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Flights to Europe in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,680Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,844From Auckland Intl to London
One-way from$729One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Europe

Cheap flights to Europe in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LON flights for May, June
10 Jun - 27 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

41h 20m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

33h 25m
$2,199

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

10 Jun - 30 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

41h 20m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

39h 50m
$2,246

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

10 Jun - 28 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

44h 30m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

45h 10m
$2,289

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

Europe 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Europe found for this year
10 Oct - 5 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

51h 55m
DUB

Dublin

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 50m
$1,732

Lufthansa

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Deal found 17/5/22

10 Oct - 5 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

44h 40m
DUB

Dublin

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 45m
$1,735

Lufthansa

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Deal found 17/5/22

11 Oct - 5 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

30h 35m
DUB

Dublin

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

36h 00m
$1,738

Lufthansa

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Deal found 17/5/22

Last minute flights to Europe

Late deals on return flights to Europe, departing today and this week
29 May - 5 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

2 stops

65h 30m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

38h 45m
$2,625

Emirates

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Deal found 17/5/22

29 May - 5 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

2 stops

65h 30m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

39h 20m
$2,650

Emirates

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Deal found 19/5/22

29 May - 5 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

2 stops

65h 30m
CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

40h 25m
$2,655

Emirates

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Deal found 18/5/22

When is the best time to fly to Europe?

Average Europe flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - LON

Price

$2,114 - $2,719

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

LON

Rainfall

40 - 70 mm

Peak season

Europe’s climate varies drastically from the north of the continent to the south, and each country has it’s own particular peak tourist seasons. But as a general rule, the long summer holiday months of June through to August see many European’s on the move across the continent during their annual holidays. You can expect crowds at many of the major tourist sights, as well as inflated hotel and flight ticket prices.

There is another sharp peak in tourist numbers and accommodation prices over the Christmas/New Year period as travellers from across Europe soak up the festive atmosphere in neighbouring countries.

Off season

Apart from Christmas and New Year, the cold, rainy winter months of December through to February see far fewer tourist numbers across Europe. While some attractions and tourist sights close down for the season, you will benefit from some good hotel and flight deals if you are willing to brave the chilly conditions.

Spring and autumn are both favourable times to visit Europe, with milder weather and the majority of other tourists still at work. If you can time your travel for either May or September, these are both ideal months across much of Europe, with warm temperatures, relatively little rain, and some reduced accommodation and flight deals.

When is the best time to book a flight to Europe?

To take advantage of the best deals on flights to Europe, try and book your flight tickets as early as possible, no matter what time of the year you plan to travel. If you prefer to fly via the North American route, then be aware that there is an increased demand for flights during the annual summer break between June and August. With multiple airlines offering connecting flights to Europe from New Zealand, there are usually a number of good flight deals available if you shop around. This is particularly true if you are flexible on your exact travel dates or willing to make multiple connections.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Europe?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Europe. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Europe?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Europe trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Europe?

The most popular flight destination in Europe, according to our users, is United Kingdom, followed by Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Which airlines operate flights to Europe?

The most direct route for flights to Europe from Auckland is with Air New Zealand, connecting in either Houston or Vancouver, then continuing on with Air France, British Airways or KLM, depending on your destination. From Christchurch, the best deals on flights to Europe are via Singapore with Singapore Airlines or via Guangzhou with China Southern. If you are looking for flight tickets from other New Zealand cities to Europe, then your best option is to connect through either Auckland or Christchurch first. Alternatively, there are sometimes good deals available if you fly to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane first, then connect through to Abu Dhabi with Etihad or Emirates.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Europe’s main international airports include London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt, Istanbul Ataturk and Amsterdam Schiphol. All of these airports offer a range of ground transportation options to get you to your city accommodation.

Most offer fast and efficient rail services that will whisk you from the airport into the inner city, avoiding the traffic-clogged streets. While you may have to connect onto other trains or buses to get to your final destination, this is usually one of the cheapest means of ground transportation.

