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Welcome to Christchurch International Airport

The airport is situated eight miles (12km) from Christchurch.

Information & Facts

Airport Hotels

There are a couple of hotels located within walking distance of the terminal buildings.

Airport Taxis

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.

Car Parking

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 NZ75

Car Rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Maui rentals and Thrifty.

City Transfers

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 NZ$30.


Tel: +64 (0)3 358 5029.

Departure Tax
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 Maori.

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 and cities.

Terminal Transfers

The two terminals (domestic and international) are joined to one another and within walking distance of one another.

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