The cheapest times to fly from CHC to SJC are

  • January 22nd to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 2nd, May 7th, and May 21st)
  • October 29th 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 SJC is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $3314 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $753 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $769 to $2102 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $941. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2659. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1718 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1223 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to SJC flight.

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

CHC to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to SJC 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 $0.11, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $226 (16%) 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 $1134. Return trip prices are from the SJC 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 SJC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 27 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 SJC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 16.15% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CHC to SFO flights


Flight Hacking CHC to SJC

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 SJC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $138 (11.24%)

See CHC to HNL flights

Hack #2: Honolulu, HI (CHC > HNL > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1192
  • Average savings: $31 (2.53%)

See CHC to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHC to SJC? 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, ANA, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Christchurch International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6929 miles or 11151 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to SJC flight is about 13 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and San Jose, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from CHC to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCHC
Origination airport nameChristchurch International Airport
CountryNew Zealand

Return Airport

Destination codeSJC
Destination airport nameNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
CitySan Jose, CA
Countrythe United States


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