Flights from Christchurch to Brisbane

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Brisbane Guide

Compare Cheap Christchurch to Brisbane Flights

Queensland’s spotlight might be often stolen by its beachside hubs and coastal cities, but Brisbane is a destination worth putting on your radar - and not just because of the cheap flights available from Christchurch. Brisbane has earned itself a burgeoning reputation as one of Australia’s most coveted city holiday hotspots, thanks in part to its arsenal of acclaimed restaurants, world-class galleries and museums, slick five-star hotels and proximity to natural wonders including Moreton Island and the Glass House Mountains. A non-stop return flight from Christchurch to Brisbane takes less than four hours, and there is plenty of money to be saved when booking affordable airfares with Webjet.

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The Best Time to Visit Brisbane

Much like other areas of Queensland, Brisbane experiences a sub-tropical climate. Brisbane’s wettest (and hottest) months are December through March, with February usually seeing the most rainfall. If you don’t mind warmer temperatures and a bit of humidity, the summer is a great time to snap up cheap flights from Christchurch to Brisbane. The city tends to be less crowded and accommodation rates can also be lower. Autumn is a wonderful time to travel to Brisbane. The conditions see less rain and mild temperatures ranging from 10 to 26°C (50 to 80°F). Be sure to lather on plenty of sunscreen if you’re planning on attending outdoor events, such as Bike Week, the World Science Festival, and the Brisbane Comedy Festival. Spring in Brisbane welcomes warm days and balmy nights. Think temperatures ranging from 14 to 24°C (50-60°F). Visit during September to catch some of the events that are a part of the Brisbane Festival, which happens all month long. If you’re planning a trip to Brisbane during the springtime, book your hotel and flights well in advance. Brisbane’s winter weather brings dry conditions, although early mornings and some nights can become chilly. Local and international travellers come to Brisbane during winter to enjoy The Royal Queensland Show (affectionately dubbed ‘Ekka’) in August and the Regional Flavors food and wine festival in July.

Departing From Christchurch

Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Virgin Australia fly directly from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) to Brisbane International (BNE) in slightly less than four hours. Flights on Emirates Air include a stopover in Auckland (AKL).

Getting to Christchurch International Airport

The journey from Christchurch CBD to the airport usually takes up to 20 minutes, depending on traffic. There are public transport travel options available on the purple line or route 29 buses. A one-way fare costs $8.50 NZD and tickets can be purchased from the bus driver. Return tickets are $15 NZD. If don’t want to take the bus, you can grab a taxi that can take you to CHC in about 15 minutes. Fares will vary with traffic and route, but you should expect to pay at least $45 NZD. The Super Shuttle is a ride-sharing bus that runs 24/7 from the CBD to CHC. Solo riders will pay $25 NZD one-way, but prices go down for larger groups of travellers - approximately $8 NZD for each additional passenger.

Parking at Christchurch International Airport

There are a number of parking options at Christchurch airport. No matter which one you choose, it is highly recommended that you pre-book your space prior to your cheap flights’ departure date.

Where to Park at Christchurch International Airport

Parking location at Christchurch International Airport is determined by the length of time you plan to leave your car. Each area has 24/7 security monitoring and a walking distance to the terminals.

  • Short Stay: Located on Dury Road, the Short Stay car park is the closest lot to the airport terminals and is ideal for those travelling to Brisbane on a quick trip. Once parked, you can expect a quick three-minute walk to the terminals. It has uncovered spaces and the daily maximum rate is $27 NZD. A weekly rate maximum is $189 NZD.
  • Long Stay: With the entrance located on Orchard Road, the Long Stay lot is ideal for international trips. Parking here will put you within a five-minute walk to the terminals. Fees for the Long Stay park are $27 NZD per day and there is a maximum weekly fee of $135 NZD.
  • Orchard Road Car Park: If a loved one is dropping you off or you have arranged for someone to pick up your car from the airport shortly after your flight, Orchard Road Car Park is the cheapest park option. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and only $10 NZD for the first four hours. If you want to leave your car in Orchard Road Car Park longer, daily parking rates are $22 NZD or $154 NZD per week.
  • Craddocks: Located on Ron Guthrey Road, the Craddocks car park has both covered and uncovered spaces available. For an added fee, you can also request detailing and maintenance on your car while you are away. While the Craddocks lot is furthest away from the terminals, your parking fee includes a transfer to the terminals on the on-demand shuttle service. The journey from Craddocks to the terminals averages at 15 minutes. Those just turning up to the Craddocks lot will pay $80 NZD for the first 24 hours and $12 NZD for every additional 24 hours. Uncovered storage is $60 NZD for the first 24 hours and $10 NZD for each additional 24 hours. Save up to 30% off rates by pre-booking your Craddocks car park.


Arriving in Brisbane

Given the speedy travel time between the two cities, flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Brisbane (BNE) arrive at all hours of the day. So, finding a flight that suits your preferred departure and arrival dates is a breeze. Brisbane Airport is the main airport servicing the South East Queensland region.

How to Get from Brisbane International to Your Brisbane Hotel or Accommodation

Brisbane Airport is located on the fringes of the Brisbane city limits; 17.4 kilometres away with an average travel time of 20 to 65 minutes, depending on traffic and your mode of transport.

The Skygate loop service is a free transfer bus within Brisbane airport. As well as ferrying travellers between the domestic and international terminals, Skygate buses also make trips to the AIRPARK, Skygate shopping centre, and the neighbouring DFO. Buy a ticket for travel on the Airtrain; this journey between the airport and Brisbane CBD takes just 20 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes in off-peak periods. Airtrain can also be used to travel to the Gold Coast. There are marked signs for the Airtrain station in both airport terminals. A one-way fare to Brisbane’s Central Station averages $18.50 AUD ($20 NZD) and there are discounts available for tickets purchased online. Virgin Australia passengers can use the Airtrain for free. Jump into a taxi or hail an Uber at one of the ranks and pay an average one-way fare of $45 to $55 AUD ($48 to $60 NZD) for travel into the city. A $3.90 AUD (about $4.5 NZD) fee is added onto any airport pick-up fares. A direct shuttle service, which can take you straight to your door, is also available through Con-x-ion.

Things To Do in Brisbane

As the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is teeming with culture, history, and contemporary attractions. Make sure to visit the Cultural Precinct, which is clustered around the South Bank area. The precinct is a haven for gallery-goers and artsy types, and is home to Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) as well as the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The South Bank Parklands are located adjacent to the Cultural Precinct and is a go-to for soaking up the Queensland sunshine, wandering along the banks of the Brisbane River, or settling in with a picnic in one of the green spaces. Head to Little Stanley Street or Grey Street to pick up picnic fare, or eat in, from one of the excellent cafes or eateries. Take in views of the city from a gondola at the Wheel of Brisbane, or those with a head for heights can ascend further by tackling the 80-metre climb up Story Bridge. The bridge climb is open to those aged 10 years and above. For panoramic views of Brisbane, trek up Mount Coot-tha to Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The diversely themed gardens expand more than 128 acres and include perfumed blooms, bamboo, cacti and Indigenous plants. For a bit of shopping, head to Queens Street Mall. Here, you’ll find clothing, jewellery and other must-haves from more than 700 retailers. Want to cuddle with koalas? Take a river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and spend the day ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over hundreds of native Australian animals. You can even have a souvenir snap taken of you holding a baby crocodile.

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