Find cheap flights to Christchurch
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|May||Best time to beat the crowds (3% less expensive on average)|
|July||Most popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|£1257||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Christchurch
- Looking for cheap airfare to Christchurch? 25% of our users found return tickets to Christchurch for the following prices or less: From Newcastle upon Tyne £722, from Birmingham £843, from Glasgow £866
- Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly to Christchurch is May.
- Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. As one of the country’s largest airports, many use it as an alternative to travel up to Nelson, Blenheim (5h drive), Hokitika (3h drive) or Queenstown (6h drive).
- You are unable to purchase direct flights to Christchurch Airport due to its distance from the UK. The length of the flight therefore depends on how long your stopovers are, but you can find shorter journeys for approximately 28h – 32h.
- When travelling to New Zealand, be aware that the country has very strict biosecurity laws. You will receive an entry card on your flight to Christchurch, where you must declare at risk items. Food, animal and plant products will have to be declared or disposed of before entering the country.
- So that you don’t have to incur roaming charges, it is a simple process to purchase a local SIM Card. You can find kiosks of the two main phone companies, Spark and Vodafone in the International Arrivals Hall of the Christchurch Airport where you can purchase pre-paid SIM cards.
- For those looking for things to do at the Christchurch airport, the International Antarctic Centre is an 8min walk from the airport terminal. Here you can find an interactive experience, showing Christchurch as the aerial gateway to Antarctica.
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