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Cheap flights from Wellington to South Island

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Wellington (WLG) to South Island

All the information you need to plan the best WLG to CHC flight in 2021: compare Wellington 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 Wellington to South Island?

To save on the cost of your flight from Wellington to South Island, book at least 60 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 127% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $250 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $337.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Island from Wellington. Users have commonly found prices around $189 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $88. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

The best prices found for WLG to South Island flights in June, July
22 Jul - 26 Jul
$110pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$133pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
21 Jun - 23 Jun
$136pp
WLG
Wellington
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Wellington to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Wellington found for this year
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$101pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Air New Zealand
Direct
WLG
Wellington
22 Jul - 26 Jul
$110pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$133pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Direct flights to South Island from Wellington

Save time with Wellington to South Island direct flight deals
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$101pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Air New Zealand
Direct
WLG
Wellington
22 Jul - 26 Jul
$110pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
28 Jun - 1 Jul
$133pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

Last-minute flights from Wellington to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island from Wellington, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 24 Jun
$138pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
23 Jun - 25 Jun
$145pp
WLG
Wellington
Multiple airlines
Direct
BHE
Blenheim
BHE
Blenheim
Sounds Air
Direct
WLG
Wellington
27 Jun - 1 Jul
$163pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington

One-way flights to South Island from Wellington

The cheapest one-way flights from Wellington to South Island
07:10 - 07:50
Originair
Direct
0h 40m
WLG - NSN
Originair
$93
Originair
04:40 - 10:55
Jetstar
1 stop
6h 15m
WLG - CHC
Jetstar
$200
TravelFusion
08:10 - 13:30
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
5h 20m
WLG - NSN
Multiple Airlines
$273
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Wellington to South Island

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

Most people fly from Wellington (WLG) if they book a flight from Wellington to South Island. Wellington is conveniently located just 5.3 km from Wellington’s city centre.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Sounds Air flying from Wellington to South Island have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to South Island for under $140. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $101, but on average you can expect to pay $149.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Wellington to South Island under $140. A good price for a direct flight from Wellington to South Island is less than $150.

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

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

Is Wellington weather warmer or cooler than South Island?

Expect the weather to be around 21 °C on average in February. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in South Island is generally colder than in Wellington.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Wellington to South Island?

When booking a flight from Wellington to South Island, you may want to consider flying on Jetstar, Air New Zealand or Sounds Air as they are the most popular for this route.

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

The most popular flight routes from Wellington to South Island are Wellington - Queenstown Intl, Wellington - Christchurch and Wellington - Dunedin.

What are the cheapest flights from Wellington to South Island?

The cheapest flight price from Wellington to South Island is $33. On average you can expect to pay $120. The most popular route, (Wellington - Queenstown Intl), can usually be booked for $152.

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

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Wellington to South Island on time: Fiji Airways(94%), Jetstar(94%), Qantas Airways(93%.)

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

Departing from Wellington to South Island will take you 30m. All flights are typically direct.

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

Currently priced at $102, Air New Zealand will fly you from Wellington to South Island and back. In addition to Air New Zealand, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Jetstar and Sounds Air - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $110 and $148, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $55. Air New Zealand flights start at $62 while deals on Originair start at $93 one-way.

Alternative routes for Wellington to South Island

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

Destination points for flights from Wellington 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 Wellington to South Island.
Flight duration
0h 55m
Average temperature for June in South Island
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in South Island
228.0 mm

Airports servicing Wellington

Airports servicing

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

Top 3 airlines flying from Wellington to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Wellington to South Island 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
Jetstar
$51 $112 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$57 $177 No cancel fee 78%
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Sounds Air
$66 $246 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Sounds Air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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