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When is the best time to fly to Auckland?

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A vibrant city, with a passion for food, wine and shopping, close to beautiful beaches, islands and hiking trails, and hosting year-round festivals and events, Auckland caters to a range of interests of all travellers. The best time to visit Auckland is from May – September when average temperatures are around 15 – 18 degrees Celsius, there are several deals on accommodation and travel and crowds are fewer. The peak tourist season is November – March, where accommodation and travel tends to be more expensive, temperature is between 22 – 24 degrees Celsius and there are fewer rain showers.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Auckland?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Auckland for $32/person, which is 96% cheaper than the average flight to Auckland. To find the cheapest price to Auckland from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Auckland?

If you’re not able to fly to Auckland in May, then August is your next best option. Flight prices from Australia to Auckland during August average around $277.

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

Most flyers found that booking tickets 60 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Auckland. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $362. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Auckland at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $361 in the past 72 hours.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Auckland?

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Auckland from Australia is on a Thursday. momondo users have found tickets for Thursday departures for as low as $380. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. The most expensive day to fly to Auckland is Sunday, with ticket prices averaging around $421.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Auckland?

Our data shows that the cheapest Australia to Auckland flights are usually those with departure times in the morning. Our users have found flights to Auckland in the morning for as low as $375. Flights to Auckland are more costly at midday, with an average ticket price of $500. Departure times at midday fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

What is there to do in Auckland when it’s raining?

Users planning a flight to Auckland during the month of July should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Auckland even when it's raining, though. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centres in the area, like Avondale Sunday Market.

Is there a good place to hike near Auckland?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Auckland for January, February, and March. Parks like Myers Park are popular hot spots in those months.

Is there an alternative airport near Auckland?

Great Barrier Island Airport, Hamilton Airport, Whangarei Airport or Tauranga Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Auckland.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Auckland?

The cheapest airport near Auckland is typically Hamilton Airport, with an average price of $567/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


Auckland Intl flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Auckland Intl found recently by users on momondo
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LATAM Airlines
6 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 15m
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 Apr.
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 45m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
16 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 15m
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Apr.
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 50m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
17 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne
3h 30m
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Mar.
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 05m
MEL
Melbourne
LATAM Airlines
31 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 15m
AKL
Auckland Intl
7 Apr.
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 45m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
22 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 05m
AKL
Auckland Intl
25 Apr.
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 45m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
17 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne
3h 30m
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Mar.
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 05m
MEL
Melbourne

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Auckland Intl

If you're looking for one-way flights to Auckland, view some of our deals below provided by Virgin Australia
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Virgin Australia
11 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 55m
1 stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
18 Feb.
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Melbourne
10h 20m
1 stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
30 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 10m
AKL
Auckland Intl

Which airlines fly to Auckland?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Auckland

There are several airlines that operate direct international flights from Australian cities to Auckland, New Zealand. You can choose from between Qantas Airways, Emirates, China Airlines, Virgin Australia Airlines, LATAM Airlines Group, Nauru Airlines, Air New Zealand, AirAsia X, Jetstar Airways and Philippine Airlines. Other airlines with layover options includes Singapore Airlines, Air Vanuatu, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Aircalin, Fiji Airways and China Southern Airlines.


How to get from the airport to Auckland city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Auckland along with the distance from the city centre

Auckland Airport (AKL)

Auckland Airport is conveniently located between Auckland city and Manukau city and there are several transport options to get to Auckland city centre from the airport.

SkyBus

Auckland’s airport transfer service, SkyBus, operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year between the airport and Auckland city via two different routes providing several convenient stops based on your destination. The ride takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes and a one-way adult ticket is $18 NZD while a one-way child ticket (5 – 15 years) is $6 NZD.

Taxis

You can pre-book a taxi or simply go to the designated taxi ranks outside the arrivals area at the airport. Several licensed taxi companies operate here and offer a fixed fare to Auckland CBD but these fares range from $38.00 NZD – $75.00 NZD depending on which taxi company you oft for. Auckland airport charges $5.00 NZD per pick up and $2.00 NZD per drop off which is usually included in the fixed fare rate stated by the taxi company.

Shuttles

If you are travelling in a group, you will find it economical to opt for the shuttle service, as the fare from airport to the city centre is $35.00 NZD for the first person and $8.00 NZD per additional person (travelling in the same group). The ride takes approximately 1 hour.

Rental Cars

Rental car companies licensed by the Auckland Airport are conveniently located next to the arrivals area on the ground floor. You can also look pre-book online and look up some great deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Auckland

Most frequently searched flights to Auckland along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
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How to get around in Auckland?

