Airport codes Christchurch International Airport

IATA Metropolitan Code

CHC

World Area Code

851

Airport coordinates

Lat / Lon

-43°-29'-21"S / 172°31'55"E

Decimal

-43.48940, 172.53200

Altitude

123ft / 37.49m

Magnetic variation

23.222 degrees

About Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is located in the municipality of Christchurch in New Zealand, Oceania. It's one of the bigger airports in New Zealand based in the region Canterbury Region. Passengers can fly to and from the airport with a scheduled service.

Runway information

CHC has 3 runways with a total length of 18,064 ft, of which 2 are lighted.

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
01-19 1,690 ft 229 ft Grass or earth not graded or rolled No
02-20 10,787 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
11-29 5,587 ft 148 ft Bitumenous asphalt or tarmac Yes

Geographic data

Municipality

Christchurch

Country

New Zealand

Continent

Oceania

Other airports in Canterbury Region

ICAO IATA Name Type Municipality
NZGT GTN Glentanner Airport Medium airport Glentanner Station
NZMC MON Mount Cook Airport Medium airport Mount Cook Village
NZUK TWZ Pukaki Airport Medium airport Twitzel
NZTU TIU Timaru Airport Medium airport Timaru

Airline tickets

Find cheap flight tickets to or from CHC

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Find your way around Christchurch International Airport

How to get to Christchurch

There are several ways to get from Christchurch International Airport to Christchurch and back. We have made a list with the most common transportation options. At this airport you can choose for (public) transport by Bus, Taxi and Shuttle.

We compared the average prices of the transport possibilities from the airport to Christchurch. The cheapest way to travel from the airport to Christchurch is by Line 29 bus (22 minutes, NZ$ 5). If you prefer to get to your destination as quickly as possible, the fastest way to get into the city is by Shuttle (14 minutes, NZ$ 30 - NZ$ 65).

Line 29 bus

Transport type
Distance
9.21 km
Duration
22 minutes
Price
NZ$ 5

Line 29 bus via Manchester St Super Stop

Transport type
Distance
10.57 km
Duration
27 minutes
Price
NZ$ 5

Bus

Transport type
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
29 minutes
Price
NZ$ 11 - NZ$ 26

Bus via Bus Interchange

Transport type
Distance
12.98 km
Duration
33 minutes
Price
NZ$ 5 - NZ$ 35

Shuttle

Transport type
Distance
10.06 km
Duration
14 minutes
Price
NZ$ 30 - NZ$ 65

More transportation options

Transportation services

Organization Transport type Website
Metro Christchurch
Bus
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+64 3-366 8855
InterCity Coachlines
Bus
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Atomic Travel
Bus
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03 349 0697
West Coast Shuttle
Bus
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(64) 03 768 0028
Jayride
Shuttle
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Green Cabs Christchurch
Taxi
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+64 800 46 47336
Gold Band Taxis
Taxi
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+64 3 379 5795
Blue Star Taxis
Taxi
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+64 3 379 9799

Car rental

Rent a car at CHC

Find a cheap rental car at Christchurch International Airport to make the most out of your trip to New Zealand. When travelling abroad, we mostly have a limited amount of time to experience the beautiful sights and activities and often end up we really want to do. A rental car can take you almost everywhere, wherever and whenever you want. Find the perfect car for your trip.

Renting a car at CHC lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit in New Zealand quickly and hassle-free. Car rental services often include a GPS system, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore the country without getting lost. You can drive wherever you want to go.

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Rent a camper in New Zealand

Find a recreational vehicle near Christchurch International Airport to make the most out of your trip to New Zealand?

A camper or RV will give you unlimited freedom so you can determine your own route and go wherever you want to go. It's especially perfect because you have the comfort of your own accommodation and kitchenette with you.

WorldWide Campers works with many RV suppliers in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South America, South Africa and Europe. This ensures you that they will always find you the best deal for your RV trip. You never have to pay extra for booking costs and all our quotes are free of charge.

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Airport car parking at Christchurch International Airport

Park your car at CHC

Whether you are looking for cheap long term airport parking at Christchurch International Airport or the nearest long term car park to your terminal, you can find the best deal at one of our specially selected partners. Because more and more people are flying these days, it’s wise to book a parking spot in advance because parking lots cannot accommodate unlimited amounts of cars. A pre-booked parking space at CHC can give you a sense of peace because you are assured you can park your car.

Different type of airport parking options

Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal.

The different types of parking are:

  • Short term parking
  • Daily parking
  • Long term / Satellite parking
  • Valet parking
  • Off-Airport parking
  • Sleep, park, fly
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Hotels near the airport

Hotels at or near Christchurch International Airport

Do you have an early morning flight, long layover or your flight is cancelled, and you don't feel like sleeping on the airport floor? Sleeping in a hotel at or near CHC is the perfect solution. Sleeping in a hotel close by Christchurch International Airport prevents you from being late or not fully rested for your flight.

Hotels in Christchurch

Find your ideal hotel in Christchurch city centre. Find the perfect hotel to make the most out of your trip to the city of Amsterdam. Consult one of our partners to find the most suitable hotel for your trip.

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Things to do in New Zealand?

Find the best things to do in or nearby Christchurch International Airport

Are you planning on travelling to New Zealand? In that case, you might be interested in finding some beautiful things to do in or nearby Christchurch. Haven't booked anything yet, and looking for inspiration? Please visit our partner and find many beautiful things to do.

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Luggage

Store your bags in Christchurch

Do you want to visit Christchurch and you want to enjoy your time without the weight of your luggage? Good news, there is a good possibility that you don’t have to. When the airport does not provide any options for storing your luggage, you might want to consider to store your luggage in a local shop in the city. Our partners can help you arrange that in advance.

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Forward your luggage

Are you planning a trip to New Zealand and you have a lot of luggage or just want to enjoy flying without any suitcases of bags? Good news, you do not have to. Just forward your luggage to your destination and make a vacation more like a vacation.

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Travel luggage and cabin bags

Find the perfect travel luggage and cabin bags which are approved by the major airlines. If you are looking for a travel bag which fit all cabin airline restrictions including Ryanair and Easyjet, please visit one of these shops to find out which bags sizes are allowed on board.

All of our partners does have an extensive offer so you can find that perfect bag or suitcase for your next trip.

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Flight delayed, cancelled, overbooked or strikes at CHC?

Claim your compensation

Was your flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked at Christchurch International Airport, and do you want to claim compensation? Because your rights are protected by European law you may be entitled up to a certain amount in compensation per passenger. Please visit one of our partners to check if you’re entitled to claim compensation.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance for your trip to New Zealand

A travel insurance protects you against the unexpected. A primary incentive to get travel insurance can be for the emergency medical assistance. It is wise to get travel insurance for your trip to New Zealand because you can easily spend a lot of money for treatment and transportation expenses.

Don’t wait too long before purchasing travel insurance because many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specific number of days of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect.

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Travel insurance for people with a medical condition

Our partners are specialised in providing travel insurance for people who have medical conditions but don’t want to be held back by that conditions. A medical travel insurance covers over 1000s of conditions including cancer, MS, IBS, Alzheimer’s, HIV and pregnancy. The online screening will only take as little as 3 minutes.

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CHC giftshop

Customized CHC gifts and souvenirs

Keep your travels’ memories alive with a unique design product of your trip to Christchurch International Airport. Airportag is the best aviation and travel gift shop where you can design many different kind of unique aviation products.

Check out the top 10 airport & aviation gifts.

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