Cheap flights from Christchurch to Nelson

Flights starting at £43. Choose between Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, or Sounds Air to find the best price.

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The distance between Christchurch and Nelson is 250 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, and Sounds Air. Christchurch and Nelson have 90 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Air New ZealandANZNZYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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Sounds AirSDAS8NoNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Christchurch to Nelson?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Christchurch and Nelson takes around 0.92 hours.
What is the flight distance between Christchurch and Nelson?
The flight distance between Christchurch and Nelson is 250 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Christchurch and Nelson?
Several carriers operate flights between Christchurch and Nelson. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Air New Zealand.
What are the most popular routes to and from Christchurch?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Christchurch and Auckland, Melbourne, Wellington, Sydney, Gold Coast, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Denpasar, Perth, Ho Chi Minh City, Brisbane, Bangkok, London, Queenstown, Phuket City, Cebu, Napier, Rotorua, Adelaide.
What are the most popular routes to and from Nelson?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nelson and Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Queenstown, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Napier, Kuala Lumpur, London, New Plymouth, Hobart, Hanoi, Seoul, Darwin, Mexico City, Denpasar, Singapore, Dunedin, Stockholm.
What airports are near Christchurch?
The main airport in Christchurch is Christchurch International. It is also served by Christchurch International, Timaru, Hokitika.
What airports are near Nelson?
The main airport in Nelson is Nelson. It is also served by Nelson, Woodbourne, Picton Aerodrome, Westport.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Christchurch and Nelson?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Christchurch and Nelson thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Christchurch and Nelson can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
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