Christchurch Airport (CHC)

Use this website to quickly find the most important information about Christchurch International Airport: Flights, Departures, Arrivals, Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Christchurch Airport. Plan your travel to MDE Airport with the information provided in this site


Christchurch International Airport (IATA: CHC, ICAO: NZCH) is the main international airport serving the city of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand.


It is located 12 kilometers northwest of Christchurch, in Harewood. It is the second busiest airport in the country after Auckland Airport.

#htmlcaption1 #htmlcaption2 #htmlcaption3 #htmlcaption4 #htmlcaption5 #htmlcaption6

Top 10 international visitors travelling at Christchurch Airport are from Australia, China, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and India.

Christchurch Airport registered a total flow of 6,439,703 passengers in 2016.

Terminal Information

Christchurch Airport has an integrated terminal precinct which hosts international, domestic and regional flights. The international sector is located in the north-east part, the domestic sector in the north-west part and there is also a shared sector in the central part which joints both sectors. The Terminal has two levels distributed as follows:




(See more information)

Facilities and Services

Christchurch Airport offers the following services to passengers:


The following means of transport are available at Christchurch Airport to get to the city centre:


Bus: Ride the available bus lines to get straight to Christchurch downtown.

(See more information)


Taxi: Get to Medellin downtown within 45 minutes.    

(See more information)

Car rental: Hire a car through our search engine or in the ground level of the terminal building.

(See more information)


Contact information:

Find above several contact information regarding Christchurch Airport:


Memorial Avenue


Phone: +64 3 358 5029 / 353 777

About Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city and capital of the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand. It the third largest city in the country preceding Wellington and Auckland in terms of habitants, having a total population of 389,700 inhabitants. It is the oldest established city in New Zealand, since it was founded in 1850 and named Christchurch by the Canterbury Association in 1856.

During the 2010 - 2012 period, Christchurch was hit by several earthquakes. On 2010, the first one of them was of magnitude 7.1. It caused damage to the city without victims. Six months later, on 2011, another earthquake hit Christchurch. Even the magnitude was lower than the preceding earthquake, it was located closer to the city. The intensity and violence of the ground shaking was catalogued as violent and 185 people were killed along with serious damage on buildings, especially on Christchurch Cathedral.

The city has a distinguished English atmosphere and is featured by a strong Gothic Revival architecture buildings, such as the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, which was partially destroyed in 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch is also known as The Garden City due to the large number of public parks and gardens, partially residential. The most featured gardens and parks are the Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

× Best Prices in Car Rentals!
Search in our car rentals booking engine!