Christchurch airport (CHC)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Christchurch International Airport, opened on May 18, 1940, is one of the busiest in New Zealand. It operates numerous domestic flights and international destinations in Oceania, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

Official Website:

Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:00 am until the last flight of the day.

Annual passenger traffic: 3.3 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +64 3358 5029 / 3353 7777 - FACEBOOK

Information desks in the check-in and International Arrivals halls, available from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Christchurch airport is located in the suburb of Harewood, 12 km (7.5 miles) northwest of the city.

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Car rental agencies

The offices are located in the International Arrivals Hall, next to the baggage claim area.

  1. Avis (Tel +64 3358 9661 - 6:00 am to 1:30 am)
  2. Budget (Tel +64 3357 0231 - 6:00 am to 1:30 am)
  3. Enterprise (Tel +64 9870 3330 - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm)
  4. Europcar (Tel +64 3357 9202 - 7:00 am to 1:30 am)
  5. Ezi Car Rental (Tel +64 800 545 000 - 7:00 am to 2:00 am)
  6. Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +64 3358 6730 - 7:00 am to 1:00 am)
  7. Sixt (Tel +64 3666 0026 - 7:30 am to 9:30 pm)

Parking services at Christchurch airport (CHC)

Short and long-stay parking is available. More information: Tel +64 3353 7729; e-mail: [email protected]. Reservations and rates

Express Park - Three-level covered building with security cameras, 1 minute from the terminal. Free motorbike and bicycle parking on the ground floor.
Short Stay - Open-air, monitored area for short stays, connected to the main building by a covered walkway.
Long Stay - Ideal for periods of more than 3 days, uncovered and with security cameras, close to the International Arrivals Hall.
Orchard Road Car Park - Low-cost sector for long stays. No charge for the first 30 minutes.
The Loop - Passenger drop-off and pick-up area underneath Express Park.
Park and Ride - Low-cost open-air car park, linked to the terminal by free shuttle buses every 10 minutes.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include Braille-enabled ATMs, automatic doors, accessible drinking fountains, elevators, designated spaces within all car parks and adapted toilets. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should contact their airline prior to arrival.

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Latest updates: September 23, 2023