Christchurch International Airport

Airport Location

  • 12km (7.5 miles) from the city.


Qantas Flights

  • Both domestic and international services operate from this airport.
  • Qantas flights QF1-QF399 are international services.

Departure Information

Ticket Counter

Contact the local Qantas office for assistance.


Check-in is located on the ground floor.

Check-in for International flights is from 3 hours before departure.

Please 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.

Note: 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 opens 24 hours before your international flight departure and closes 2 hours before departure.

Flight Status

View our real time Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Arrival Information

Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals hall (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.

Transfer between Terminals

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

Lounge Information

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

Transport Information

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Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from the city.

Visit the Christchurch Airport website for current car parking rates.

Taxis NZ$30 - NZ$50.  Prices may vary by each taxi company.
Buses Public buses operate every half hour to the city.

Fares start from NZ$5 one way.

Car rentals Visit our cars section to make a booking.

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Information is correct as of November 2014.
Times and prices quoted are a guide only.