Christchurch Airport Parking

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Search, compare, and save on Christchurch Airport parking with Parkhero. Simply enter your travel dates into the search bar above to unlock the lowest prices on airport car parking. Whether you’re looking for budget parking or premium, you’re sure to find suitable Christchurch Airport car parking when you search with Parkhero. 

Instead of browsing multiple websites, you can find, compare, and book at a range of off-site airport car parks all in one place. We only feature reliable and trusted Christchurch Airport parking options and show you exactly the same prices as they charge. We never add on booking fees or hidden costs. 

To find out more about the different types of parking at your disposal, and how our platform works, please read below.

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Overview of Airport Parking Christchurch

We know that when it comes to Airport parking Chch, most people just want to book with a trustworthy, reliable and affordable car park, to store their vehicle in whilst they're away. It is our mission to help travellers find exactly that.


🚘Number of car parks available6
Best ratedAirpark Canterbury 
💰Cheapest optionPark & Ride
📏Closest to the airportExpress Park


Types of Car Parking Christchurch Airport

There are numerous choices when it comes to parking at Christchurch Airport, from the premium Express Park right next to the terminal, to the economy off-site option at Airpark Canterbury. We’ve found that most Parkhero travellers choose an airport park based on price, location, security features, and rating. 

If you’re still deciding which car park is right for you, we suggest considering how close you want to be to the terminal building, and your overall budget. As a general rule of thumb, the closer a car park is located in relation to the airport, the more expensive its rates will be. You will have to pay a little extra for undercover parking, and valet services usually come at a premium. If you’d rather splurge on your holiday than on your parking, off-site car parking Christchurch Airport might be for you. 

Parking at Christchurch Airport with Shuttle Services

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Usually called shuttle parking or ‘park and ride,’ this type of Christchurch car parking is one of the most economical ways to park your car when departing from the airport. These car parks are run by independent companies, and situated off the main airport grounds. This means that they pay less ground rent and can pass on the savings to customers by offering more competitive rates than the official airport car parks. To make up for the extra distance, the options for park and ride Christchurch Airport provide complimentary shuttle bus services in both directions. There are several off-site car parks close to Christchurch Airport, however, we recommend, which can be seen below. 

Arrival: On the day of departure, simply drive to the address of the chosen car park. As you enter the car park, show or scan your confirmation email from Parkhero. After entering and parking your car, you will then be taken to the airport as quickly as possible in one of the shuttle buses from the parking lot.

Return: On the day of return, after landing, contact the car park by phone, then a shuttle bus will be driven to the airport to pick you up and take you back to the car park. 



Park and Ride Christchurch ($156.00 for 1 week)

Within a short shuttle ride, you can be at the Christchurch terminals from the Park and Ride Christchurch facility. Open 24/7, this car park is known by past clients for its low rates and friendly customer service team. It is recommended to leave at least 30 minutes between the time you plan to arrive at the car park, and when you need to be at the airport terminals. 

Do keep in mind that while the car park is open 24/7, the shuttle does not run consistently through the night or morning. Always check the shuttle schedule before booking your spot to ensure you won't have to wait while at the car park. This car park is currently unavailable to be booked on Parkhero. 



Airpark Canterbury (Currently Unavailable)

Located just four minutes from the airport, the Airpark Canterbury is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A convenient alternative to costly on-site parking, Airpark offers low rates on uncovered car storage, as well as free shuttle transfers in both directions. You’ll know that your vehicle is safe and secure, protected by advanced security features such as high fences, floodlighting, and random security patrols. For complete peace of mind while you're away, book with Airpark Canterbury as your first choice for long term parking Christchurch Airport. 


Christchurch Airport Car Parking within Walking Distance

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Christchurch Airport owns and maintains five on-site car parks, including Express Park, the Short Stay Car Park, the Long Stay Car Park, Orchard Road Car Park, and Craddocks. Whether you’re completing a quick pick-up or drop-off, or after long stay parking, there will be an option to suit your needs. Please note that you can’t book any of the following car parks on Parkhero at present. You would need to go to the official Christchurch Airport website to reserve a space.

