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Cheap Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown, NZ, New Zealand - CHC to ZQN

Popular flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 14, 2016 Jul 19, 2016 NZD299

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Christchurch to Queenstown (CHC to ZQN)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Christchurch to Queenstown, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be NZD389.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Christchurch to Queenstown (CHC to ZQN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Christchurch to Queenstown based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days NZD435 NZD667
7-14 days NZD312 NZD690
14-21 days NZD435 NZD667
21-30 days NZD435 NZD667
30-60 days NZD435 NZD667
60-90 days NZD299 NZD395
90+ days NZD171 NZD259

Cheapest Day To Fly from Christchurch to Queenstown

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
NZD434 NZD435 NZD438 NZD299 NZD379 NZD435 NZD312

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Christchurch to Queenstown

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 5/8/16 5/17/16 0 NZD312
June Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 6/14/16 6/16/16 0 NZD435
July Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 7/14/16 7/19/16 0 NZD299
August Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 8/8/16 8/9/16 0 NZD431
September Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 9/10/16 9/17/16 0 NZD437
October Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 10/15/16 10/23/16 0 NZD186
November Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 11/12/16 11/16/16 0 NZD171
December Christchurch Queenstown Air New Zealand 12/12/16 12/30/16 0 NZD432

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Christchurch to Queenstown

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
NZD458
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
NZD458

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown (CHC to ZQN)

Your Christchurch to Queenstown flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Christchurch to Queenstown is NZD667.

The average price for non-stop flights from Christchurch to Queenstown is NZD435.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Nonstop Flight Details from Christchurch to Queenstown
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air New Zealand 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 10:30 15:50

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown (CHC to ZQN)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Christchurch to Queenstown. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Christchurch to Queenstown is NZD144.

The average price for round trip flights from Christchurch to Queenstown is NZD435.

Christchurch to Queenstown Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?
Answer: The average Christchurch to Queenstown flight time is an hour.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Christchurch and Queenstown?
Answer: The distance from Christchurch to Queenstown is 346 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?
Answer: There are 19 direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?
Answer: Air New Zealand provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Christchurch and Queenstown.

Airlines Flying from Christchurch to Queenstown (CHC to ZQN)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Christchurch to Queenstown with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Christchurch to Queenstown
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air New Zealand - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Christchurch and Queenstown, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Christchurch - CHC

Cheap International Flights from Christchurch - CHC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Christchurch to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD429
Christchurch to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD432
Christchurch to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD451

Cheap Domestic Flights to Queenstown - ZQN

Cheap International Flights to Queenstown - ZQN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Wellington to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD458
Wellington to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD325
Wellington to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD411
Cheap Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown, NZ, New Zealand, from NZD208 Round trip from CHC to ZQN