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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
$125 - $296
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

Average price

$296

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

$125

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 $250, or $337 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 $189. You can even find prices in May for less than $189, as users have found deals to Christchurch from as low as $88. 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 June, July 2021

The best prices found for WLG to CHC flights in June, July
22 Jul - 26 Jul
$110pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$133pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$136pp
WLG
Wellington
Multiple airlines
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
22 Jul - 26 Jul
$110pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$133pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$136pp
WLG
Wellington
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Direct flights to Christchurch from Wellington

Save time with Wellington to Christchurch direct flight deals
22 Jul - 26 Jul
$110pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$133pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
23 Jun - 24 Jun
$138pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Last-minute flights from Wellington to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Wellington, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 24 Jun
$138pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
27 Jun - 1 Jul
$163pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
27 Jun - 23 Jul
$164pp
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
04:40 - 10:55
Jetstar
1 stop
6h 15m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
$200
TravelFusion
12:00 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
6h 25m
WLG - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$242
Gotogate
12:00 - 12:25
Air New Zealand
2 stops
24h 25m
WLG - CHC
Air New Zealand
$481
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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 24 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 $140 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $140. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $93, but on average you can expect to pay $166.

Are there direct flights from Wellington to Christchurch for under $140 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Wellington to Christchurch under $140. A good price for a direct flight from Wellington to Christchurch is less than $167.

Are there last-minute flights available from Wellington to Christchurch for under $140?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Wellington to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $140.

What days are direct flights available from Wellington to Christchurch?

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

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.

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

12 flight departures from Wellington to Christchurch per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Wellington or Christchurch?

Wellington will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to Christchurch over the next 9 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 $93, Jetstar can have you in Christchurch from Wellington in 50m. The distance from Wellington to Christchurch is about 306 km. 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 $93. Another option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $144 return. These flights start at 48% 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 $55. Users have also found tickets on Air New Zealand for as little as $140.

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
0h 52m
Average temperature for June in Christchurch
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Christchurch
21.0 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
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Wellington towards Christchurch.
Morning 6 AM to midday 66% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 25% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of flight departures
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6 AM
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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
15 daily flights
Monday
23 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
33 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
28 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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