Flights from Christchurch to Cairns

Selected fares from Christchurch to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHC CNS Mon, May 18 - Thu, May 28 $527
CHC CNS Mon, May 18 - Thu, May 28 $534
CHC CNS Tue, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 18 $593
CHC CNS Tue, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 18 $655

Christchurch and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in Christchurch , NZ

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    Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

    Distance from City Center: 5.7 miles

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Airports in Cairns QL, AU

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    Cairns Airport (CNS)

    Distance from City Center: 3.6 miles

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Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Christchurch to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, May 18 Christchurch (CHC) Cairns (CNS) Qantas $527
Earn $5.27
Return Thu, May 28 Cairns (CNS) Christchurch (CHC) Qantas
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Flights to Cairns

Christchurch Airport Information

Check with when you are searching for cheap flights from Christchurch. compares multiple airlines fares, so you can choose the one that is best for your budget and needs. Christchurch International Airport is located at 30 Durey Road and is about 10 kilometers from downtown. The airport is host to several airlines, including Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore, and Virgin Australia. works with these companies to find you bargain tickets.

Ground Transportation Information

Transportation to the airport is available by taxi, shuttle, car rental, and bus. Taxis are waiting outside the terminal; their rates vary by company and your destination. Shuttles and buses are a cheaper transportation option, but they take a little longer to get you to your destination. Most major car rental companies are located at the airport. Their rates vary by type of vehicle and the company, but on you can prearrange your rental and receive discounts.

Airport Parking Information

Your parking options at the airport include premium, short-term, and long-term car park. Premium parking, located next to the terminal costs $6 for 20 minutes, $8 up to 90 minutes, and a daily rate of $30. Short-term parking is $5 for an hour and a $25 daily rate. Long-term parking will costs you $5 an hour and a daily rate of $25.

Airport Restaurant Information

There are plenty of dining options at the airport, including Burger King, Grab & Fly, Healthy Habits, Noodle, Number Eight, and several more. Whether you want a quick snack or a sit-down meal, you have plenty of options to choose from.

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Cairns Airport in Queensland

Cheap flights to Cairns, vacation packages, and more are available at to help you plan your Queensland vacation. You'll arrive at Cairns Airport, located about 4 miles north of downtown Cairns. The airport handles both domestic and international flights. Airlines served by Cairns Airport include Qantas, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, and United Airlines.

Transportation from the Airport

Many travelers arriving at Cairns Airport opt to take a taxi into town. A typical fare from the airport to downtown Cairns is approximately $25. Both the international and domestic terminals have a designated taxi queue. Travelers may also opt to privately book a limousine transfer to their hotel. Another alternative is to rent a car from Avis, Budget, Europcar, or another car rental agency located at the airport. Shuttle bus transport service from Sun Palm Transport Group to designated locations in town is another option.

Weather Conditions in Cairns

Cairns is a tropical city, so temperatures tend to be fairly mild all year long. The winter months, which occur between May and August in the southern hemisphere, tend to have average temperatures ranging from the 60s at night into the high 70s during the day. The summer months of December through February have night lows in the 70s and daytime highs in the high 80s.

Visitor Attractions in Cairns

Outdoor activities in Cairns are always popular. Visitors can choose from wildlife tours, whitewater rafting, snorkeling trips, and rainforest hikes. No matter what time of year you choose to visit Queensland, count on for inexpensive accommodations and cheap flights to Cairns.

Flight schedule for flights from Christchurch to Cairns on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air New Zealand/Air New Zealand NZ500/NZ775 CHC 5:40 AM CNS 12:50 PM 320/320 9hr 10min
Air New Zealand/Singapore Airlines NZ500/SQ4233 CHC 5:40 AM CNS 12:50 PM 320/320 9hr 10min
Air New Zealand/Virgin Australia NZ500/VA7457 CHC 5:40 AM CNS 12:50 PM 320/320 9hr 10min
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia VA8200/VA7457 CHC 5:40 AM CNS 12:50 PM 320/320 9hr 10min
Air New Zealand/Qantas NZ805/QF786 CHC 3:30 PM CNS 9:40 PM 320/73H 8hr 10min
Virgin Australia/Qantas VA7505/QF786 CHC 3:30 PM CNS 9:40 PM 320/73H 8hr 10min