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Cheap flights from Auckland to South Island

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

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to CHC flight in 2021: compare Auckland to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in 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 $250. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $337.

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 $88.

Cheap flights from Auckland to South Island in June, July 2021

The best prices found for AKL to South Island flights in June, July
30 Jun - 31 Aug
$97pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Jul - 8 Jul
$103pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Jun - 30 Jun
$124pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Auckland found for this year
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$87pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Nov - 15 Nov
$90pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$93pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to South Island from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to South Island direct flight deals
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$87pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Nov - 15 Nov
$90pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$93pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last-minute flights from Auckland to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island from Auckland, departing today and this week
27 Jun - 30 Jun
$124pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Jun - 30 Jun
$131pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Jun - 30 Jun
$143pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to South Island from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to South Island
13:05 - 14:30
Jetstar
Direct
1h 25m
AKL - CHC
Jetstar
$47
mytrip.com
13:05 - 14:30
Jetstar
Direct
1h 25m
AKL - CHC
Jetstar
$48
mytrip.com
14:50 - 16:15
Jetstar
Direct
1h 25m
AKL - CHC
Jetstar
$50
Jettzy (NZ)

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to South Island

What airport do you fly from for flights from Auckland to South Island?

For a flight from Auckland to South Island, you will be flying from Auckland Intl. Auckland Intl (AKL) is just 17.9 km from the centre of the city.

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

Jetstar and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Auckland to South Island for under $140 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to South Island for under $140. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $87, but on average you can expect to pay $118.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to South Island for under $140 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Auckland to South Island under $140. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to South Island is less than $118.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to South Island for under $140?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $140.

Is Auckland weather warmer or cooler than South Island?

With an average temperature of 24 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in South Island are colder than in Auckland.

What are the most popular routes from Auckland to South Island?

While some choose either Auckland Intl - Christchurch or Auckland Intl - Nelson, Auckland Intl - Queenstown Intl is the most popular route from Auckland to South Island.

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to South Island?

On average you can expect to pay $132 for a flight from Auckland to South Island. The cheapest flight overall is $50 while the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Queenstown Intl) is currently priced at $130.

What are the most reliable airlines from Auckland to South Island?

Consider Asiana Airlines (100%), ANA (100%) or Virgin Atlantic (100%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Auckland to South Island.

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

Departing from Auckland to South Island will take you 1h 20m. 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 $88 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $124.

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 $47 on Jetstar. Another option is Air New Zealand, who have fights from $59.

Alternative routes for Auckland to South Island

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination points for flights from Auckland to South Island

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Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Auckland to South Island.
Flight duration
1h 23m
Average temperature for June in South Island
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in South Island
228.0 mm

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing

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