Arrival: The official on-site airport car parks have license plate recognition, so when you arrive the plate number of the vehicle you registered with will be automatically recognized, leaving you with no need to take a ticket. The barrier arm will raise, but in the event that it doesn’t, tap or insert your debit or credit card used to make your booking. If you have any trouble, simply press the 'HELP' button for the car park’s customer service team to assist you.

Return: Walk back to the car park, get in your car, and leave the car park. If you have any troubles, try the steps detailed above. 



Orchard Road Car Park ($205.00 for 1 week)

As an uncovered parking option only a short walk away from the airport terminals, Orchard Road Car Park offers low Christchurch Airport parking rates for being an official Christchurch Airport car park. Along your way to the airport, you can find signage and a footpath guiding you to the terminals.

With 30 minutes of free parking, the Orchard Road Car Park is ideal for pick-ups and drop-offs when parking at the Airport. At this car park you can find electric vehicle charging stations should you need them, however, you must have your own cable.



Long Stay Car Park ($220.00 for 1 week)

Designed for Christchurch Airport long stay parking. This car park only offers uncovered parking which is a short walk away from the airport terminal. There are mobility and parent bays available at the Long Stay Car Park, too!



Short Stay Car Park ($234.00 for 1 week)

Uncovered parking for short-term stay lengths, just a short walk to/from the airport terminal via a covered walkway. The Short Stay Car Park has both mobility and parent bays available and is the best option for short term parking Christchurch Airport, and for finding affordable Christchurch Airport parking rates.



Express Park ($285.00 for 1 week)

A premium covered parking designed for short stays. With Christchurch Airport Express parking rates, you are paying to be in the closest parking option to the airport terminals and within a covered multi-level facility with parking bays on levels 1,2, and 3. The ground floor is reserved for passengers getting picked up or dropped off. 



Craddocks Christchurch Park & Ride (Permanently Closed)

Unfortunately, as of 2023, Craddocks Car Storage Christchurch has permantely closed.


Valet Parking Christchurch Airport 

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Valet parking allows you to experience the convenience of dropping your car off right at the terminal, and collecting it again from the same location once you land. Valet parking services store your car on your behalf, while you're away. They are straightforward to use, and simply require you to call the parking provider when you are thirty minutes from the airport to meet you, and then once you have collected your luggage, on your return to Christchurch. A trained and uniformed member of staff will return your car to you, and assist you with your bags. 

Arrival: You drive to the valet buffer zone of the chosen car park and drop off your car here. After a short inspection, you can make your way to the airport and a driver will ensure that your car is parked.

Return: You call the car park to indicate that you have landed again. Then walk back to the valet buffer zone and the parking will ensure that your car is ready on arrival. These buffer zones are a maximum of 3 minutes walk from the airport. 



Valet Car Park ($361.00 for 1 week)

This valet parking Christchurch is offered by the airline Air New Zealand and is located on the airport premises, in an open-air car park. However, the car park is exclusive to customers travelling domestically or internationally on the airline. No pre-booking is required; you just check in at the valet desk inside the terminal after dropping off your car. If you decide you want to book this Christchurch Airport valet parking, you may also utilise their car grooming services for an additional fee starting at $50. 

Cheap Parking Christchurch Airport 

Finding cheap parking Christchurch Airport depends on various factors such as the season, advanced booking, type of service, and whether you choose an on-site or off-site provider. Generally, booking during the off-season (May - June) offers travellers more affordable rates as demand isn’t as high as in peak travel season. 

Pre-booking online, whether during peak season or off-season, can save you up to 40% off compared to incurring drive-up rates on the day of your departure. 

To maximize your savings, consider booking with an off-site provider located slightly further away from the airport, such as Airpark Canterbury. Despite being off-site, it is only a 4-minute complimentary shuttle ride away from the airport terminals. Furthermore, booking for longer durations will result in cheaper rates compared to short-term parking. 

To view an updated list of cheap airport parking at Christchurch, see below for a list of car parks ranked least expensive to most. 

