Cheap flights from Wellington to Christchurch

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The best prices from Wellington to Christchurch are usually found in April or January, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Wellington to Christchurch

All the information you need to plan the best WLG to CHC flight in 2022: compare Wellington to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.

WLG - CHC

Price

$89 - $211

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Precipitation

40 - 60 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$131

From Wellington to Christchurch

One-way from

$37

One-way flight from Wellington to Christchurch

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

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Wellington 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 Wellington to Christchurch?

Users have found that booking a flight from Wellington to Christchurch at least 55 days early can save you up to 94% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 55 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Wellington to Christchurch for as little as $210 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 $272 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Christchurch. Flights to Christchurch from Wellington in April are about $189 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $95.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Wellington to Christchurch (WLG - CHC)?

It’s optimal to fly from Wellington to Christchurch at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 39% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Wellington to Christchurch in January, February 2022

The best prices found for WLG to CHC flights in January, February
11 Feb - 13 Feb
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$84

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

30 Jan - 2 Feb
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$91

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

11 Feb - 13 Feb
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$95

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

Wellington to Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Wellington found for this year
4 Mar - 6 Mar
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$73

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

11 Mar - 13 Mar
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$82

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

11 Feb - 13 Feb
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$84

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

Direct flights to Christchurch from Wellington

Save time with Wellington to Christchurch direct flight deals
4 Mar - 6 Mar
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$73

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

11 Mar - 13 Mar
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$82

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

11 Feb - 13 Feb
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$84

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

Last-minute flights from Wellington to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Wellington, departing today and this week
24 Jan - 26 Jan
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$138

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

25 Jan - 28 Jan
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$148

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

23 Jan - 25 Jan
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
$154

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

One-way flights to Christchurch from Wellington

The cheapest one-way flights from Wellington to Christchurch
8 Mar
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
$37

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

19 Feb
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
$43

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

21 Mar
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
$44

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Wellington to Christchurch flights.

What airports serve Wellington to Christchurch flights?

Travellers who are planning to take a flight to Christchurch from Wellington have a single airport on each end of the flight to choose from. Wellington International Airport is where the flight will start. It is located 5.5 kilometres from the city centre of Wellington. This is the third busiest airport in New Zealand after Auckland Airport and Christchurch Airport. After passengers reach their destination, they will be at Christchurch Airport, which is found 12 kilometres from the city center. This large airport has two runaways and offers domestic and international flights around the clock.

Which airlines fly directly from Wellington to Christchurch?

Direct flights are available from Wellington to Christchurch through Jetstar Airways and Air New Zealand or a combination of the two airlines. The average duration of a flight directly to the destination is 1h 08m to make for a quick trip. The direct flights between these two cities are also typically less expensive than flights with one or more stopovers. Several of the flights are available every day from morning through evening.

What are the stopover options between Wellington to Christchurch?

Passengers who prefer a stopover flight with a single stop will find them available from Air New Zealand. These flights are also offered throughout the entire day and have an average length of 1h 53m. The cost of these flights is higher than for a direct flight but passengers can enjoy spending time in Wellington (WLG) during the stop. The most expensive flights are those with two stops before reaching Christchurch. Qantas, Jetstar, and Air New Zealand offer combination trips that last 9h 15m on average. Stops typically include Wellington and Sydney (SYD).

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Wellington to Christchurch?

There’s no need to worry about a visa or passport when planning a trip on a plane from Wellington to Christchurch. The two locations are in the same country so residents and fly between them with ease.

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

If you wish to fly to Christchurch from Wellington, then you need to book flights from Wellington to Christchurch. There are 19 flights from Wellington (WLG) to Christchurch (CHC) per day to choose from. Flights to Christchurch from Wellington are available from 3 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 0h 50m is how long a nonstop flight from Wellington to Christchurch typically takes.

Which airlines flying from Wellington to Christchurch have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Wellington to Christchurch that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Sounds Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $73, but on average you can expect to pay $131.

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

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from Wellington to Christchurch under $100. A good price for a direct flight from Wellington to Christchurch is less than $107.

Are there last-minute flights available from Wellington to Christchurch for under $200?

There are currently 16+ open flights from Wellington to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are direct flights available from Wellington to Christchurch?

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

How popular is this Wellington to Christchurch flight route?

The Wellington to Christchurch flight path was viewed by 3,994 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 Wellington to Christchurch on average per day?

On average 3 flights depart from Wellington to Christchurch per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Wellington to Christchurch?

For as low as $73, Jetstar can have you in Christchurch from Wellington in 50m. Airlines will cover a distance of 306 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($73), offers the cheapest pricing from Wellington to Christchurch. You may be able to fly from Wellington to Christchurch for 61% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Wellington to Christchurch?

Before booking your flight from Wellington to Christchurch, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Air New Zealand or Sounds Air.

What are the most reliable airlines from Wellington to Christchurch?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Wellington to Christchurch consider choosing Qantas Airways(94%), Fiji Airways(93%) or Air New Zealand(92%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Wellington to Christchurch?

While on average a flight from Wellington to Christchurch is generally $158, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $40. When looking at the most popular route, (Wellington - Christchurch), you can expect to pay $73 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Wellington to Christchurch

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

Top 3 airlines flying from Wellington to Christchurch

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Wellington to Christchurch choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$83
Average$205
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$84
Average$177
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Sounds Air
Cheapest$517
Average$666
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Wellington to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Wellington to Christchurch
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
67%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
24%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
8%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Wellington to Christchurch

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Wellington to Christchurch
Sunday23daily flights
Monday16daily flights
Tuesday18daily flights
Wednesday17daily flights
Thursday17daily flights
Friday22daily flights
Saturday22daily flights