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Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.


Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including TV and films.


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Visiting from Christchurch to Kuala Lumpur

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Flight information

Fly Christchurch (CHC) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

The approximate time for a flight from Christchurch to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hours and 10 minutes, including connection time.

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When to visit

In KL, the weather is hot and it rains throughout most of the year. The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is May to July as its relatively dry during these months, less humidity and clear skies. Temperatures range around 30°C. The wet season runs from October to March, though the temperatures remain around 30°C. 

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). It is Malaysia's main international airport, located, approximately 45 km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre. 

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

The helpful staff at Kuala Lumpur Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Kuala Lumpur from Kuala Lumpur Airport     

Getting into Kuala Lumpur is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from taxis, bus, train, hotel shuttle, ride-share or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option with both airport and metered taxis available from outside the main terminal. Alternatively, you could request a ride through Grab, a ride share service. If you would like a private transfer, you can book a transfer to any destination in KL. By train, you can get to the city centre in around 30 minutes. It's the one of the best ways to get to the city, as its the fastest option. Trains run every 15 minutes from the airport to city’s central station (Sentral). The light rail is another option with a journey time of around 35 minutes. There is a shuttle bus, which takes around an hour and 30 minutes. It's possible to rent a car from the airport to see the major attractions, or you may wish to organise a hotel shuttle.  

Getting around Kuala Lumpur

Getting around Kuala Lumpur is easy, with a variety of transport options whether it’s by train, light rail, monorail, taxi, bus, ride-share or car. Most parts of KL are connected by train, as well as the light rail and monorail. The trains in the city pass through attractions such as KLCC, Central Market and Muzium Negara. Bus is a comfortable way to get around, as they take you to popular attractions and quaint neighbourhoods. Look out for the free purple Go KL buses within the central business district that run along popular sites and famous shopping districts. Its best to buy a touch 'N' go card for cheaper fares on the trains and buses. Taxi is one of the most convenient ways to travel or you can use the ride-share service Grab and book a car through the app. Walking is a good way to see some of the sights, or you can jump on the hop-on hop-off bus. 

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Fly from Christchurch

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Christchurch, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.  

What is the main airport called? 

Christchurch Airport (CHC). The airport is located about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre, it’s the main airport that serves Christchurch. There are shops, WiFi and charging services, ATM's and airline lounges available at the airport. 

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Christchurch are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

For payment options other than PayPal or Qantas issued UATP, a card payment fee applies per passenger, per booking of NZ$7 for Trans-Tasman travel, and NZ$30 for international travel. For bookings made via Qantas Contact Centres (including through web chat and social media) or through Qantas airport locations, a fee of NZ$45 per passenger, per booking is applicable for Trans-Tasman and Australian domestic bookings and NZ$77 for international bookings. A NZ$30 surcharge per sector applies for peak-day travel (AKL-JFK on Fri/Sat/Sun, JFK-AKL on Thu/Fri/Sat). Some agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. Selected travel dates and days apply and fares may not be available on all flights or days. Offers subject to availability. Food, beverage and entertainment offerings vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. Prices correct as at 10 March 2023 but may fluctuate if carrier charges, taxes, fees or currency rates change. Black-out dates apply. Visit for full conditions. 

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Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

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Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions