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Christchurch Cab Fare: Uber & Taxi Prices in Christchurch [2023]

Christchurch Cab Fare: Uber & Taxi Prices in Christchurch [2024]

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How Much is a Taxi in Christchurch?

Sometimes public transport just won’t do! For those times that you need to take a taxi in Christchurch, take a look at the prices compiled below so you get no nasty surprises when it comes to the taxi and Uber fares in Christchurch.

Although there are plenty of great things to see in Christchurch’s city centre, some of the best attractions are scattered around the outer city, such as the wildlife reserves, beaches and the Port Hills. So, we’ve made sure that the taxi prices to these main points of interest are included below. Additionally, Christchurch Airport is the South Island’s hub for flights, so a taxi trip between the airport and the CBD is a super common addition that we add to this list.

Taxi tip: Pay in cash! Although most taxi companies accept credit or EFTPOS, this usually comes with an extra charge.

Taxi Companies in Christchurch

  • Blue Star Taxis
  • Gold Band Taxis
  • First Direct Taxis
  • Corporate Cabs
  • King Cabs
  • Mr. Singh Taxis

Cheapest Taxis in Christchurch

  • First Direct Taxis
  • Mr. Singh Taxis
  • King Cabs

Is Uber Available in Christchurch?

Yes, Uber is available in Christchurch (noteworthy because it still isn’t available everywhere in New Zealand). Prices are similar to budget taxi companies, so you may not necessarily make a huge saving but it’s convenient if you already use the app. And yes, you can take an Uber to the Christchurch Airport.

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Taking a Taxi or Uber Between Christchurch Airport and Christchurch City Centre

As the South Island’s main international airport, Christchurch Airport is a place most travellers find themselves during their travels in New Zealand. Whether you’ve just arrived in New Zealand or have flown domestically, you’ll likely need to get into the city somehow. Taking a taxi is certainly one way to do it.

Find the airport taxi ranks outside International Arrivals (exit through Door 7).

Christchurch Airport Taxi Fare

The taxi fare between Christchurch Airport and the city centre (16 minutes) is NZ$36-$42.

Christchurch Airport Uber Fare

The Uber fare between Christchurch Airport and the city centre (16 minutes) is NZ$32-$36.

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Taxi and Uber Prices Between Christchurch City Centre and Christchurch’s Main Attractions

The quickest and most direct way to get to any point of interest in Christchurch is by taxi or Uber. Here are the Uber and cab fares to expect:

Taxi and Uber Prices Between Christchurch City Centre and…

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Taxi Flagfall and Per Kilometre Rate in Christchurch

What is the flagfall and per kilometre rate in Christchurch? Flagfall rates vary depending on the company and the size of the vehicle used. Flagfall rates for a 2-4 passenger taxi is approximately NZ$3, while a minivan usually starts around NZ$4.20.

As for the per kilometre rate, this is around NZ$3.10 for a 2-4 passenger vehicle or NZ$4.30-$4.60 for a minivan.

Note that other fees apply for taxis in Christchurch, such as an airport fee (around NZ$5.50), a credit/debit card fee (around NZ$2.30-$3), and a waiting time rate (around NZ$1.30-$1.60).

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Alternative City Transport in Christchurch

Christchurch is well connected with a nifty public transport system, which is sure to get you from A to B.

  • Take the bus – the most common way to get around is to use the Christchurch bus network.
  • From the airport, take a shuttle to bring you straight to your destination. The cheapest airport transfer option is to take the number 29 Metro Bus to the airport.
  • Walk! Christchurch has a number of attractions worth walking to in the CBD.

And for more public transport methods in Christchurch, see our guide to the Public Transport in Christchurch.

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Uber and Taxi Fares in Other New Zealand Cities

Check out the taxi prices in New Zealand’s other large cities:

And for more tips on getting around New Zealand’s cities, take a look at Public Transport Within Cities: How to Catch a City Bus in New Zealand.

More About Taxi and Uber Fares in Christchurch

That’s it for our guide to taxi and Uber fares in Christchurch. For more transport and Christchurch tips, take a look at the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Christchurch.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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