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Flight information Queenstown to Christchurch

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Average flight time, total distance 347 kilometres

0h 55min

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Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Christchurch: Christchurch.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Queenstown to Christchurch is $78. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
0h 55min is the average flight time from Queenstown to Christchurch.
There are 2 airlines who fly direct from Queenstown to Christchurch.
As of December, there are 30 flights per week flying from Queenstown to Christchurch.

Which airlines fly from Queenstown to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand has several daily direct flights from Queenstown to Christchurch.

You can also take 1-stop flights through Wellington.

Is there a time difference between Queenstown and Christchurch?

No, all New Zealand cities are on the same time.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

Christchurch is warmer than Queenstown, with average temperatures from 6°C in July to 18°C in January. It also gets more sunshine per year (2,100 hours) and less rain overall (650mm).

How expensive is Christchurch?

Most prices in Christchurch are around 20% cheaper than in Queenstown, though it costs more to get from the airport to the city as it's further away.



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Essential travel information for Christchurch

You don't need a passport to board a domestic flight to Christchurch, but you do need to show some form of approved ID. This can include your driver's licence, a Koru card or student/company ID card.

Departing from Queenstown

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) has a single terminal. Before heading to the departure gate, you can get something to eat or drink at the cafes and restaurants, browse the shops or access the free airport Wi-Fi (up to 2GB daily).

Air New Zealand check-in counters close 20 minutes before domestic flights, or 30 minutes before if you have bags to drop. The airport is a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from Queenstown ($25-$30). You can also take the Orbus for $2 (with a GoCard).

Arriving in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) also uses a single terminal for all flights. This terminal is open 24 hours a day and has a full range of facilities to take care of arriving passengers' needs, from ATMs to cafes and free Wi-Fi. These are mostly found upstairs on the 1st floor.

The airport is 12km from Christchurch city centre. You can get there by public bus ($5), which takes around 45 minutes, or take a taxi direct to your hotel ($45-$65). If you prefer to self-drive, you can hire a car at Christchurch Airport from the leading agencies.

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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.