Information & Facts
There are a couple of hotels located within walking distance of
the terminal buildings.
Taxis are available from outside the domestic terminal or to the
left of customs in the international terminal. It takes 20 minutes
to get to the city centre and taxis charge between NZ$30 and NZ$40
for the trip.
There is covered and uncovered parking available at varying
rates. Short-term parking is NZ$5 per hour up to NZ$25 per day, and
long-term parking has similar charges with a weekly maximum of
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Maui rentals
The Airport Flyer offers a public bus service to and from the
city centre. It costs NZ$7 and is a 30 minute journey. There is
also a door to door shuttle bus that travels to all areas within
Christchurch and costs NZ$15-20. Taxis go to the city centre for
Airport tax is NZ$25, except for children 12 years
of age and under and transit passengers of up to 24 hours. Credit
cards are accepted.
There are shops, bars and restaurants, banks, ATMs and bureaux
de change at the airport. Other facilities include left luggage
(NZ$5 to 8/day), mobile and sim rental, showers, a business centre,
a post office, and a hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities
are good, those with special needs should inform their travel agent
or airline in advance.
The official languages in New Zealand are English and
Local currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), divided into 100
cents. Most businesses accept MasterCard and Visa, and while Diners
Club and American Express are also widely accepted in the main
tourist centres, they might have limited acceptance elsewhere.
Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks,
bureaux de change and some hotels. ATMs can be found in all towns
The two terminals (domestic and international) are joined to one
another and within walking distance of one another.