Cheap flights from South Island to New York

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to New York?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 26 days in advance, which can save you up to 25% on flights from South Island to New York compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 26 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,942. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $2,211.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Island to New York?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to New York from South Island average $1,952. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,952, as users have found deals to New York from as low as $1,182. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to New York from South Island. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 27%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Island to New York (EDG - NYC)?

When flying from South Island to New York, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from South Island to New York in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Island to NYC flights in January, February
21 Jan - 28 Jan
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Queenstown Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

3 stops

77h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

3 stops

66h 05m
$2,672

Emirates

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Deal found 20.1.22

21 Jan - 28 Jan
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

EWR

Newark

2 stops

33h 22m
EWR

Newark

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

31h 25m
$2,682

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20.1.22

21 Jan - 28 Jan
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Queenstown Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

39h 28m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

32h 50m
$2,863

United Airlines

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Deal found 20.1.22

South Island to New York 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from South Island found for this year
21 Jan - 28 Jan
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

3 stops

77h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

3 stops

66h 05m
$2,672

Emirates

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Deal found 20.1.22

21 Jan - 28 Jan
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

EWR

Newark

2 stops

33h 22m
EWR

Newark

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

31h 25m
$2,682

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20.1.22

21 Jan - 28 Jan
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

39h 28m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

32h 50m
$2,863

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20.1.22

One-way flights to New York All airports from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to New York
25 May
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Queenstown Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

38h 25m
$1,180

LATAM Airlines

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Deal found 21.1.22

25 May
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

EWR

Newark

2 stops

29h 40m
$1,185

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21.1.22

25 May
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

3 stops

52h 10m
$1,200

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21.1.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Island to New York flights.

Which airlines flying from South Island to New York have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from South Island to New York that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Qantas Airways, United Airlines, and Air New Zealand. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What are the most popular routes from South Island to New York?

While some choose either Christchurch - Newark or Invercargill - New York John F Kennedy Intl, Christchurch - New York John F Kennedy Intl is the most popular route from South Island to New York.

Can I fly to New York from South Island right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to New York

Most visitors from South Island need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter New York.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

Can I fly back to South Island from New York?

Returning to South Island from New York

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

Departure points for flights from South Island to New York

Select to see more specific information for flights to New York from all departure points in South Island

Top 4 airlines flying from South Island to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Island to New York choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$1,168
Average$1,405
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,204
Average$1,731
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$1,477
Average$2,026
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$1,493
Average$1,804
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety