Christchurch International Airport is located 12 kilometres northwest of the city centre in a suburb of Christchurch.
The airport has an integrated passenger terminal divided into International Arrivals (right), International and Domestic check-in (centre), and Regional Departures and Arrivals (left). Outside and across from International Arrivals is the pick-up areas for off-airport car hire, city and coach buses, and pre-booked taxis. The centre and left are for taxi and shuttle pick-ups.
The airport has two levels: Level 1 houses security screening, baggage claim, and passport control in the International Arrivals area and baggage claim and ground transport in the Domestic Arrivals area. Level 2 has security screening and Customs in the centre and access to the gates.
There are two taxi ranks near the terminal for passengers leaving the airport:
It takes around 15-20 minutes to get into the city. The standard fare is usually around USD 45-65. However, prices may vary by taxi company.
Shuttles provide a door-to-door service to all parts of Christchurch and some surrounding areas using multi-passenger vans. A shuttle can be cheaper than a taxi but you will have to share the van with other passengers and the shuttle will stop at other destinations before your own.
Purple Line - Airport to Sumner via Avonhead. A regular 30 minute bus service from the airport to Sumner via Avonhead and return.
Number 29 - Airport to City via Fendalton. A regular 30 minute bus service from the airport to the city via Fendalton and return.
Number 125 - Redwood to Westlake via Christchurch Airport.
The following car hire agencies are located in the international arrivals hall, next to baggage claim: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Ezi Car rental, Hertz, Thrifty.
You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.
Public showers are located in the male and female washrooms in the international arrivals hall. Showers are free of charge.
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