  1. Park & Ride
  2. Orchard Road Car Park
  3. Long Stay Car Park
  4. Short Stay Car Park
  5. Express Car Park

Parkhero is your go-to solution for securing the cheapest parking at Christchurch Airport. We believe in complete transparency by displaying the exact rates charged by the car parks without any hidden costs. Our mission is to help you find affordable Christchurch Airport parking, which is why we never impose booking fees or add extra charges. On our user-friendly website, you'll find a curated selection of trusted off-site airport parking providers known for their excellent services and friendly customer support. When you book with Parkhero, you can rest assured that you'll have a guaranteed parking space and a stress-free start to your journey. Reserving your parking spot is a breeze and takes less than two minutes through our secure online checkout.

We accept all major credit cards, and within minutes of booking, you'll receive your confirmation. If you have any questions or require assistance, our dedicated customer service team is available Monday to Friday. Simply reach out to us via email, and we'll respond promptly to assist you.

At Parkhero, we strive to make your airport parking experience hassle-free, affordable, and convenient.


Christchurch Airport Parking Rates 

If you are looking for Christchurch Airport car parking rates, look no further! The fees for parking Christchurch Airport depend on various factors, such as your desired proximity to the terminal, preference for covered or open-air parking, valet or self-drive services, and whether you need short-term or long-term parking.

To obtain an accurate quote for your trip and discover the most competitive Christchurch Airport parking prices, we recommend entering your travel dates in the search bar above. You can also compare these rates by referring to the price table provided below.


Christchurch Airport Parking Rates

Car Park

Cost per Week

Service + Travel Time

Covered Option?

Park & Ride 


Shuttle: 6 min


Orchard Road Car Park


Walk: 8 min


Long Stay Car Park


Walk: 5 min


Short Stay Car Park


Walk: 3 min


Express Car Park


Walk: 1 min

Valet Car Park


Walk: 3 min

Airpark Canterbury




Please note that these rates are subject to change without notice, but were verified in April 2024. Compare car parks in Christchurch in the search bar above, or consult the official Christchurch Airport website to see the most updated rates.


Book Your Car Parking Christchurch Airport Online

Did you know that when you pre-book your airport parking online early, you can save up to 40% on drive-in rates? The earlier you book, the more you save!  Whether you need Christchurch Domestic Airport parking or Christchurch International Airport parking, you can search, compare, and save by booking online. That way, you can be sure that you find the cheapest airport parking Christchurch.

With Parkhero, it's easy to pre-book your Christchurch Airport parking online, to secure the lowest rate possible. To get started, enter your travel dates into the search bar above to see all the available off-site car parks for your trip. You’ll be able to filter by price, journey time, and rating, to find the right provider for your parking needs. Once you’ve found the best deal possible, you can secure your space in less than two minutes via our secure online checkout. 

If you need any assistance with your booking or have any questions, our customer service team is on hand to help out, Monday through Friday. Just drop us a short email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 


About Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is the main airport serving Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located approximately 12 kilometres northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood. Close to seven million passengers transit through the airport every year, making it the second busiest airport in New Zealand, with 94,955 aircraft movements during the same period. The airport is curfew free, and operates 24 hours a day.

Due to increasing passenger numbers in recent years, several terminal upgrades were completed in 2011 and 2013, plus the construction of a new covered car park in 2007. The new terminal building includes a combined check-in area servicing both domestic and international passengers, a large landside retail and food precinct, and new domestic departure and arrival lounges with enhanced retail facilities.

Christchurch Airport operates from a single terminal which caters for both domestic and international flights. The airport has direct flights to 18 domestic and 11 international destinations, with a total of 900 scheduled domestic and 157 international flights arriving and departing each week. The airport is primarily serviced by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar Airways, and Virgin Australia, with flights to Auckland and Wellington, alongside cities on Australia’s east coast.


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While we’ve made every attempt to report on Christchurch Airport car parking rates accurately, prices are subject to change but were accurate at the time of publication for stays of 1 week (7-8 days). Please note that it is not possible to book at the official Christchurch Airport car parks with Parkhero. We instead offer a range of alternative car parking options from private service providers. All prices for New Zealand car parks are shown in New Zealand Dollars ($NZ).

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