Compare cheap Dunedin to Christchurch flights
Flight information Dunedin to Christchurch
Cheapest return price last month
Flights per week
Average flight time, total distance 328 kilometres
Most popular airline last month
Air New Zealand
Frequently asked questions
Which airlines fly from Dunedin to Christchurch?
The only airline that has flights from Dunedin to Christchurch is Air New Zealand.
You can choose a direct flight or connecting flight with a layover in Wellington.
Is there a time difference between Dunedin and Christchurch?
No. There are no time differences on the New Zealand mainland.
What is the weather like in Christchurch?
Christchurch has less variable weather and climate than Dunedin, being cool and mild for most of the year. It gets less than half the rainfall of Auckland or Wellington.
How expensive is Christchurch?
Essential travel information for Christchurch
- You will need to show proof of ID when flying from Dunedin to Christchurch. See what ID is accepted for domestic flights.
- Save around 25% on public transport fares in Christchurch by picking up a Metrocard. These cost $10.
Departing from Dunedin
Dunedin Airport (DUD) is around 30km or a 25-minute drive from the city centre. This can cost up to $100 in a taxi. You can save money by taking the bus ($12–$29) or booking a Super Shuttle transfer.
It's recommended that you get to Dunedin Airport 1 hour before domestic flights to Christchurch depart. The airport has a single terminal for all flights, which check-in on the ground floor. While waiting, you can visit the shops, cafes or arcade spread across 2 levels, or sit down in a lounge and access the free Wi-Fi.
Arriving in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport (CHC) is New Zealand's 2nd busiest airport. It has a single terminal for international and domestic flights, which disembark on the ground floor. After you pick up your bags, you can use an ATM or get something to eat or drink before heading to your accommodation.
The journey from Christchurch Airport to the city centre takes 15 minutes in good traffic. A taxi costs around $35, or you can take a bus with fares starting at $5, although this can take up to 45 minutes. If you prefer your own wheels, several rental companies offer car hire from Christchurch Airport.
Return flights from Christchurch to Dunedin
If you're taking a return flight from Christchurch, check-in is on the ground floor and departures on the 1st floor. The airport advises passengers to allow 40 minutes when checking in for domestic flights.
Find out what else you need to know about flying from Christchurch to Dunedin.
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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.