The cheapest times to fly from CHC to MSP are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CHC to MSP is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2736 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1076 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $1179 to $2048 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1218. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2353. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1135 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1440 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to MSP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CHC to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CHC to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to MSP flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Christchurch. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Minneapolis, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Christchurch. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $174 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1375. Return trip prices are from the MSP to CHC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CHC to MSP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CHC to MSP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CHC to MSP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CHC > LAX > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1250
  • Average savings: $191 (13.23%)

See CHC to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (CHC > SFO > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1313
  • Average savings: $128 (8.85%)

See CHC to LAX flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (CHC > LAS > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1343
  • Average savings: $97 (6.74%)

See CHC to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHC to MSP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Christchurch International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8399 miles or 13517 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CHC to MSP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to MSP flight is about 16 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from CHC to MSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CHC
Origination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5

Return Airport

Destination code MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


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