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Flights to Wellington in 2021

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, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average price$147Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$98From Auckland to Wellington
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland to Wellington

Cheapest prices for Wellington flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Wellington found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$138
February
$135
March
$160
April
$127
May
$140
June
$131
July
$148
August
$161
September
$158
October
$152
November
$160
December
$155
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Wellington is April. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Wellington?

Average Wellington flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - WLG
Price
$127 - $298
WLG
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
WLG
Rainfall
16 - 50 mm

Peak season

Wellington’s exposed seaside location means that the city is renowned for its windy conditions and is generally cooler than other parts of New Zealand throughout much of the year. The city’s peak tourist season coincides with the summer months of December through to February when domestic visitors are on their long annual break. While the city sees its warmest weather during this period, it can also be notably unpredictable with a seemingly different season every day. If you are visiting during the summer, be prepared for not only inflated hotel prices, but weather conditions of all kinds.

Wellington also sees another peak in visitors during the Easter week holidays, and due to the relatively consistent weather experienced during autumn, together with the beautiful changing leaves, this is a highly recommended season to visit.

Off season

While Wellington doesn’t typically experience much snow, except on the surrounding mountain peaks, its winters do get incredibly cold and this is the wettest season in the capital. Few tourists venture to the city at this time, but if you do decide to brave the cold, you will benefit from reduced flight ticket prices and good hotel deals.

The spring months of September through to November are a great time to visit Wellington if you want the best of the weather, without the crowds. The winds tend to be at their calmest, particularly towards the end of spring, and the daffodils of Wellington ignite the city in colour.

When is the best time to book a flight to Wellington?

The price you pay for your flight to Wellington may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 61 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Wellington?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Wellington. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Wellington?

Wellington flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

Wellington Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Wellington (WLG)
Flight Price from $67
Airlines Air New Zealand, Qantas, Multiple

How long is the flight to Wellington?

Flights from Auckland to Wellington – 1 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Christchurch to Wellington – 55 minutes.

Flights from Queenstown to Wellington – 1 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Nelson to Wellington – 35 minutes.

Flights from Palmerston North to Wellington – 35 minutes.

Flights from Hamilton to Wellington – 1 hours 10 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Wellington?

Air New Zealand operates daily, direct flights to Wellington from most of the country’s major cities, including Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Nelson, Hamilton and Palmerston North. There are also direct flights to Wellington from both Auckland and Christchurch with Jetstar which tend to offer slightly cheaper flight ticket prices. The small regional operator, Sounds Air, also has daily flights to Wellington on the short leg from Nelson.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The Wellington International Airport is located in the suburb of Rongotai, around 5 kilometres to the southeast of the city centre.

There is an express bus service known as the Airport Flyer which whisks passengers from Wellington International Airport to the centre of Wellington in around 30 minutes, continuing on to Lower Hutt. The buses are purpose built for airport passengers, with luggage racks, wide doors, TVs displaying weather and news, as well as free wifi. They depart every 20 minutes from the southern end of the airport terminal and tickets can be bought on board from the driver.

If you want a door-to-door service, then opt for the Super Shuttle which operates from outside the terminal building and takes around 25 minutes to the city centre. If you are travelling with a group of people, they offer significant discounts on the usual fare.

The most hassle-free, but expensive, way of getting from Wellington Airport to your accommodation is with one of the taxis that depart from ranks outside the terminal building. The journey time is around 20 minutes and the taxis are licensed to operate at the airport for your safety.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Wellington?

Booking a flight to Wellington (WLG) is your only option if you intend on flying to Wellington. It is only a 5.3 km journey from Wellington to Wellington’s city centre.

Cheap flights to Wellington in May, June 2021

The best prices found for WLG flights for May, June
22 Jun - 24 Jun
$98pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
29 May - 31 May
$114pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
25 May - 27 May
$120pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Wellington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Wellington found for this year
22 Jun - 24 Jun
$98pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
20 Dec - 22 Dec
$109pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
29 May - 31 May
$114pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last minute flights to Wellington

Late deals on return flights to Wellington, departing today and this week
25 May - 27 May
$120pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 May - 27 May
$141pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
22 May - 27 May
$143pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

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