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Cheap flights from Auckland to South Island

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The best prices from Auckland to South Island are usually found in May or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Auckland (AKL) to South Island (CHC)

AKL - CHC
Price
$106 - $332
CHC
Temperature
11 - 20 °C
CHC
Rainfall
153 - 249 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 45% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Average price

$194

Average for round-trip flights in February 2021

Round-trip from

$106

From Auckland to South Island

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to South Island?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Auckland to South Island. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to South Island.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 127% on flights from Auckland to South Island compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 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 $241. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $325.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to South Island?

Flights from Auckland to South Island lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Auckland to South Island in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $85.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to South Island (AKL - CHC)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 16% on flights from Auckland to South Island by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Auckland to South Island in February, March 2021

26 Mar - 30 Mar
$92pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Mar - 20 Mar
$95pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Mar - 28 Mar
$97pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland to South Island 2021 flight deals

3 Apr - 8 Apr
$87pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
3 Apr - 8 Apr
$88pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Mar - 30 Mar
$92pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to South Island from Auckland

3 Apr - 8 Apr
$87pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
3 Apr - 8 Apr
$88pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Mar - 30 Mar
$92pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last-minute flights from Auckland to South Island

6 Mar - 9 Mar
$131pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
2 Mar - 3 Mar
$138pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
4 Mar - 4 Mar
$187pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to South Island from Auckland

09:35 - 06:00
Jetstar
1 stop
20h 25m
AKL - CHC
Jetstar
$170
Gotogate
10:00 - 13:10
Air New Zealand
1 stop
3h 10m
AKL - CHC
Air New Zealand
$202
mytrip.com
02:45 - 06:55
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
28h 10m
AKL - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$218
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to South Island

Can I find flights from Auckland to South Island for under $135 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to South Island for under $135. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $87, but on average you can expect to pay $106.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar and Air New Zealand flying from Auckland Intl to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to South Island for under $135 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Auckland to South Island under $135. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to South Island is less than $106.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to South Island for under $135?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $135.

What days are direct flights available from Auckland to Christchurch?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

The Auckland Intl to Christchurch flight path was viewed by 18,397 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Auckland to South Island on average per day?

Travellers can expect 36 flights from Auckland Intl to Christchurch on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 56% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 19% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 25% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Auckland or Christchurch?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Auckland is typically similar to Christchurch. We can gather that this will continue over the next 5 days.

Is Auckland weather warmer or cooler than Christchurch?

Temperatures around the 24 °Cs can be experienced in February. The weather in Christchurch is colder than in Auckland. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Auckland to South Island?

Departing from Auckland to South Island will take you 1h 20m. The distance between Auckland and South Island is about 748 km. All flights are typically direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Auckland to South Island return?

Our cheapest airline available from Auckland to South Island is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $87 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $106. Jetstar is 52% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $42 on Jetstar. Another option is Air New Zealand, who have fights from $57.

Alternative routes for Auckland to South Island

Destination information for South Island

Flight duration
1h 22m
Average temperature for February in South Island
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in South Island
156.0 mm

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing Christchurch

Hourly flight availability from Auckland to South Island

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 47% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 35% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Auckland to South Island
Sunday
30 daily flights
Monday
50 daily flights
Tuesday
47 daily flights
Wednesday
68 daily flights
Thursday
75 daily flights
Friday
55 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights
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