Cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

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The best prices from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl are usually found in May or April, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Christchurch to Queenstown

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

CHC - ZQN

Price

$117 - $204

ZQN

Temperature

3 - 15 °C

ZQN

Precipitation

50 - 80 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$171

From Christchurch to Queenstown Intl

One-way from

$70

One-way flight from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl

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

Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. 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 Queenstown.

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

To save up to 71% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Christchurch to Queenstown from $301 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $388 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Queenstown from Christchurch. Prices for May average $240 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $118. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August. Opting for a May flight can save you 24% on your journey compared to booking in May

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

When flying from Christchurch to Queenstown, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 27% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHC to ZQN flights in January, February
26 Feb - 1 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$117

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 15/1/22

22 Feb - 23 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$132

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

21 Feb - 23 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$137

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

Christchurch to Queenstown 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Christchurch found for this year
26 Feb - 1 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$117

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 15/1/22

22 Feb - 23 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$132

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

21 Feb - 23 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$137

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

Direct flights to Queenstown from Christchurch

Save time with Christchurch to Queenstown direct flight deals
26 Feb - 1 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$117

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

22 Feb - 23 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$132

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

21 Feb - 23 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$137

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

Last-minute flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown from Christchurch, departing today and this week
20 Jan - 22 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$206

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 13/1/22

23 Jan - 25 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 55m
$234

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

20 Jan - 22 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

6h 35m
$257

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/1/22

One-way flights to Queenstown Intl from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
26 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 00m
$70

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

26 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

9h 10m
$136

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

26 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

9h 10m
$139

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

If you book a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown, you will be flying from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl. Flights to Queenstown Intl (ZQN) from Christchurch (CHC) take 1h 00m for a nonstop flight. There are 3 flights from Christchurch to Queenstown per day from 1 airline.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl have flexible changes due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air New Zealand flying from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl have implemented new flexible change policies.

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $117, but on average you can expect to pay $278.

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

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Queenstown is less than $190.

Are there last-minute flights available from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $300?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Christchurch to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Christchurch to Queenstown flight route?

Within the past month, 1,299 users have taken a look at flights from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Christchurch to Queenstown round-trip?

Air New Zealand, at $117, was found to be the cheapest airline from Christchurch to Queenstown. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Jetstar. Air New Zealand is priced at 51% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most reliable airlines from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Before booking your flight to Queenstown from Christchurch, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Etihad Airways (96%), Air New Zealand (96%), Qantas Airways( 92%).

What are the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?

The cheapest flight price from Christchurch to Queenstown is $123. On average you can expect to pay $218. The most popular route, (Christchurch - Queenstown Intl), can usually be booked for $132.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Queenstown

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

Top airline flying from Christchurch to Queenstown

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Christchurch to Queenstown 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$121
Average$265
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Christchurch to Queenstown

See what time of day planes typically take off from Christchurch to Queenstown
2%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
54%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
44%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Christchurch to Queenstown

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Christchurch to Queenstown
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Monday4daily flights
Tuesday4daily flights
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Friday3daily flights
Saturday4daily flights