Cheap flights from Auckland to Christchurch

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The best prices from Auckland Intl to Christchurch are usually found in May or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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

$78 - $245

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Precipitation

40 - 60 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 45% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$115

From Auckland Intl to Christchurch

One-way from

$41

One-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 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 127% on flights from Auckland to Christchurch compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 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 $261. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $353.

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

Flights from Auckland to Christchurch lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Auckland to Christchurch in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $93.

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 17% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Christchurch in January, February 2022

The best prices found for AKL to CHC flights in January, February
30 Jan - 2 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$69

Jetstar

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Deal found 13/1/22

10 Feb - 13 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$76

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

18 Feb - 20 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

Auckland to Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Auckland found for this year
30 Jan - 2 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$69

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

10 Feb - 13 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$76

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

18 Feb - 20 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

Direct flights to Christchurch from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Christchurch direct flight deals
30 Jan - 2 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$69

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

10 Feb - 13 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$76

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

18 Feb - 20 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Auckland, departing today and this week
25 Jan - 29 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$104

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

23 Jan - 25 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$109

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

21 Jan - 23 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
$122

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

One-way flights to Christchurch from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Christchurch
22 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$41

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

12 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$47

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

21 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$48

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

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.

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 44 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 $69, but on average you can expect to pay $112.

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

Cheapflights has 17 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 $200?

There are currently 19+ open flights from Auckland to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are direct flights available from Auckland to Christchurch?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

How popular is this Auckland to Christchurch flight route?

Flights from Auckland Intl to Christchurch have been viewed 18,397 times in the past calendar month.

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

23 flight departures from Auckland to Christchurch per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 61% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 30% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 9% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Auckland to Christchurch?

For as low as $69, Jetstar can have you in Christchurch from Auckland in 1h 25m. 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 $69 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $176. Jetstar is 65% 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: Asiana Airlines (100%), Alaska Airlines (100%), Thai Airways( 100%).

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Christchurch?

On average you can expect to pay $152 for a flight from Auckland to Christchurch. The cheapest flight overall is $36 while the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Christchurch) is currently priced at $73.

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
Jetstar
Cheapest$96
Average$219
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$99
Average$213
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland to Christchurch
5%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
35%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
53%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
7%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Auckland to Christchurch

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Christchurch
Sunday43daily flights
Monday45daily flights
Tuesday43daily flights
Wednesday45daily flights
Thursday35daily flights
Friday63daily flights
Saturday36daily flights