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Cheap flights to South Island from $57

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 25/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
WLG — CHC
20 Jun — 27 Jun1
1 adult
Thu 20/6
Thu 27/6

Flights to South Island in 2024

Find the latest flights to South Island in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,773 searches and data was last updated on 15 June 2024.

Popular in

November

Cheapest in

May

Average price

$184

Return from

$121

One-way from

$57
High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in June 2024
From Auckland Intl to Christchurch
One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to South Island

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Cheap flights to South Island in June & July 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to South Island in June and July 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,773 searches and data was last updated on 15 June 2024.
The following deals offer some of the lowest prices we've found on flights heading to South Island in June and July 2024. Be sure to check back soon as deals update often.
Wed 24/719:30AKL - CHC
1 stop13h 35mJetstar
Wed 31/709:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$151
Wed 24/716:05AKL - CHC
1 stop4h 25mJetstar
Wed 31/709:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$155
Tue 18/616:10AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Tue 25/606:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$156
Fri 26/706:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Mon 29/706:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$158
Fri 26/706:45AKL - CHC
1 stop26h 20mJetstar
Mon 29/706:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$169
Tue 30/708:15AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 55mJetstar
Wed 31/710:25ZQN - AKL
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 15/6$169
Tue 23/714:25AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Tue 30/710:45ZQN - AKL
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$174
Fri 26/706:45AKL - CHC
1 stop26h 20mJetstar
Mon 29/718:10CHC - AKL
1 stop4h 10mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$176
Mon 24/618:30AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Fri 5/706:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$178

South Island 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for South Island in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,773 searches and data were last updated on 15 June 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals to South Island in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Mon 12/811:40AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Tue 20/809:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$121
Wed 4/913:15AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Wed 2/1006:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$122
Thu 8/806:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Mon 12/808:35CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$125
Tue 26/1116:10AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Wed 4/1213:50CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$130
Tue 26/1116:10AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Thu 28/1106:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$132
Wed 27/1116:10AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Tue 3/1206:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$135
Mon 12/811:40AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Sat 17/806:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$137
Fri 2/811:40AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Mon 5/809:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 15/6$143
Thu 28/1113:15AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Tue 3/1209:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$145

Flights to South Island departing soon

Discover available last-minute flight options to South Island, providing immediate availability and potentially lower prices. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,773 searches and data was last updated on 15 June 2024.
Have a look at some of the best last-minute flights available departing to South Island. Make sure to double check the price, time, and destination to confirm all are correct.
Mon 24/618:30AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Fri 5/706:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$178
Mon 24/608:15AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 55mJetstar
Sat 29/616:50ZQN - AKL
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$269
Mon 24/619:30AKL - CHC
1 stop13h 35mJetstar
Fri 5/706:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$280
Sat 22/617:45AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 26/616:50ZQN - AKL
Nonstop1h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/6$285
Thu 20/608:15AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 55mMultiple Airlines
Fri 28/607:00ZQN - AKL
Nonstop1h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/6$300
Thu 20/608:15AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 20/620:25ZQN - AKL
Nonstop1h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/6$303
Fri 21/606:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Fri 28/620:25CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$321
Fri 21/606:45AKL - CHC
1 stop26h 20mJetstar
Fri 28/620:25CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$371
Sat 22/609:00AKL - ZQN
1 stop6h 20mMultiple Airlines
Wed 26/616:50ZQN - AKL
Nonstop1h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/6$381

One-way flights to South Island

Explore one-way flight options to South Island for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,773 searches and data was last updated on 15 June 2024.
These are some of the best available deals on flights to South Island. If you're in need of a round-trip flight to South Island instead, make sure to update the search form at the top of page.
Wed 25/914:25AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$57
Mon 22/718:30AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$70
Tue 20/808:15AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 55mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$70
Fri 9/806:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$75
Tue 19/1114:25AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$75
Fri 16/813:15AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$77
Mon 24/618:30AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$78
Wed 19/614:25AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$80
Mon 25/1110:20AKL - ZQN
Nonstop1h 50mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$83

Direct flights to South Island

Mon 12/811:40AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Tue 20/809:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$121
Wed 4/913:15AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Wed 2/1006:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$122
Thu 8/806:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Mon 12/808:35CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$125
Mon 12/811:40AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Sat 17/806:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$137
Fri 2/811:40AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Mon 5/809:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 15/6$143
Fri 9/806:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Sun 11/806:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$148
Sat 31/819:30AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Tue 3/909:40CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 15/6$151
Tue 18/616:10AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Tue 25/606:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$156
Fri 26/706:25AKL - CHC
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Mon 29/706:15CHC - AKL
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 14/6$158

Find flights to South Island within your budget

Locate flights to South Island that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,773 searches and data was last updated on 15 June 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$121 - $234