Shuttle bus services are another economical way to get from your European airport to downtown accommodation. Some of these are door-to-door services while others will drop you at designated city destinations. But they all generally offer good luggage stowage and guaranteed seats, something that the public transport options don’t always provide.

The most hassle-free, but expensive, means of getting from most European airports into the city centre is with a metered taxi, which usually wait in designated ranks just outside the airport terminal buildings.

If you are planning to self-drive, all of the major European airports offer rental car services, with the best deals available if you book online prior to arrival.

What is the best way to travel around Europe?

When you find your cheap flights to Europe, you may want to consider the best way to get around. If you are spending time in Copenhagen or Amsterdam, hiring a pushbike is an excellent option for getting around the cities and countries, as cycling networks are very advanced and well connected in all regions. Railway services are also very good, affordable and will connect you to all other major European cities. You can also take advantage of cheap budget airline fares when flying to Europe as intercontinental flights are well served by airlines such as Ryanair, Wizz air and EasyJet which will get you there faster.

What are some things to do in Europe?

If you are visiting Portugal, make sure to visit the capital Lisbon and nearby Sintra, which is a World Heritage Cultural site due to its historic palaces, or take a tram ride through Lisbon’s old, cobbled streets. Try a visit to the Silver Coast near to Lisbon which is ideal for water sports and hosts beautiful beaches. In Denmark, take a cycle ride around the city of Copenhagen and view the picturesque harbour of Nyhavn with its colourful houses or take a trip over the Oresund Bridge to neighbouring Malmo in Sweden. Amsterdam is also a must visit for its beautiful canals, bridges and famous art museums.

Europe insider information

  • While the name Sarajevo still resonates for some with the war that ripped through the city in the 1990s, the capital of Bosnia is emerging as one of Eastern Europe’s hippest, with an intriguing ancient past and a progressive contemporary culture.
  • If you’re heading to France and want to prepare yourself for some of the culinary delights on offer, then check out our list of “8 quirky French foods” for a taste of the more unusual.
  • Berlin is one of those European cities that you just have to experience, overflowing with culture, history and artistry. Our guide to “48 hours in Berlin” gives you a glimpse of what awaits.
  • Istanbul is a feast for the senses and from enticing drinks to vibrant bazaars and even squat toilets, here’s our pick of “10 Turkish delights in Istanbul”.
  • Globe trotters get ready for the ultimate test with our “25 unmissable travel experiences: have you done them all?”, including European destinations such as Italy, Norway, France, the UK and Greece.

How long is the flight to Europe?

Before you start your journey, it is a good idea to compare flights to Europe to find the best deal or flight duration. For example, you can book flights to Europe from Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) in the Netherlands with Emirates or Singapore Airlines for a flight duration of around 26-30h. You can choose flights to Europe via Amsterdam either with one stopover in Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) with Singapore Airlines or a stopover in Dubai Airport with Emirates. You can also find cheap flights to Europe via Copenhagen (CPH) and Lisbon (LIS) airports from Auckland Airport with an average flight duration between 26-30h and stopovers in Singapore and Dubai airports, respectively. Flights to Europe are also available from Christchurch (CHC) and Wellington (WLG) Airports to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport between 29-33h, both with two stopovers in Auckland and Singapore airports.

What do I need to do before my flight to Europe?

When you book flights to Europe, a visa is not necessary for stays of up to 90 days. However, a travel authorisation (ETIAS) will be required shortly to enter all countries in the Schengen Zone. This can be applied for online with a valid passport and can be used for up to three years for stays of up to 90 days each visit in a 180-day time frame. If you are going to be doing a lot of rail travel, the OMIO app is very useful for updated timetables and ticket purchases. Equally, the Skyscanner app is also very useful to find budget airfares for Europe flight deals. You may find an international bank card useful which can exchange to Euros for low commission rates.

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