Christchurch Airport

Situated just twelve kilometres from the city, Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch and its surrounding districts in New Zealand.  The area in the suburb of Harewood had been the site of an aerodrome since 1936. With the addition of new runways in the 1950’s and purpose built terminal buildings in the 1960’s, Christchurch Airport has been consistently developed to meet the needs of the 21st Century traveller.


With facilities designed to cater for all kinds of travellers, especially families, there is plenty to see and do during your time there.  Children’s play areas keep younger travellers amused whilst book shops and other retail outlets and cafes are available for all airport users. The airport also has its own pharmacy with a qualified pharmacist on hand every day.


The existing domestic terminal at Christchurch airport is currently undergoing development, with the opening of new passenger lounges and departure areas. Along with new retail outlets and café facilities recently opened to domestic travellers. The second phase of the development, which will house international passengers will be a work in progress for the coming few years.

Getting to and From the Airport

There are excellent transport links to the airport, with shuttle buses that run a door to door service as well as local taxi services readily to transport you the twenty minutes it takes to travel from the city to the airport and vice versa. Car hire is always a popular option for travellers arriving in New Zealand; Car Hire Christchurch Airport is a popular choice as it enables the traveller to explore the area in their own time without having to rely on often expensive public transport. By using the website you can compare prices and book your hire car online.

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