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Airports in Christchurch

Christchurch International Airport (CHC)


A small facility located 7.5 miles (12km) outside of Christchurch, Christchurch International Airport is a tidy little airport serving roughly six million passengers each year. New Zealand's second largest airport, Christchurch International hosts mostly flights to destinations in New Zealand and Australia, with a few flights to cities in Asia like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo.

Christchurch International Airport is a fairly basic facility with a good selection of shops and restaurants, and services like a hairdresser and florist. One popular point of interest is the International Antarctic Centre across the road, offering interactive exhibitions and activities the whole family will enjoy.


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from Christchurch.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to Christchurch city centre by two public bus routes (the Purple Line and Bus 29) departing from the regional transport hub at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall. Tickets can be bought directly from the driver. Door-to-door shuttles are available with advance booking. Taxis and rental cars are also available.


Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).


Tel: +64 3 358 5029.

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Christchurch International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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