Compare cheap Wellington to Christchurch flights

Flight information Wellington to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 304 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 Wellington to Christchurch is $71. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
0h 50min is the average flight time from Wellington to Christchurch.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Wellington to Christchurch.
There are 147 flights per week flying from Wellington to Christchurch, as of August.

Which airlines fly from Wellington to Christchurch?

Two airlines have direct Wellington to Christchurch flights every day of the week. They are:

Air New Zealand and Sounds Air also have connecting flights with a layover in other New Zealand airports.

Is there a time difference between Wellington and Christchurch?

No. The North Island and South Island are in the same time zone.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

Being further south, Christchurch is a little cooler than Wellington, but it gets a lot less rain – only 130mm per year compared to 890mm in Wellington.

How expensive is Christchurch?



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Essential travel information for Christchurch

  • You'll need to have a passport, driver's licence or other valid photo ID with you to board Wellington to Christchurch flights.
  • To save money on public transport in Christchurch, pick up a Metrocard at the airport.

Departing from Wellington

Wellington Airport (WLG) is located 9km south of the city centre. Buses and taxis run to the airport around the clock. You should aim to arrive at least 1 hour before your flight to Christchurch is scheduled to depart.

International and domestic flights use the same terminal at Wellington. Once you check in, you can get something to eat or drink at the restaurants, visit the shops or log on to the free Wi-Fi while waiting for your flight.

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is larger than Wellington's, but it still uses a single terminal for all flights. After deplaning and picking up your bags, you can use the terminal facilities or head straight to ground transport.

The airport is 12km from the city centre, which is about a 15-minute journey in normal traffic or 40 minutes by bus. Travelling by local bus costs $2.30, an express bus is $8.50 and a taxi can cost up to $40. You can also hire a car from Christchurch Airport to explore Christchurch and Canterbury on your own time schedule.

Return flights from Christchurch to Wellington

Christchurch Airport has a common check-in area for all airlines, both domestic and international.

You should try to get to the airport 1 hour or more before your flight is due to leave. There are more than 30 shops, a dozen dining options and free Wi-Fi to keep you occupied in the meantime.

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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.