Flights from Invercargill to Christchurch

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$234 ONE WAY
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Route information for flights from Invercargill to Christchurch

Cheapest one-way price for the current month from $234*
Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months from $79*
Cheapest month April 2024
Most expensive month April 2024
Average flight time 1h 25m

Christchurch Guide

What’s on in Christchurch?

Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride is a celebration of several different events held over 10 days. Each event celebrates the local LGBTQI+ community, and the programme includes a variety of performances, such as stand-up comedy, cabaret, film screenings and live music. Join in on the festivities at Christchurch Pride by booking Invercargill to Christchurch return flights for travel in early to mid-March.

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

Foodies from all over the country make their way to Christchurch in early autumn for the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival. Some of the region’s top wine and food producers set up stalls at Glenmark Domain in the Waipara Valley wine region. Taste as much as you like while also listening to live music and taking in vineyard views. The festival even operates bus shuttles from central Christchurch so you don’t need to worry about driving. Book cheap flights to Christchurch from Invercargill for travel in early March to attend the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival.

Comedy Carnival

Head to Christchurch in late spring to enjoy 10 days of comedy. Comedy Carnival holds the title as the world’s southernmost comedy festival, and it’s one of the most popular annual comedy events in New Zealand. The festival showcases a variety of local and international comedic talent. Tickets for the different comedy shows start at just $5 NZD. You can attend the Comedy Carnival by booking your tickets to Christchurch from Invercargill in late November.

What are the best places to stay in Christchurch?


The Christchurch CBD is the place to be if you want to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of city life while holidaying on flights Invercargill to Christchurch. It’s where you’ll find many of the city’s most famous attractions, including the Christchurch Tramway, Quake City, Canterbury Museum and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. The CBD is teeming with restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops, and its great public transport connections make it extremely accessible.


Are you looking to stay by the coast while holidaying on flights from Invercargill to Christchurch? Sumner could be the ideal neighbourhood for you. It’s located about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) southeast of the CBD, so you’re still within easy reach of the centre while enjoying a quieter atmosphere. Sumner Beach is a main highlight of the neighbourhood. Head there for surfing and swimming in the warmer months. Other attractions include the Sumner Scarborough Clock Tower and Cave Rock. You’ll also find a nice selection of cafes and restaurants around Marriner Street and Wakefield Avenue.


Merivale is a small suburb located at the northwestern corner of the CBD. It’s only a short walk from the centre, but has a completely different feel. Merivale’s narrow streets are lined with 19th century cottages, and it’s more popular among locals than tourists. You’ll have access to plenty of things to do while staying in Merivale – it's bordered to the south by Hagley Park, and Merivale Mall has plenty of shopping and dining options. Have a look at Merivale accommodation if you’re looking to stay just outside of the CBD.

What is the cost of visiting Christchurch?

Browse a wide range of hotel rooms on Webjet after booking your cheap flights to Christchurch from Invercargill. The average price for a hotel room in a central area costs about $150 NZD per night, and budget travellers holidaying on Invercargill to Christchurch flights will find options from $50 NZD per night. You can also hire a car through Webjet – perfect for day trips and attractions outside of the city. Rental cars are available from about $40 NZD per day and can be picked up from Christchurch Airport (CHC).

Christchurch has a great bus network available to visitors. Fares vary based on how many zones you travel across. Cash fares are $4.20 NZD for one zone, $5.70 NZD for two, and $6.70 NZD for three. Bus fare between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and the city centre costs $8.50 NZD. The city also has a heritage tram that’s a popular attraction but also a way to get around the centre. A day pass costs $25 NZD for adults, and up to three children can ride for free with each adult passenger.

There are plenty of landmarks and attractions to budget for after booking cheap flights Invercargill to Christchurch. A tour of the Riccarton House heritage site costs $18 NZD for adults and $5 NZD for kids. A half hour punting ride along the River Avon is priced at $30 NZD for adults and $15 NZD for children. Most exhibits within the Canterbury Museum are free to visit, but there’s an additional $2 entrance fee for the Discovery Room.


What is the flight time from Invercargill to Christchurch?

Direct flights Invercargill to Christchurch take about one hour and 20 minutes.

How far is it from Invercargill to Christchurch?

The distance between Invercargill and Christchurch is approximately 565 kilometres (351 miles.

What airlines fly from Invercargill to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand operates direct flights from Invercargill to Christchurch.