Wellington to Christchurch

Wellington to Christchurch

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Wellington to Christchurch Schedule

Wellington to Christchurch Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ532707:00 - 08:05€ 164.22
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ538908:35 - 09:35NZD 338.53
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ534911:05 - 12:10€ 213.70
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ28712:40 - 13:30NZD 127.34
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ536715:35 - 16:40€ 210.63
Air New Zealand Economy 17:15 - 21:55NZD 428.62
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ537718:05 - 19:05NZD 312.69
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ32920:40 - 21:35NZD 219.39

Transportation from Wellington to Christchurch

Facts about the transport from Wellington to Christchurch

Cheapest Transport$46
Fastest Transport50m
Earliest Departure6:35 AM
Latest Departure8:45 PM
Departures per day12
Distance459 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAir New Zealand, Interislander, Jetstar Airways, New Zealand Rail

How to get from Wellington to Christchurch

Travelling between Wellington and Christchurch is possible by Flight, ferry and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Ferry+train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 219.69 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere USD 75.92.

How long does it take to get from Wellington to Christchurch?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 10 hours to travel between Wellington and Christchurch depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Wellington and Christchurch. Flight will bring you to your destination in 50m. Ferry+train does a much slower job and take about 9h 10m to reach Christchurch.

How much does it cost to get from Wellington to Christchurch?

Travelling between Wellington and Christchurch can be as cheap as USD 75.92 if you opt for a Jetstar Airways flight and as expensive as USD 219.69 if you buy a Air New Zealand flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Wellington and Christchurch ?

  • 12 from Wellington to Christchurch starting from 06:35 Wellington Airport until 20:45 Wellington Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Wellington to Christchurch.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Wellington to Christchurch, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 75.80.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Wellington and Christchurch

Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways

What is the most popular transport to get from Wellington to Christchurch?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% decided to fly