Compare cheap flights from Hamilton to Christchurch

Flight information Hamilton to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 669 kilometres

1h 50min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Christchurch: Christchurch.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Hamilton to Christchurch is $114. 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 Hamilton to Christchurch.
There are 2 airlines who fly direct from Hamilton to Christchurch.
There are 28 flights per week flying from Hamilton to Christchurch, as of August.

Which airlines fly from Hamilton to Christchurch?

There are direct flights available multiple times every day from Hamilton to Christchurch. These are sold by Air New Zealand and operated by Mount Cook Airline, a subsidiary company.

Flights with 1 stop are also available for around the same price. These have a layover in Palmerston North or Wellington, which can add significant time onto your journey.

Is there a time difference between Hamilton and Christchurch?

No. The time is the same on New Zealand's main islands.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

Christchurch is slightly cooler than Hamilton throughout the year. Expect temperatures to be 3°C or 4°C lower when you step off the plane.

On the flip side, Christchurch receives a lot less rain than Hamilton.

How expensive is Christchurch?

There's not much of a difference between Hamilton and Christchurch. Hamilton is cheaper in many respects, but because Christchurch has a wider choice of restaurants, bars and cafes, it's easy to find somewhere that fits your budget.



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Essential travel information for Christchurch

Keep up-to-date with the latest arrival and departure times for Christchurch Airport.

Departing from Hamilton

Hamilton Airport (HLZ) is 14km south of the CBD, which takes around 15 minutes by car or taxi. A taxi can cost up to $75, while the airport car park costs $20 per day with a maximum monthly charge of $95.

A Super Shuttle service is also available for this journey. An adult ticket in a shared ride vehicle is $34, while an exclusive use ticket costs $90.

It's recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before a domestic flight is due to leave. While waiting for your flight to Christchurch, you can enjoy refreshments at the cafe, browse the internet on complimentary Wi-Fi or relive your youth in the arcade.

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is New Zealand's second busiest airport, behind Auckland. Christchurch has a single terminal for all flights, with passengers from Hamilton arriving on the airport's ground floor. This 24-hour facility opens up into the baggage carousel area which is close to the terminal's cafes and shops. ATMs, free Wi-Fi and car hire are also available in this area.

Christchurch Airport is 11km from the city centre. A car or taxi is likely to cover this distance in 15 minutes, while the scheduled bus takes closer to 45 minutes. However, the bus ($5) is far cheaper than a taxi ($45-$65).

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

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