The cheapest times to fly from CHC to PDX are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • May 7th to May 27th
  • July 30th to September 16th (except the week of August 13th)
  • 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 PDX is late January. Prices can be as high as $2371 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $953 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Portland

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $984 to $1469 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1023. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1804. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $781 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1237 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to PDX flight.

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

CHC to PDX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to PDX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Christchurch. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $117 (8%) 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 $1188. Return trip prices are from the PDX 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 PDX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CHC to PDX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from PDX
  • Usually 5.98% less expensive than PDX
  • 1-layover flights available

See CHC to SEA flights


Flight Hacking CHC to PDX

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 PDX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (CHC > AKL > PDX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1132
  • Average savings: $106 (8.53%)

See CHC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (CHC > LAX > PDX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1136
  • Average savings: $101 (8.16%)

See CHC to AKL flights

Hack #3: Honolulu, HI (CHC > HNL > PDX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1225
  • Average savings: $12 (0.97%)

See CHC to HNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7324 miles or 11787 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to PDX flight is about 14 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and Portland, OR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from CHC to PDX.


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 PDX
Destination airport name Portland International Airport
City Portland, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -122.6


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