|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,407||Average for return flights in May 2022|
AKL - ATQ
$1,146 - $3,048
12 - 33 °C
0 - 130 mm
You can find flights to Amritsar, India, from various airports in New Zealand. Auckland International Airport (AKL) offers the most economical routes with journey times ranging from 32h-70h, with the shortest journey at around 32h 30min and the longest at about 69h 30min. You can also find Amritsar flight deals from Wellington Airport (WLG), which are also economical but lengthier, with journey times standing at roughly 47h. There are no other airports in New Zealand that are currently offering flights to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International (ATQ), Amritsar.
Unfortunately, direct flights from New Zealand to Amritsar are not available. However, you can find routes with two or three layovers from both Auckland International and Wellington Airport. You can choose to fly from Auckland Airport with two layovers, one at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and another at Dubai Airport (DXB), with a total journey duration of about 38h 40min. Alternatively, you could opt for a route with three layovers, at Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Mumbai International Airport (BOM), with a total duration of roughly 47h. Wellington Airport offers flight routes to Amritsar Airport with three layovers, in Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai for around 7h 25min, 1h 35min and 16h, respectively. The first and last legs of this flight route usually involve overnight flights, with a total journey time of approximately 47h.
The best way to get to Amritsar city centre from the airport is either by taxi or rickshaw. If you prefer to take a bus, there is a free shuttle service that covers the route to Golden Temple in Amritsar, taking around an hour. However, the buses are not so frequent, so you may want to consider a taxi or rickshaw ride to the centre, which are cheap and will get you there in 20-30min at an approximate fare of ₹ 300 (NZ$ 6) for a taxi and ₹ 50-100 (NZ$ 1-2) for a rickshaw. Make sure you have cash if you are taking a rickshaw and only carrying light luggage. Ola rideshare is also an option from this airport, which you can access from their company app.
Amritsar is a must-visit city if you are interested in spirituality or religion, as it is the cultural centre for Sikhism. Amritsar borders Pakistan, and Partition Museum is an interesting and moving place to visit, as you can learn about the largest migration in human history, when the country was divided into two nations in 1947. Golden Temple should also be on your list to see, as it is maybe the most famous Sikh shrine in the world. You could also go to the Hindu shrine of Mata Lal Devi Temple or take a wander around Hall Bazaar, where you can shop for handcrafted items and silver jewellery.
All New Zealand passport holders will require a visa to travel to Amritsar in India. An Indian E-visa can be applied for online, and a tourist visa is valid for short-term stays of 30-180 days, depending on the purpose of the visit. It usually takes around 3-4 days to process, once you have completed your online application with the necessary documentation, and it is valid for 1 year.
If you book a flight to Amritsar, you will be flying into Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Amritsar Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee Intl (ATQ) is located 12.2 km from the centre of Amritsar.