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Getting Here

Christchurch is your gateway to the South Island. The Christchurch International Airport ensures ease of entry as the only 24/7 airport in the South Island. Christchurch city is easy to navigate, compact, and flat with extensive well-designed roads making it hassle free to cross the city and access the arterial roads and highways.  

Christchurch International Airport is New Zealand’s second largest airport providing a major hub and strategic connection to the world’s trade and tourism markets.​

It is the gateway to the South Island’s world renowned tourist attractions and spectacular scenery. The new integrated terminal offers a first class airport experience with large passenger lounges, extra seating, improved passenger flows and enhanced retail and café areas.

Christchurch Airport is located just ten kilometres from the heart  of Christchurch CBD. This journey is an easy 15 minute drive. Taxi companies, hire cars and shuttle services are all regularly available to  transport you to your accommodation.

International connectivity

10 International Airlines fly direct to Christchurch from 12 international destinations around the world. International carriers include:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Virgin Australia
  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines
  • China Southern
  • China Airlines
  • Air Pacific
  • Qantas
  • Jetstar
  • Cathay Pacific

115+ weekly flights connecting Christchurch with the world.

Further connections  through Auckland  International airport are  readily available, with  frequent daily services and  just over a one hour flight time.

Christchurch International Airport also has full service private jet facilities available. Secure aircraft parking, hangarage, lounge facilities, direct runway access and medical facilities.