Buses

Auckland Transport operated Metro buses which run from approximately 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. are the best way to get around the city. The buses have 3 routes – CityLink (red buses) within the CBD, the InnerLink (green buses) which is a circular route throughout central Auckland, and OuterLink (orange buses) that serve Auckland’s inner suburbs. For the CityLink buses the maximum fare is $1 NZD per adult, while fares for the other 2 routes range from $3 NZD – $10 NZD depending on the number of zones you travel.

Trains

Auckland’s train network has 4 lines that take you to South, East and West Auckland. Trains run every 10 minutes at rush hour, every 20 minutes at non-peak hours and every 30 minutes in the evenings and on weekends. Trains are a convenient option to commute to the major shopping destinations of Newmarket, Sylvia Park, New Lynn and Dress-Smart at Onehunga. Some of the other Auckland attractions such as Rainbows End Adventure Park and Auckland War Memorial Museum are also located close to train stations. Train fares are same as the buses fares and are priced basis the number of zones travelled.

Ferries

To visit neighbourhoods like Devenport and Waiheke Island, you can use the city’s ferry system. Tickets can be purchased at the CBD’s Downtown Ferry Terminal. One-way adult fare starts at $6.50 NZD while a round-trip starts at $12.00 NZD.

Taxis

There are a handful of taxi operators in Auckland charging varying rates. Typical rates start at $3.00 NZD, plus $3.00 NZD for every additional kilometres and $50.00 NZD for 1 hour waiting.

Rental Cars

Driving your own vehicle is a good way to get around Auckland, especially if you plan to explore the neighbouring areas outside the city limits. Try to stay off the roads during the rush hours from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and remember that the Kiwis drive on the left side of the road.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Auckland?

Australian citizens or visitors with an Australian resident return visa do not need a visa to travel to New Zealand. For foreign nationals, please check the New Zealand Immigration website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Auckland

Things to do and places of interest in Auckland

Whether you are an adventure junkie, foodie, culture enthusiast or a sports lover, the cosmopolitan city of Auckland has something for everyone.

  • Meet local marine mammals such as bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and orca at the daily marine mammal eco-safaris in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
  • Take a ferry to Davenport Island and enjoy a drink or meal or some shopping or explore the World War II tunnels and gun emplacements in North Head.
  • Explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, where you can walk to the summit of the black lava volcanic island Rangitoto, enjoy wine tasting and beachcombing at Waiheke Island, sunbathe and swim at Motuihe Island or visit the wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi.
  • Get up-close and personal with sharks and penguins at the Kelly Tarlton’s Antartic Encounter and Underwater World.
  • For a wilderness adventure, checkout the Great Barrier Island tracks that lead to secluded natural hot springs and historic kauri dams.
  • Take a day-tour to see the famed Hobbiton Movie Set or a boat ride through Waitomo Glow-worm Caves to see thousands of glow-worms illuminate the cave ceiling.
  • Go to the top of Sky Tower and take in 360 degree views of the city or attempt a base jump off the viewing platform by wire.
  • Walk the Coast to Coast Walkway to discover the unique features of Auckland, get a great little exercise, and also some bragging rights to tell your loved ones that crossed the width of New Zealand on foot!
  • Immerse in the Maori culture when you the performances at the Auckland War Memorial Museum including a welcome dance, poi dance, stick game, weaponry display and haka.
  • The Auckland Zoo or the Rainbows End Adventure Park at Manukau City ensure some fun-filled entertainment for all ages.

Tips and tricks for visiting Auckland

Get the AT HOP Card

Save considerably on your travel cost by picking up an AT HOP card, a reusable smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses. The card costs $10 NZD and saves you up to 20% on a single ride.

Take advantage of the ‘free’ activities

In the summer months, watch a film outside at Silo Park for free. Bring a deck chair and a picnic and enjoy a cult classic. Watch a cricket match between amateur teams for free, at the Victoria Park on most weekends. Enjoy a leisurely walk at Cornwall Park which features jogging and bike paths, a tennis club, a farm and remnants of a pre-European Mauri fort. Don’t leave without taking in the views at the park’s lookout point called One Tree Hill. Try the Auckland Free Walking Tour to learn about the city’s history, architecture and people.

Dress in layers

Auckland can experience 4 seasons in a single day and it can rain at any time in Auckland. Dress in layers and always keep a light rain jacket or an umbrella handy.

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