Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Christchurch (CHC)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Christchurch are usually found in August or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Sunday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Christchurch (CHC)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to CHC flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.
SFO - CHC
Price
$770 - $1,556
CHC
Temperature
42.8 - 62.6 °F
CHC
Precipitation
1.6 - 2.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Average price

$1,041

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$770

From San Francisco to Christchurch

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Christchurch?

Flights from San Francisco to Christchurch are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Christchurch.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Christchurch?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 42% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Christchurch 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,391, or $1,428 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Christchurch?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $1,027 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $638. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Christchurch (SFO - CHC)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Christchurch is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 17% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Christchurch in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to CHC flights for October, November
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$2,035pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$3,917pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$4,910pp
SFO
San Francisco
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Singapore Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from San Francisco found for this year
21 Dec - 8 Jan
$1,074pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 Dec - 28 Dec
$1,077pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Dec - 1 Jan
$1,124pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Christchurch from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Christchurch
8:25 am - 9:25 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
28h 00m
SFO - CHC
United Airlines
$1,039
United
10:40 am - 12:30 pm
Emirates
3 Stops
52h 50m
SFO - CHC
Emirates
5:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Fiji Airways
2 Stops
26h 45m
SFO - CHC
Fiji Airways
$2,953
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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Christchurch

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Christchurch have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, and Qantas Airways flying from San Francisco to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Christchurch for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Christchurch for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,046, but on average you can expect to pay $1,177.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Christchurch round-trip?

According to our current data, Fiji Airways ($1,074), and Qantas Airways ($1,234) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Christchurch.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Christchurch one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $1,039 on United Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Emirates from $1,688 and Singapore Airlines from $2,885 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Christchurch?

American Airlines, Air Canada and China Southern are the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Christchurch.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Christchurch?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Christchurch? While on average our users pay $2,012, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $457. The most popular route (San Francisco - Christchurch), is priced around $1,074.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Christchurch, New Zealand

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Christchurch from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Christchurch

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Christchurch.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Christchurch.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Christchurch.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Christchurch?

Returning to San Francisco from Christchurch

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Christchurch must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Christchurch are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Christchurch

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Destination information for Christchurch

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Christchurch.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.40
Average temperature for October in Christchurch
62.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Christchurch
0.5 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 4 airlines flying from San Francisco to Christchurch

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Christchurch choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$547 $1,459 No cancel fee 69%
Fiji Airways
$646 $1,050 No cancel fee 74%
Air New Zealand
$761 $1,245 No cancel fee 78%
Qantas Airways
$765 $911 No cancel fee 74%
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