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Christchurch Airport Guide (CHC)

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Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is located 7.5 miles from Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch International Airport become New Zealandís first international airport in 1950. In 2011, 5.6 million passengers used Christchurch International Airport, making it New Zealandís 2nd busiest airport.

Transfer between Terminals

Christchurch Airport has a single terminal that handles both domestic and international flights. The terminal is accessible by foot.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, 550 Memorial Avenue | PO Box 14-043, Christchurch, New Zealand, This hotel offers its guests on-site dining, free internet connection, and access to a swimming pool. Airport Palms Motel, 56 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand, This hotel boasts of on-site dining, free parking on the premise, and a shuttle bus service that transports guests to and from the airport.

Transport into Town

Bus: Three different city bus routes service the airport. Bus route 3 travels to the central city via Avonhead and Riccarton. Bus route 29 travels to the central city via Fendalton. The Comet bus route services the airport at Orchard Road. Shuttles: Regional transport companies operate routes between Christchurch Airport and South Island cities and towns. Taxi: The taxi journey from the airport to the city center is approximately 15-20 minutes and costs about $45-$65.

Airport Lounges

There are four airline-operated lounges inside Christchurch International Airport. Air New Zealand Lounge is located in the Domestic and International Departures. Qantas Lounge, Emirates Lounge, and Singapore Airlines Lounge are all located in the Christchurch International Airport.

Major Airlines

Approximately eleven airlines provide service to Christchurch International Airport. The airport is a hub for Air New Zealand.

Airport Facilities

Free wireless internet is available throughout the Christchurch International Airport. There is a large retail area on the first floor of the terminal. There are also three family entertainment centers inside the airport. The International Antarctic Centre has penguin encounters and Hagglund terrain vehicle rides, and is located across from the airport terminal.

Car Parking

Premium Car Park is located in a multi-level parking garage and is a 2 minute walk from the terminal. Premium parking rates range from $6 for 20 minutes and $30 for one day. Short-Term Car Park is an uncovered lot and is a 2-4 minute walk from the terminal. Short-term parking rates range from $5 for one hour and $25 for one day. Long-Term Car Park is located a 3-5 minute walk from the terminal. Long-term parking rates range from $5 for one hour and $25 for one day.

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Cheap Flights to Christchurch

Historical prices for Christchurch flights.

Departure Airline Prices
Kuala Lumpur China Southern Airlines $1933
Frankfurt Air New Zealand $1490
London Air New Zealand $1156
Perth Air New Zealand $523
Vienna Emirates $1709
Los Angeles Air New Zealand $740
Minsk Lufthansa $2509
Brussels British Airways $1983
Phuket Multiple Airlines $1370
Dallas Fort Worth Air New Zealand $1053
Dublin Etihad Airways $1814
Amsterdam Emirates $2047
Bangkok China Southern Airlines $2084
Hamburg Singapore Airlines $9147
Hanoi Vietnam Airlines $1903
Hong Kong Air New Zealand $8288
London Heathrow Emirates $1602
Toronto Pearson Intl Air Canada $1712
Singapore Singapore Airlines $3256

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