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Cheapest flights to cities in New Zealand

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Useful information for your flight to New Zealand

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to New Zealand
  • What are the most popular cities to visit in New Zealand?

    Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in New Zealand. The most popular city to travel to in New Zealand is Auckland, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 1,087% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in New Zealand are Christchurch and Queenstown.

  • What popular landmarks are in New Zealand?

    While there are more than just a few landmarks in New Zealand, most momondo users find Franz Josef Glacier, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Korowai - Torlesse Tussocklands Park, and Takapuna Beach to be the most interesting places to see in the country.

  • What is the cheapest flight to New Zealand?

    If you are looking to fly to New Zealand for less, look to airlines like Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways, with prices starting at $52, $73, and $147 respectively.

  • Which airlines fly to New Zealand?

    You can find flights to New Zealand from 12 airlines. If you’re unsure which to fly with, consider booking your flight with Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia or Jetstar as these are the most popular among our users. Air New Zealand is the most favoured with 30% of momondo travellers booking flights with this airline.

  • How long is the flight from Australia to New Zealand?

    Flight times vary depending on what airport in Australia you fly out of and what airport in New Zealand you fly into. For example, flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl takes 3h on average. On the other hand, flying from Melbourne to Auckland Intl takes 3h 25m on average. Keep in mind that it’s always quicker to opt for a non-stop flight, so be sure to check momondo to see if there are any available for your route.

  • What is the most popular airport in New Zealand to fly to?

    If you’re unsure where to fly to in New Zealand, we recommend booking a flight that arrives at the popular Auckland Intl airport, which services Auckland and its surrounding areas. In the last 12 months, 70% of momondo travellers booking flights to New Zealand chose to fly into Auckland Intl.

  • How much are flights to New Zealand?

    Flights to New Zealand have been found on momondo for as low as $152 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be $703 and anything for $658 or less is a good deal. $3,779 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.

  • What is the best day of the week to fly to New Zealand?

    The best day to take a flight to New Zealand is on Thursday, followed by Monday. Thursday and Monday tend to have the lowest flight prices to New Zealand. If your travel dates are flexible, then try to avoid booking on a Sunday, which is known for being the most expensive day of the week to fly to New Zealand.


Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit New Zealand? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Recent flights found to popular cities in New Zealand

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Cheapest flight routes to New Zealand

These routes have the cheapest flights to New Zealand found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
MelbourneAuckland3h 25m$238
CoolangattaAuckland2h 55m$255
SydneyAuckland3h 00m$266
SydneyQueenstown2h 55m$289
MelbourneChristchurch3h 15m$292
MelbourneQueenstown3h 05m$341
AdelaideAuckland15h 00m$379
BrisbaneAuckland3h 05m$395
SydneyWellington3h 15m$399
LauncestonAuckland19h 15m$450
AdelaideChristchurch15h 20m$487
SydneyChristchurch3h 10m$500
AdelaideQueenstown12h 05m$522
BrisbaneQueenstown3h 35m$524
PerthAuckland6h 10m$524
CoolangattaWellington3h 15m$535

Best things to do and see in New Zealand

How long does it take to fly to New Zealand?

If you want to book flights between Australia and New Zealand, you will find plenty of cheap flights and a variety of convenient routes to choose from. Multiple airlines, such as Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways, regularly operate New Zealand flights from Australian airports. On most flight routes between Australia and New Zealand, you can expect to be in the air for around 3h before you land. This is the case if you fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) to destinations like Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch with Air New Zealand. 3h is also your expected journey time if you fly from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Auckland Airport (AKL) or to Christchurch Airport (CHC) with Jetstar. When you fly from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Auckland or Wellington Airport (WLG), you can expect to be in the air for around 3h with Air New Zealand. If you fly this route with Qantas Airways, however, your journey time can increase by around 5h.

Can you get direct flights to New Zealand from Australia?

Passengers looking for flights to New Zealand will find plenty of non-stop flights from various Australian airports. For example, direct flights are available from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Auckland Airport with Air New Zealand, LATAM Airlines, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways. You can also book direct flights from Sydney to Wellington with Qantas Airways and non-stop flights from Sydney to Christchurch with Air New Zealand. If you plan to make your departure from Melbourne Airport, you can find direct New Zealand flights to Auckland and Christchurch with Jetstar and with Air New Zealand. Direct flights are also available between Brisbane and Auckland Airport with Air New Zealand. However, if you want to leave Brisbane with other airlines, such as Qantas Airways or Jetstar, you will usually have to make one stopover before landing in New Zealand. These stops can add between three and 5h to your overall travel time before you reach your destination.

What is the best way to travel around New Zealand?

New Zealand is a large but sparsely populated country, with many vast rural areas to explore. Visitors to New Zealand may find that travel by road and air are convenient ways to get around and see different parts of the country. New Zealand has several major airports, including Auckland International Airport, Wellington Airport, and Christchurch Airport, which operate frequent domestic flights with affordable airfare rates. New Zealand is also a great destination to explore by car, making car hire an ideal option. Many airports offer car hire at the terminals so you can collect your vehicle on arrival and get your trip underway. While public transport options, like buses, are available in New Zealand, these services may be limited, especially in less populated areas. Travelling by car will allow you to get off the beaten track and find your way to the many secluded beauty spots that New Zealand has to offer.

Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to New Zealand?

Australian nationals travelling to New Zealand must show a valid passport to enter the country. However, you do not need to have a visa to enter New Zealand as a tourist from Australia. When you book your ticket to New Zealand, you should also make sure that your passport is valid for several months after the date of your arrival. This is important as the authorities will need to see that you have a valid passport to board your flight back to Australia.


Popular routes landing in New Zealand

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
London to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time25h 25m
Cheapest price$1,071
Melbourne to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time3h 25m
Cheapest price$238
Brisbane to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time3h 05m
Cheapest price$395
Sydney to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time3h 00m
Cheapest price$266
Melbourne to Queenstown Flights
Fastest flight time3h 05m
Cheapest price$341
Sydney to Queenstown Flights
Fastest flight time2h 55m
Cheapest price$289
Auckland to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price$69
Sydney to Wellington Flights
Fastest flight time3h 15m
Cheapest price$399
Sydney to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time3h 10m
Cheapest price$500
Auckland to Wellington Flights
Fastest flight time1h 05m
Cheapest price$69
Melbourne to Wellington Flights
Fastest flight time12h 45m
Cheapest price$807
Melbourne to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time3h 15m
Cheapest price$292
Auckland to Queenstown Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price$110
Brisbane to Christchurch Flights
Fastest flight time3h 15m
Cheapest price$545
Melbourne to Tauranga Flights
Fastest flight time7h 15m
Cheapest price$744
Perth to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time6h 10m
Cheapest price$524
Adelaide to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time15h 00m
Cheapest price$379
Brisbane to Queenstown Flights
Fastest flight time3h 35m
Cheapest price$524
Melbourne to Napier Flights
Fastest flight time15h 05m
Cheapest price$998
Maroochydore to Auckland Flights
Fastest flight time3h 05m
Cheapest price$614

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