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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- Virgin Australia
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Christchurch
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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 Pass (Tram, Gondola, Punting & Gardens Combo)
Board a classic Edwardian punt for a guided punt along the River Avon in Christchurch. Enjoy spectacular views aboard the Christchurch Gondola, see the sights of New Zealand’s “Garden City” on board the tram & relax on a tour through the Botanic Gardens.
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