Cheap flights to South Island from $523

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 8/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
BOS — CHC
Apr 29 — May 61

Flights to South Island in 2024

Find the latest flights to South Island in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,068,701 searches and data was last updated on April 24, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

$2,440

Round-trip from

$1,493
High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2024
From New York to Christchurch

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Cheap flights to South Island in April & May 2024

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Check out some of the flights available from low prices to South Island in April and May 2024. If these prices don't match your budget, be sure to check back soon for more deals.
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 5/211:25 pmCHC - LAX
1 stop18h 30mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$756
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 5/148:25 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$832
Thu 5/3011:35 pmSFO - CHC
2 stops26h 15mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/28:25 pmCHC - SFO
2 stops36h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/24$846
Fri 5/2411:55 pmLAX - ZQN
2 stops39h 15mMultiple Airlines
Fri 5/314:50 pmZQN - LAX
2 stops39h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/24$871
Tue 5/1410:00 pmLAX - ZQN
2 stops22h 20mAir New Zealand
Tue 5/218:25 pmZQN - LAX
1 stop35h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 4/23$956
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 5/218:25 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/24$989
Tue 5/1410:00 pmLAX - ZQN
2 stops22h 20mAir New Zealand
Tue 5/214:20 pmZQN - LAX
2 stops40h 00mAir New Zealand
Deal found 4/23$1,002
Fri 5/1011:55 pmLAX - ZQN
2 stops39h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/1512:30 pmZQN - LAX
2 stops43h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$1,014
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 5/146:10 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops37h 45mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$1,036

South Island 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for South Island in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,068,701 searches and data were last updated on April 24, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to South Island in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 11/510:35 pmSFO - CHC
1 stop17h 45mFiji Airways
Tue 11/262:20 pmCHC - SFO
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/23$725
Wed 7/38:30 amHNL - CHC
2 stops28h 20mMultiple Airlines
Wed 7/106:05 amCHC - HNL
1 stop21h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/24$753
Tue 11/512:00 pmHNL - CHC
2 stops26h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 11/192:20 pmCHC - HNL
2 stops19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$755
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 5/211:25 pmCHC - LAX
1 stop18h 30mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$756
Thu 9/2611:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mFiji Airways
Mon 10/72:15 pmCHC - LAX
1 stop18h 40mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$769
Sun 10/2011:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Fri 11/19:40 amCHC - LAX
2 stops23h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/24$781
Sun 10/2011:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Fri 11/16:45 amCHC - LAX
2 stops26h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$797
Tue 11/510:35 pmSFO - CHC
1 stop17h 45mMultiple Airlines
Tue 11/268:30 pmCHC - SFO
2 stops36h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$801
Tue 11/512:00 pmHNL - CHC
2 stops26h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 11/192:20 pmCHC - HNL
2 stops19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/23$802

Flights to South Island departing soon

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Browse some of the best deals on flights leaving last minute to South Island. Tip: double check your flight details before making your reservation.
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 5/211:25 pmCHC - LAX
1 stop18h 30mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$756
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 5/148:25 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$832
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 5/218:25 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/24$989
Sun 5/511:55 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop17h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 5/146:10 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops37h 45mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/24$1,036
Mon 5/611:55 pmLAX - CHC
2 stops25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/156:15 amCHC - LAX
2 stops25h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$1,184
Mon 5/611:45 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop20h 40mQantas Airways
Mon 6/246:05 amCHC - LAX
1 stop27h 15mQantas Airways
Deal found 4/23$1,230
Mon 5/611:55 pmLAX - CHC
2 stops39h 30mMultiple Airlines
Mon 6/244:00 pmCHC - LAX
2 stops39h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$1,251
Tue 4/3011:00 pmSFO - CHC
1 stop18h 15mFiji Airways
Tue 5/71:15 pmCHC - SFO
1 stop19h 30mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/23$1,295
Mon 5/611:45 pmLAX - CHC
1 stop29h 10mQantas Airways
Mon 6/246:25 amCHC - LAX
2 stops26h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 4/23$1,323

One-way flights to South Island

Explore one-way flight options to South Island for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,068,701 searches and data was last updated on April 24, 2024.
If you're looking for options on one-way flights to South Island, check out these fares. Those seeking round-trip flights to South Island should utilize the search form at the the top of the page.
Sat 8/37:35 pmLAX - ZQN
2 stops44h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/22$523
Tue 6/2511:35 pmSFO - CHC
1 stop17h 40mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/23$564
Tue 7/27:35 pmLAX - CHC
3 stops44h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$631
Fri 8/237:35 pmLAX - ZQN
3 stops53h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$640
Fri 8/237:35 pmLAX - ZQN
2 stops53h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$653
Thu 5/2311:35 pmSFO - CHC
1 stop17h 35mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/23$658
Tue 6/257:50 amSFO - CHC
3 stops59h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$669
Tue 5/2811:35 pmSFO - CHC
1 stop17h 35mFiji Airways
Deal found 4/23$686
Wed 5/227:45 amSFO - CHC
3 stops53h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/23$712

