Cheap flights from Auckland to Nelson

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The best prices from Auckland Intl to Nelson are usually found in May or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Auckland to Nelson

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to NSN flight in 2022: compare Auckland to Nelson flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nelson.

AKL - NSN

Price

$114 - $235

NSN

Temperature

7 - 17 °C

NSN

Precipitation

70 - 80 mm

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$168

From Auckland Intl to Nelson

One-way from

$104

One-way flight from Auckland Intl to Nelson

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to Nelson?

Flying to your destination on a Sunday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Nelson. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to Nelson?

Users have found that booking a flight from Auckland to Nelson at least 61 days early can save you up to 99% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Auckland to Nelson for as little as $338 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $437 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Nelson?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Nelson from Auckland. Users have commonly found prices around $249 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $119. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in March.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Nelson (AKL - NSN)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 28% on flights from Auckland to Nelson by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Nelson in January, February 2022

The best prices found for AKL to NSN flights in January, February
18 Feb - 22 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 25m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$135

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 17/1/22

14 Feb - 21 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 25m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$151

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

14 Feb - 21 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 25m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

8h 40m
$154

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

Auckland to Nelson 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nelson from Auckland found for this year
18 Mar - 21 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 25m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$109

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

1 Apr - 4 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$115

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

1 Apr - 4 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$129

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

Direct flights to Nelson from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Nelson direct flight deals
18 Mar - 21 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 25m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$109

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

1 Apr - 4 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$115

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

1 Apr - 4 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$129

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Nelson

Late deals on return flights to Nelson from Auckland, departing today and this week
27 Jan - 31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
$201

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

24 Jan - 26 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

9h 50m
$225

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

24 Jan - 26 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

1 stop

12h 55m
NSN

Nelson

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

9h 50m
$231

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

One-way flights to Nelson from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Nelson
13 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

Nonstop

1h 30m
$104

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

13 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

1 stop

23h 00m
$154

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

13 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NSN

Nelson

2 stops

4h 05m
$178

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Auckland to Nelson flights.

Tiny Nelson has hit an all-time high, welcoming around a million travellers a year. This South Island city of craft shops and art galleries teams up with some of the best beaches in New Zealand. As a bonus, it also basks in some of the best weather in the country. Getting from Auckland to Nelson is easy, too. There’s a huge offering of short direct flights, plus you can often travel for as low as $120.

How long is the flight from Auckland to Nelson?

Nice and short – around 1 hour 25 minutes long. Flights with connections last up to 3 hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Auckland to Nelson?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar offer direct Auckland to Nelson flights.

How frequent are flights between Auckland and Nelson?

You usually get a choice of up to 15 flights every day.

Which airports serve Auckland and Nelson?

You’ll fly from Auckland Airport to Nelson Airport. Indirect flights stop off at Wellington or Christchurch on the way.

Which direct flight route between Auckland and Nelson is cheapest?

Jetstar usually lays on the cheapest direct flights from Auckland to Nelson. Flights from Auckland to Nelson send you south-west, to a little city that racks up the most sunshine hours in New Zealand. Nelson perches on the northern tip of South Island, tucked between Mount Richmond Forest Park and a swerving coastline of sandy beaches. Arts, crafts, great food and outdoors living all make this petite place what it is. Must-sees include the contemporary Christ Church Cathedral and Suter Art Gallery. Or you could head out to golden Tahuna Beach and the mountains of Nelson Lakes National Park. The idyllic Abel Tasman National Park makes an easy day trip, too. Find cheap flights from Auckland to Nelson with our smart search engine.

What airports do I use to fly from Auckland to Nelson?

To fly from Auckland to Nelson, you need to book a flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Nelson (NSN). Nonstop flights to Nelson from Auckland Intl take 1h 25m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 15 outbound flights from Auckland Intl to Nelson offered by 2 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Nelson have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Auckland Intl to Nelson have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Air New Zealand and Jetstar are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Air New Zealand with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Auckland to Nelson for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Nelson for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $109, but on average you can expect to pay $175.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Nelson for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 16 direct flights from Auckland to Nelson under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Nelson is less than $237.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to Nelson for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to Nelson within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Auckland to Nelson flight route?

Within the past month, 4,391 users have taken a look at flights from Auckland Intl to Nelson.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Auckland to Nelson round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Auckland to Nelson round-trip from $109. Air New Zealand is 56% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most reliable airlines from Auckland to Nelson?

Before booking your flight to Nelson from Auckland, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Qantas Airways (95%), Air China (94%), Singapore Airlines( 93%).

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Nelson?

While on average a flight from Auckland to Nelson is generally $228, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $112. When looking at the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Nelson), you can expect to pay $109 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Nelson

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 2 airlines flying from Auckland to Nelson

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to Nelson choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$97
Average$195
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$108
Average$264
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Nelson

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland to Nelson
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
22%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
65%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
12%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Auckland to Nelson

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Nelson
Sunday16daily flights
Monday16daily flights
Tuesday16daily flights
Wednesday16daily flights
Thursday12daily flights
Friday17daily flights
Saturday13daily flights