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Compare cheap flights from Christchurch to Brisbane

Flight information Christchurch to Brisbane

Direct airlines

4

Flights per week

24

Average flight time, total distance 2500 kilometres

3h 45min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand

Brisbane

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Christchurch to Brisbane?

Direct flights are available from Christchurch to Brisbane with Emirates, Qantas and Virgin Australia. These take a touch under 4 hours.

Flights with 1 stop, normally through Sydney, are also available for around the same price. Along with the airlines mentioned above, Jetstar also flies this route.

Is there a time difference between Christchurch and Brisbane?

Yes. Brisbane is 3 hours behind Christchurch in summer, and 2 hours behind in winter.

What is the weather like in Brisbane?

Brisbane is far warmer than Christchurch. The Australian city's coldest month, July, has an average temperature of 15°C, which is only marginally cooler than Christchurch's warmest month at 17°C. Brisbane is hottest in January with average temperatures of 25°C, but don't be surprised to see the mercury reach into the 30s regularly.

Brisbane gets twice as much rain as Christchurch over the year, with most of it falling over summer.

How expensive is Brisbane?

Visitors from New Zealand to Australia often notice prices are slightly more expensive. When in Brisbane, be prepared to pay a little extra for accommodation and everyday expenses.

Christchurch

Brisbane

Average cost of a meal

NZ$20.00

NZ$20.00

Average cost of a coffee

NZ$4.40

NZ$4.70

Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD

NZ$45-NZ$65

NZ$40-NZ$50

Essential travel information for Brisbane

New Zealand citizens do not require a visa to visit Australia.

Public transport in Brisbane is cheaper with a go card.

Departing from Christchurch

Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the 2nd busiest airport in New Zealand. Direct flights are available to 4 cities in Australia: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.

The airport in Christchurch has a single terminal for all flights. Once you arrive, the check-in and bag drop counters are on the ground floor, while security checks are upstairs.

Before you get to the security checks, you'll pass through the airport's food court where you can choose from a wide variety of international cuisines. The majority of the terminal's shops are found in this area too.

For flights to Australia, you should aim to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your flight.

Arriving in Brisbane

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is Australia's 3rd busiest airport, behind those in Sydney and Melbourne. It has separate terminals for international and domestic flights.

Once your plane has landed, you'll pass through customs and into the arrivals hall, where you can get a coffee, buy last-minute essentials and take out Australian dollars. Car hire at Brisbane Airport is also available.

The drive to the CBD takes 10 minutes. If you prefer to take it easy, a taxi is likely to cost AU$35-AU$45, while an Uber would be AU$10 or so cheaper. Trains and buses are also available, with trains taking 20 minutes and buses taking 45 minutes.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.

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