where you can go punting on the River Avon.Beyond the city limits, things go back to nature. The Port Hills are a case in point, serving up a web of walking and cycling trails that watch over the spectacular natural harbour.

How long is the flight from Auckland to Christchurch?

About 1 hour 25 minutes direct.

Which airlines operate flights from Auckland to Christchurch?

Domestic and Australian airlines like Air New Zealand and Jetstar put on Auckland to Christchurch flights.

How frequent are flights between Auckland and Christchurch?

There are over 19 direct flights a day.

Which airports serve Auckland and Christchurch?

All Auckland to Christchurch flights take off from Auckland Airport and land in Christchurch International Airport.

Which direct flight route between Auckland and Christchurch is cheapest?

Early morning flights from Auckland to Christchurch are usually a little cheaper.Christchurch hit the headlines in 2010 and 2011, when a series of earthquakes toppled the city centre. Fast forward 6 years, and you’ve got a city that’s been reborn.Massive murals wrap building sites, futuristic sculptures decorate the cathedral-less Cathedral Square, and homegrown parks add a sense of community. Elsewhere, born-again buildings and squares are filling up with Portland-esque coffee shops and food trucks.You can still glimpse the city’s English heritage in Hagley Park. Here, punts meander down the river and past Christchurch Botanic Garden.Intrigued? Book flights from Auckland to Christchurch to discover a city that’s on the up.Discover cheap flights from Auckland to Christchurch with our smart search engine.

How busy are the airports in Auckland and Christchurch?

You can get direct flights to Christchurch from Auckland from Auckland Airport (AKL), which makes this a great route to take. You can get to AKL Airport easily from the centre of the city, with the Auckland Express SkyBus. This is a reasonable distance and relatively affordable for a one-way ticket. Once in Christchurch Airport (CHC), you can get to the city centre easily too. The Bus number 27 journey is shorter in duration and very affordable. AKL is one of the largest airports in New Zealand, so it has some great facilities for customers. These include a fast track service to beat the queues and lounges, such as Strata Lounge. CHC Airport is not as big as AKL, but still has lots to offer passengers. It is very accessible for people travelling with a disability and also offers currency exchange points, such as Travelex.

Which airlines fly directly from Auckland to Christchurch?

You can get direct flights from Auckland to Christchurch with more than one airline, making this a great route to fly. Jetstar operate this route in approximately one hour and 25 minutes. You can also fly between the two cities with Air New Zealand, which tends to take about one hour and 25 minutes as well. This airline operates a very frequent service across the week, with flights departing throughout the day. So you should be able to find a flight from Auckland to Christchurch which suits your schedule. Jetstar is considered to be a low-cost airline, so is good for budget travellers. Whilst Air New Zealand has a very reputable rating, which means it is likely to have more facilities on board.

What are the stopover options between Auckland to Christchurch?

Should the direct flights not be suitable for you, there are also indirect flights from Auckland to Christchurch, which require one or more stopovers on the way. Air New Zealand operates one route which takes about three hours. On this journey, you will be required to transfer once, most likely at Wellington Airport (WLG). You can also take another flights with Air New Zealand that takes approximately four hours and 15 minutes. This flight also requires one stopover, normally at Nelson Airport (NSN). Not only does it tend to take longer to fly to Christchurch from Auckland if you have to transfer along the way, but the prices are also normally more expensive, so you might prefer a direct option.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Auckland to Christchurch?

As this is an internal flight from one city in New Zealand to another, citizens of the country will not need a visa in order to fly. Whilst a driving licence, or similar form of photo ID, is acceptable to use for the flight between these two cities, a passport is the preferred form of identification.

What airports do I use to fly from Auckland to Christchurch?

If you book a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, you will be flying from Auckland Intl to Christchurch. Flights to Christchurch (CHC) from Auckland Intl (AKL) take 1h 20m for a nonstop flight. There are 56 flights from Auckland Intl to Christchurch per day from 2 airlines.

Which airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Christchurch have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar and Air New Zealand flying from Auckland Intl to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Auckland to Christchurch for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Christchurch for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $81, but on average you can expect to pay $119.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Christchurch for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Auckland to Christchurch under $100. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Christchurch is less than $119.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to Christchurch for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Auckland to Christchurch?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Auckland to Christchurch flight route?

Flights from Auckland Intl to Christchurch have been viewed 9,579 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Auckland to Christchurch on average per day?

43 flight departures from Auckland to Christchurch per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 72% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 28% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Auckland to Christchurch?

For as low as $81, Jetstar can have you in Christchurch from Auckland in 1h 20m. The distance from Auckland to Christchurch is about 748 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Auckland to Christchurch round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Auckland to Christchurch is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $81 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $170. Jetstar is 46% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most reliable airlines from Auckland to Christchurch?

Before booking your flight to Christchurch from Auckland, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air Canada (100%), Asiana Airlines (100%), Thai Airways( 100%).

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Christchurch?

On average you can expect to pay $158 for a flight from Auckland to Christchurch. The cheapest flight overall is $34 while the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Christchurch) is currently priced at $75.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Auckland to Christchurch?

If you're looking for the most sustainable travel option to Christchurch from Auckland, consider booking flights through Jetstar Airlines. Jetstar takes its environmental and social responsibilities seriously and works hard to reduce its carbon footprint through regular improvements to electricity consumption and fuel efficiency. They're also committed to reducing the amount of waste they send to the landfill. They offer a Fly Carbon Neutral program for all travellers using the airline. By choosing to Fly Carbon Neutral, you'll ensure that 100% of your contribution will be used to buy different offsets from a range of verified projects around the world. Air New Zealand is another airline worth using if you're concerned about being eco-friendly. Their Sustainability Framework is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has incorporated a Sustainability Advisory Panel that meets twice a year.

How can I fly more sustainably from Auckland to Christchurch?

If you're looking for the most sustainable flights to Christchurch from Auckland, there are a couple of things worth keeping in mind when flying between these destinations. Firstly, you'll want to fly during the day, as this has been proven to emit fewer emissions. Choosing an Economy Class ticket ensures that you cut your carbon footprint by four times. Choosing a low-cost airline with one ticket type, you'll cut your footprint even more. Choosing direct flights is also more eco-friendly as these flights avoid the additional emissions that come with landing and take-off during the stopovers. Although packing light won't save the planet on its own, the lighter you travel, the fewer carbon emissions.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Christchurch

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 2 airlines flying from Auckland to Christchurch

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to Christchurch choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$56Average$123FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$110Average$158FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland to Christchurch
11%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
42%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
36%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
11%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Auckland to Christchurch

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Christchurch
Sunday49daily flights
Monday70daily flights
Tuesday64daily flights
Wednesday68daily flights
Thursday54daily flights
Friday50daily flights
Saturday37daily flights