While shoppers book cheap flights to Hong Kong for the malls and markets, this sophisticated city offers much more than shopping. Retaining remnants of its British colonial past and fusing this with Chinese tradition, Hong Kong’s multi-culture makes for a fascinating destination. Peak tourist season is October to February when the weather is optimal but Hong Kong is generally busy year-round. If you want the cheapest flights to Hong Kong then avoid October to December and especially Chinese New Year in late January / early February. Major trade fairs can cause price hikes in flight tickets too and these can occur at any time of year.
Hong Kong enjoys hot weather all year round, it attracts tourists from the northern and southern hemispheres escaping their own cold winters. But between February to September is when you’ll find the cheapest flights to Hong Kong when the heat and humidity sees a lesser number of people visiting the city.
The best time to book a flight to Hong Kong is October to November, when the weather is generally dry sunny and not too hot. But as it is the start of peak season you may not get a bargain. You’ll find the cheapest flights to Hong Kong during the off season, although the cost of flight tickets will drastically increase if you wish to attend the Chinese New Year in February. Make sure you book two, three or even four months in advance if you can, or even earlier. Flexibility is your best friend when trying to find the cheapest flights to Hong Kong.
Flights from Auckland to Hong Kong – 11 hrs 20 mins
Flights from Wellington to Hong Kong – 13 hrs 55 mins
Flights from Dunedin to Hong Kong – 15 hrs 50
Flights to Hong Kong are readily available from New Zealand, and even during the peak months you can often find good deals on your flight tickets if you keep an eye out for flight sales. National carrier Cathay Pacific offers several flights a week from Auckland. Other airlines flying the route include Hong Kong Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, China Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is around 37km from the city centre. The Airport Express is the quickest and easiest way to get from the airport to the city, it runs as frequently as every 10 minutes and takes 25 minutes or so. You can also opt for a taxi service, although these can be very expensive and you have to pay extra for each piece of luggage you wish to take with you.