Christchurch International (CHC) Airport Transfer

Located in the south of New ZealandChristchurch Airport is the country's second-busiest international airport with 7,000,000 passenger traffic. It is located 13 kilometers from the city center and in the northwest direction. Serving Christchurch, New Zealand, CHC is the convenient airport for those visiting the Canterbury region, the cities of Timaru, Akaroa or Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park.

The busiest return routes to Christchurch Airport arrivals are as follows: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, Guangzhou, Gold Coast, Nadi, Hong Kong, Perth. It also has regular flights with Air Chathams, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Sounds Air and Virgin Australia.

👀   Is there only one airport in Christchurch?

Yes, there is a single terminal that serves both international and domestic flights.

👀   What time does CHCH airport open?

CHC Airport opens at 04:00 am.

👀   Can you transit through Christchurch Airport?

No, New Zealand Government guidelines do not allow transiting through CHC Airport.

👀   Do I need to wear a mask at Christchurch Airport?

Yes, wearing a face mask is a must inside the terminal and during the flight.

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Public Transfers Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport transport options are limited. Travelers can facilitate from Christchurch Airport car rental service or transportation companies that serve as Christchurch Airport shuttle. Passengers who prefer using their own car can park private cars to Christchurch Airport car parking area. Other private transfer options are Uber, Christchurch Airport taxi and private airport transfer services.

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Airport Bus

Travelers to New Zealand can use the Christchurch Airport bus to the city center. In this island country, Christchurch Airport super shuttle buses are the actively used means of public transport. You can see the bus station by going north from the International Arrivals side. There is no free shuttle at Christchurch Airport, tickets can be purchased from the driver. You can use one of the 3 different bus lines below to go to the center from Christchurch Airport. Meanwhile, according to the Christchurch Airport bus timetable, all lines depart every 30 minutes. Bus lines and the location of the stops are placed in the Christchurch Airport terminal map.

  • Purple Line: Airport – Sumner via the city centre.
  • Number 29: Airport – City centre.
  • Number 125: Redwood – Westlake

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Christchurch Airport Taxi - CHC

Although Christchurch Airport is located 13 kilometers from the city center, traveling by public transport is a bit of a challenge. Airport bus lines that are not fast enough, comfortable and unhygienic (for health) can stress you out as you begin your New Zealand adventure. 

Wherever you would prefer to go from Christchurch Airport, to Hanmer Springs, to Ashburton, to Rangiora or Christchurch Airport hotel, you can crown your airport transfer process with safely and comfortably. If you are considering going from Christchurch Airport to city centre,  you can book your ride easily within minutes online. 

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With, you can make your airport transfer reservation safely and hassle-free and leave yourself to the best chauffeurs of New Zealand.

Most Popular Destinations Near Christchurch International (CHC) Airport

DestinationDistanceEstimated Time
Sudima Christchurch City9.61 km17 min.
Bealey Quarter10.43 km19 min.
The George Park Terrace9.54 km17 min.
Colombo In The City10.14 km19 min.
Christchurch, New Zealand10.44 km19 min.
Ibis Hotel10.87 km21 min.
Christchurch Railway Station9.4 km19 min.
Riccarton7.78 km14 min.

Frequently Asked Questions about Christchurch Airport