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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)

All the information you need to plan the best WLG to CHC flight in 2021: compare Wellington to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.
WLG - CHC
Price
$126 - $299
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

$126

From Wellington to Christchurch

One-way from

$48

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 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 $203 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 $263 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 $182 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $92.

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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for WLG to CHC flights in September, October
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$105pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
26 Oct - 28 Oct
$108pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$111pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Wellington to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Wellington found for this year
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$105pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
26 Oct - 28 Oct
$108pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$111pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Direct flights to Christchurch from Wellington

Save time with Wellington to Christchurch direct flight deals
15 Oct - 17 Oct
$105pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
26 Oct - 28 Oct
$108pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
16 Oct - 18 Oct
$111pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

One-way flights to Christchurch from Wellington

The cheapest one-way flights from Wellington to Christchurch
04:20 - 05:10
Jetstar
Direct
0h 50m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
$48
Jettzy (NZ)
03:20 - 04:10
Jetstar
Direct
0h 50m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
$102
mytrip.com
05:55 - 12:40
Air New Zealand
1 stop
6h 45m
WLG - CHC
Air New Zealand
$166
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Wellington to Christchurch

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 15 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $105, but on average you can expect to pay $163.

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

Cheapflights has 17 direct flights from Wellington to Christchurch under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Wellington to Christchurch is less than $175.

What days are direct flights available from Wellington to Christchurch?

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

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 12 flights depart from Wellington to Christchurch per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 67% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Wellington to Christchurch?

For as low as $105, Jetstar can have you in Christchurch from Wellington in 50m. Airlines will cover a distance of 306 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($105), and Air New Zealand ($261) offers the cheapest pricing from Wellington to Christchurch. You may be able to fly from Wellington to Christchurch for 42% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 Jetstar(81%), Fiji Airways(77%) or Etihad Airways(74%), 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 $120, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $33. When looking at the most popular route, (Wellington - Christchurch), you can expect to pay $105 for that flight.

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 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.

Alternative routes for Wellington 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 Wellington to Christchurch.
Flight duration from WLG to CHC
0h 50m
Average temperature for September in Christchurch
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Christchurch
16.0 mm

Airports servicing Wellington

Airports servicing Christchurch

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
$81 $198 No cancel fee 78%
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Jetstar
$81 $171 No cancel fee 74%
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Sounds Air
$500 $644 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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Wellington towards Christchurch.
Morning 6 AM to midday 64% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 19% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Wellington to Christchurch
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Wellington to Christchurch.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
11 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
27 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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