Long layover at Christchurch airport (CHC) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at Christchurch airport (CHC), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Spending the night at the airport
Although Christchurch airport operates 24 hours a day, you will only be allowed to spend the night inside the enclosure under certain conditions. Passengers will have to prove that they arrived after 10:30 pm through some form of commercial transport and that they will leave before 8:00 am. In addition, you will only be allowed to seat, but not to sleep or lie down.
Where to rest: Available seats are uncomfortable and the air conditioning is very strong, so come prepared with warm clothes. Inside the terminal there are a few VIP lounges with more amenities and privacy, but they close at night. Finally, there a some hotels 5-10 minutes away from the airport.
Baggage: The left luggage service operates from 4:30 am until the last flight of the day.
Eating and drinking: There is only one coffee shop that remains open during the night.
Restrooms: Showers in the International Arrivals Hall and in the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, children's play area, baby changing facilities.

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Nearby Hotels

Some accommodations in the vicinity provide complimentary shuttles for the transfer of their guests. Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (Tel +64 3358 3139), Commodore Hotel Christchurch Airport (Tel +64 3358 8129), Airport Palms Motel (Tel +64 3358 3078), Airport Christchurch Motel (Tel +64 3977 4970), Airport Gateway Motel (Tel +64 3358 7093), Jucy Snooze (Tel +64 800 427 736), Airport Stableford B&B (Tel +64 3358 3264), Airport Delta Motel (Tel +64 3358 0969), Airport Lodge Motel (Tel +64 3358 5119), Aarburg Airport Motel (Tel +64 3358 8122).

Latest updates: May 18, 2019

  Scoring of Christchurch airport

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Scoring in Stay Overnite at The Airport (sleeping conditions):
VIP Lounge Pass