Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Christchurch (from: Auckland)

The average price to go to Christchurch from Auckland airport is $ 128 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 94 (in may) and $ 175 (in december), which is a saving of $ 35 or a surplus of $ 48 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all the prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $54 to $108 and that it is generally more economical to leave on a wednesday and return on a wednesday on a direct flight.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Christchurch before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Auckland-Christchurch plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60000 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Christchurch from Auckland and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in may, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 94, saving $ 35 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 128). Conversely, december will be the most expensive ($ 175).

Flight Auckland-Christchurch: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 108 $ 140 fair price
February$ 104 $ 133 fair price
March$ 99 $ 133 fair price
April$ 101 $ 139 fair price
May$ 78 $ 94 very good price
June$ 76 $ 96 good price
July$ 97 $ 117 good price
August$ 78 $ 103 good price
September$ 96 $ 126 fair price
October$ 99 $ 132 fair price
November$ 102 $ 136 fair price
December$ 134 $ 175 very high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Auckland to Christchurch

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Auckland to Christchurch range from $0 to $322. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $0 to $54), 3% at the maximum price (from $268 to $322). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $54 to $108 (49% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Auckland->Christchurch flight

There are 2 companies that serve Auckland from Christchurch airport: Jetstar and Air New Zealand.

Data analysis:

Of the 60000 flights analyzed in previous years, Jetstar was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (78% of the time) on the Auckland->Christchurch route.

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Auckland-Christchurch flights departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $8. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $13.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Christchurch to Auckland departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday for your return date, you will save an average of $7. Conversely, departing from Christchurch on a saturday may cost you an additional $8.


Top prices Auckland-Christchurch

Round tripDatesPrice
Auckland → Christchurch03-09 to 11-09-2024$ 68 
Auckland → Christchurch09-10 to 16-10-2024$ 67 
Auckland → Christchurch10-10 to 16-10-2024$ 67 
Auckland → Christchurch22-10 to 29-10-2024$ 68 
Auckland → Christchurch11-02 to 18-02-2025$ 68 
Auckland → Christchurch19-02 to 27-02-2025$ 64 
Auckland → Christchurch03-03 to 10-03-2025$ 67 
Auckland → Christchurch04-03 to 11-03-2025$ 58 
Auckland → Christchurch06-03 to 10-03-2025$ 64 
Auckland → Christchurch01-04 to 10-04-2025$ 68 


When to book your flight Auckland - Christchurch to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 5 to 6 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Auckland-Christchurch flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a tuesday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Auckland to Christchurch, it is recommended to buy it 5 to 6 months before departure (it is then on average 93 $, which is a saving of 35 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (67 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Auckland to Christchurch flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 89 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 131), 3 to 4 months ($ 121), 4 to 5 months ($ 119), 5 to 6 months ($ 109), 6 to 7 months ($ 94), 7 to 8 months ($ 90), 9 to 10 months ($ 102), 10 to 11 months ($ 128)

February

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 87 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 116), 3 to 4 months ($ 102), 4 to 5 months ($ 98), 5 to 6 months ($ 95), 6 to 7 months ($ 95), 7 to 8 months ($ 96), 8 to 9 months ($ 90), 10 to 11 months ($ 130)

March

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 81 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 116), 3 to 4 months ($ 105), 4 to 5 months ($ 94), 5 to 6 months ($ 90), 6 to 7 months ($ 91), 7 to 8 months ($ 91), 9 to 10 months ($ 81), 10 to 11 months ($ 125)

April

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 94 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 125), 3 to 4 months ($ 105), 4 to 5 months ($ 103), 6 to 7 months ($ 95), 7 to 8 months ($ 105), 10 to 11 months ($ 128)

May

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 75 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 89), 2 to 3 months ($ 84), 3 to 4 months ($ 81), 4 to 5 months ($ 76), 6 to 7 months ($ 78), 7 to 8 months ($ 82)

June

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 72 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 94), 2 to 3 months ($ 80), 4 to 5 months ($ 80), 5 to 6 months ($ 80), 6 to 7 months ($ 83), 7 to 8 months ($ 81), 8 to 9 months ($ 86)

July

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 78 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 115), 3 to 4 months ($ 90), 4 to 5 months ($ 87), 5 to 6 months ($ 88), 6 to 7 months ($ 87), 7 to 8 months ($ 86), 8 to 9 months ($ 81)

August

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 73 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 101), 2 to 3 months ($ 98), 3 to 4 months ($ 84), 4 to 5 months ($ 82), 5 to 6 months ($ 79), 6 to 7 months ($ 75), 7 to 8 months ($ 75), 8 to 9 months ($ 79)

September

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 81 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 106), 3 to 4 months ($ 106), 4 to 5 months ($ 90), 5 to 6 months ($ 85), 6 to 7 months ($ 86), 7 to 8 months ($ 83), 9 to 10 months ($ 87)

October

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 83 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 124), 3 to 4 months ($ 108), 4 to 5 months ($ 96), 5 to 6 months ($ 88), 6 to 7 months ($ 87), 7 to 8 months ($ 86), 8 to 9 months ($ 95), 10 to 11 months ($ 130)

November

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 87 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 125), 2 to 3 months ($ 116), 3 to 4 months ($ 99), 5 to 6 months ($ 113), 6 to 7 months ($ 111), 7 to 8 months ($ 123), 8 to 9 months ($ 106), 9 to 10 months ($ 111), 10 to 11 months ($ 100)

December

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 104 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 157), 4 to 5 months ($ 130), 5 to 6 months ($ 128), 6 to 7 months ($ 118), 7 to 8 months ($ 106), 8 to 9 months ($ 109), 10 to 11 months ($ 142), 11 to 12 months ($ 150)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, tuesday is the day when plane tickets for Auckland->Christchurch are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a tuesday, you will save $2. Conversely, by buying it on a thursday, you may end up paying $5 more.



Auckland to Christchurch: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
June 2024$ 200
$127 to $257
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July 2024$ 155
$72 to $228
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August 2024$ 84
$62 to $108
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September 2024$ 103
$68 to $149
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October 2024$ 96
$67 to $127
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November 2024$ 131
$70 to $225
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December 2024$ 111
$88 to $133
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January 2025$ 88
$79 to $103
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February 2025$ 84
$58 to $108
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March 2025$ 75
$58 to $95
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April 2025$ 82
$68 to $97
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May 2025$ 109
$50 to $123
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, august, september, october, november, december, january, february, march and april are cheaper to travel to Christchurch. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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