Cheap flights to Auckland, New Zealand

SFO — AKL
Aug 16 — Aug 231

Flights to Auckland in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$1,986Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip from$892From New York to Auckland Intl
One-way from$694One-way flight from New York to Auckland Intl (AKL)

Cheap flights to Auckland in August, September 2022

The best prices found for AKL flights for August, September
Sep 14 - Sep 24
EWR

Newark

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

33h 30m
AKL

Auckland Intl

EWR

Newark

3 stops

35h 28m
$1,151

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Sep 16 - Sep 30
EWR

Newark

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 40m
AKL

Auckland Intl

EWR

Newark

2 stops

40h 25m
$1,223

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 20 - Sep 28
EWR

Newark

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 40m
AKL

Auckland Intl

EWR

Newark

2 stops

40h 25m
$1,232

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Auckland 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Auckland found for this year
Nov 1 - Dec 1
EWR

Newark

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

26h 09m
AKL

Auckland Intl

EWR

Newark

1 stop

23h 23m
$892

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Nov 1 - Dec 1
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

22h 25m
AKL

Auckland Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

22h 00m
$892

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Nov 1 - Nov 11
LGA

New York LaGuardia

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

23h 46m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LGA

New York LaGuardia

1 stop

21h 54m
$892

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Last minute flights to Auckland

Late deals on round-trip flights to Auckland, departing today and this week
Aug 16 - Dec 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

43h 45m
AKL

Auckland Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

25h 30m
$1,591

Hawaiian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Aug 16 - Dec 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

43h 45m
AKL

Auckland Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

22h 50m
$1,610

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Aug 16 - Dec 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 50m
AKL

Auckland Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

41h 03m
$1,643

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Auckland?

The cheapest ticket to Auckland found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,560

February

$1,392

March

$1,343

April

$1,385

May

$1,373

June

$1,503

July

$1,520

August

$1,203

September

$1,244

October

$1,198

November

$1,303

December

$1,367

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Auckland is October. The most expensive month for flights is January. 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 Auckland?

Average Auckland flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

NYC - AKL

Price

$1,198 - $2,089

AKL

Temperature

51.8 - 68 °F

AKL

Rainfall

2.8 - 5.1 inches

Peak Season: The peak season is December through March. Book a flight to Auckland during these months and arrive to the warm weather. The crowds peak during summer school holidays (mid-December to late January). Beaches become flushed with tourists, and it stays just as warm until the heat begins to taper off in March. Easter and Labor Day are also in demand for tourists, so keep than in mind when booking your trip to Auckland.

Auckland Cup Week in March is New Zealand’s most glamorous event. It displays an array of horse racing, style, fashion, and entertainment. The event is perfect for a family day out as it includes free children’s entertainment, such as: pony rides, bouncy castles, swing ball and much more. Ticket options vary from the luxurious champagne lawn to a more relaxed environment on the grass so there is something to suit everyone’s taste. Keep in mind that flights to Auckland and accommodation prices can rise dramatically during that season.

Easter weekend and late October are busy as are the holiday periods from mid-May to the end of May, the first half of July, and late August to mid-September.

Off-peak Season: Things get a little quiet as cooler temperatures prevail (June through September), but it only means that you’ll have more of the place to yourself. You can book flights to Auckland keeping peacefulness and solitude in mind.

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

While travelers often have the option to book flights on short notice or just a few weeks in advance, tickets tend to be more costly when booked close to the departure dates, and flights aren’t always guaranteed. On average, the best time to book a ticket to Auckland is approximately seven and a half weeks in advance, as fares slowly begin to drop about three and a half months before departure dates and reach their lowest points at the seven and a half week mark. If you’re traveling during the holiday seasons or for Spring Break, it’s a good idea to book your ticket three to four months prior to departure to ensure that you’re able to reserve a seat and avoid last minute holiday price hikes

Which day is cheapest to fly to Auckland?

The cheapest flights to Auckland are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Auckland?

Flights at noon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Auckland. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

Auckland Travel Guide

The waterside city of Auckland—also known as the “City of Sails”—is known for its nautical lifestyle. Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, Auckland’s backdrop is subtropical forests and volcanic terrains. Travelers booking flights to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, will undoubtedly spend time in the water. The city is known for its ideal swimming conditions, water sports, and—of course—world-renowned yachting.

Auckland is home to more than 1.3 million people and it boasts the largest Polynesian population in the world. Travelers booking flights to Auckland are in for some excellent outdoor activities; Auckland has more boats per capita than any city; 22 regional parks; 50 islands; and more than 300 miles of hiking trails.

For such a large city, Auckland’s surroundings are stunning. On a flight to Auckland, travelers will see the sea first, then the volcanic hills and lush forests, and finally, the city. Situated on a strip of land with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other, the landscape is awe-inspiring and many visitors use Auckland as a base from which to explore the rest of New Zealand. From Stanley Bay, there are more than 100 beaches within an hour’s journey.

