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Flights to South Island in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£825Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£950From London to South Island
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to South Island

Cheap flights to South Island in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHC flights for May, June
13 Jun - 10 Oct
£1,155pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Jun - 10 Oct
£1,160pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Jun - 10 Oct
£1,164pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
British Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

South Island 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island found for this year
19 Aug - 11 Sep
£948pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Sep - 16 Oct
£950pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Nov - 7 Feb
£951pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island, departing today and this week
22 May - 29 May
£1,412pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
22 May - 29 May
£1,416pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
21 May - 29 May
£1,450pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Island

Can I fly to South Island from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to South Island

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Island.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Island.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.

Online Travel Declaration - Complete the Travel Declaration process to obtain a Travel Pass prior to arrival in New Zealand.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from South Island?

Returning to United Kingdom from South Island

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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Cheapest prices for South Island flights by month

The cheapest ticket to South Island found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£1,177
February
£1,105
March
£1,150
April
£1,284
May
£1,170
June
£1,152
July
£1,399
August
£1,233
September
£1,090
October
£1,113
November
£1,113
December
£1,230

When is the best time to fly to South Island?

Average Christchurch flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - CHC
Price
£1,090 - £1,569
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to South Island?

Booking 55 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to South Island. 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 South Island?

The cheapest day to fly to South Island is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Island?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your South Island trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to South Island?

If you’re interested in South Island flight deals, there are a few different cities that you can depart from in the United Kingdom, including London and Manchester. When you book flights to South Island that leave from London, your trip will usually take around 29h to 30h in total. Those that will instead be departing from Manchester can expect the journey to last them around 39h on average. The number of layovers you are required to make, as well as how long these layovers are scheduled for, can all impact the duration of your trip.

Are there direct flights to South Island?

Unfortunately, direct flights to New Zealand, South Island, from the United Kingdom are not available. It is possible, however, to find cheap flights to New Zealand that only require one or two layovers. If you fly from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Christchurch International Airport (CHC), you will typically be required to change planes once, and this commonly takes place in Singapore. Those that will be departing from Manchester Airport (MAN) instead will usually have one layover in Singapore as well.

What is the best way to travel around South Island?

Because the island is not known for having extensive public transportation that connects each of its different cities, one of the best ways to travel throughout South Island is by driving. Most of the region is accessible by car, and as there are no widespread train or bus systems, you will find that this is an easier way to head to your different destinations. Many visitors choose to either hire their own vehicle or pay for a private chauffeur to take them to where they would like to go. In larger cities, such as Christchurch and Queenstown, you will find that there are typically public transportation options for going between neighborhoods, whether it be tram or bus lines.

What are some things to do in South Island?

With its natural scenery and rich history, you’ll never run out of things to see and do during your stay in South Island. One of the most popular places to visit is Mount Cook, which is known for being one of the highest mountains in New Zealand and for having many different trails to choose from. You can also choose to visit Abel Tasman National Park, which has beaches, great kayaking opportunities and campsites for visitors to enjoy. Franz Josef Glacier is a famous spot as well, and guided tours are offered for travellers. If you will be visiting during the winter months, you may want to spend some time at Coronet Peak, which is a popular ski resort that can be found in Queenstown. Architecture lovers will want to make sure that they explore Dunedin Railway Station, a unique building that is in the city of Dunedin.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to South Island?

If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, you can visit South Island, as well as any other location in New Zealand, for up to six months without needing to obtain a visa. However, you are required to apply for and acquire a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before you fly to the country. Even if you will be in the country for less than six months, you will still be required to have a valid passport that will not expire during your time in New Zealand. Make sure that you have at least two pages in your passport that are blank, in order for you to have room to receive your stamps from immigration after you’ve arrived at your destination.

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