Route

Departure

Return

Price

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Mon 12/8

Nonstop1h 20m

Christchurch

Tue 20/8

Nonstop1h 20m

$121

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Wed 4/9

Nonstop1h 20m

Christchurch

Wed 2/10

Nonstop1h 20m

$122

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Thu 8/8

Nonstop1h 25m

Christchurch

Mon 12/8

Nonstop1h 20m

$125

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Wed 4/9

Nonstop1h 20m

Christchurch

Wed 2/10

Nonstop1h 20m

$130

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Mon 12/8

Nonstop1h 20m

Christchurch

Sat 17/8

Nonstop1h 20m

$137

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Fri 2/8

Nonstop1h 25m

Christchurch

Mon 5/8

Nonstop1h 20m

$148

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Sun 1/9

Nonstop1h 25m

Christchurch

Tue 3/9

Nonstop1h 20m

$173

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Tue 23/7

1 stop4h 15m

Christchurch

Tue 30/7

Nonstop1h 20m

$187

Auckland IntlChristchurch

AKL - CHC

AKLCHC

Auckland Intl

Sun 1/9

Nonstop1h 25m

Christchurch

Tue 3/9

1 stop4h 30m

$234

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Deals found on 14/6

Best time to book a flight to South Island

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Temperature and rainfall in South Island by month

Plan your trip to South Island by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to South Island, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 17.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 6.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to South Island?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to South Island. Price data was last updated on 14 June 2024.
The price you pay for your flight to South Island may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 85 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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Reviews of airlines servicing South Island

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South Island. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to South Island. Reviews last updated 15 June 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly to South Island, see what other customers have to say about Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.4
Very Good
1,479 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

8.4
Very Good
1,479 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,479 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

8.2
Very Good
592 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,479 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

7.6
Good
930 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,479 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

6.8
Okay
611 reviews
8.4
Very Good
1,479 reviews

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.4

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

I like Eva air. Kayak is my choice as well. Thanks for the good experience

  • How long is the flight to South Island, New Zealand?

    Flights to South Island from other areas of New Zealand range from about under one-hour to about seven hours, depending on your departure city and the precise location in South Island in which you’re alighting. The shortest and most common flights are from Wellington, in the southernmost end of North Island to Christchurch, along South Island’s east coast. These flights are often direct and last for only about 55 minutes. You can also fly from Wellington into Blenheim if you wish to travel at the northern end of the island, and this flight is only about 25 minutes.

  • Where can you get direct flights to South Island from?

    You can enjoy several direct flights to South Island destinations from different cities in North Island. The two major airlines that service direct flights between the islands are Air New Zealand and JetStar, with common direct flight routes traveling between Auckland and Christchurch. If you’re departing from as far north as Auckland and flying to as south of a city in South Island as Queenstown or Dunedin, common stopover cities along your journey will be Wellington and Christchurch if your flight is not direct.

  • How do you get from South Island airport(s) to the city centre?

    South Island’s only major airport is Christchurch International Airport (CHC), which is about 12km northwest of Christchurch city centre. When flying into Christchurch, reach the city centre by taking a taxi, which will cost you about NZ$45-65, and take about 15-20 minutes, a shuttle, which costs about NZ$19 or one or NZ$24 for two and takes about 30 minutes or the number 29 or Purple Line buses, which cost about NZ$8.50 per adult and take about 35 minutes to reach downtown. You can also rent a car, though it’s advisable to book a rental in advance of arriving in Christchurch. If you fly to other cities or towns outside of Christchurch, they’ll likely have similar transportation options, though the smaller the airport the less likely they’ll offer as many services. The distance from the airports to their respective city centres will also vary, and thus affect the price and duration.

  • What are some things to do in South Island?

    South Island is famous for its variety of activities, with plenty to thrill culture vultures and outdoor types alike. If you plan to visit Nelson at the north of the island, a trip to Abel Tasman National Park is a must, as it provides vistas of limestone cliffs, sandy beaches, native bush, and sailing and dolphin watching in Tasman Bay. Queenstown is a lakeside resort at the south end of the island and is the place to go for white water rafting, bungy jumping, and canyon swinging. Wine aficionados will appreciate the dozens of wineries spread across scenic Otago.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to South Island?

    No, New Zealand citizens flying anywhere in South Island need neither a passport nor a visa. Valid government-issued photo identification is needed for flying however, so be sure to bring along either your passport or driver’s license to confirm your identification.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to South Island if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to South Island on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to South Island?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Jetstar is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to South Island.

  • How much is a return flight to South Island?

    A return flight to South Island will typically cost around $1,689, however they can be found for as little as $57.

  • Where does the fastest flight to South Island depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to South Island, Wellington offers the quickest one-way flight (0 hours 30 minutes).

  • Does Christchurch have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Christchurch can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Christchurch?

    Yes. Christchurch has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Novotel Christchurch Airport is the closest property to Christchurch (0.0 km away from Christchurch).

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