Sleeping in Airports

Christchurch Airport Hotels

  • Transit Hotel

    Transit Hotel

  • Airport Hotels

    Airport Hotels

  • Day Rooms

    Day Use Rooms

  • Hotel Shuttles

    Hotel Shuttles

  • Sleep Pods

    Sleep Pods

  • Rest Zones

    Rest Zones

Quick Facts

  • Free Rest Zones: No
  • Sleep Cabins & Pods: No
  • Day Rooms: Yes
  • Nearest Hotel: Within 5 minute drive of the airport

Chances are that if you’ve found your way to this page, you probably have a late night arrival or early morning flight and you are looking for a hotel near Christchurch Airport to avoid sleeping in the airport.

In the past, Christchurch airport has experienced a problem with sleepers taking over the airport at night, so you will find they are more strict than many other airports. If you have arrived late and can prove you have an early morning flight, you will be permitted to stay in a designated waiting area overnight. The fee to use this room is NZD 10. It comes equipped with a few beenbag chairs, but mostly the seating is uncomfortable and the room is drafty. Don’t expect to get much sleep here, but if you just need a place to wait for a few hours overnight, it will suit the purpose.

Should you prefer to get some sleep in a real bed, below you will find a few hotel options that we have selected based on their distance to the airport, traveller reviews and availability of hotel shuttles.

Of course, if you prefer to sleep in the airport terminal, we’ve got you covered there as well! Visit our Christchurch Airport Guide to find out how to survive a layover or night inside the airport.

Hotels inside Christchurch Airport

At the time of this update there were no hotels inside or connected to Christchurch Airport.

Day rooms near Christchurch Airport

The Jucy Snooze (10 minute walk from both terminals or a 3 minute drive from airport) offers sleep pods with shared facilities that can be rented by the hour or overnight. Other accommodations include twin, queen, and family rooms with private ensuite bathrooms. » Check Rates

Based on our research, other area hotels may offer informal day rooms depending on availability. Contact hotels directly to inquire about rates and availability.

HotelDay-Use Room HoursShuttle
Jucy SnoozeHourly rentalsYes

*Subject to availability and local taxes. Rates as of April 2017. Contact the hotel for current rates.

Hotels near Christchurch Airport with Free Shuttles

To arrange shuttle pickup, call the hotel from the Accommodation Directory Board, located adjacent to the Visitor Information Desk outside the International Arrivals Lounge. Shuttles pick up from the far end of the building. Follow signs for Tour Coaches and Courtesy Pickup and wait by the flagpoles.

The Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, located only 700 meters from the terminal, offers free 24-hour on demand shuttle service. » Check Rates

The Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch runs a free 24-hour shuttle. » Check Rates

The Airport Gateway Motor Lodge has a free 24-hour shuttle service. » Check Rates

The Airport Palms Motel operates a free airport shuttle from 7:00AM – 8:00PM (Monday-Friday) and 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Saturday-Sunday and public holidays). » Check Rates

The Airport Christchurch Luxury Motel & Apartments provides free airport shuttle service from 7:00AM – 9:00PM (Monday-Friday) and 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Saturday-Sunday and public holidays). No service on the following holidays: Christmas Eve/Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve/Day. » Check Rates

The Airport Delta Motel runs a free airport shuttle between 7:00AM – 9:00PM (Monday-Friday) and 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Saturday-Sunday and public holidays). No service on the following holidays: Christmas Eve/Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve/Day. Shuttle services must be reserved beforehand while making your reservation. » Check Rates

The Airport Lodge Motel offers free airport transfers between 7:15AM – 2:00AM. » Check Rates

The Aarburg Airport Motel provide free airport pickup on request from 9:00AM – 9:00PM. » Check Rates

The Airways Motel has a free shuttle service between 8:00AM – 8:00PM, though reservations are required. For early flights, a shuttle service is available starting from 3:45AM (except during February and holidays) and must be arranged with the hotel. » Check Rates

The Airport Birches Motel runs a free airport shuttle from 9:00AM – 9:00PM daily. No service on the following holidays: Christmas Eve/Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve/Day. » Check Rates

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  We are not representatives of the hotels listed on this page.  All information, including hotel amenities, shuttle availability and rates, are subject to change at any time without notice.   To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, click here.