Compare cheap Christchurch to Wellington flights

Flight information Christchurch to Wellington

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Average flight time, total distance 304 kilometres

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Air New Zealand


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Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Wellington: Wellington.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Christchurch to Wellington is $56. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
0h 50min is the average flight time from Christchurch to Wellington.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Christchurch to Wellington.
There are 147 flights per week flying from Christchurch to Wellington, as of August.

Which airlines fly from Christchurch to Wellington?

Two airlines have non-stop Christchurch to Wellington flights every day:

If you don't mind layovers, you might find Christchurch to Wellington cheap flights on 1-stop routes with Air New Zealand or Sounds Air.

Is there a time difference between Christchurch and Wellington?

No. Christchurch to Wellington flights don't involve a change of time zone.

What is the weather like in Wellington?

The windy city, Wellington is cooler than Christchurch for most of the year, despite being further north. However, Wellington's winters are milder.

How expensive is Wellington?



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Essential travel information for Wellington

  • Valid ID for Christchurch to Wellington flights includes a passport, birth certificate, credit card or Koru card.
  • Leave the tourist trail and discover the hidden gems of Wellington.

Departing from Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is located 12km north-west of Christchurch city centre. This journey takes 15 to 20 minutes in a car or taxi and up to 30 minutes by bus. All flights use a single terminal, which has separate areas for domestic and international departures.

Passengers are advised to get to the airport at least 1 hour before flights to Wellington are scheduled to depart. During this time, you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat, browse the shops and connect to the free airport Wi-Fi.

Arriving in Wellington

Wellington Airport (WLG) also has a single terminal for all flights. The gate your Christchurch flight will arrive at depends on which airline you're flying with.

After disembarking your flight, you'll find the baggage claim area on the ground floor. This leads into the main terminal area where you can make use of the shops, cafes and other facilities before heading to ground transport.

Wellington Airport is just 5.5km south-east of the CBD, connected by frequent buses, taxis and shuttle services. The Airport Flyer express bus leaves every 20 minutes and costs $9. A taxi costs around $40. You can also hire a car from Wellington Airport if you prefer to drive yourself.

Return flights from Wellington to Christchurch

All flights from Wellington Airport share a common check-in area. This is on the 1st floor, next to the retail area.

You should aim to be at the airport at least 1 hour before your flight. Check-in closes 20 to 30 minutes before departure.

Read our route guide for more information about return flights from Wellington to Christchurch.

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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.