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Compare cheap flights from Invercargill to Christchurch

Flight information Invercargill to Christchurch

Cheapest return price last month

$138

Direct airlines

3

Flights per week

49

Average flight time, total distance 464 kilometres

1h 15min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand

Christchurch

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Invercargill to Christchurch?

All flights between Invercargill and Christchurch are sold by Air New Zealand. Many of the direct options are operated by a subsidiary such as Mount Cook Airline, while flights with 1 or more stops may be flown by different airlines.

Is there a time difference between Invercargill and Christchurch?

No. New Zealand's South Island has just 1 time zone.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

During the winter, the 2 cities are almost identical in terms of temperature, but Christchurch is 3°C warmer in the summer on average.

Invercargill is by far the rainier of the 2 places, with several months throughout the year receiving as much rainfall individually as Christchurch does in an entire year.

How expensive is Christchurch?

Prices are similar in Christchurch and Invercargill, although you may find things slightly pricier in Christchurch. However, because of the wider range of choice in Ch'ch, there's something for every budget.

Invercargill

Christchurch

Average cost of a meal

$15.00

$20.00

Average cost of a coffee

$4.30

$4.40

Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD

$15-$20

$45-$65

Essential travel information for Christchurch

For Air New Zealand flights to Christchurch, passengers can use ID other than a passport for checking in, such as their driver's licence.

Departing from Invercargill

Invercargill Airport (IVC) has the honour of being the most southerly airport in New Zealand. This airport has a single terminal, which was unveiled in 2016. Each weekday, Invercargill Airport opens at 4.50am while at the weekend its doors open at 5.30am.

The airport is a short drive from the CBD, with less than 5km separating them. There are various ways to get to the airport:

  • By taxi

  • By shuttle bus

  • By car

If you opt to drive, long-term parking starts at $16. After 4 days ($34 total), it drops significantly to $5 a day, with a maximum limit of 60 days per vehicle.

For domestic flights, it's recommended to be at the airport 1 hour before take-off.

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) has a single terminal for all its flights, with domestic arrivals coming in on the ground floor. As you enter, you'll immediately see the baggage reclaim area, which are surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops. Car hire at Christchurch Airport is also found by the baggage carousels.

The CBD is 11km from the airport, which is a 15-minute drive. In a taxi, this can cost up to $65. A bus is cheaper at $5, but will likely take 45 minutes to reach the city.

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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.