Long Term Parking Christchurch Airport


Travellers departing from Christchurch Airport will find several car parking options, from the convenient Long Stay lot to the budget park and ride facility on Orchard Road.

To help you narrow down which long stay parking Christchurch Airport to book, we researched and collated a wealth of information about parking rates, opening hours, distance to the terminal, plus pros and cons, across all the major options for long term parking Christchurch.

Overview of Christchurch Airport Parking Rates

Car ParkCost per weekService + Travel Time 
Park & Ride Christchurch$156.00Shuttle: 6 min-
Airpark Canterbury$205.39Shuttle: 4 min Book
Orchard Road$205.00Walk: 7 min -
Long Stay Car Park$220.00Walk: 5 min -
Express Park$285.00Walk: 1 min -


Christchurch Airport Long Term Parking

Many passengers are put off from driving to Christchurch Airport by the parking fees charged at the official airport car parks. Whether you choose to park a few minutes' walk away from your terminal, or a ride away on a shuttle bus, you’re guaranteed a safe, secure parking spot in a purpose built facility when you make an online reservation. 

To help you narrow down which car park to book with, we have researched and collated a wealth of information about parking rates, opening hours, distance to the terminal, plus pros and cons, across all the major Chch Airport Parking options. This includes Christchurch Airport’s official car parks; Express Park, Long Stay, and Orchard Road, plus unofficial car parks such as Airpark Canterbury.

At present, only Airpark Canterbury can be booked via the Parkhero website. We only feature trustworthy, reputable, and affordable private lots on our website, to ensure that all Parkhero travellers enjoy complete peace of mind when booking through us. To find out more about Airpark Canterbury, you can click on the name of the car park, which will take you to a separate car park profile page. There you’ll find more details about the company, from its opening hours to its location, photographs, and customer reviews.


Long Term Parking at Christchurch Airport with Shuttle Service

Why are Christchurch Airport long term parking costs for off-site car parks so much cheaper? It’s not because they skimp on security or staffing - it’s simply because since these parking facilities are located a little further away from the airport, so they pay less rent for the space they occupy.

These savings are passed on to customers in the form of lower prices, with the added benefit of free shuttle transfers and great customer service. Since there are several private options for long term parking ChCh Airport, all vying for your business, competition forces prices even lower.

The most well-known car park Christchurch Airport is Airpark Canterbury, which offers standard park and ride services. Christchurch Airport owns and maintains the Express Park, Long Stay, and Orchard Road. These are known as the ‘official’ airport car parks, and they all offer secure long term vehicle storage.

Rates and amenities differ across the various options, so it’s important to read the fine print before booking. The most affordable car park may not be the most convenient, and the most expensive may not offer all the services that you require. Find out more about the official Christchurch Airport long stay parking options below:


Park and Ride Christchurch ($156.00 for 1 Week)


Located just a short shuttle ride away from the airport, Park and Ride Christchurch is open 24/7. While it is currently the cheapest option of Christchurch Airport parking, its shuttle buses do run at somewhat inconsistent intervals, and may have you waiting longer than you expected to get to the airport terminals. 

To get to the airport terminal from the Park and Ride car park, plan to leave about 30 minutes from the time at the car park to the time you need to be at the airport terminals. Keep in mind that while the shuttle buses depart on the hour and every 10 minutes to the terminal, the shuttle bus does not run at the following times: 12:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 4:40, 9:30, 14:10, and 19:00. 

To get back to the airport car park from the Park and Ride facility, keep in mind that the shuttle buses do run 5 minutes past the hour and then every 10 minutes, but do not run during these times: 12:05, 2:05, 2:15, 2:25, 4:35, 9:25, 14:05, and 18:55.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Shuttle
  • Distance to Airport: 6 min shuttle


Airpark Canterbury ($205.39 for 1 Week)


Located just four minutes from the airport, the Airpark Canterbury is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This car park facility is uncovered and offers free, on-demand shuttle transfers in both directions. Your vehicle will be safe and secure as it will be placed in a protected facility with security features such as high fences, floodlighting, and random security patrols. For complete peace of mind, excellent rates on ChCh Airport long term parking and the utmost convenience, book with Airpark Canterbury. 

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Shuttle
  • Distance to Airport: 4 min shuttle

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Christchurch Airport Orchard Road Car Park ($205.00 for 1 Week)


Orchard Road is a budget, open air car park which is located approximately seven minutes by foot from Christchurch Airport. The car park is open 24/7; suitable for domestic and international flights, departing or arriving at any time day or night.

Vehicles must fit within a standard-sized parking space, and mobility spaces are available near the entrance. It’s worth noting that Orchard Road is the only car storage facility at the airport which currently offers electric vehicle charging. Travellers can either pay drive-up rates, or book a space in advance on Christchurch Airport’s website. 

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Walking Distance
  • Distance to Airport: 7 min walk


Christchurch Airport Long Stay Car Park ($220.00 for 1 Week)


The Long Stay Car Park is a short five-minute walk from the main airport terminal, and provides budget long term parking for both domestic and international flights. The car park is uncovered, and accommodates standard-sized vehicles such as compact cars, sedans, SUVs, and utes.

This car park Christchurch Airport facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays, and is suitable for both domestic and international flights. You can reserve a space in advance by booking online on Christchurch Airport’s website, or pay drive-up rates.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Walking Distance
  • Distance to Airport: 5 min walk


Christchurch Airport Express Car Park ($285.00 for 1 Week)


The Express Park facility is the closest option to the airport terminal. It’s a premium covered car park, which offers parking Christchurch Airport long term that has quick and easy access to arrivals and departures. The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure that customers on early morning and late night flights can access their vehicle when needed.

There is however a 2.2 metre height restriction in place, and vehicles must fit into a standard-sized parking space to utilise Express Park, meaning that you cannot park a campervan or trailer. Parking spaces at Express Park can be reserved online via the airport’s website, or customers can opt to pay drive-up rates.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Walking Distance
  • Distance to Airport: 15 min shuttle


Christchurch Airport Park and Ride (Permanently Closed)



Unfortunately, as of 2023, Craddocks Park & Ride has permanently closed.



All the parking rates cited are approximate and subject to change, but were accurate at the time of publication in April 2024 for 7 - 8 days. Please note that Parkhero does not compare all the car parking spaces available in the market, and cannot take into account specific needs and requirements. Always read the terms and conditions before booking. All prices for New Zealand car parks are shown in New Zealand Dollars ($NZ).

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