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Home Oceania New Zealand Cheap flights to Christchurch, New Zealand

Cheap Flights to Christchurch

Popular in December High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £1208 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £892 From London to Christchurch
One-way from £785 One-way flight from London to Christchurch
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Christchurch related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Christchurch along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: New Zealand has restricted entry to all travellers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), permanent residents, visa holders, and their immediate families. Australian nationals residing primarily in New Zealand and accredited diplomats currently residing in New Zealand may also enter the country. All of the above travellers will be subject to mandatory isolation at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival unless they’re airline crew or people transiting through. Travellers may only transit New Zealand if they’re Australian nationals or residents on their way to Australia, or they have government approval. Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).. If you are looking to book a trip to Christchurch and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Christchurch flights by month

January
£1122
February
£982
March
£824
April
£889
May
£814
June
£750
July
£927
August
£1147
September
£925
October
£939
November
£805
December
£835
June is currently the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Christchurch?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - CHC
Price
£750 - £1530
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 mm

Peak Season: 

The southern island of New Zealand enjoys beautiful summer weather, which marks the high season, lasting from around the start of December through until March.

The sunshine also sees a range of festivals take place. If you book flights to Christchurch during the month of February then expect to see crowds. Over 18,000 visit during this time, many of them flying from all over the globe to watch one of the world’s longest running multi-sport events, The Speight’s Coast to Coast. The challenge is not for the faint-hearted as the competitors run, bike and swim their way around the 150 mile course which can take up to two days to complete.

Another event to keep travellers and locals busy during the following month is the Great Kiwi Beer Festival. The festival is dedicated to celebrating the brewing industry in New Zealand and features an array of over 100 local, national and international brews for attendees to try and enjoy.

Alternatively, book a flight to Christchurch during the southern winter, between June and August, to enjoy Alpine sports.

Off Season:

Visitors, who want to take advantage cheap flights to Christchurch, should check out prices between March and May, or around September and October for the best deals and mild weather.

When is the best time to book a flight to Christchurch?

Booking 45 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Christchurch. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Christchurch?

The cheapest flights to Christchurch are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Christchurch?

Christchurch flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

Christchurch overview

Often called the Garden City of New Zealand, Christchurch is a charming town of 350,000 people that is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southern Hemisphere.

Shopping in Christchurch is one of the town’s great attractions. Head to new developments like the re:Start shopping mall which offers plenty for tourists to explore, but the spectacular farmers market which features delicacies from around the world will be irresistible to any foodie.

Culture lovers who book flights to Christchurch may find this to be New Zealand’s finest city. Tour the stunning Botanical Gardens, head to the newly restored cathedral or learn a thing or two about the vast continent to New Zealand’s south at the unique International Antarctic Centre. Nature lovers will adore the animals on view at the Orana Wildlife Park, while art fans will flock to the city’s fine art gallery, one of New Zealand’s best.

Don’t be afraid to explore outside the city limits as well. Lovers of fine wine will want to get out of town to the vineyards of the hinterland. Visit New Brighton pier to experience the region’s excellent surf, see Kiwi in the wild at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, sail with dolphins, cycle the Alps or you can even try skiing in the Southern Alps when the season is right around July and August.

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Getting around Christchurch

The city has a superb public transport system, so getting around should not present any difficulties. The majority of buses will also have on-board bike racks, so feel free to cycle and ride to get the most out of your stay. There is also a handy ferry across the harbour, which provides a nice sight-seeing opportunity as well.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The 7 mile route from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) into the city centre takes around 30 minutes by bus. You can also choose an express service which costs a little more but takes less time. Shuttle services are offered by cab firms, and there are ordinary taxis to catch as well, all of them licensed by the airport. You can also arrange a car rental from the arrivals terminal, but it’s advisable to book this beforehand.

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