To and From the Airport

Christchurch Intl (CHC):

Location: 7 Miles/12 km NW of the City centre.
Airport Overview: 2 terminals, domestic & International, joined together, and only a short walk apart. Intl arrivals and domestic arrivals are separate.
By Road: To Christchurch 15-20 mins. To Akaroa 84 km/51 Miles/1:25.

By Taxi:
Location: Taxis wait outside the door to domestic baggage claim. At the intl terminal, as you exit customs, turn left out the door to find the taxi rank.
Costs: To the city center NZ$30-40/15-20 mins.
Taxi Companies: Corporate Cabs 0800 808 544, Blue Star Taxis (03) 379 9799, Kiwi Cabs 027 640 3468, Airport Taxi 02 723 00782, President Taxis 027 2300 782, Gold Band Taxis 3795 795 & Quality Cabs 3772 772.

By Bus:
metro bus Purple line to Sumner via Avonhead: Route: NTA, Christchurch International Airport, Sheffield Cres, Avonhead Mall, University of Canterbury, Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch Hospital, Bus Interchange (Platform A), Ferry Rd near Barbadoes St, Ferrymead Shops, Sumner
Timings: Check timetable here: metro bus Purple line
Cost: One way: Adults NZ$8 Child NZ$5. Return: Adults NZ$14 Child NZ$8,5. Travel Time: Takes ~30 mins to the city centre.
Contact: Tel (03) 66 88 55 or www.metroinfo.org.nz.
metro bus route 29 to City via Fendalton Route: Christchurch International Airport, Fendalton, Bus Interchange (Platform C)
Timings: Check timetable here: metro bus route 29
Cost: One way: Adults NZ$8 Child NZ$5. Return: Adults NZ$14 Child NZ$8,5.
Travel Time: Takes ~30 mins to the city centre.
Contact: Tel (03) 66 88 55 or www.metroinfo.org.nz.
metro bus route 125 Redwood to Westlake via Christchurch Airport Route: Halswell Shops, Westlake, The Hub Hornby, Russley, Christchurch International Airport, Bishopdale Mall (Harewood Rd), Northlands Platform B, Redwood
Timings: Check timetable here: metro bus route 125
Cost: One way: Adults NZ$8 Child NZ$5. Return: Adults NZ$14 Child NZ$8,5 Travel Time: Takes ~30 mins to the city centre.
Contact: Tel (03) 66 88 55 or www.metroinfo.org.nz.
Backpackers Buses: Several Backpacker's hostels in the city run free transport to and from the airport, including: Maui Backpackers & Britz.



By Shuttle Van:
General: Door to door shuttle vans leave from outside the arrivals area of each terminal. They wait outside the door to domestic baggage claim. At the intl terminal, as you exit customs, turn left out the door to find the shuttle waiting area. They are required to leave within 10 mins of you boarding, or when full, whichever is sooner. To the city centre, costs are generally $12-20 for the first passenger, typically $5 for each extra passenger.
SuperShuttle: The door to door, shared ride service meets all flights. Cost: Christchurch Airport to City $15 + $4 for each extra person travelling in same group together to same destination. Exclusive charter of vehicle $45. Contact: Freephone located at the baggage collection carousel at Air NZ Domestic Terminal, immediately outside the front door of Qantas Terminal and via the Visitor Information Centre desk at the Intl Terminal. For bookings call 0800 748 885 (0800 SHUTTLE).
Door 2 Door Shuttle: Run to the city centre & suburbs. Contact: Tel 351 2481.

Rental Cars:
Domestic terminal On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 358 9661
Budget 3587489
Hertz 358 6730 &
Thrifty 374 2357
have desks in domestic baggage claim. The cars themselves are stored outside intl arrivals.
Intl terminal On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 358 9661
Budget 3587489
Hertz 358 6730 &
Thrifty 374 2357
& Maui 358 9888 have desks in Intl arrivals.
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: EUROPCAR run shuttles buses from their location to the airport terminals. Letz Rent a Car are based a few minutes from the airport. There is a free 24 hour shuttle service to and from the airport, or people can phone on the toll free number and be collected. Tel 0800 800 312. Ezy Rent also run shuttles from the airport to their car rental facility. Tel 0800 399 736.

Car Parking:
General: All car parks are opposite the terminals within easy walking distance.
Standard Uncovered Parking: 15 mins free, 20 mins $2, 40 mins $3, 1 hour $4, 80 mins $5, 100 mins $6, 2 hrs $7, each extra hour $2. Daily max $19. Weekly max $57.
Premium Covered Parking: 15 mins $2, 30 mins $4, 60 mins $5, 75 mins $6, 90 mins $7, 105 mins $8, 2 hrs $9, each extra hour $3. Daily max $25. Weekly max $175.
Valet Parking: Available.

Airport Tax: Intl Departure Tax: Children under 12 years Nil, all other passengers NZ$25. Passengers transiting for 24 hrs or less are not required to pay tax. Cash or credit cards acceptable.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities are available next to the information desk in the domestic baggage claim area. Cost: Small bags: $1 per hour, $5 per day. Large bags: $1.50 per hour, $8 per day. Extra Large bags, bikes, surfboards etc: $2 per hour, $12 per day. ID is required.
Notes: ATMs/Cash Machines in arrivals. There is a visitor information desk and hotel booking boards in intl arrivals.
Airport Hotels: Airport Christchurch Motel, Tel 0800 800 631. Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport Tel (03) 358 3139 is walking distance from the terminals. Copthorne Hotel Commodore, Tel +64 3 358 8129, is 1 km from the terminals. Airport gateway Motor Lodge is 2 km from the airport and offers free 24 hr transfers.
Airport Website: www.christchurch-airport.co.nz
Airport Tel No: +64 3 358 5029.
Updated Feb14 ADV. Last Visit May07.




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