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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Island to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best null to NYC flight in 2021: compare South Island to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to New York?

Find a great deal and save up to 25% by booking at least 26 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from South Island to New York within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,853.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to New York from South Island. Prices for February average $1,863 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $1,128. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 27% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Island to New York (zzEDG - 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for South Island to NYC flights in September, October
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$3,050pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$6,603pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$6,694pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch

South Island to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from South Island found for this year
25 Dec - 7 Jan
$2,810pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$3,050pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
25 Dec - 8 Jan
$3,213pp
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl

Last-minute flights from South Island to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from South Island, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$3,050pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$6,603pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$6,694pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to New York from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to New York
12:00 - 16:15
Air New Zealand
2 stops
22h 15m
CHC - LGA
Air New Zealand
$1,117
Gotogate
09:05 - 08:55
Emirates
3 stops
41h 50m
CHC - JFK
Emirates
$1,646
mytrip.com
11:00 - 08:51
American Airlines
3 stops
39h 51m
CHC - EWR
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">South Island</span> to <span class="emphasized">New York</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From South Island to New York

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.

Can I find flights from South Island to New York for under $2,900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to New York for under $2,900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $2,810, but on average you can expect to pay $4,736.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Island to New York for under $3,100?

There are currently 4+ open flights from South Island to New York within the next 7 days for less than $3,100.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Island to New York one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $1,080 on Air New Zealand. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qantas Airways from $1,098 and American Airlines from $1,504 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New York from South Island?

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 72 hours before departing to New York.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to South Island from New York?

Returning to South Island from New York

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Island.

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

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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.

Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Island to New York.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.71
Average temperature for September in New York
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in New York
110.0 mm

Airports servicing

Kaikoura (KBZ)
Takaka (KTF)
Christchurch (CHC)
Timaru (TIU)
Dunedin (DUD)

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$785 $945 No cancel fee 69%
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Qantas Airways
$810 $1,164 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$1,004 $1,213 No cancel fee 78%
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Virgin Australia
$993 $1,363 No cancel fee 80%
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