Wellington to Christchurch

Wellington to Christchurch

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Wellington to Christchurch Schedule

Wellington to Christchurch Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ533106:35 - 07:40€ 229.95
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ533908:35 - 09:40$ 103.92
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ534911:05 - 12:10€ 145.95
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ535913:35 - 14:40€ 194.78
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ536114:05 - 15:10$ 116.78
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ536117:05 - 18:10€ 145.95
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ29118:20 - 19:10€ 105.53
Air New Zealand Economy #NZ538720:35 - 21:40$ 91.88

Transportation from Wellington to Christchurch

How to get from Wellington to Christchurch

When you want to get from Wellington to Christchurch, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Ferry
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Ferry+train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 178.06. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry+train as a ferry+train ticket costs as low as USD 44.00.

How far is Wellington from Christchurch?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Wellington to Christchurch. Your trip will be a total of 247 miles (396 km). The flying distance is 189 miles (304 km).

How long does it take to get from Wellington to Christchurch?

The travel time from Wellington to Christchurch can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Wellington to Christchurch?

The cost of the trip from Wellington to Christchurch varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Interislander, New Zealand Rail: travelling by ferry+train expect to pay as low as USD 44.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 178.06.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Wellington to Christchurch:

  • Ferry+Train price: USD 44.00 - USD 48.00. From Wellington to Christchurch starting from 08:45 Picton until 19:00 Picton
  • Plane tickets - USD 50.00 to USD 178.00;

How many trips per day are there between Wellington and Christchurch?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Wellington to Christchurch depart during the day - there are approximately 13 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Wellington to Christchurch. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 50.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Wellington to Christchurch
Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways

The most popular transport from Wellington to Christchurch

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Wellington to Christchurch? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% chosen Ferry+Train
  • 1% Other