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Tips to know when travelling to Christchurch

The distance between Wellington and Christchurch is 304 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Emirates, and Sounds Air. Wellington and Christchurch have 127 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Wellington to Christchurch

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

How long does it take to travel from Wellington to Christchurch?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Wellington and Christchurch takes around 1.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Wellington and Christchurch?
The flight distance between Wellington and Christchurch is 304 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Wellington and Christchurch?
Several carriers operate flights between Wellington and Christchurch. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Jetstar Airways, Air New Zealand.
What are the most popular routes to and from Wellington?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Wellington and Auckland, Queenstown, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nelson, Sydney, Rarotonga, Dunedin, Denpasar, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Tauranga, Cairns, Hanoi, Bangkok, Hamilton, Rotorua, Singapore.
What are the most popular routes to and from Christchurch?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Christchurch and Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore, Manila, Sydney, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Phuket City, London, Palmerston North, Phnom Penh, Cebu, Napier, Hobart, Seoul, Darwin, New Delhi.
What airports are near Wellington?
The main airport in Wellington is Wellington International. It is also served by Wellington International, Palmerston North, Whanganui Airport, 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 Wellington and Christchurch?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Wellington and Christchurch thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Wellington and Christchurch 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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