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The distance between Palmerston North and Christchurch is 435 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air New Zealand, and Jetstar Airways. Palmerston North and Christchurch have 87 direct flights per week.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Palmerston North to Christchurch?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Palmerston North and Christchurch takes around 1.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Palmerston North and Christchurch?
The flight distance between Palmerston North and Christchurch is 435 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Palmerston North and Christchurch?
Several carriers operate flights between Palmerston North and Christchurch. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Air New Zealand.
What are the most popular routes to and from Palmerston North?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Palmerston North and Auckland, Melbourne, Rarotonga, Gold Coast, Sydney, London, Hanoi, Darwin, Ho Chi Minh City, Manchester, Reykjavik, Kalgoorlie, Madurai, Port Vila, Hokitika, Brisbane, Apia, Nairobi, Hawthorne.
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, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Phuket City, London, Phnom Penh, Cebu, Napier, Hobart, Seoul, Darwin, New Delhi.
What airports are near Palmerston North?
The main airport in Palmerston North is Palmerston North. It is also served by Wellington International, Hawke's Bay, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Whanganui Airport, Taupo, Kapiti Coast.
What airports are near Christchurch?
The main airport in Christchurch is Christchurch International. It is also served by Christchurch International, Timaru, Hokitika.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Palmerston North and Christchurch?
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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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