Cheap flights from Adelaide to Christchurch

Flight information Adelaide to Christchurch

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Average flight time, total distance 3057 kilometres

5h 30min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

If you’re looking at booking airfares from Christchurch to Adelaide, there are a number of airlines offering indirect flights, including Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia. Flights between Adelaide and Christchurch tend to be available every day of the week.

Adelaide Airport is located approximately 6km, or a 12 minute drive, from Adelaide city centre. Adelaide Airport has one terminal from which all international and domestic flights arrive and depart, and the departures hall offers plenty of services for travellers, including currency exchange and banking, postal services, duty free shopping, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets, as well as free Wi-Fi access throughout the terminal. There are also baggage lockers and designated smoking areas.

For more handy information on Adelaide Airport, check our Adelaide Airport guide.

Christchurch International airport is a busy airport located approximately 10km, or a 20 minute drive, from Christchurch city centre. The airport has one terminal through which all domestic and international flights arrive and depart. There are a number of public transport options, including shuttle buses and taxis. Many people opt to rent a car or a campervan from Christchurch if they plan to explore the region by road.

If you are boarding a connecting flight onwards from Christchurch on the same airline as the one you flew in on, your baggage will be checked through to your final destination automatically. If you are travelling on different airlines, then you will need to collect your baggage from either the international or domestic baggage claim area (both located on the ground floor of the airport). Passengers should be aware that they are not permitted to stay or sleep in the airport overnight, so if your onwards flight is the next day, be sure to find accommodation. Search for hotels in Christchurch online in advance.

Read more about flying to and from Christchurch Airport.

Other important information to note:

●     Time difference between Adelaide and Christchurch- When flying from Adelaide to Christchurch, travellers should remember that Christchurch is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Adelaide. This time difference remains consistent throughout the year, as Adelaide and Christchurch both observe Daylight Savings Time.

●     Arriving in time for your flight - Flights from Adelaide to Christchurch are international flights, so it is recommended that you arrive at the airport least two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time to ensure that you have enough time to clear check in and security, especially during busy periods.

The above information is correct as of November 2015. Please check all travel details and costs close to the time of your travel date.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.