Christchurch travel guide

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You're Going to Love Christchurch

With a population of 42,396, Christchurch is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Christchurch to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Christchurch

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Amberwood (154 Ringwood Road Walkford) and Christchurch Harbour Hotel (Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa 95 Mudeford) are great picks.

When to visit Christchurch

Christchurch in November
Estimated hotel price
£71
1 night at 3-star hotel
Christchurch in November
Estimated hotel price
£71
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Christchurch in July, when the average temperature is 18 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 90 mm. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Christchurch, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Christchurch

Plane

When flying to Christchurch, you’ll arrive at Bournemouth (BOH), which is located 7 km from the city centre. The shortest domestic flight to Christchurch departs from Edinburgh and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Christchurch, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Christchurch to Bishop's Stortford takes 0h 35m and costs around £21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £14 for a 1h 33m trip. Located 5 km from the city centre, Christchurch Hinton Admiral is the busiest station in Christchurch. Another popular train station is Christchurch, located 0.2 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Christchurch is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 143 km from Christchurch. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Christchurch, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Leicester, the bus ride to Christchurch takes 209 km and will cost you around £9. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £5 for a journey of 209 km.

Plane

When flying to Christchurch, you’ll arrive at Bournemouth (BOH), which is located 7 km from the city centre. The shortest domestic flight to Christchurch departs from Edinburgh and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Christchurch, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Christchurch to Bishop's Stortford takes 0h 35m and costs around £21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £14 for a 1h 33m trip. Located 5 km from the city centre, Christchurch Hinton Admiral is the busiest station in Christchurch. Another popular train station is Christchurch, located 0.2 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Christchurch is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 143 km from Christchurch. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Christchurch, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Leicester, the bus ride to Christchurch takes 209 km and will cost you around £9. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £5 for a journey of 209 km.

Airports near Christchurch

Airlines serving Christchurch

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (851 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
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Where to stay in Christchurch

Average rates range from around £118 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £135 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Christchurch

Most booked hotels in Christchurch

Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£116+
The Kings Harbour Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£99+
Cedar House Boutique B&B
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£124+
educatefirst
0 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£50+
The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£145+
Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
£57+

Hiring a car in Christchurch

Hiring a car in Christchurch costs £39 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at London Heathrow.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Christchurch (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.54. Economy (Hyundai i20 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Christchurch, while also 75% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Christchurch costs £39 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at London Heathrow.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Christchurch (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.54. Economy (Hyundai i20 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Christchurch, while also 75% cheaper than other types, on average.