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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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What is the cheapest flight to Christchurch?

The cheapest airline ticket to Christchurch from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours was £802 return on the route London to Christchurch. The most popular route is London to Christchurch and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £802 return.

How far is Christchurch airport from central Christchurch?

Christchurch Airport is 6 miles from the centre of Christchurch. View on map.

What is the name of Christchurch’s airport?

Christchurch is served by Christchurch Airport, also commonly referred to as Christchurch, Christchurch Intl. The airport code is CHC.

How do I travel from Christchurch Airport into the city?

The city’s public transport system is the Metro bus service. Three regular services pass through the airport. The Number 29 will take you to the city Bus Exchange via Fendalton, the Purple Line travels to Sumner Beach, and the Number 125 goes north to Redwood. Prices are around 8.50 NZD (4.40 GBP) for a one-way ticket. Alternatively, you can find taxi ranks outside the International Terminal, or you can book a Super Shuttle bus in advance to your hotel.

What is there to eat at Christchurch Airport?

If you’d like something to eat after your flight to Christchurch, you can find a range of choices in the public area. The Long White Café and AirGo convenience store in the Arrivals Hall can provide you with a quick snack. Burger King, Noodle, and the Sakura Sushi Bar can provide something more substantial in the Level One Food Court, just above the check-in area before security. Alternatively, the Spitfire Square retail precinct 5min from the terminal has a range of dining options.

Are there any playgrounds at the Christchurch Airport for kids?

If you’re travelling with children, Christchurch Airport has a Kids’ Zone in the International Arrivals Hall. Here you can find an interactive world map, and activities such as hopscotch or a scavenger hunt. You can also receive a Mini Explorer Passport Activity Book and a pack of crayons at the information desk. If you’re in Christchurch on transit, you can find Children’s Play Areas in the domestic and international departure lounges.

Where can I buy gifts at the Christchurch Airport?

As well as the Aelia Duty Free shops, there are a range of unique gift stores at the airport terminal. Antarctica offers a range of Antarctic and New Zealand themed products, while Global Culture stocks warm possum and merino apparel. Roam and Simply New Zealand both have a number of gifts and printed clothing with the distinctive kiwiana style. You can find these stores at the Level One Food Court before security.

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Origin
London
£802
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£802
£830
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£830
£829
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£829
Manchester
£1216
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£1216
Edinburgh
£888
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£888
Birmingham
£858
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£858
Destination
Christchurch
£802
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£802
Mon, 9 Mar
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CHC
Christchurch
27h 05m
Mon, 23 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
37h 00m
£802
Trip: 15 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very nice.

Cons: We received a food menu at the start of the flight, but didn’t get the mid flight snack that was shown, would like to have hotter coffee

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: I was booked on flight QF 74 from San Francisco, connecting in Sydney (3 hour connection) to Queenstown, New Zealand. When I went to check in I was told that I needed a transit visa for Australia because of my Indian Passport. When I booked the flight back in September, it was not a requirement to have a transit Visa. I was told by the Qantas supervisor that this was a new requirement as of October for Indian and Chinese passport holders even with brief connections. 9 people were in a similar situation the day before and denied boarding. I understand that things change, but I am very disappointed in the service provided to me. Of course, they could not help me get an evisa for Australia, but they were not even willing to help me search for it rebook a Qantas flight connecting in a different city/country. They did not even connect me with online reservations directly to quickly do something to be able to continue on my journey. They only gave me a phone number to call and sent me away. I tried the number and was on hold for almost an hour. Luckily, my friends were on a different flight on Air New Zealand that had seats leaving in 2 hours, and I almost missed that waiting to talk to someone from Qantas. I booked a ticket with Air New Zealand (by talking to their checkin agent, who was able to connect me directly with a reservations agent via a direct line, which was something I was hoping Qantas would help me with at a bare minimum) and I was able to purchase a ticket for that Air NZ flight and continue on. I’m VERY disappointed in the way that I was treated and not provided with assistance in a timely manner. I would have almost missed that flight and have to miss out on pre-arranged travel plans losing out on an additional $2000 in tour / accommodation bookings.

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All was good

SYD
WGA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Vegetarian Food to be Improved.

