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How to get a ride from Christchurch Airport
Find your pickup location
Exit the terminal on the ground level and head to the Rideshare Pick-up Zone, located behind the purple Express Park (car park building).
Check the app for details
Once you’ve requested a ride, you’ll receive directions through the app. You can also look for signs at CHC that point to the designated Rideshare Pick-up Zone.
Meet your driver
Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Christchurch Airport map
Pick up a local SIM card
Local SIM cards can be purchased from the Vodafone and Spark kiosks located in the International Arrivals Hall.
Top questions from riders
- Can riders be picked up at Christchurch Airport using the Uber app?
Yes, riders can request a ride through the Uber app to and from Christchurch Airport.
- How much will an Uber trip to or from Christchurch Airport cost?
Uber can get you from:
- Christchurch Airport to Riccarton, starting at $16
- Christchurch Airport to Christchurch CBD, starting at $22
- Christchurch Airport to the Cathedral Junction, starting at $23
- Christchurch Airport to Phillipstown, starting at $27
These are estimated fares. Actual fares vary based on time of day, pickup location, and dropoff location. Trips originating from and terminating at Christchurch Airport are subject to an airport access fee.
- Is there an airport fee for trips requested through the Uber app?
Yes, Christchurch Airport charges a $5.50 access fee for Uber pickups and dropoffs. This fee is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride to or from Christchurch Airport.
- Where do I meet my driver for a pickup at Christchurch Airport?
Christchurch Airport requires that Uber pickups begin at the Rideshare Pick-up Zone, which is located outside of the terminal behind the purple Express Park (car park building).
Christchurch Airport visitor information
Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the 2nd-busiest airport in New Zealand.
The airport is about a 20-minute drive from the city center.
Christchurch Airport serves the following airlines:
- Air New Zealand
- Cathay Pacific
- China Southern
- Sounds Air
Christchurch Airport lounges
Christchurch Airport hosts 4 airline lounges:
- Air New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines
Things to do at Christchurch Airport
Christchurch Airport features a variety of dining options, duty-free facilities, shops, and leisure areas for passengers.
Currency exchange at Christchurch Airport
Foreign currency can be exchanged at the 6 Travelex stores located throughout Christchurch Airport. There are also Travelex ATMs throughout the terminal.
Hotels near Christchurch Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near CHC, there are multiple hotels and accommodation options nearby.
Find more information about Christchurch Airport here.