Christchurch International Airport is the primary airport serving Christchurch located around 10 km from the city center. While the airport mostly handles international flights around the region, there are some longer flights available including direct flights from Dubai. Christchurch International Airport is the second busiest airport in New Zealand with over 6 million passengers passing through its doors each year.
Terminals at Christchurch Airport
Christchurch International Airport is set within a single terminal complex where both domestic and international flights are handled. If you are arriving at the airport and need to transfer between flights, you do not have a long journey on your hands as gates are within reasonable walking distance of each other. The majority of shopping and dining options at the airport are located on the first floor.
Facilities at Christchurch Airport
Travelers at Christchurch International Airport will find a wide variety of amenities on offer, so you’re sure to find something to do to pass the time. There are many different places to eat and drink at the airport including 24-hour options, while you can also find duty-free shopping alongside plenty of other retail and travel shops. There is a children’s play area located in the international area of the terminal along with arcade and entertainment areas to keep the kids buys, while you can also find all of the essentials you would need including a pharmacy, currency exchanges and baby care facilities.
Passengers at the airport can connect to the free Wi-Fi network or visit one of the internet stations located around the airport to get online. Alternatively, you can stay in one of the airport lounges if you want more comfortable and private surroundings. Those who will need special assistance at the airport are advised to contact your airline at least 48 hours before your flight to make arrangements.
Christchurch Airport Travel Information
Getting from Christchurch International Airport into the city can be done in a number of ways to suit your needs. There are a number of public bus services running from the airport into the city, while you can also book with a shuttle bus service if you want to be dropped off closer to your destination. Alternatively, it is just as easy to hop in a taxi outside of the airport and there are also several car rental agencies operating at the airport for those who want their own vehicle.
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* This information is correct as of May 2018