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 (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
$165 - $287

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

$165

From Christchurch to Queenstown Intl

One-way from

$82

One-way flight from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl

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?

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 $290 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $373 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 $231 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $114. 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for CHC to ZQN flights in September, October
28 Sep - 1 Oct
$237pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
28 Sep - 1 Oct
$252pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$293pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

Christchurch to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Christchurch found for this year
27 Nov - 27 Nov
$196pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
16 Nov - 17 Nov
$211pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
27 Nov - 27 Nov
$234pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Queenstown from Christchurch

Save time with Christchurch to Queenstown direct flight deals
27 Nov - 27 Nov
$196pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
16 Nov - 17 Nov
$211pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
28 Sep - 1 Oct
$237pp
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 Sep - 23 Sep
$313pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
21 Sep - 23 Sep
$325pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
21 Sep - 23 Sep
$432pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Queenstown Intl from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Queenstown
05:40 - 06:40
Air New Zealand
Direct
1h 00m
CHC - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$82
Jettzy (NZ)
04:20 - 05:30
Air New Zealand
Direct
1h 10m
CHC - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$103
TravelFusion
09:15 - 10:25
Air New Zealand
Direct
1h 10m
CHC - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$125
Jettzy (NZ)

Related info for your journey

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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 $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 $196, but on average you can expect to pay $315.

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 $251.

Are there last-minute flights available from Christchurch to Queenstown for under $400?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Christchurch to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are direct flights available from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Christchurch to Queenstown flight route?

This flight path from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl was viewed by 1,299 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 Christchurch to Queenstown on average per day?

On average 9 flights depart from Christchurch to Queenstown per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 22% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 56% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 22% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Airlines like Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in about 1h. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 16h 20m. The distance between Christchurch and Queenstown is about 348 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $196, Air New Zealand will fly you from Christchurch to Queenstown and back. In addition to Air New Zealand, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Jetstar for as low as $404. These flights start at 15% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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 from CHC to ZQN
1h 00m

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 47% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 28% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 24% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Midnight
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
2 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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