As a coastal city, it is no surprise that Auckland has incorporated the sea into its lifestyle. In fact, Waitemata Harbor serves as a focal point for the city. The word “Auckland” in Maori, the local dialect, means sea of sparkling waters. It is as apt a description of the local setting as any.

The city has been growing steadily since it hosted the America’s Cup in 2000. Now, a day spent on the water can be followed by a night touring the many clubs, bars and restaurants that have opened since then.

From quirky boutiques and antique shops in Parnell to numerous shopping precincts and malls, Auckland is a shopper’s paradise. Outside the city are vineyards and wineries. If you are flying to Auckland with the family, don’t miss the Snowplanet indoor snow center; an ideal destination for the kids.

What’s the weather like in Auckland?

The maritime climate here makes any time a great time to book a cheap flight to Auckland. Summer (January) usually hits about 70 degrees, and winter (July and August) gets only as low as the 40’s and 50’s. With only an occasional morning frost, that’s nothing to complain about.

How long is the flight to Auckland?

Flights times into Aukland, New Zealand range from an hour or two to 13 hours or longer, depending on which part of the globe you’re traveling from. If you’re heading into the region from Los Angeles, California, flights typically last about 13 hours. Flights from the U.K. are about 23 hours, while flights from New York City are around 18 hours. If you’re traveling in from Washington, plan to be up in the air for approximately 14 hours.

Which airlines fly to Auckland?

Aukland International Airport is a central hub for airline travel in and out of New Zealand that serves a wide variety of U.S. and international carriers, so you should have no problem booking a flight to Auckland. U,S. airlines served by Aukland International Airport include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Air, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. International carriers include Air Canada, Air France KLM, AeroMexico, British Airways and Philippine Airlines.

What should you pack for a flight to Auckland?

Auckland, New Zealand experiences the four seasons, with temperatures that tend to decline as you head south. Packing for a New Zealand trip depends on whether you’re visiting during summer or winter, but keep in mind that during the summer, high temps are usually between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and drop during the evening, especially in the mountain areas. If you’re visiting Auckland during spring, summer or fall and plan to spend time camping or hiking, layers are important. Pack a few pairs of warm pants, long sleeved shirts and a couple of sweaters for layering. Winter outerwear such as gloves, scarves and hats is also essential.

When visiting Auckland during the summer, you’ll want to pack a bathing suit or two if you plan to spend time at the beach or near the ocean, as well as sunscreen and a good pair of sunglasses. Light clothing such as sundresses, tank tops and shorts are perfect for the summer days, while a light sweater or jacket can help warm you up as night falls.

When packing your carry on bag, take your flight time into consideration. If you’ve got a considerably long flight, make sure to pack plenty of reading materials and a sleep mask so you can rest comfortably. You may also want to pack your favorite beauty or hygiene products for easy access to anything you need to freshen up as the flight lands. Additional essentials for your carry-on bag include a travel-sized first aid kit with bandages and pain relievers, a travel-sized hand sanitizer, and a few light snacks to munch on.

Getting to and around the city of Auckland

Getting downtown from the airport

Flights to Auckland are served by Auckland Airport (AKL) which is located 13 miles from the city. An Airbus bus service leaves regularly (every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night) for the city center. Shuttle buses also offer cheaper transport between the airport and city or suburbs on a “shared ride” basis. Taxi services are plentiful and can be booked from the arrivals hall. It is also easy to rent a car at the airport and drive via one of the two state highways which allow easy access to the different areas of the city.

Auckland is a modern city that is easy to travel by foot, bus or ferry. You can also rent a scooter or bicycle for at least half a day. You can get almost anywhere in central Auckland by bus; some of which will take you to tourist attractions for free. The public transportation is good enough that you won’t need a car to get around, and you’d struggle to find parking anyway. You may want to rent a car to head out to the suburbs, however, and you can also take a ferry to the north shore suburbs and Hauraki Gulf Islands.

The Link is the local bus service and can be used to augment your sightseeing strategy, particularly when your legs begin to feel weary. There are also free transportation options for the major attractions. The north shore suburbs and Hauraki Gulf Islands are all serviced by ferries.

If you’re planning excursions further afield, a rental car makes sense. All major rental car companies are represented both in the city and at the airport. Remember that the locals here drive on the left.

What are some things to do in Auckland?

Whether you’re visiting Auckland for the ultimate outdoor adventure or simply feel like relaxing in the sun by the water’s edge, there are plenty of options to keep you busy. For a lovely day on the water where you can take in the majestic beauty of the Auckland skyline and Rangitoo Island, sign up for Fullers Harbour Cruise. The starting point of the cruise is Devenport, also referred to as Auckland’s “Marine Suburb.” Arrive a little early to check out the local shops, then hop on board and snack on a complimentary muffins and tea while enjoying the sights and sounds of the are. Make sure to bring your camera to document the volcanic terrain when the boat stops at Rangatoo Island.

If you’re up for a little adventure and memories that are sure to last a lifetime, pay a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium and get up close and personal with the Antarctic penguins at the Antarctic Ice Adventure. This walk-through exhibit is the actual home of New Zealand’s single colony of Antarctic penguins, allowing visitors a first-hand look at this amazing species as they swim in the freezing cold waters of their natural habitat.

