Cheap flights to New Zealand

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Flights to New Zealand in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop
Average price$134Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$65From Christchurch to Auckland Intl
One-way from$33One-way flight from Christchurch (CHC) to New Zealand

Cheap flights to New Zealand in May, June 2022

The best prices found for AKL flights for May, June
17 Jun - 19 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$101

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

29 May - 1 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
$117

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

16 Jun - 16 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$118

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

New Zealand 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand found for this year
26 Sep - 28 Sep
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
$65

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

31 Aug - 2 Sep
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
$78

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

14 Aug - 22 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

0h 50m
$89

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

Last minute flights to New Zealand

Late deals on return flights to New Zealand, departing today and this week
29 May - 1 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 20m
$117

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

29 May - 31 May
CHC

Christchurch

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
AKL

Auckland Intl

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 25m
$120

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

28 May - 30 May
CHC

Christchurch

WLG

Wellington

Nonstop

0h 50m
WLG

Wellington

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

1h 05m
$126

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand?

The cheapest ticket to New Zealand found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$117

February

$125

March

$131

April

$203

May

$181

June

$176

July

$165

August

$159

September

$126

October

$129

November

$122

December

$128

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand is currently January; with April being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to New Zealand?

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

CHC - AKL

Price

$117 - $270

AKL

Temperature

11 - 20 °C

AKL

Rainfall

70 - 130 mm

Peak season

New Zealand experiences a relatively mild temperate climate, with distinct seasons that range from cold, snowy winters to warm, sunny summers. December through to February is generally considered the peak tourist season across both the North and South Islands, with both domestic and Australian holiday makers on their long annual break. The long daylight hours are perfect for exploring New Zealand’s many outdoor pursuits and hiking permits get booked out well in advance as visitors descend on the national parks. If you are visiting during this period you should expect inflated hotel and flight ticket prices across the country.

New Zealand’s ski resorts experience their peak tourist season between July and August when snow blankets the landscape. Bookings should be made well in advance if you are planning a ski vacation, with an increased demand for both flight tickets and lodge rooms at popular ski destinations.

Off season

The mild autumn and spring months are ideal for trekking if you want quieter trails and cooler temperatures, provided you don’t visit during the short school holiday breaks. With far fewer tourists across the country, there are some good accommodation deals to be found, and the landscape offers beautiful changing colours during both seasons.

Provided you aren’t travelling to the ski resorts and can handle the chilly temperatures, winter is another quiet time to visit New Zealand, with snow-capped mountainous landscapes all around. Many hotels reduce their prices during this season and you will have many of the national parks largely to yourself.

When is the best time to book a flight to New Zealand?

For the best deals on flights to New Zealand, try and book as far in advance of your travel dates as possible, particularly if you are planning to fly during the school holiday periods. Some airlines offer cheaper flight tickets during mid-week, so if you have a flexible schedule and want to get the best deals, then try and avoid flying on the weekends.

Which day is cheapest to fly to New Zealand?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to New Zealand. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to New Zealand?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting New Zealand. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in New Zealand?

Auckland, Queenstown, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are the most popular flight destinations in New Zealand.

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

Flights from Auckland to Christchurch – 1 hours 25 minutes.

Flights from Christcuhrch to Wellington – 55 minutes.

Flights from Dunedin to Auckland – 1 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Nelson to Dunedin – 1 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Queenstown to Wellington – 1 hours 40 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to New Zealand?

Air New Zealand is the main airline for flights to New Zealand, servicing almost all destinations across both the South and North Islands. Many of the major routes are also serviced by Jetstar, a low-cost carrier which operates some of the cheapest flights to New Zealand as part of the Australian airline, Qantas.

Flight tickets for some of the more regional routes can also be found with Sounds Air, a smaller airline which flies Wellington to Nelson and Blenheim to Napier, while Kiwi Regional Airlines also services smaller towns and cities across the country, including Hamilton, Nelson, Tauranga and Dunedin. If you are looking for flight tickets between Wellington, Nelson and Palmerston North, Originair is another small operator that offers some good flight deals.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Most New Zealand airports offer a range of both private and public ground transportation services to get you from the airport to the city centre, with the private services tending to be slightly faster, but more expensive.

Some public bus routes travel via the airports, dropping off and picking up passengers before returning to the city centre. Alternatively, many New Zealand airports also offer private shuttle bus services which will travel express into the city, then either drop passengers at designated points or provide door-to-door transport.

Usually the fastest means of travelling from New Zealand’s airports into the city centre is with a metered taxi which wait in designated ranks outside the airport terminal. While this is the most expensive ground transportation option, it will get you to where you want to go with little hassle.

Almost all of New Zealand’s airports offer rental car services for those who are planning to self-drive, with bookings best made prior to arrival if you want to get the best deals.

What is good to know if travelling to New Zealand?

  • If you’re travelling to New Zealand with your loved one and looking for something a bit special, then be inspired by our list of the “11 most romantic destinations in New Zealand”.
  • While New Zealand is incredibly beautiful, it’s also full of the weird and wonderful, and if you don’t believe us, here’s “30 quirky facts about New Zealand”.
  • New Zealand produces some of the Southern Hemisphere’s most outstanding wines, and from the highest in altitude to the most awarded, choose your next wine tasting destination from our pick of “The most extreme vineyards in New Zealand”.
  • If you want to snap your photo in front of some of New Zealand’s larger-than-life landmarks, we’ve come up with a list of “New Zealand’s biggest attractions” to help you plan your next getaway.
  • New Zealand may see its peak in tourists over the long summer months, but winter is not without its charms and you will have many of the country’s sights largely to yourself.

Popular regions to fly to in New Zealand

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