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Flight information Christchurch to Tauranga

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 717 kilometres

1h 50min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Tauranga: Tauranga.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Christchurch to Tauranga is $120. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 50min is the average flight time from Christchurch to Tauranga.
There are 3 airlines who fly direct from Christchurch to Tauranga.
As of September, there are 22 flights per week flying from Christchurch to Tauranga.

The city of Tauranga lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island, New Zealand. This entrancing sunny city has a name that has a Maori origin, which roughly translates to "sheltered anchorage". The city due to its sheltered position on the east coast enjoys a warm, dry climate, which makes it the perfect retreat for holidaymakers. Its many pubs, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants further add to its wondrous charm. In addition, Tauranga offers a plethora of outdoor activities and water sports including, surfing, fishing, sailing, diving and many more. The main highlights of this famous resort city are the extinct volcanic cone of Mount Maunganui, the active geothermal area of Waiotapu, the Classic Flyers Museum and many others. Moreover, Downtown Tauranga has several areas of significant historic importance to attract global travellers. A visit to city like Tauranga can certainly be rated amongst one of the most rewarding lifetime experiences.

Tauranga Airport

Tauranga Airport (IATA: TRG) is a major regional airport situated at a distance of approximately 4 kilometres from the Tauranga city centre. Tauranga Airport is the fifth busiest airport of New Zealand in terms of aircraft movement and is the 12th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. The airport of Tauranga is known for its modern appeal, where along with the usual check-in and baggage claim facilities, several facilities are made available for travellers to provide incomparable comfort.

Air New Zealand with its subsidiaries Air Nelson, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Airline along with Sunair,North Shore Air and Barrier Air are the leading airlines that connect Tauranga with major domestic destinations including Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Claris and North Shore.

Flights from Christchurch to Tauranga 

Air New Zealand is the only major airline that flies between Christchurch and Tauranga. It offers multiple nonstop flights from Christchurch to Tauranga that are available on a daily basis. Additionally, the airline also operates connecting flights to Tauranga from Christchurch which fly either via Wellington or Auckland.   

Tauranga Airport Terminal

The terminal building has 4 tarmac gates in total. The pleasant waiting areas offer the travellers a perfect view of arriving and departing aircrafts. The licensed airport cafe is the best place for grabbing mouth watering sandwiches, cakes or light snacks. Moreover, other facilities at the airport include, rental meeting rooms, Internet access, toilets, baby changing rooms, public telephones, wheelchair facilities, Koru Lounge and many more.

Christchurch International Airport

Situated in thesuburb of Harewood, Christchurch International Airport (IATA: CHC) is the second busiest airport of New Zealand. The Airport’s single terminal building efficiently caters to both domestic and international flights, and features a combined check-in hall. There are total of 58 check-in counters, while self-service check-in kiosks are also present where one can check-in and print boarding pass in a hassle-free way. The airport provides free Wi-Fi access, ATM, phone and fax, postal service, washrooms in addition to many more services. Plus, travellers can enjoy a quick bite at the airport cafe, enjoy duty-free shopping, or play a game at the gaming arcade.

Tauranga Airport Transfers

Leading rental car companies: ABC Car Rentals, Avis, Thrifty, Pacific Auto Rentals, Rite Price Car Rentals, Budget Car Rentals, Rent A Dent Tauranga and Hertz have their counters in the terminal itself. Taxis and shuttles are also readily available that you can opt for as per your convenience to reach your destination with great comfort. 

Things to Remember When Travelling from Christchurch to Tauranga

While travelling from Christchurch to Tauranga, you need to present your identity proof at the time of checking-in. This could be anything, like a birth certificate, driving licence, credit card, Community Services Card or any other proof of identity verification. Moreover, you are required to check-in at least 30 minutes prior to departure of flight for a hassle-free journey.

The information is correct as of October 2015

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