Christchurch Airport is located around 10 kilometres from the Central Business District (CBD) and the average journey is is between 10-20 minutes dependant to traffic flow and time of day. The airport is has one main passenger terminal, making arrivals and departures an easy process. Both domestic and international flights use a common check in area - which will depend on your airlines.
Flights departing Christchurch
We recommend you arrive at the airport no later that 90 minutes before the departure of your international flight, or 45 minutes before the departure of your domestic flight. At the terminal, our taxi and shuttle services drop you directly outside the check-in area for your airline so there is no hassle on departure, just turn up and bon voyage!
Estimated Shuttle cost from CBD: $20
Estimated Taxi/Executive Cab from CBD: $30/$40
Flights arriving Christchurch
Upon arrival in Christchurch, many of our operators provide a meet and greet service in the arrivals area. For domestic flights, this is located near baggage claim in the arrivals area - and for international flights this in the main arrivals area (turn right) after immigration and quarrantine. The terminal is easy to navigate - and you are likely to be on your way within 10 minutes of arrival of your domestic flight, or 45 minutes after the arrival of your international flight.
Estimated Shuttle cost to CBD: $20
Estimated Taxi/Premium/Executive Cab to CBD: $35/$45