General Information

Auckland International Airport is located about 20km from the Auckland CBD. The Airport has a two terminal buildings - one each for domestic and international services. The  airlines that operate from Auckland include Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar, Korean Air, Qantas, United, Singapore Airlines , Thai Airways, Virgin Australia.


Christchurch Airport has a number of options for parking - including:

  • Onsite parking - There are options for both short and long term parking. Parking less than 15-minutes is available for free.
  • Offiste parking - there is official offsite parking, plus other options such as Airpark Canterbury which is more competively priced than Christchurch Airports own parking.

Public transport in the form of buses go directly between Christchurch Airport and the CBD transport hub. Buses to/from the Airport also stop in various other locations. As of early 2017, the one way adult bus fare to the Christchurch CBD was $8.50 if paid in cash, but only $2.55 with a Metrocard.

Visit the Metro website for specific details.

Major international rental car companies operate from the airport in addition to smaller local providers. In addition camper van rentals are also available.

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Ezi, Thrifty and Hertz all operate from within the terminal and have vehicles onsite.

A number of other rental companies including Go Rentals, Apex, Rent-a-dent and Ace Rentals all operate off-site and offer shuttle pickups from the airport.

There are a number of taxi firms operating from Christchurch Airport - typical fare to the CBD is approximately $50-$70. Companies providing service include Blue Star Taxis, Gold Band Taxis and Green Cabs.

Super Shuttle is the only shuttle company operating from Christchurch airport. The cost of a shuttle into the Christchurch CBD is around $24 per person.
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As at early 2017, Uber can be used to travel to Christchurch Airport, but does not officially offer pickups from the airport - we believe this is due to a breakdown in negotiations between Uber and the Airport about pickup fee structures.

There are two potential workarounds:

  • In the Uber App, drag the pin for pickup location to slightly outside the airport - then contact the Uber driver to see if he will pick you up someone on the airport grounds
  • In the Uber App, drag the pin for pickup location to slightly outside the airport - then walk to that location

Airport Lounges

Air New Zealand has both domestic and international Koru lounges at Christchurch airport. The main domestic lounge is after security, and offers an amazing view of the tarmac, runway, and Southern Alps. A very small regional lounge is present in the regional departures area which offers very basic food and coffee options. Showers and bathrooms are only present in the main lounge.

A contract Manaia lounge is used by Qantas and Emirates. This lounge can also be used by Priority Pass card holders.


In recent years accommodation options have opened within the Christchurch International Airport property - in addition to nearby options.

Jucy Snooze Christchurch

Jucy Snooze Christchurch is about 13-minutes walk from the terminal, and offers both basic ensuite rooms and low cost private sleeping pods (in a shared room). Adjacent to the Spitfire Square shopping area and MacDonalds - handy to restaurants and the supermarket. Includes Free Wi-Fi.

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Upgraded in 2015, Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport is listed as 4.5 stars, providing quality accommodation and conference facilities for travellers. There are 88 executive rooms and suites, a bar and restaurant along with conference facilities.

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Three distinct levels of accommodation - Economy, Premium Economy and First Class are offered at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge.

Commodore Hotel

Located less than 5-minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, Commodore Hotel has long been popular with travellers. Free parking and Wi-Fi are included for all guests.

Airport Map

Christchurch Airport