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Cairns to Christchurch flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Cairns and Christchurch take, on average, 5 h and 51 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairns with Christchurch found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, July is the busiest time to fly from Cairns to Christchurch
Best time to book According to real data November is the most popular time to book a flight to Christchurch when departing from Cairns

Cheap last minute flights to Christchurch

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Departure Tue, 05 Jul Return Sat, 09 Jul
CNS Cairns
CHC Christchurch
return from £569
Departure Thu, 14 Jul Return Thu, 21 Jul
CNS Cairns
CHC Christchurch
return from £447
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.95 NZD
British Pound Sterling New Zealand Dollar
1 NZD = 0.52 GBP
Last checked on 29 June 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
43%

Trains in Christchurch are 43% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£2.55
Christchurch
£1.45
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
9%

A meal in Christchurch is 9% cheaper than a meal in Cairns.

Cairns
£11.34
Christchurch
£10.33
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
5%

A taxi fare in Christchurch is 5% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£1.64
Christchurch
£1.55
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
0%

A coffee in Christchurch costs roughly the same as in Cairns.

Cairns
£2.83
Christchurch
£2.8
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Christchurch airports
  • ( Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
K Distance: 2451 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Christchurch

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Christchurch during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions New Zealand may apply when travelling from Cairns. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cairns to Christchurch at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Christchurch is 447£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Christchurch expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Christchurch costs an average of 1.55 GBP, 5% cheaper than Cairns, with a fare of 1.64 GBP, while train tickets costs 43% less in Christchurch: 1.45 GBP against 2.55 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.33 GBP in Christchurch, 9% less than the 11.34 GBP in Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 1% cheaper in Christchurch, with an average of 2.80 GBP, while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.83 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Christchurch?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Christchurch are November, March and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Christchurch?
The best time of the year to go to Christchurch when flying from Cairns depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Christchurch from Cairns in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, June and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Christchurch.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairns to Christchurch?
The total flight time between Cairns and Christchurch is of around 05:51 hours on average, considering an average distance of 4,079 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Christchurch are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Christchurch are:
  • Virgin Australia, stoping in Brisbane for 90 minutes minimun.
  • Virgin Australia, with 130 minutes scale in Melbourne.
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