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Christchurch Airport

General information

Christchurch Airport is a modern and easy to navigate airport in New Zealand. It’s the main airport of the South Island and it calls itself New Zealand’s tourism gateway. Most flights to and from the airport are operated by Air New Zealand. At Christchurch Airport you can enjoy free unlimited WiFi throughout the terminal.


Where is Christchurch Airport situated?

Christchurch Airport is located northwest of the city close to the Waimakariri River. The easiest way to reach the airport from Christchurch is by following the Memorial Avenue.

How many terminals does Christchurch Airport have?

The airport of Christchurch has one terminal, the check-in desks and Arrivals are located on the ground floor, Departures is on the first floor.

Airport Map



The distance from Christchurch Airport to the centre of Christchurch is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Christchurch.

From CHC Airport to Christchurch City centre by Car
11 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Christchurch Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Christchurch Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Christchurch Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Christchurch Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Christchurch is about NZ$ 55.-. Book your taxi at Christchurch Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CHC Airport to Christchurch City centre by Taxi
11 km
20 min
NZ$ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Christchurch Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Christchurch Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Christchurch Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Christchurch Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Christchurch Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Christchurch Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Christchurch Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
  • Emirates


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Christchurch Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


JUCY Snooze Christchurch, Christchurch

JUCY Snooze Christchurch is conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from Christchurch International and Domestic Airport, ideal for resting before or after a long journey. Free WiFi is provided and parking is available.


Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, Christchurch

Located just a 5-minute walk from Christchurch International Airport, the 4.5 star Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport offers well-appointed accommodation with free unlimited WiFi. It features complimentary guest parking and a 24- hour front desk.


Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch, Christchurch

Situated just 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, this hotel offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle service, plus an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, sauna and a fitness centre.

Hotels in Christchurch

Looking for the best hotels in Christchurch? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Crowne Plaza Christchurch, an IHG Hotel, Christchurch

Crowne Plaza Christchurch is a 4.5 star hotel, located in the heart of the CBD, 2 minutes' walk from New Regent Street and 6 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. There is a fully-equipped gym for guests to utilize.


Ibis Christchurch, Christchurch

Ibis Christchurch is centrally located in Hereford Street, along the beautiful Avon River.


BreakFree on Cashel, Christchurch

BreakFree on Cashel, an Accor hotel, offers modern accommodation in the centre of Christchurch. It features a fully licensed restaurant and bar, offers a 24 hours Reception. Guests receive 2GB of free WiFi per night.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Christchurch Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch at one of New Zealand’s best, award-winning tourist attractions. It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition.


Christchurch Gondola and Tram City Tour Combo

Discover the heritage city of Christchurch and its surroundings from different perspective with an all-day pass for the Christchurch Gondola cable car and the antique trams that traverse the inner city.

Tour & transport

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Experience Christchurch by land and water with a combo ticket to the hop-on hop-off vintage tram, a punt along the River Avon in a flat-bottom boat, and a ride on the Christchurch Gondola cable car.


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