Average price of flights to South Island by month

Plan your trip to South Island by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to South Island is currently $637 while a round-trip flight costs $1,005. Price data was last updated on April 21, 2024.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Island (average of $1,358). Flying to South Island in December will prove the most costly (average of $1,804). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$1,383

February

$1,422

March

$1,558

April

$1,532

May

$1,560

June

$1,500

July

$1,693

August

$1,614

September

$1,602

October

$1,358

November

$1,577

December

$1,804

Temperature and rainfall in South Island by month

Plan your trip to South Island by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHC

Temperature

42.8 - 62.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to South Island, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 62.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 42.8 F).

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Reviews of airlines servicing South Island

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South Island. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to South Island. Reviews last updated April 24, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Fiji Airways, Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand to South Island have to say. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very good
655 reviews

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.3
Very good
655 reviews
8.3
Very good
655 reviews

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.3
Very good
1,481 reviews
8.3
Very good
655 reviews

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.1
Very good
4,070 reviews
8.3
Very good
655 reviews

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

7.7
Good
1,004 reviews
8.3
Very good
655 reviews

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

7.4
Good
11,255 reviews
8.3
Very good
655 reviews

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

  • How long is the flight to the South Island?

    Flights to New Zealand from the US west coast out of Los Angeles (LAX) will take 14hr 25min if you fly through Auckland (AKL) to the most popular airports in South Island: Christchurch (CHC) and Queenstown (ZQN). However, if you have a layover in Australia, the travel time will increase and will range between 17 and 19 h. If you’re flying from the east coast from New York or Atlanta, transit will be a little longer, and the total travel time will come in around 19-22 h. Cheap flights to New Zealand, can take up to 25h and may transit through Japan, Korea or Chile.

  • Where can you get direct flights to the South Island from?

    Unfortunately there are no direct flights available between the USA and the South Island. However one-stop routes are available from the west coast. South Island flight deals out of Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) make one stop, commonly in Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) or Australia, in Melbourne (MEL) or Sydney (SYD). If you’re flying from the east coast, you will need at least two stops. Flights from New York, Atlanta and Washington DC will typically make stops in Houston and Auckland before arriving in the South Island.

  • What is the best way to travel around the South Island?

    Taking domestic flights between cities is a common mode of transportation on the South Island. There are also two Kiwirail train lines, the Coastal Pacific, which runs between Christchurch and Picton in the north, as well as the TranzAlpine, which runs between Christchurch and Greymouth on the western side of the island. These trains typically offer unlimited day passes, so that travelers are able to stop in different destinations before completing their trip. There are also several coach bus companies available as an affordable option. Stray Bus and Kiwi Experience are two companies that offer hop on hop off bus tours of popular destinations.

  • What are some things to do on the South Island?

    The South Island is known for its many national parks and scenic mountains, and many people visit to ski, hike, camp, bike or marvel at the great outdoors. If you are this type of traveler consider checking out Fiordland National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be experienced via air, boat or on foot. Or if you’re looking for more outdoor adventure, consider going heli-hiking on Franz Josef Glacier. Or you can go whale watching in Kaikoura and catch a glimpse of the abundant marine life that swims nearby. Bungy jumping was invented outside of Queenstown, so if you’re looking for a thrill, don't miss this adrenaline-filled fun time. On the other hand, if you're looking for more of the history and culture, consider visiting the Larnach Castle in Dunedin, the only castle in New Zealand, or go wine-tasting in Central Otago, which is world-renowned for the Pinot Noir.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the South Island?

    US Citizens do not need a visa to fly to the South Island if traveling for tourism purposes, but a passport is required. Instead of a visa, travelers are required to apply for an ETA, which grants tourists multiple entries to the South Island for two years. With an ETA, visitors may stay a maximum of 90 days per entry. To apply for an ETA, you will need a passport valid for at least six months upon arrival, arrival and departure dates and a credit or debit card. The processing time will take 24 hours, but can be expedited if need be.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to South Island if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to South Island on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to South Island?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, American Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to South Island.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in South Island?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in South Island. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while round-trip flights cost around null.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to South Island?

    A round-trip flight to South Island will typically cost around $172, however they can be found for as little as $69.

  • Where does the fastest flight to South Island depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to South Island, Honolulu offers the quickest one-way flight (14 hours 20 minutes).

  • Does Christchurch Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Christchurch Airport can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Christchurch Airport?

    Yes. Christchurch Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Novotel Christchurch Airport is the closest property to Christchurch Airport (0.0 mi away from Christchurch Airport).

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