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Cheap flights from Queenstown to Christchurch

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The best prices from Queenstown Intl 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
$140 - $282
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Precipitation
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

$249

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

$140

From Queenstown Intl 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?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 65% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 87% by booking at least 61 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 $245.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Christchurch. Flights to Christchurch from Queenstown in May are about $225 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $93.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Queenstown to Christchurch at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Queenstown to Christchurch in September, October 2021

The best prices found for ZQN to CHC flights in September, October
19 Sep - 20 Sep
$334pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
28 Sep - 1 Oct
$338pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$340pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

Queenstown Intl to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Queenstown found for this year
19 Sep - 20 Sep
$334pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
28 Sep - 1 Oct
$338pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$340pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

Direct flights to Christchurch from Queenstown

Save time with Queenstown to Christchurch direct flight deals
3 Mar - 6 Mar
$210pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3 Mar - 6 Mar
$211pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$361pp
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
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$382pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$414pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$445pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $211, but on average you can expect to pay $400.

Are there direct flights from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Queenstown to Christchurch under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Queenstown to Christchurch is less than $330.

Are there last-minute flights available from Queenstown to Christchurch for under $400?

There are currently 9+ open flights from Queenstown to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are direct flights available from Queenstown to Christchurch?

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

How popular is this Queenstown to Christchurch flight route?

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

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

On average, you can expect to see 7 flights from Queenstown to Christchurch a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 57% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 43% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Queenstown to Christchurch?

Airlines like Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in about 1h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 05m. Queenstown and Christchurch are separated by a distance of 348 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Air New Zealand ($211), and Jetstar ($351) offers the cheapest pricing from Queenstown to Christchurch. Air New Zealand is currently priced 6% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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 from ZQN to CHC
1h 01m
Average temperature for September in Christchurch
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Christchurch
16.0 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.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 70% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 29% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from Queenstown to Christchurch
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Queenstown to Christchurch.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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