Tue, 25 Aug
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CHC
Christchurch
37h 05m
Wed, 16 Sep
CHC
Christchurch
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
33h 55m
£802
Trip: 23 days
8.7Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,858 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
BKK
Okay 4.0

Cons: Rather long wait at business check-in, friendliness there ok, on board service slow with the champagne, old aircraft with old configuration of seats, nothing really bad, but it's not like this that you win an airline of the year award!

SFO
SIN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew were very gracious and kind.

Cons: Food not as good as before

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flat bed is wide and comfortable. Cabin crew was excellent.

LAX
SIN
Good 7.0

Pros: Fast boarding. Early arrival. Comfortable seat.

Cons: I had to ask 3 times for an arrival card from the crew. Bread was dry. There should have been a breakfast served prior to landing, but no food service after 1 a.m. though flight arrived at 7:40 a.m. Timing of meals was not convenient for me at all. They wake you up at 1 a.m. for your main dinner. I would have preferred to sleep until 5 a.m. then have a good breakfast. The amenity kit in Business Class was substandard when compared to other airlines

BNE
SIN
Okay 5.3

Pros: Again seats space could be better. Crews were very attentive.

Cons: Other passengers reclining their seats could be a nuisance...

Mon, 9 Mar
STN
London Stansted Airport
CHC
Christchurch
28h 45m
Mon, 23 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
STN
London Stansted Airport
30h 25m
£829
Trip: 15 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,216 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
RUH
Good 7.3

Pros: Good seating and entertainment.

Cons: Sort out the food.

BLR
DXB
Good 6.0

Pros: Staff

MNL
DXB
Good 6.6

Cons: more organized boarding

JFK
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything, one of my favourite airlines

BAH
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: We didn’t get tea or coffee :(

Tue, 30 Jun
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CHC
Christchurch
38h 55m
Thu, 30 Jul
CHC
Christchurch
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
34h 20m
£836
Trip: 31 days
7.4Good Show reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 6,594 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
BEG
AUH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing!

JNB
AUH
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Slight inconvenience having to wait for a connecting flight, which delayed our arrival plans at the destination....

AUH
CMN
Okay 4.6

Pros: It’s OK

Cons: Need improvements

IAD
AUH
Good 6.3

Cons: Narrow seats

MNL
AUH
Okay 4.6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Need improvements

Sat, 4 Apr
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CHC
Christchurch
34h 10m
Sun, 26 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
43h 45m
£1030
Trip: 23 days
7.5Good Show reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 22,662 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
LHR
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: it was and, it was as well

Cons: nothing flying wise, but airport is kind of a maze, if is any short connecting flight and late arrival, you have to run fast.

JFK
LGW
Okay 5.6

Pros: The entertainkeb5 was

Cons: As someone who is 6 feet tall, I was ridiculously uncomfortable the entire flight. My knees were pressed against the seat in front of me, and when the woman in front of me reclined, I couldn't even unfold the tray due to a lack of space. I was very unhappy,

ZRH
LHR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Bathroom faucet awful. Seats in premium economy not comfortable.

AMS
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Pros: It was absolutely on time. Great!

Cons: The meal is always too spicy and for more south Asian style. I prefer more European meal.

LHR
AGP
Good 6.0

Cons: 1 hour delay in departure from Lisbon

Mon, 9 Mar
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CHC
Christchurch
28h 35m
Mon, 23 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
29h 55m
£830
Trip: 15 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,207 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
OPO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: An excellent flight.

DXB
GIG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything! Emirates is the best airline in all categories in my opinion.

Cons: Nothing!

HKT
DXB
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Great flight back to the UK, flight crew were very pleasant and attentive.

DXB
RUH
Good 7.3

Pros: Good seating and entertainment.

Cons: Sort out the food.

KUL
DXB
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Entertainment always the best!!! The spacious seat and quick check in system

Cons: The crew can improve by more attentive and Mayb more staffs. The flight is full, they quite busy. But General is good. The food can be better options

Mon, 9 Mar
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
CHC
Christchurch
38h 40m
Fri, 27 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
48h 35m
£858
Trip: 19 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,207 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BOM
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: While boarding the flight from Dubai to Houston, no one announced about family boarding. About a quarter of the flight had boarded before we decided to get in the line ourselves, and they took us in without any questions. It would have been better if an announcement for family boarding was made. The Dubai to Houston crew could have been more friendly and welcoming.

PER
DXB
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Some of the crew were friendly, certainly not all of them.

Cons: Seats were uncomfortable, food was subpar. Paid extra for a “twin” seat and after this experience I think passengers should be paid extra to sit here.

