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Cheap flights from Nelson to Christchurch from $116

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 15/5. 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.
NSN — CHC
21 Apr — 28 Apr1
1 adult
Sun 21/4
Sun 28/4

The best prices from Nelson to Christchurch are usually found in May or November, booked 88 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from Nelson to Christchurch

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Nelson (NSN) 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 16 April 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

May

Round-trip from

$188

One-way from

$116
High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop
From Nelson to Christchurch
One-way flight from Nelson to Christchurch

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

Tuesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Nelson to Christchurch. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Christchurch.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Nelson to Christchurch at least 53 days early can save you up to 118% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Nelson to Christchurch for as little as $216 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 $349 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Christchurch from Nelson. Prices for May average $247 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $135. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a May flight can save you 36% on your journey compared to booking in July

When is the cheapest time to fly from Nelson to Christchurch (NSN - CHC)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Nelson to Christchurch in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 18% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Nelson to Christchurch

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between Nelson 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 119,702 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/616:10CHC - NSN
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$197
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/612:30CHC - NSN
1 stop6h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$255
Mon 20/518:20NSN - CHC
1 stop2h 25mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/612:30CHC - NSN
1 stop6h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$315

Cheap Nelson to Christchurch flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Nelson 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 119,702 searches. Prices were last updated on 16 April 2024.
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/616:10CHC - NSN
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$197
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/612:30CHC - NSN
1 stop6h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$255
Mon 20/518:20NSN - CHC
1 stop2h 25mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/612:30CHC - NSN
1 stop6h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$315

Nelson to Christchurch 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Nelson and Christchurch in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,702 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/616:10CHC - NSN
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$197
Mon 28/1006:30NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Wed 30/1016:10CHC - NSN
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$224
Mon 28/1006:30NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Wed 30/1015:05CHC - NSN
1 stop5h 20mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$240
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/612:30CHC - NSN
1 stop6h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$255
Mon 20/518:20NSN - CHC
1 stop2h 25mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/612:30CHC - NSN
1 stop6h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$315
Mon 28/1008:00NSN - CHC
1 stop3h 35mAir New Zealand
Wed 30/1009:40CHC - NSN
1 stop3h 05mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$393
Mon 28/1018:25NSN - CHC
1 stop2h 45mAir New Zealand
Wed 30/1009:40CHC - NSN
1 stop3h 05mAir New Zealand
Deal found 14/4$395

Direct flights to Christchurch from Nelson

Discover direct flight options from Nelson to Christchurch. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 119,702 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.
Mon 20/519:55NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Sat 1/616:10CHC - NSN
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$197

One-way flights to Christchurch from Nelson

Search for one-way flight options from Nelson 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 119,702 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.
Wed 15/506:30NSN - CHC
Nonstop0h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$116
Wed 15/510:05NSN - CHC
1 stop6h 00mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$167
Wed 15/510:05NSN - CHC
2 stops6h 20mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/4$336
Wed 15/506:50NSN - CHC
3 stops13h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/4$632

Find flights from Nelson to Christchurch within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Nelson 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 119,702 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.

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NSN - CHC

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Nelson

Mon 20/5

Nonstop0h 55m

Christchurch

Sat 1/6

Nonstop0h 55m

$197

NelsonChristchurch

NSN - CHC

NSNCHC

Nelson

Mon 20/5

Nonstop0h 55m

Christchurch

Sat 1/6

1 stop6h 50m

$255

NelsonChristchurch

NSN - CHC

NSNCHC

Nelson

Mon 20/5

1 stop2h 25m

Christchurch

Sat 1/6

1 stop6h 50m

$315

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Nelson to Christchurch. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 88 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Nelson 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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When is the cheapest time to fly from Nelson to Christchurch?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Nelson to Christchurch. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Nelson to Christchurch flight should consider departing on Sunday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Wednesday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Christchurch by month

Plan your trip from Nelson to Christchurch by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Nelson to Christchurch is currently $313 while a return flight costs $256. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Nelson to Christchurch (average of $111). Flying from Nelson 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

$187

February

$282

March

$310

April

$209

May

$221

June

$226

July

$226

August

$238

September

$245

October

$206

November

$266

December

$248

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 16 April 2024.
8.3
Very Good
671 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

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
671 reviews
8.3
Very Good
671 reviews

Entertainment

7.9

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

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

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Nelson to Christchurch. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What airports do I use to fly from Nelson to Christchurch?

    If you book a flight from Nelson to Christchurch, you will be flying from Nelson to Christchurch. Flights to Christchurch (CHC) from Nelson (NSN) take 0h 55m for a nonstop flight. There are 11 flights from Nelson to Christchurch per day from 1 airline.

  • Can I find flights from Nelson to Christchurch for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Nelson to Christchurch for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $197, but on average you can expect to pay $255.

  • Are there direct flights from Nelson to Christchurch for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Nelson to Christchurch under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Nelson to Christchurch is less than $197.

  • What days are direct flights available from Nelson to Christchurch?

    You can find direct flights on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday.

  • How popular is this Nelson to Christchurch flight route?

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

    1 flight departure from Nelson to Christchurch per day on average.
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Nelson to Christchurch?

    For as littl as $197, Air New Zealand can have you in Christchurch from Nelson in 55m. There are 251 km between Nelson and Christchurch. All flights are typically nonstop.

  • What is the cheapest airline to fly from Nelson to Christchurch round-trip?

    Flying on Air New Zealand is currently your cheapest option to Christchurch, with prices starting at $197. Users have found that Air New Zealand is 19% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Nelson to Christchurch?

    Before booking your flight to Christchurch from Nelson, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Qantas Airways (73%), Air New Zealand (69%), Singapore Airlines( 38%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Nelson to Christchurch?

    Looking for the cheapest flight from Nelson to Christchurch? While on average our users pay $396, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $116. The most popular route (Nelson - Christchurch), is priced around $184.

  • What does NSN to CHC mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Nelson Airport to Christchurch Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a NSN to CHC flight.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Nelson to Christchurch that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Nelson to Christchurch with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Nelson to Christchurch that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Nelson to Christchurch flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Nelson to Christchurch?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to see available direct flights.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Nelson to Christchurch?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Nelson to Christchurch by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

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

    Many airlines do 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 Nelson to Christchurch?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Nelson 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 Nelson to Christchurch flight deals updated?

    The Nelson to Christchurch flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 15/4.

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Air New ZealandCheapest$128Average$284FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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