Flights from London to Christchurch

London to Christchurch

  • £833 was the cheapest return price from London to Christchurch last month
  • London to Christchurch is 11,792 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Christchurch is 23h 35min
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Christchurch last month was Emirates

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This information is correct as of August 2016

Airlines that fly from London to Christchurch

No airlines currently offer direct flights to Christchurch from London. You can fly indirect with China Southern via Guangzhou and Singapore Airlines via Singapore. Both of these routes start at London-Heathrow.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

From Heathrow Airport: China Southern Airlines fly from terminal 4, while Singapore Airlines depart from terminal 2. Both terminals have a great range of shops, including high-street favourites and expensive designer brands. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, whether you're looking for something quick and easy or a relaxed meal before boarding. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, so you can do a bit of last-minute holiday planning (or humble-bragging). Both terminals have Plaza Premium lounges, which you can pay to enter regardless of airline class.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Christchurch Airport is well served by public transport. The local buses which call at the airport take about half an hour to reach the city centre. Tickets cost $8* if you're paying in cash. If you have a metro card it's a lot cheaper at $2.50* each way. You can also walk to the stops outside the airport grounds: tickets are cheaper here, at $3.50* cash. Taxis charge about $45* for trips to the city centre, and private shuttles are also available. For a shuttle expect to pay $25* for the first person and $4* each for every other member of your party. If you're planning a road trip around the South Island, remember to compare car hire at Christchurch Airport.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly from London to Christchurch. Your passport should be valid for at least one month from the date you leave New Zealand. If you're a British passport holder you can visit New Zealand for up to six months without a visa. You will need to have proof of onward transportation, so book your flights from Christchurch as soon as you can. We recommend arriving at  Heathrow at least three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

What to expect in Christchurch

Christchurch is 11 hours ahead of London. The currency is the New Zealand dollar ($). As New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are the opposite to the UK. The hottest months are November to February, while the coolest are May to September. January is the warmest month with an average temperature of 18°C and highs of 24°C. July is the coldest month with an average temperature of 6°C: similar to January in London. Temperatures can drop as low as 1°C, so pack plenty of winter woolens. Christchurch is quite an expensive city, and prices are quite similar to what you would pay in London. Note that they might look higher as they're in dollars.

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