Distance from city centre

7 miles


Around NZ$28 to the city

Public Transport

Christchurch International Airport is well served by public buses, with 3 routes connecting the airport to the city centre and beyond. All buses arrive and depart from the regional transport hub at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall.

Car Hire

Car Hire desks can be found inside the terminal building. Companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Backpacker Campervans, Britz, Explore More and Maui. Talk to your consultant about booking car hire in advance.


Check-in counters are located near the terminal entrance.

Money Exchange

The international terminal has 5 Travelex stores offering money exchange, Cash Passports, phone cards and electronic money transfer. 

Business Services

Business facilities are available in the airline lounges, for eligible passengers.

Internet Access

Internet kiosks are available within the check-in, departures and arrivals halls in the terminal. Wi-Fi access is also available and is free for the first 30 minutes.

Family Facilities

Baby changing and nursing facilities are available throughout the terminal.


Trolleys are available throughout the airport at no cost. Baggage storage, wrapping and freight services are also available. Items that have been lost and found within the terminal building are stored at the Travel and Tourism Centre.


Public shower facilities are located in the male and female washrooms in the international arrivals hall. They are free of charge and towels may be hired from the Travel and Tourism Centre. Complimentary soap is provided with towel hire. Showers are also available in the airline lounges, for eligible passengers.

Airport Lounges

The independently operated Manaia Lounge is located on level 1, left of Gate 26. The lounge is open from 11:30am untill the day's last departure and is available to eligible Qantas and Emirates passengers. Facilities include dining options, tea, cofee and beverages, showers, internet access and reading material.

Airline Lounges

The following airlines have lounges located within the airport. For access to specific lounges, refer to your airline.

Air New Zealand - The Koru lounge is located after security in the international departures area. The lounge opens at 5:00am and remains open until the last flight departs. Lounge facilities include light refreshments and bar facilities, barista coffee (limited hours), reading material and TV, gaming consoles, business facilities and showers. The Air New Zealand lounge is available to eligible passengers with Koru membership.

The following airlines reach Christchurch. Don't see the airline you are looking for? Talk to a consultant to book your Christchurch flights with your preferred airline.