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Cheap flights from Queenstown to Christchurch

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The best prices from Queenstown to Christchurch are usually found in May or April, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Queenstown (ZQN) to Christchurch (CHC)

All the information you need to plan the best ZQN to CHC flight in 2021: compare Queenstown to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.
ZQN - CHC
Price
$139 - $280
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop

Average price

$280

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

$139

From Queenstown to Christchurch

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Queenstown to Christchurch?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 65% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 127% by booking at least 60 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Queenstown to Christchurch within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $249.

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

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

When is the cheapest time to fly from Queenstown to Christchurch (ZQN - CHC)?

When flying from Queenstown 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 morning.

Cheap flights from Queenstown to Christchurch in June, July 2021

The best prices found for ZQN to CHC flights in June, July
16 Jun - 17 Jun
$143pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
21 Jul - 22 Jul
$221pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
16 Jun - 17 Jun
$223pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

Queenstown to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Queenstown found for this year
16 Jun - 17 Jun
$143pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
21 Jul - 22 Jul
$221pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
16 Jun - 17 Jun
$223pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

Direct flights to Christchurch from Queenstown

Save time with Queenstown to Christchurch direct flight deals
21 Jul - 22 Jul
$143pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
5 Oct - 9 Oct
$224pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
5 Oct - 9 Oct
$238pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

Last-minute flights from Queenstown to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Queenstown, departing today and this week
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$281pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
20 Jun - 22 Jun
$364pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
20 Jun - 22 Jun
$372pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

One-way flights to Christchurch from Queenstown

The cheapest one-way flights from Queenstown to Christchurch
12:00 - 06:55
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
18h 55m
ZQN - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$289
Gotogate
12:20 - 18:25
Jetstar
1 stop
6h 05m
ZQN - CHC
Jetstar
$293
Kiwi.com
12:00 - 08:25
Air New Zealand
3 stops
20h 25m
ZQN - CHC
Air New Zealand
$387
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Queenstown to Christchurch

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

If you wish to fly to Christchurch from Queenstown, then you need to book flights from Queenstown Intl to Christchurch. There are 4 flights from Queenstown Intl (ZQN) to Christchurch (CHC) per day to choose from. Flights to Christchurch from Queenstown Intl are available from 1 airline, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 0h 55m is how long a nonstop flight from Queenstown to Christchurch typically takes.

Which airlines flying from Queenstown Intl to Christchurch have flexible changes due to COVID-19?

Air New Zealand is one of the carriers that may have flexible change policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $280. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $143, but on average you can expect to pay $368.

Are there direct flights from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Queenstown to Christchurch under $280. A good price for a direct flight from Queenstown to Christchurch is less than $311.

Are there last-minute flights available from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $420?

There are currently 15+ open flights from Queenstown to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $420.

How popular is this flight route?

The Queenstown Intl to Christchurch flight path was viewed by 807 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Queenstown or Christchurch?

Queenstown will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to Christchurch over the next 16 days.

How long does is the flight from Queenstown to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar can get you from Queenstown to Christchurch in just under 55m. Your travel time can differ by up to 5h 10m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Queenstown to Christchurch return?

According to our current data, Air New Zealand ($143), and Jetstar ($429) offers the cheapest pricing from Queenstown to Christchurch. These flights start at 36% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Queenstown to Christchurch one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Air New Zealand. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $75. Users have also found tickets on Jetstar for as little as $170.

Alternative routes for Queenstown to Christchurch

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

Destination information for Christchurch

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Queenstown to Christchurch.
Flight duration
1h 05m
Average temperature for June in Christchurch
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Christchurch
21.0 mm

Airports servicing Queenstown

Airports servicing Christchurch

Hourly flight availability from Queenstown to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Queenstown towards Christchurch.
Morning 6 AM to midday 56% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 44% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Queenstown to Christchurch
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Queenstown to Christchurch.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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