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Flight information Auckland International to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 746 kilometres

1h 25min

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Air New Zealand


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Christchurch?

Direct Auckland to Christchurch flights are available every day of the week with 2 airlines:

Air New Zealand also has 1-stop flights connecting in other New Zealand airports.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Christchurch?

No. All cities in New Zealand are on the same time.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

Christchurch is 3°C to 5°C cooler than Auckland across the year. It's also much drier, only getting around a third of the rainfall.

How expensive is Christchurch?



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Essential travel information for Christchurch

  • You'll need to show valid photo ID to board Auckland to Christchurch flights.
  • Get ideas for hotels, restaurants and things to do with Skyscanner's Christchurch guide.

Departing from Auckland

Auckland International Airport (AKL) is New Zealand's largest airport. It has 2 separate terminals handling domestic and international flights. A free shuttle bus runs between these terminals every 15 minutes.

Auckland to Christchurch flights depart from the Domestic Terminal. This terminal is open every day of the year from 5am to 11pm and features a food court, cafes, shops and free Wi-Fi to help you pass the time. As you enter the terminal, Air New Zealand check-in counters are on your left and Jetstar check-in is on the right.

It's recommended that you get to Auckland International at least 1 hour before flights to Christchurch and other domestic flights.

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) has a single terminal for all flights, divided into domestic and international sections. The domestic section closes after the last flight of the day, usually around 11pm.

After disembarking the plane, passengers head to the baggage claim area on the ground floor. This is surrounded by shops, restaurants, car hire desks and other airport services that may be used before heading to the exit.

Christchurch Airport is 11km from the city centre. This takes around 15 minutes in a taxi, which can cost up to $65, or 45 minutes by bus for $5.

Return flights from Christchurch to Auckland

If you're flying back to Auckland from Christchurch, it's important to note that some of these domestic flights depart from the international section.

All travellers must have valid photo ID to check in and board flights in this section, including children and infants.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.