The cheapest times to fly from ROT to CHC are

  • January 8th to July 15th (except the week of January 15th)

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 ROT to CHC is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $231 for Sunday flights during mid October, or as low as $79 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Christchurch

Flying from Rotorua (ROT) to Christchurch (CHC) will usually cost between $82 to $189 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $82. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $173. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $91 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $102 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ROT to CHC flight.

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

ROT to CHC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ROT to CHC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rotorua. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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. 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 $41 (29%) 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 $98. Return trip prices are from the CHC to ROT 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 ROT to CHC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 421 miles or 678 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ROT to CHC flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Rotorua and Christchurch?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from ROT to CHC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ROT
Origination airport name Rotorua Airport
City Rotorua
Country New Zealand
Latitude -38.1
Longitude 176.3

Return Airport

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


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