Christchurch airport

Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) to the northwest of the city centre. 

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Flights

Both Qantas domestic and international flights operate from this airport.

Qantas flights QF1 to QF399 are international services.

Departures

Ticketing

Contact the local Qantas office for assistance.

Check-in

Check-in is located on the ground floor.

Check-in for international flights is from 3 hours before departure.  For international departures, check-in at least 2 hours before departure. Have your passport and airline tickets ready. Remember to ensure all sharp objects have been placed in your suitcase. Sharp objects are not permitted within hand luggage and will be confiscated by Aviation Security at the Security checkpoint.

For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check-in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines.

Online check-in is open from 24 hours to two hours before departure for international flights.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Arrivals

Baggage

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall on the ground floor. 

Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services has a counter located beside carousels.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

Transfers

Transfer between terminals

The domestic and international terminals are within the same building. You can easily walk from one to the other.

Lounges

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Christchurch Associated Lounge.

Transport

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Lists the transport options for getting to and from Christchurch airport.
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from the city.
Visit Christchurch Airport for current car parking rates. 
Taxis Approximately NZ$30 to NZ$50 one way to the city.
Buses Public busses operate every half hour to the city.
Fares start from NZ$5 one way.
Car hire Visit our cars section to make a booking.

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Important information


Information correct as of June 2017. Times and prices are a guide only.