Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

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Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
Address30 Durey Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
Telephone(03) 353 7777.
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT New Zealand Standard Time: GMT/UTC +12 (GMT/UTC +13 from 27 September to 5 April 2014)
MapChristchurch International Airport
LocationChristchurch International Airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) from Christchurch.
Airport codeCHC
Airport newsChristchurch International Airport has recently completed a NZ$195 million terminal redevelopment project.
Transfer between terminalsThe domestic and international terminals are located within the same building.
Driving directionsFrom the centre of Christchurch (Cathedral Square), take Colombo Street northbound and then Bealey Avenue and Harper Avenue westbound. Form here, turn right onto Fendalton Avenue and continue to Fendalton Road/Memorial Avenue. Christchurch International Airport is located at the end of Memorial Avenue, off Durey Road.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Christchurch International Airport include: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, along with a number of local providers. Car hire offices are located in Domestic and International Arrivals. Backpackers' camper van hire is also available from several operators.
Public transport and taxisBus: Metrobus (tel: (03) 366 8855; operate bus 29, which connects Christchurch International Airport to the city centre (journey time: 30 minutes). Bus 3 also serves the airport, terminating at Sumner. A single fare costs NZ$8 (or NZ$2.50 when using a Metrocard).
Shuttle: Shuttle buses can be shared and take travellers to their accommodation. SuperShuttle (tel: (09) 522 5100; is among the providers. A one-way shared-ride trip to central Christchurch costs NZ$20 and the journey time is around 15 to 20 minutes. Shuttle stops are located directly outside the terminal complex.
Taxi: Taxis are available to the city centre (journey time: 15-20 minutes; fare: NZ$45-$65) from a number of operators, including Corporate Cabs (tel: (03) 379 5888;, Blue Star (tel: (03) 379 9799; and Green Cabs (tel: 0508 447 336;
Car parkingThere are open-air short and long-term parking spaces, as well as a multistorey car parking building next to the terminal complex.
Information and help desksThe i-SITE Visitor Centre (tel: (03) 353 7774) is located in Arrivals. In addition to providing information and bookings for accommodation, transport and sightseeing tours, staff operate a full travel agency service. Airport help desks are located in both terminals.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A number of ATMs and bureaux de change are located throughout the terminal complex. A full-service bank operates on the ground floor of the integrated check-in area.
Communications: Postal facilities can be found on the first floor of the terminal complex, outside Relay. Public telephones and internet kiosks are situated throughout both terminals. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Food: There is a range of bars, cafés and restaurants at Christchurch International Airport; the majority of which can be found on the first floor.
Shopping: Shops at Christchurch International Airport include a luggage retailer, newsagents, clothing outlets and souvenir shops. These are located throughout the airport, although the majority can be found on the first floor. Duty-free shopping is situated in International Departures and International Arrivals.
Luggage: The i-SITE Visitor Centre (tel: (03) 353 7774) or help desks should be contacted for lost and found property. Trolleys are available in both terminals.
Other facilities: Other facilities at Christchurch International Airport include a children's play area and showers, both located in International Arrivals. There is also an on-site pharmacy. New Zealand's International Antarctic Centre visitor attraction is a five-minute walk or a free shuttle bus ride from the terminal complex.
Conference and business facilitiesConference and business facilities are available at the International Antarctic Centre (tel: (03) 357 0519; and at the Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (tel: (03) 358 3139; Airline lounges are situated on the first floor of the terminal complex.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for disabled travellers include lifts, automatic doors, wheelchair accessible toilets and showers, ATM machines with Braille keys, and dedicated parking spaces in all car parks. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Christchurch International Airport and sleeping at the airport is strictly prohibited. However, there is a hotel nearby and plenty of other options in Christchurch itself.

Copthorne Hotel Commodore
The Copthorne Hotel Commodore, which operates a courtesy shuttle service to the airport, is located a few minutes' drive from the terminal complex. The hotel has a swimming pool, fitness centre and extensive business facilities.
PO Box 14-093, 449 Memorial Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel: (03) 358 8129.

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
A five-minute walk from the terminal building, Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport boasts a swimming pool, BBQ area and a free 24-hour shuttle service. There are also conference rooms which cater for up to 300 delegates.
550 Memorial Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel: (03) 358 3139.

Airport Lodge Motel
A five minute drive from the airport, the Airport Lodge offers a free shuttle to and from the airport. Accommodation is in studio and two bedroom apartments and a continental breakfast is included in the room rate. A free luggage storage service is also available.
105 Roydvale Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel: (03) 358 5119.
Full airport nameChristchurch International Airport
CountryNew Zealand
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