Christchurch Airport

General information

Christchurch Airport is one of the busiest airports in New Zealand. The airport serves about 10 different airlines, the majority of these airlines fly to destinations in the region (New Zealand, Australia and Melanesian and Polynesian islands). In addition, there are a few flights to destinations on the Asian continent.


Where is Christchurch Airport situated?

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

How many terminals has Christchurch Airport?

The airport of Christchurch has one terminal. The terminal is located on the east side of the airport.

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$ 60.-. 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$ 60.-

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) 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.


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.

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 Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Tour

Enjoy a fine dining experience aboard a vintage tram as you drive through the center of Christchurch. Marvel at the sights of the “Garden City” as you feast on a 4-course menu. See the River Avon and Botanic Gardens, and much more.


From Christchurch: Full-Day Lord of the Rings Tour to Edoras

Discover Middle-earth and visit the spectacular Alpine location of Edoras from the Lord of the Rings trilogy on a full-day tour through the scenic landscapes of Mount Potts in the upper reaches of the Rangitata Valley.

Tour & transport

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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