The cheapest times to fly from CHC to NSN are

  • February 19th to July 15th (except the week of March 5th)
  • November 19th to January 21st (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and January 1st)

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 NSN is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $134 for Sunday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $53 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Nelson

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to Nelson (NSN) will usually cost between $56 to $89 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $54. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $89. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $35 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $59 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to NSN flight.

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

CHC to NSN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to NSN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Christchurch. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $10 (15%) 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 $58. Return trip prices are from the NSN 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 NSN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, American, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Sounds Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nelson Airport to Christchurch International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 155 miles or 249 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to NSN flight is about 1 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and Nelson?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 33 available flights from CHC to NSN.


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 NSN
Destination airport name Nelson Airport
City Nelson
Country New Zealand
Latitude -41.3
Longitude 173.2


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