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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 (WLG) to Christchurch (CHC)

WLG - CHC
Price
$127 - $300
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 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

$127

From Wellington to Christchurch

One-way from

$40

One-way flight from Wellington 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 Wellington to Christchurch?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly 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?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 60 days in advance to save up to 127% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 60 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Wellington to Christchurch 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $253, or $341 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Christchurch from Wellington average $191. You can even find prices in May for less than $191, as users have found deals to Christchurch from as low as $90. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Christchurch from Wellington. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 82%.

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

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 39% on flights from Wellington to Christchurch by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Wellington to Christchurch in April, May 2021

11 May - 13 May
$81pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
11 May - 13 May
$87pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
14 May - 17 May
$119pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Wellington to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

10 Jun - 13 Jun
$71pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
11 May - 13 May
$81pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
11 May - 13 May
$87pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Direct flights to Christchurch from Wellington

10 Jun - 13 Jun
$71pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
11 May - 13 May
$81pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
11 May - 13 May
$87pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Last-minute flights from Wellington to Christchurch

19 Apr - 21 Apr
$139pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
20 Apr - 23 Apr
$172pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
21 Apr - 24 Apr
$225pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
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CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
WLG
Wellington

One-way flights to Christchurch from Wellington

13:20 - 14:10
Jetstar
Direct
0h 50m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
13:20 - 14:10
Jetstar
Direct
0h 50m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
$52
Kiwi.com
06:10 - 07:00
Jetstar
Direct
0h 50m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
$57
mytrip.com

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Flight FAQs

From Wellington to Christchurch

Can I find flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $142 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $142. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $71, but on average you can expect to pay $149.

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.

Are there direct flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $142 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 19 direct flights from Wellington to Christchurch under $142. A good price for a direct flight from Wellington to Christchurch is less than $161.

Are there last-minute flights available from Wellington to Christchurch for under $142?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Wellington to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $142.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Wellington to Christchurch 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.

Does it rain more in Wellington or Christchurch?

Wellington will have the same amount of rainfall in 1 compared to Christchurch over the next 6 days.

Is Wellington weather warmer or cooler than Christchurch?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 22 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in Christchurch is typically hotter than in Wellington. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Wellington to Christchurch?

For as low as $72, Jetstar can have you in Christchurch from Wellington in 50m. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Christchurch, with prices starting at $72. Another option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $138 return. These flights start at 61% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $40. Users have also found tickets on Air New Zealand for as little as $141.

Alternative routes for Wellington to Christchurch

Destination information for Christchurch

Flight duration
0h 53m
Average temperature for April in Christchurch
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Christchurch
19.0 mm

Airports servicing Wellington

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 3 airlines flying from Wellington to Christchurch

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$57 $120 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$57 $140 No cancel fee 78%
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Sounds Air
$352 $454 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Sounds Air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from Wellington to Christchurch

Morning 6 AM to midday 47% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 43% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Wellington to Christchurch
Sunday
23 daily flights
Monday
36 daily flights
Tuesday
40 daily flights
Wednesday
41 daily flights
Thursday
40 daily flights
Friday
36 daily flights
Saturday
17 daily flights
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