With a wide range of cheap flights to Christchurch departing from many cities across New Zealand, you will book your perfect trip and explore the city's top attractions. From Christchurch City Art Gallery to the TranzAlpine Train, there are so many things to do and see in Christchurch. While in Christchurch, see some of the locations that were used for the Lord of the Rings movie. Or visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with an extensive collection of plants, a must-see for every visitor. They have been attracting tourists and locals since 1863. Do not miss adjacent Hagley Park, the city's biggest urban open space. This is a perfect place to stroll or cycle or partake in one of many events held throughout the year. You cannot leave Christchurch without visiting the International Antarctic Centre, located next to Christchurch Airport. Look no further. Check great deals on flights to Christchurch on eSky and book your cheap flight tickets today.
Cheap domestic flights to Christchurch
Are you based in New Zealand and you are looking for a cheap and fast way to get to Christchurch? You are in the right place. The eSky cheap travel search engine will search and compare a plethora of cheap plane tickets to Christchurch from a number of cities in New Zealand. Duration of domestic flights to Christchurch is: from Wellington to Christchurch 50 minutes with JetStar; from Queenstown to Christchurch one hour with Air New Zealand; from Dunedin to Christchurch one hour 5 minutes with Air New Zealand; from Auckland to Christchurch one hour 25 minutes with Jetstar; from Rotorua to Christchurch one hour 55 minutes with Air New Zealand; from Invercargill to Christchurch one hour 20 minutes with Air New Zealand; from Palmerston to Christchurch one hour 20 minutes with Air New Zealand; from Nelson to Christchurch 55 minutes with Air New Zealand; from Dunedin to Christchurch one hour 5 minutes with Air New Zealand; from Hamilton to Christchurch one hour 50 minutes with Air New Zealand. All of them are direct and airfares vary depending on the route. To search and compare a range of cheap domestic flights to Christchurch, type in the city you will be flying from in the "Depart from" box and "Christchurch" in the "Arrive at" box and then choose your dates and the number of passengers. Click the magnifying glass button to starts searching cheap air tickets to Christchurch. Sort the results by price, trip duration or choose the option recommended by eSky. You can also use filters for more customized results. Whether it is your first travel by plane or you are already an experienced frequent flyer, you will see how fast and easy planning your trip with eSky can be.
Best time to visit Christchurch with a price calendar
Spring (September to November) and fall (March to May) are the best to visit Christchurch as there are not too many tourists around and pleasant temperatures let you enjoy outdoors. To check if there are cheaper flights to Christchurch than you have searched, click on departure or return day to view airfares on other days.
Monitor the route by setting a price alert
If you can be flexible with your travel dates, start monitoring the air connection. Just click the alert button and leave your email address to be notified every time the airfare drops or increases. The earlier you start monitoring your route, the greater the chances you will get a bargain. This is the perfect way to get perfect deals on flights to Christchurch.
Airlines offering cheap airfares around New Zealand
Air New Zealand and Jetstar are the main carriers that can fly you from one place to another in New Zealand. They offer great deals on flights to Christchurch and many airfare promotions plus they fly direct to Christchurch from many airports in New Zealand.
Baggage allowance on your cheap flight to Christchurch
Whether Christchurch is your weekend getaway or holiday destination, Air New Zealand and Jetstar offer several baggage options to suit every type of traveler. If you want to find cheap flight tickets to Christchurch, you should limit yourself to hand baggage as most often it is included in the ticket price. Checked baggage can be costly so prepare a packing list including essential items and try to pack in hand baggage.
Air New Zealand's hand baggage allowance depends on the fare you purchase. With Economy, you can bring one piece of baggage weighing no more than 7 kg / 15 lbs plus one personal item, whereas with Business Class and Premium Economy you can take two pieces of baggage up to 14 kg / 30 lbs in total and one personal item. None of them can be heavier than 10 kg / 22 lbs. The maximum total dimensions of hand baggage on Air New Zealand are 118 cm / 46.5 in.
Carry-on baggage you are allowed to take when booking your cheap flight to Christchurch with Jetstar may not exceed 7kg. This baggage allowance applies to Economy Starter, Starter Plus, and Starter Max and includes a main item and a smaller item. Passengers with a Flex bundle or a +3 kg carry-on top-up have a hand baggage allowance of 10 kg, while it is two main items and a smaller bag up to 14 kg combined weight. The main item must fit in the overhead locker and be up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.
Other services for your cheap flight to Christchurch
eSky is more than just a cheap travel search engine with which you will book your affordable flight tickets to Christchurch. By visiting the Hotel section on eSky, you will search and compare an array of cheap hotels in Christchurch to book up to 30% cheaper. Just type in Christchurch in the "Destination" box, give your travel dates and the number of rooms to start searching cheap accommodation in Christchurch. Other travel services you can complement your cheap flight to Christchurch with include travel insurance, car rental or online check-in on your behalf. The more travel services you purchase with eSky, the more you save.
The airport in Christchurch
Your cheap domestic flight to Christchurch will arrive at Christchurch International Airport, located 12 kilometers from the city center. It is New Zealand's second busiest airport by annual passengers and aircraft movements, preceded Auckland Airport. The airport features facilities such as a range of duty/tax-free stores, over 20 retail outlets offering books and magazines, clothing, and electronics, cafes, restaurants, bars, currency exchange, and children’s play equipment. Two bus lines - 29 and the Purple Line - operate from the airport. This is the cheapest way to get to a destination as a ride lasts about 35 minutes and a one-way ticket you can purchase from a driver costs $8.50. It takes from 15 to 20 minutes to get to the city center by taxi. Prices vary from $45 to $65. You can use one of several taxi companies licensed by the airport or an Uber. If traveling alone, a shuttle can be cheaper. It is a group taxi shared with others. It is more cost-effective than regular taxi service. It costs about $19 for the first person and $5 for every other person.