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Christchurch When to Go

Temperatures are generally mild in Christchurch, and rainfall isn’t common, making for good conditions throughout the year. But a sea breeze coming from the northeast makes summer, December through February, a wonderful time to visit, especially during the annual SummerTimes, a series of free concerts and cultural events at 400-plus-acre Hagley Park. You can also catch the two-week-long World Busker Festival—a convergence of street performers and circus acts from across the globe—each January. Then, in February, attend a ten-day Festival of Romance that culminates on Valentine’s Day.

Christchurch’s winter season (June through August) sees occasional frost and snow, with some wind and smog in the mix, though it typically remains above freezing. Dodge the occasional foul weather by planning around the biennial Christchurch Arts Festival, a showcase of musicians, dancers, and visual artists in venues throughout town.

Come spring and autumn, daytime temperatures average in the 60s, dropping by as much as 20 degrees in the evening. November’s Carnival Week brings several notable events—reinforcing Christchurch’s nickname of the City of Festivals—including the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show and Guy Fawkes’ Night, a British-derived holiday that features a massive fireworks display. 

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Christchurch?
Before you book your airfare, have a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page has everything you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine rules and other helpful info for your flight to Christchurch.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Check out our handy Customer Service Portal for information relating to COVID-19 and changes to your flight. Also read through your airline’s terms and conditions for a better idea of what to expect.
Which airlines fly to Christchurch?
With airlines to pick from, finding a flight to fit your budget and travel plans should be a breeze. Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) is the main entryway to Christchurch and where you’re likely to be flying into. These well-known international airlines will take you there:

  • Air New Zealand - 31 flights to Christchurch per month
  • The Flying Kangaroo - 26 flights to Christchurch per month
  • Singapore Airlines - 17 flights to Christchurch per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Christchurch?
Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) is the gateway to the city, so your trickiest decision will be the window seat or the aisle seat. The center of Christchurch is approximately 6 miles away and where many visitors kick off their adventure.
How much is a flight to Christchurch?
If you’re looking at return flights, fares ranged between and this last week. The most affordable one-way ticket prices were , flying in from ().
How to book the cheapest flight to Christchurch?
Using Orbitz, you’ll find some of the most amazing flight deals around from a big range of airlines. But if you’re eager to boost your prospects of picking up cheap flights to Christchurch, here are some suggestions to consider:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at nearby airports to save on your flight. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list the available options.
  • If you’re flexible with your itinerary, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll display the flight deals for the days around your chosen departure. Airfares often vary depending on what day it is.
  • To filter your results, click on ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred departure and arrival times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Reserve your seat as soon as you’ve figured out your travel dates. While you can get lucky on occasion, airfares rarely get more affordable as your date of departure approaches.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into a money-saving package deal. Save your hard-earned cash for things that really excite you, like discovering every corner of Christchurch.
  • If it’s an option, don’t fly in the most popular seasons. Airfares often surge during school breaks, summer and around other vacation times like Easter and Thanksgiving.

How long is a flight to Christchurch?
It mainly depends on where you’re starting your adventure. This list of sought-after domestic routes to Christchurch and their flight times will give you an idea of how long you may be in the air:

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) - 1 hour and 24 minutes
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) - 1 hour and 1 minute
  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) - 1 hour

What is the best time to book a flight to Christchurch?
Snap up a bargain and book your seats to Christchurch in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t stress. February and August often have affordable airfares as well. Just make sure you don’t sleep on a sale — cheap flights pop up and disappear in the blink of an eye!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Christchurch?
When it comes to cheap fares to Christchurch, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. An unbeatable flight deal is just a few clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Christchurch?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, you should kick off your trip on a Monday to get cheap flights to Christchurch. Next cheapest day? Tuesday. Saturday costs the most. So, think about leaving early in the week if you’d like to score a low-priced fare without paying premium prices.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch?
To secure cheap flights to Christchurch, you should take off in August. If getting a great deal on your plane ticket is your main priority, Orbitz data has found that this is generally an excellent month to go on a trip. June is when airfares are the least affordable.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Orbitz makes it a snap to find airlines that offer flexibility. Simply select “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your Christchurch flights and ta-da! You’ll see options that include free cancellation, no change fees and of course, the best price.
What do I need for the flight to Christchurch?
It’s always wise to be prepared for anything when going on a vacation. Keep in mind the following pointers for a smooth, stress-free flight:

  • In all cases you’ll need to show proof of identification. How much? This depends on where you’re flying from. When reserving your flight tickets, we suggest to use the same name, birth date and gender as written on your government-issued ID.
  • If you’re flying directly to Christchurch, it’s likely you’re going to be in the sky for quite some time. Bring enough snacks and things to keep you occupied. Now is a great time to get stuck into that novel you’ve had your eye on!
  • Long-haul trips are known to get very cold, especially if you’re flying throughout the night. If you prefer not to curl up to the stranger beside you for warmth, bring a sweater and some wool socks.

How many direct flights are there to Christchurch?
At present, there are 217 direct flights every month to Christchurch. When it comes to airlines that will take you there, you’ve got plenty of choice. Air New Zealand, Sounds Air and Jetstar are among the most sought-after. Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Fiji Airways are some other dependable carriers that offer nonstop services.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Christchurch?
If you think a first or business-class fare is way out of your reach, you may want to think again. Here are some tips to help you find a premium flight to Christchurch for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility is key. By being open to a few travel dates, you’ll have more chances of picking up a deal on business or first-class airfares.
  • Many budget airlines have outstanding business-class seating for a reasonable price.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s loyalty scheme and use points to upgrade your seat. Alternatively, you can try bidding for an upgrade in an online auction if available.

How to get into Christchurch from the airport?
Driving is a good option. Thrifty Car Rental, Firefly and Economy are three car rental companies located at Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC). Once you’ve collected a Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) car rental, you can make your way straight from CHC airport into downtown Christchurch, about 6 miles to the southeast. Alternatively, if you’d rather rent a ride from the city center, browse our Christchurch car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Christchurch?
are the most popular months to travel to Christchurch. If an average daily high of 70undefined sounds enticing, book your trip for around the beginning of summertime — December 1. Many people prefer this time of year for its warmer weather. In the evening, the average temperature dips to 50undefined.

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