Cheap flights to New Zealand

From
To
Sun 1/22
Sun 2/19
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Sun 1/22
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

Home Flights South Pacific Cheap flights to New Zealand

Flights to New Zealand in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,750Average for round-trip flights in December 2022
Round-trip from$1,079From New York to New Zealand
One-way from$10One-way flight from New York to New Zealand

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Zealand

Can I fly to New Zealand from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to New Zealand

Most visitors from USA can enter New Zealand without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

Can I fly back to USA from New Zealand?

Returning to USA from New Zealand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for New Zealand

What is the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand?

The cheapest ticket to New Zealand found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,662
February
$1,246
March
$1,284
April
$1,475
May
$1,373
June
$1,512
July
$1,520
August
$1,298
September
$1,396
October
$1,360
November
$1,319
December
$1,527
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to New Zealand is February. 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 New Zealand?

Average Auckland Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
NYC - AKL
Price
$1,246 - $2,292
AKL
Temperature
57.2 - 75.2 °F
AKL
Rainfall
0.79 - 2.24 inches

When is the best time to book a flight to New Zealand?

The price you pay for your flight to New Zealand 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 New Zealand?

The cheapest flights to New Zealand are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to New Zealand?

Flights at noon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to New Zealand. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Best Time to Fly to New Zealand

Peak season:
December, January and February (New Zealand’s summer months) are the best time to travel. Average temperatures are between 68 and 86 degrees (F). The autumn months of March through May are good times to book trips to New Zealand. The temperatures are slightly cooler than summer, but the weather can still be excellent and this is the time of year for beautiful autumn foliage.

Off season:
Traveling is cheaper during July and August and visitors can likely find cheap flights to New Zealand during this time. Average winter temperatures are 50-59 degrees (F).

Why you should take a flight to New Zealand

New Zealand is surrounded by mountains, fast-flowing rivers, lakes, forests, and miles-long beaches. Travelers seeking peace, nature, and paradise book flights to New Zealand to gain tranquility from the general chaos of everyday life. Thanks to an excess in tourism, the country’s economy continues to grow at a steady pace. Add tourism to New Zealand’s main export business — meat, wool, and dairy — and the country continues to thrive and produce. 

Travelers booking trips to New Zealand will find there is plenty to taste. Dine on a dozen different varieties of fish and shellfish fresh from the New Zealand waters. The vast land mass and farming gives diners some of the best prime beef, lamb, venison, and ostrich. And what meal is complete without a glass of wine. New Zealand wines are revered around the world and continue to be praised by some of the best sommeliers in the world. 

Once your flight to New Zealand arrives, take in some hiking, rafting, swim with the dolphins, whale-watch, and, of course, take a turn at bungee-jumping. New Zealand is a country of adventures just waiting for travelers to set foot and explore.

New Zealand climate

The New Zealand climate changes throughout the year. There are mild winters and warm, humid summers on the North Island, while the South Island is colder and has huge glaciers and snowfields. The mountains get snow in the winter and the west coast sees most of the rain. Summer lasts from November to April.

Getting around New Zealand

The following chart gives approximate journey times from Wellington (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in New Zealand.

AirRoadRail
Auckland1.009.0010.00
N. Plymouth1.008.30
Christchurch0.457.20*5.20*
Dunedin1.2012.20*

Note: *Plus ferry crossing of three hours.

New Zealand Travel Information

  • Kapiti Island, north of Wellington on the North Island, is home to a nature reserve that protects some of the rarest birds in the world. These include Robin, Saddleback, Stitchbird, Kaka, Kakariki, Weka, Kereru, Bellbirds and the extremely rare flightless Takahe. The nocturnal Kiwi, the emblem of New Zealand, also lives here.
  • Rotorua in central North Island, is a geothermal area. There are several geysers including the spectacular 20-metre Pohutu geyser at Whakarewarewa (the thermal village) and hot mud pools. It is also the heartland of Maori culture. There are 16 lakes around Rotorua, 11 are fishable and stock trout (rainbow, brown, brook and tiger).Major fishing lakes are Rotorua, Rotoiti, Tarawera, Okataina and Rotoma. Ask your Rotorua hotel for sight-seeing recommendations, as you’ll like get a couple discounts if you book in bulk.
  • Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle and Dunedin’s (South Island) top visitor attraction. The castle was built in 1871 by William Larnach for his first wife. It is owned by the Barker family, but it is open for tours and celebrations. The views over the Otago Peninsula are breathtaking. Dunedin is also home to the Cadbury Factory, which features a unique chocolate fall in a five-storey high silo.
  • Queenstown is the birthplace of commercial bungee-jumping. The city lies on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and is surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range, the youngest ski area in the region. The Lindauer Queenstown Winter Festival takes place in late June and July, so be sure to book your Queenstown hotels well in advance if you plan on attending the festival.
  • The Lord of the Rings trail: Mount Aspiring National Park, named for one of New Zealand’s highest peaks, is part of Te Wahipounamu, the South West New Zealand UNESCO World Heritage Area. The park, to the south of the Southern Alps, is popular for walking and mountaineering. Many locations around Glenorchy village (Lothlorien, Amon Hen, Orthanc, and Isengard) were used in the films.
  • Hotels in Auckland City are a great starting point for first-time New Zealand travelers, and available for all budgets and personalities.

How popular are flights to New Zealand this year?

New Zealand flights are currently seeing a 206% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.

Popular regions to fly to in New Zealand

Not sure where to visit in New Zealand? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in New Zealand below to filter down your possible destination.
Select your preferred route to New Zealand from United States below
Show more

Cheapest flights to New Zealand

Not set on New Zealand? See the cheapest flights to United States. Airfare prices updated on December 01, 2022.
Home Flights South Pacific Cheap flights to New Zealand