Cheap flights from Brisbane to Christchurch

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Travelers usually depart from Brisbane, Brisbane Train Station, Brisbane - Roma Street, or Brisbane - Albion when they travel from Brisbane to Christchurch. The distance between Brisbane and Christchurch is 2500 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Regional Express. Brisbane and Christchurch have 157 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Emirates on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Air New Zealand on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Qantas on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Check-in for a flight from Brisbane to Christchurch

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Air New ZealandANZNZYesNo
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Regional ExpressRXAZLNoNo

New Zealand COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Brisbane, BNE with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter New Zealand, but there are restrictions.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for New Zealand

  • Mandatory New Zealand Travel Declaration

  • Mandatory New Zealand Travel Declaration

Return

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed for vaccinated travelers

  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required

  • Mandatory quarantine and testing for international travelers

Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Australia

  • Mandatory travel declaration form

Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in most places

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Brisbane to Christchurch?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Brisbane and Christchurch takes around 3.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Brisbane and Christchurch?
The flight distance between Brisbane and Christchurch is 2500 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Brisbane and Christchurch?
Several carriers operate flights between Brisbane and Christchurch. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates.
What are the most popular routes to and from Brisbane?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Brisbane and Proserpine, Sydney, Melbourne, Manila, Denpasar, Perth, Cairns, Bangkok, Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin, Auckland, Townsville, Ho Chi Minh City, City of Newcastle, Mackay, Phuket City, Seoul, Singapore, Canberra.
What are the most popular routes to and from Christchurch?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Christchurch and Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Wellington, Singapore, Manila, Sydney, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Gold Coast, Phuket City, London, Palmerston North, Phnom Penh, Cebu, Napier, Hobart, Seoul, Darwin, New Delhi.
Which airports are there in Brisbane?
Brisbane is mainly served by Brisbane. But there are other airports nearby, including Brisbane Archerfield Airport.
What airports are near Brisbane?
The main airport in Brisbane is Brisbane. It is also served by Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ballina Byron Gateway, Brisbane West Wellcamp, Lismore.
What airports are near Christchurch?
The main airport in Christchurch is Christchurch International. It is also served by Christchurch International, Timaru, Hokitika.
What buses and trains depart from Brisbane?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Brisbane, including Air Train Brisbane.
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