DXB
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight crew

Cons: Nothing, everything just right

BLR
DXB
Good 6.0

Pros: Staff

YYZ
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: All good

Mon, 18 May
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CHC
Christchurch
40h 40m
Sun, 31 May
CHC
Christchurch
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
43h 30m
£888
Trip: 14 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,207 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
IAH
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Better kits for kids to keep them busy longer. The one that was provided kept my kid busy for about an hour or so in a 12hr flight.

DXB
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I don’t like it

Cons: They take my money because my flight it’s was over And they charge me twice

DXB
IAD
Good 6.6

Pros: Lights on ceiling, good movie selection, meals

Cons: Needed a lot more water service to stay hydrated

DXB
DEL
Good 6.6

Pros: Food and crew was good

Cons: An adults only section would be great as there were a lot of screaming children on board, also seats were a bit on the small side

GRU
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment, punctuality, helpful crew

Cons: Food

Fri, 27 Mar
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CHC
Christchurch
40h 35m
Fri, 3 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
67h 30m
£980
Trip: 8 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,207 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
PER
DXB
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Some of the crew were friendly, certainly not all of them.

Cons: Seats were uncomfortable, food was subpar. Paid extra for a “twin” seat and after this experience I think passengers should be paid extra to sit here.

BOS
DXB
Okay 5.3

Pros: The Boarding Emirates at Logan Airport is a nightmare. The staff are unhelpful, and take long time to process Transiting passengers. The Desk is understaffed, and the staff is rude.

Cons: The flight has enough crew on board, but the staff usually stand together in the galley and keep gossiping, instead of going around once in a while and check on passengers. It's a long flight and crews change but the passengers don't.

KHI
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight duration, lay over and timings were convenient for us.

KUL
DXB
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Entertainment always the best!!! The spacious seat and quick check in system

Cons: The crew can improve by more attentive and Mayb more staffs. The flight is full, they quite busy. But General is good. The food can be better options

MXP
JFK
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Nada

Cons: Charged me 30 for allegedly overweight suitcase. The they proceed to lose it.

Tue, 25 Aug
STN
London Stansted Airport
CHC
Christchurch
28h 10m
Wed, 16 Sep
CHC
Christchurch
STN
London Stansted Airport
30h 25m
£993
Trip: 23 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,216 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BOM
DXB
Okay 5.3

Pros: Crew on airport at baggage is not helpful at Mumbai airport very poor

Cons: Good Guidance Proper behavior from airport crew

JFK
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Seats comfortable

PER
DXB
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Some of the crew were friendly, certainly not all of them.

Cons: Seats were uncomfortable, food was subpar. Paid extra for a “twin” seat and after this experience I think passengers should be paid extra to sit here.

CAI
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Emirates staff are very professional

Cons: To remove menu on paper. Rather Emirates should display the menu on the screen like other airlines who care about the environment

SEA
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Food availability a minor challenge but crew handled it very nicely.

Fri, 3 Apr
MAN
Manchester Airport (UK)
CHC
Christchurch
51h 35m
Fri, 17 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
MAN
Manchester Airport (UK)
48h 40m
£1216
Trip: 15 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,216 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
RUH
Good 7.3

Pros: Good seating and entertainment.

Cons: Sort out the food.

DXB
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight crew

Cons: Nothing, everything just right

HYD
DXB
Good 6.3

Pros: Seats and entertainment is good.

Cons: Crew is insulting passengers and really bad attitude

JFK
MXP
Excellent 9.3

Cons: An airline not only with the best service but the best looking flight attendants. They genuinely smile

DXB
OPO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: An excellent flight.

Wed, 1 Jul
STN
London Stansted Airport
CHC
Christchurch
28h 45m
Tue, 4 Aug
CHC
Christchurch
STN
London Stansted Airport
30h 25m
£1279
Trip: 35 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,216 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
ORD
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew we're good

DXB
DEL
Good 6.6

Pros: Food and crew was good

Cons: An adults only section would be great as there were a lot of screaming children on board, also seats were a bit on the small side

ACC
DXB
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Food, crew service

MAA
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Overall great experience

Cons: Maybe the food could have a been a bit better

GRU
DXB
Good 6.3

Pros: plane is comfortable and business class bar is great

Cons: Boarding was a mess and food is terrible

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