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Cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

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The best prices from Christchurch to Queenstown 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 (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN)

CHC - ZQN
Price
$162 - $283

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

$162

From Christchurch to Queenstown

One-way from

$132

One-way flight from Christchurch to Queenstown

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 Christchurch to Queenstown?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 54% on the overall cost on flights from Christchurch to Queenstown.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Christchurch to Queenstown, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 95% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $331 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $391.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Queenstown from Christchurch average $236. You can even find prices in May for less than $236, as users have found deals to Queenstown from as low as $126. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Queenstown from Christchurch. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 51%.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown in January, February 2021

10 Feb - 15 Feb
$227pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
1 Feb - 3 Feb
$256pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
3 Feb - 6 Feb
$268pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Christchurch to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

7 Apr - 10 Apr
$119pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
25 Apr - 29 Apr
$164pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
7 Apr - 10 Apr
$193pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Queenstown from Christchurch

7 Apr - 10 Apr
$119pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
25 Apr - 29 Apr
$164pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
11 Mar - 18 Mar
$195pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Last-minute flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

1 Feb - 3 Feb
$256pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
3 Feb - 6 Feb
$268pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
2 Feb - 4 Feb
$297pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Queenstown from Christchurch

15:10 - 05:05
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
13h 55m
CHC - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$132
Kiwi.com
03:40 - 05:05
Jetstar
1 stop
25h 25m
CHC - ZQN
Jetstar
$183
Kiwi.com
04:00 - 11:25
Air New Zealand
2 stops
7h 25m
CHC - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$269
mytrip.com

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Queenstown

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $139 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $139. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $119, but on average you can expect to pay $259.

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.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $139 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown under $139. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Queenstown is less than $277.

Are there last-minute flights available from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $277?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Christchurch to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $277.

What days are direct flights available from Christchurch to Queenstown?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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

Per day, 2 flights depart from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl on average.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Christchurch or Queenstown?

The rainfall in Christchurch is generally more than the rainfall in Queenstown. This will continue over the next 6 days.

How long does is the flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Departing from Christchurch to Queenstown will take you 1h 05m. There are 348 km between Christchurch and Queenstown. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Flying on Air New Zealand is currently your cheapest option to Queenstown, with prices starting at $120. Another option worth looking into is Jetstar, starting at $408 return. Air New Zealand is priced at 47% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

$49 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Air New Zealand. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Jetstar, with prices from $178.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Queenstown

Destination information for Queenstown

Flight duration
1h 04m

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Queenstown

Hourly flight availability from Christchurch to Queenstown

Evening 6 PM to midnight 54% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 27% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 18% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Christchurch to Queenstown
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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