Compare cheap flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch

Flight information Palmerston North to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 435 kilometres

1h 20min

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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 Palmerston North to Christchurch is $91. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 20min is the average flight time from Palmerston North to Christchurch.
There are 3 airlines who fly direct from Palmerston North to Christchurch.
There are 30 flights per week flying from Palmerston North to Christchurch, as of August.

Which airlines fly from Palmerston North to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand sells direct flights from Palmerston North to Christchurch several times a day. These are operated by Air Nelson and Mount Cook Airline.

You can also take connecting flights transiting in Auckland.

Is there a time difference between Palmerston North and Christchurch?

No. There's no time difference between the North and South Islands.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

Christchurch is less wet and windy than Palmerston North all year round. Summer temperatures are similar, but Christchurch gets a little colder in the winter.

How expensive is Christchurch?

There isn't a noticeable difference in prices between the 2 cities. Palmerston North Airport is closer to the city, making getting there faster and cheaper.

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Essential travel information for Christchurch

To board your Air New Zealand flight to Christchurch, you'll need to present valid ID such as a passport, driver's licence or Koru card.

Departing from Palmerston North

Palmerston North Airport (PMR) is 5.5km from the city. It has a single terminal with 4 departure gates. Check-in is on the left-hand side of the ground floor and closes 30 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart.

While waiting for your flight, you can grab a bite or a drink at the 2 cafes (upstairs and downstairs), pick up travel essentials from the small shop or log on to the free Wi-Fi. The airport also has an ATM, charging points and child care facilities.

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is New Zealand's 2nd busiest airport after Auckland International. Its single terminal is open 24 hours and features a wide range of facilities, including more than 35 shops as well as cafes, restaurants and bars, family entertainment and free Wi-Fi access.

The airport is located 12km from Christchurch CBD. You can take the public bus (from $2.30) or express bus ($8.50), get a taxi direct to your hotel ($45-$65) or hire a car from Christchurch Airport.

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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.