For a fun day of shopping and sightseeing, head over to the Manukau Coast. Located in South Auckland, this coastal paradise houses a wide variety of markets offering food and crafts created by local artisans, botanical gardens with amazing scenery, and a coastline with some of the best beaches in the area. Manukau is also home to Rainbow’s End, New Zealand’s largest theme park, where you’ll find massive roller coasters, a 3D cinema, and some of the tastiest cotton candy around.

Tips for your stay in Auckland

  • Ascension Wine Estate:If you’re a food and wine lover, make this site a day-one expedition. Sure, have a glass of Shiraz on your flight to Auckland, but know in your heart that you haven’t experienced anything yet. Ascension Wine Estate is run by fifth generation keepers who live off the land, and personally cultivate the grapes. Located in Matakana, this eco-friendly winery has been given the Green Ribbon for Sustainable Business from the Ministry of Environment, and takes personal pride in producing small quantities of the most sought-after wines in New Zealand. The grapes here are grown on north-facing slopes, to maximize sun and drainage advantage, and subsequently endure a long and slow ripening process. If you haven’t understood yet, this place takes care very seriously. Just ask the palate officer, the grape guardian, or the romance director. Yes, we said “romance director.”
  • Devonport:Visit this tiny seaside village for a historic throwback to the quaint times of New Zealand. The array of glass art, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and contemporary fine art is enough to make your head spin—in a good way. Pick a piece that suits you and pack it away for your return flight; when you unwrap the gift to yourself you’ll always have a reminder of your travel to Auckland. When you’re done shopping, take a stroll along the wharf, or explore one of the three seaside volcanoes. Cafés and restaurants are dotted along the roads, completing your day.
  • Auckland’s central waterfront area is best toured aboard a yacht. Trips around the harbor are on constant offer with a wide variety of boat types at your disposal. An outstanding tour involves heading out to the Hauraki Gulf, a two-hour outing, that provides stunning views of the city. Booking in advance is not usually necessary.
  • The Stardome (also known as the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium) can be found in the One Tree Hill area. Regular planetarium fare is on offer, though on clear nights you can use the local telescope to peer at the stars.
  • The Victoria Park Market has come a long way from its very humble beginnings. The area was once a garbage dump, but today is home to many crafts shops and boutiques. Cafés, restaurants and a food court aim to take care of all your needs during the shopping expedition.
  • For food at altitude, head for the revolving Orbit Restaurant on top of the Sky Tower. The 360-degree views on offer make this a popular dining destination so do book ahead. It is open for brunch, lunch and supper and your meal includes entry to the observation level.
  • Another opportunity to see Auckland from above—this one is complimentary—can be experienced by going to the top of Mount Eden, a volcanic cone at the center of the city. This is popular among the locals as a picnic and strolling site, so it is probably best to avoid summer weekends.

Finding Flights from Auckland

If you’re in need of an outbound flight from Auckland to extend your vacation or head to another destination, Cheapflights can help you find some great deals. Auckland International Airport serves most major U.S. and international carriers, so you should be able to book your flight in no time at all. Here are some of the most popular routes and destinations when traveling from Auckland, along with some helpful flight deals:

Flights from Auckland to Los Angeles

Flights to New York from Auckland

If you need a reliable lift to the airport, Auckland’s got you covered. Auckland International Airport only allows taxis and buses with specific licensing to shuttle passengers, so booking a ride with one of these services ensures safe and timely travel. Shuttle Auckland and Super Shuttle offer van service and convenient pick up from your hotel or lodging accommodations, just make sure to schedule your trip at least one day in advance to prevent delays. If you prefer to take a taxi to the airport, taxis in Auckland can usually pick up within short notice, but it’s always a good idea to pre-schedule your ride to prevent delays. Sky Bus NZ is a 24-hour shuttle bus service that offers rides to the airport, seven days a week. The bus picks up at all major hotels in the area, but you may wish to contact the service in advance to ensure your lodging area is on the route.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Auckland International Airport, check out or informative online guide.

Auckland, New Zealand airport overview

With some 13 million passengers passing through each year, Auckland International Airport (AKL), also known to locals as Mangere Airport after the suburb in which it is located, is New Zealand’s primary airport, and the fourth busiest in Australasia.

The buzzing airport takes its role seriously as the first and last place that visitors see in New Zealand, and has put together an impressive collection of imagery reflecting the culture and heritage of the country, which you can view on the walls of the airport.

The airport is under regular construction, a process that some travelers have reported as unsettling. Until Auckland International has finished with its tweaks and reshuffles, give yourself a little extra time to navigate – nobody likes to fly stressed, so better to be safe than sorry.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Auckland?

Booking a flight to Auckland Intl (AKL) is your only option if you intend on flying to Auckland. It is only a 11.1 mi journey from Auckland Intl to Auckland’s city center.

Other local departures to Auckland from the United States