Christchurch Airport Guide to Christchurch International Airport - CHC

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 CHC Airport with the information provided in this site.


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.

Terminals Information + info

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:

- Ground Floor: The Check-in Hall, the Baggage Claim Hall and the International Arrivals Hall.

- First Floor: The Domestic Arrivals Hall, the Domestic Departures lounge, the International Departures lounge and the Shopping and Food court.

Facilities and Services + info

Christchurch Airport offers the following services to passengers:

- Currency Exchange
- Lost baggage
- Luggage wrapping
- Self-check-in kiosks
- Baggage handling system
- Toilets
- Public telephones
- Smoking allowed areas
- ATMs
- Parenting rooms
- Wheel-chair renting service
- Duty-free shops
- Information booth
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Baggage carts
- Car rental companies
- Baggage claim
- Restaurants
- Accessible toilets
- Showers
- Water fountain
- Prayer room
- Charging station
- Escalators and lifts

Transport + info

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 Christchurch 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.

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