Compare cheap flights from Tauranga to Christchurch

Flight information Tauranga to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 717 kilometres

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Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Christchurch: Christchurch.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Tauranga to Christchurch is $96. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
2h 0min is the average flight time from Tauranga to Christchurch.
There are 3 airlines who fly direct from Tauranga to Christchurch.
There are 22 flights per week flying from Tauranga to Christchurch, as of August.

Which airlines fly from Tauranga to Christchurch?

Direct flights are available on a daily basis from Tauranga to Christchurch through Air New Zealand. As a rule, these are operated by subsidiary airline Air Nelson. You can choose from a 6am, 1.35pm or 3.25pm flight.

Should these be sold out, flights with 1 stop are available too. These generally have a layover in Auckland or Wellington and are around the same price.

Is there a time difference between Tauranga and Christchurch?

No. New Zealand's 2 main islands are in the same time zone.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

Christchurch is generally a few degrees cooler than Tauranga, because of its southerly location. In summer, average temperatures are 17°C compared with 20°C, while in winter they're 6°C compared with 10°C.

Tauranga is far wetter than Christchurch, with some winter months in Tauranga receiving almost as much rain as Christchurch in an entire year.

How expensive is Christchurch?

Everyday expenses in Tauranga and Christchurch are similar, although you may find that because there's a wider range of choice in Christchurch, you'll be able to find something to suit your budget more easily.



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Essential travel information for Christchurch

Christchurch is prone to earthquakes. Keep an eye on earthquake forecasts here.

Find the latest arrival and departure times for Christchurch Airport.

Departing from Tauranga

Tauranga Airport (TRG) is 6km or 10 minutes away from the city centre. This trip costs up to $35 in a taxi, which is the same as the maximum fee in the long-term car park. The trip takes twice as long by bus, but is much cheaper ($2.72 for passengers with a Smartride card).

The airport in Tauranga has 2 levels. Passengers can make use of the free Wi-Fi while they wait, browse the convenience store or buy a coffee in the cafe. Air New Zealand passengers can also enjoy the comfort of the Koru Lounge.

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

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is 11km from the CBD, which takes 15 minutes by car or taxi.

Car hire at Christchurch Airport is available through 6 companies, which can be found by the domestic baggage carousels. A taxi for this trip costs up to $65. Buses are also available, which are cheaper ($5) but also take longer (up to 45 minutes).

The airport's facilities are contained within a single terminal. Passengers arriving on a flight from Tauranga are immediately faced with the baggage carousels, which are close to the cafes and shops.

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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.