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Cheap flights from Cairns to Christchurch from $485

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 23/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CNS — CHC
23 Apr — 30 Apr1
1 adult
Tue 23/4
Tue 30/4

The best prices from Cairns to Christchurch are usually found in August or May, booked 65 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Cairns to Christchurch

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Cairns (CNS) to Christchurch (CHC). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 18 April 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

August

Round-trip from

$551

One-way from

$485
High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
From Cairns to Christchurch
One-way flight from Cairns to Christchurch

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cairns to Christchurch?

Users have found that flying from Cairns to Christchurch on a Wednesday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cairns to Christchurch?

To save up to 25% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cairns to Christchurch from $1,052 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,375 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to Christchurch?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch from Cairns. Users have commonly found prices around $1,078 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $868. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Christchurch (CNS - CHC)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 31% on flights from Cairns to Christchurch by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Cairns to Christchurch

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qantas Airways for the route between Cairns and Christchurch. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Check out some of the cheapest Qantas Airways flights we've come across from Cairns to Christchurch. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Mon 13/512:45CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 35mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,030
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
1 stop16h 20mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,035
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,066
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,067

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Cairns to Christchurch

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between Cairns and Christchurch. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Some of the lowest-priced Air New Zealand flights we've found at this time heading from Cairns to Christchurch. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,115
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,117

Cheap Cairns to Christchurch flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Cairns to Christchurch specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Prices were last updated on 18 April 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Christchurch in 2024 at this time. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Mon 13/512:45CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 35mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,030
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
1 stop16h 20mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,035
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,066
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,067
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,115
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,117

Cairns to Christchurch 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Cairns and Christchurch in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Christchurch in 2024 at this time. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Mon 13/512:45CNS - CHC
1 stop9h 35mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,030
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
1 stop16h 20mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,035
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/4$1,066
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops12h 30mQantas Airways
Fri 17/515:50CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$1,067
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,115
Mon 13/506:00CNS - CHC
2 stops31h 25mAir New Zealand
Fri 17/518:35CHC - CNS
2 stops18h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,117

One-way flights to Christchurch from Cairns

Search for one-way flight options from Cairns to Christchurch. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from Cairns to Christchurch. For those needing a return trip from Cairns, there is a search form available above.
Tue 23/410:10CNS - CHC
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$485
Tue 23/406:00CNS - CHC
2 stops16h 05mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$578
Tue 23/406:00CNS - CHC
3 stops16h 05mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$701

Find flights from Cairns to Christchurch within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Cairns to Christchurch that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.

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$1,030 - $1,117

Route

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Return

Price

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

1 stop9h 35m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop8h 45m

$1,030

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

1 stop16h 20m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop18h 35m

$1,035

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops12h 30m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop8h 45m

$1,066

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops12h 30m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

1 stop8h 45m

$1,067

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops31h 25m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

2 stops18h 10m

$1,115

CairnsChristchurch

CNS - CHC

CNSCHC

Cairns

Mon 13/5

2 stops31h 25m

Christchurch

Fri 17/5

2 stops18h 10m

$1,117

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 16/4

When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Christchurch?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Cairns to Christchurch. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 64 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Cairns to Christchurch. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Christchurch?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Cairns to Christchurch. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Cairns to Christchurch flight should consider departing on Wednesday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Christchurch by month

Plan your trip from Cairns to Christchurch by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Cairns to Christchurch is currently $588 while a return flight costs $1,072. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Cairns to Christchurch (average of $354). Flying from Cairns to Christchurch in December is currently the most expensive (average of $452). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$590

February

$589

March

$583

April

$589

May

$550

June

$628

July

$614

August

$601

September

$657

October

$589

November

$610

December

$702

Temperature and rainfall in Christchurch by month

Plan your trip to Christchurch by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Christchurch

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Christchurch. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Christchurch. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Cairns to Christchurch, such as Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.3
Very Good
668 reviews
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

7.7
Good
1,018 reviews
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

6.9
Okay
681 reviews
8.3
Very Good
668 reviews

Food

7.6

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from Cairns to Christchurch for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Christchurch for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $1,030, but on average you can expect to pay $1,070.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cairns to Christchurch round-trip?

    Qantas Airways, at $1,030, was found to be the cheapest airline from Cairns to Christchurch. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Air New Zealand. Qantas Airways is 4% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cairns to Christchurch?

  • What does CNS to CHC mean?

    CNS stands for Cairns Airport, while CHC stands for Christchurch Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Christchurch that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Cairns to Christchurch flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Cairns to Christchurch with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Cairns to Christchurch flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Christchurch that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Cairns to Christchurch flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Cairns to Christchurch?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Cairns to Christchurch.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Cairns to Christchurch?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Cairns to Christchurch by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Christchurch that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Cairns to Christchurch offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Cairns to Christchurch?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Cairns to Christchurch flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Cairns to Christchurch flight deals updated?

    The Cairns to Christchurch flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 17/4.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Cairns to Christchurch

Discover the top 3 airlines that operate flights from Cairns to Christchurch. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
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JetstarCheapest$501Average$828FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Air New ZealandCheapest$742Average$1,153FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$982Average$1,037FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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