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Cheap flights from Cairns to Christchurch from $464

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 29/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CNS — CHC
23 Apr — 30 Apr1
1 adult
Tue 23/4
Tue 30/4

Cheap flight deals from Cairns to Christchurch

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Cairns (CNS) to Christchurch (CHC). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 18 April 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$1,112

Round-trip from

$188
High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2024
From Cairns to Christchurch

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Cairns to Christchurch at least 51 days early can save you up to 25% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 51 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cairns to Christchurch for as little as $1,146 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,498 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch from Cairns. Users have commonly found prices around $1,175 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $946. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Christchurch (CNS - CHC)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Cairns to Christchurch as you normally would.

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Cairns to Christchurch

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qantas Airways for the route between Cairns and Christchurch. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,480 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Consider these cheap Qantas Airways flights we've found departing from Cairns to Christchurch. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Mon 13/512:45CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 35mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,122
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
1 stop16h 20mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,127
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,161
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,163

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Cairns to Christchurch

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between Cairns and Christchurch. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,480 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available Air New Zealand flights departing from Cairns and landing in Christchurch. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,215
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,217

Cheap Cairns to Christchurch flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Cairns to Christchurch specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,480 searches. Prices were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Cairns to Christchurch in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 13/512:45CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 35mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,122
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
1 stop16h 20mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,127
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,161
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,163
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,215
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,217

Cairns to Christchurch 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Cairns and Christchurch in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,480 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Cairns to Christchurch in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 13/512:45CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 35mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,122
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
1 stop16h 20mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,127
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,161
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,163
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,215
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,217

One-way flights to Christchurch from Cairns

Search for one-way flight options from Cairns to Christchurch. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,480 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from Cairns to Christchurch. Users needing a return flight from Cairns to Christchurch should utilize the search form above.
Mon 29/712:15CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 50mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$464
Mon 29/706:35CNS - CHC
2 stops23h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$479
Fri 9/806:35CNS - CHC
2 stops23h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$496
Fri 9/806:35CNS - CHC
1 stop14h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4$511
Tue 23/410:10CNS - CHC
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$528
Thu 29/810:15CNS - CHC
1 stop11h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/4$611
Thu 29/813:30CNS - CHC
1 stop8h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$616
Tue 23/406:00CNS - CHC
2 stops16h 05mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$630
Mon 29/716:40CNS - CHC
3 stops22h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4$660

Find flights from Cairns to Christchurch within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Cairns to Christchurch that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,480 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$1,122 - $1,217

Route

Departure

Return

Price

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

1 stop9h 35m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop8h 45m

$1,122

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

1 stop16h 20m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop18h 35m

$1,127

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops12h 30m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop8h 45m

$1,161

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops12h 30m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop8h 45m

$1,163

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops31h 25m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

2 stops18h 10m

$1,215

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops31h 25m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

2 stops18h 10m

$1,217

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 16/4

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Cairns to Christchurch. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 64 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Cairns to Christchurch. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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Average price of flights to Christchurch by month

Plan your trip from Cairns to Christchurch by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Cairns to Christchurch is currently $555 while a return flight costs $1,167. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Cairns to Christchurch (average of $111). Flying from Cairns to Christchurch in March is currently the most expensive (average of $184). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$188

February

$283

March

$311

April

$210

May

$222

June

$227

July

$227

August

$239

September

$245

October

$206

November

$267

December

$249

Temperature and rainfall in Christchurch by month

Plan your trip to Christchurch by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Christchurch

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Christchurch. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Christchurch. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Cairns to Christchurch, such as Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.3
Very Good
668 reviews
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

7.7
Good
1,018 reviews
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

6.9
Okay
681 reviews
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from Cairns to Christchurch for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Christchurch for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $1,122, but on average you can expect to pay $1,166.

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

    Currently priced at $1,122, Qantas Airways will fly you from Cairns to Christchurch and back. In addition to Qantas Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Air New Zealand for as low as $1,215. You may be able to fly from Cairns to Christchurch for 4% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

  • What does CNS to CHC mean?

    This is defined as Cairns Airport (CNS) and Christchurch Airport (CHC). Codes like Christchurch Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely.

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  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Christchurch that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Cairns to Christchurch offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Cairns to Christchurch?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Cairns to Christchurch flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Cairns to Christchurch flight deals updated?

    The Cairns to Christchurch flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 17/4.

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