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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)

All the information you need to plan the best CHC to ZQN flight in 2021: compare Christchurch to Queenstown flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Queenstown.
CHC - ZQN
Price
$164 - $286

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

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

Average price

$245

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

$164

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 55% 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 $335 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $395.

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 $239. You can even find prices in May for less than $239, as users have found deals to Queenstown from as low as $127. 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 27% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CHC to ZQN flights in June, July
22 Jul - 25 Jul
$144pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
16 Jul - 20 Jul
$224pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$231pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Christchurch to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Christchurch found for this year
12 Aug - 16 Aug
$143pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
22 Jul - 25 Jul
$144pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
19 Oct - 20 Oct
$210pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Queenstown from Christchurch

Save time with Christchurch to Queenstown direct flight deals
12 Aug - 16 Aug
$143pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
22 Jul - 25 Jul
$144pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
19 Oct - 20 Oct
$210pp
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

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown from Christchurch, departing today and this week
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$231pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
25 Jun - 27 Jun
$252pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
20 Jun - 22 Jun
$273pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
04:40 - 15:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
34h 40m
CHC - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$315
Gotogate
02:35 - 13:30
Air New Zealand
3 stops
10h 55m
CHC - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$499
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Queenstown

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 4 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 $280 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $280. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $143, but on average you can expect to pay $272.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 9 direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown under $280. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Queenstown is less than $293.

Are there last-minute flights available from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $280?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Christchurch to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $280.

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 7 days.

How long does is the flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Departing from Christchurch to Queenstown will take you 1h. 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 $143. Another option worth looking into is Jetstar, starting at $405 return. Air New Zealand is priced at 37% 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?

$75 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 $255.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Queenstown

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

Destination information for Queenstown

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Flight duration
1h 02m

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Queenstown

Hourly flight availability from Christchurch to Queenstown

See what time of day planes typically take off from Christchurch towards Queenstown.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 39% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 37% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 23% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Christchurch to Queenstown
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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