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Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

Full Airport Name

Christchurch All-embracing Airport


Christchurch All-embracing Airport Ltd, PO Box 14-001, Christchurch, New Zealand

Airport Code


Country Code



(0)3 358 5029


(0)3 353 7730



Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 12 (GMT + 13 from the aboriginal Sunday in October to the third Sunday in March)


The airport is amid 12km (7.5 miles) from Christchurch

Airport News

Expansion of the All-embracing Terminal and a adapt of the Calm Terminal, which will focus on affiliation with the All-embracing Terminal (with acceptable admission to facilities) are underway. The activity is slated for achievement in 2008.

Transfer Amid Terminals

There is centralized admission amid the Calm and All-embracing terminals, and there are calm alteration check-in counters in the All-embracing Arrivals hall.

Driving Directions

From the centre of Christchurch (Cathedral Square), booty Columbo Street, and from there Bealey Street and Harper Avenue. Turn appropriate assimilate Fendalton Avenue and abide to Hagley Park, axis into Memorial Avenue. The airport is amid over the ambagious on Memorial Avenue.

Car Parking

Short- and abiding car parking spaces are amid anon in advanced of the terminal building, from breadth appoint cars can additionally be collected.

Car Hire

Car appoint companies are amid in the All-embracing and Calm Terminals. Avis, Budget, Hertz, Maui Rentals and Thrifty are all represented, although Thrifty is amid in the Calm Terminal only.

Public Transport

Road: Taxi: Taxis are attainable to the burghal centre (journey time: 15-20 minutes). Bus: A attainable bus account runs to the burghal centre (journey time: 30-40 minutes); shuttle buses can be aggregate and booty travellers to their accommodation. Carriage to Christchurch burghal centre is attainable alfresco the Calm and All-embracing areas of the terminal building.

Information and Help Desks

Travel and advice centres are amid in the Calm Terminal and All-embracing Arrivals lounge. In accession to accouterment advice and bookings for bounded accommodation, carriage and sightseeing tours, the agents accomplish a abounding biking bureau account and can baby for any added all-embracing or calm biking and anniversary arrangements. For added information, acquaintance the airport biking and advice centre (tel: (0)3 353 7774; e-mail: travel∈

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: A abounding ambit of ATMs, cyberbanking casework and bureaux de change are amid throughout the terminal building. Postal casework are attainable at the biking and advice centres in both terminals. Telephones are anchored throughout in both terminals. Eating and drinking: Bars, cafés and restaurants are amid throughout the airport. Shopping: Shops, including duty-free, are amid in All-embracing Arrivals (before customs), the All-embracing Departures lounge and the arcade boutiques on the aboriginal attic (passengers only); there are additionally shops in the Calm Terminal. Luggage: A left-luggage account is attainable at the biking and advice centres in the Calm Terminal, and on the arena attic of the All-embracing Terminal (tel: (0)3 353 1985). Trolleys are attainable in both terminals. Other facilities: There is a hairdresser, florist and a pharmacy in the Calm Terminal. There are children's comedy areas on the aboriginal attic and in the Calm Terminal. The company centre of New Zealand's All-embracing Antarctic Centre is a bristles -minute airing from the terminal buildings.

Conference and Business Facilities

The biking and advice centres can accommodate fax, photocopying and postal facilities, as able-bodied as accoutrements storage. Conference and business accessories are additionally attainable aural the airport circuitous at the All-embracing Antarctic Visitors Centre and the Sudima Hotel Grand Chancellor (tel: (0)3 358 3139; fax: (0)3 358 3029). Airline lounges are anchored on the aboriginal attic of both terminals.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Facilities for travellers with appropriate needs accommodate lifts, automated doors, wheelchair access, attainable toilets and showers, ATM machines with Braille keys and committed parking spaces at the advanced of the attainable car-parking area. Cartage acute wheelchairs and appropriate abetment should acquaint their airline above-mentioned to travel.


The Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (tel: (0)3 358 3139; website: is a five-minute airing from the terminal building. The Copthorne Hotel Commodore (tel: (0)3 962 9850) and the Russley Hotel and Villas (tel: (0)3 358 6500; website: are amid a few minutes' drive from the airport. Agents at the airport biking and advice centre can accommodate abetment with bookings and action recommendations to clothing travellers' needs and budget.