Baggage allowances vary by airline. To find out your exact
baggage allowance contact your
Allow at least 40 minutes for domestic flights and 2-3 hours for
international flights when checking-in. For more specific
information regarding check-in, contact your airline directly.
No Sleeping at the Airport
There are no sleeping facilities at the terminal and visitors
are not permitted to set up bedding or lie on the floor or
If you're in the terminal late at night or very early in the
morning, our staff may ask to see your flight details to and from
You can spend a few hours at the airport overnight if at
least one of your travel bookings is a flight and:
- you can prove you arrived into Christchurch after 10.30pm by
commercial transport (plane, coach, rental car, campervan)
- will depart from the airport via booked commercial transport by
8.00am and have documentation to prove this (plane, coach, rental
In that case, you're welcome to sit in a chair for
those few hours. You will be expected to comply with all requests
and instructions from airport staff while you are with us.
You will not be permitted to sit at the airport
- you did not arrive at the airport on
commercial transport (plane, coach, rental car, campervan) after
- you can prove you are booked to leave on a flight or by coach,
rental car or campervan before 8am the next morning.
In this case, you cannot expect to use the airport for a free
night's accommodation and you should find accommodation elsewhere.
There are a number of hotels and motels in close proximity to
the airport. Sudima Airport
Hotel is located a 5 minute walk from the terminal. Jucy Snooze offers affordable
accommodation and is a 10 minute walk from the terminal.
The Check-In Hall opens at 3.30am, which allows enough time to
check-in for the first international departures. We suggest you
confirm check-in details with your arline before your morning
To book accommodation, visit the airport i-SITE team located in
the International Arrivals Hall or call (03) 741 3980 or email