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Cheap flights to Auckland

New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city offers a stunning entry point to the country’s North Island. Blessed by a stunning natural setting, the ‘City of Sails’ is circled by yachts moored in its bays and sheltered by its two harbours.

Fun on the water is never far away, whether it’s the west coast surf beaches or the inviting profusion of islands in the nearby Hauraki Gulf.

As the world’s largest Polynesian city, Auckland also gives visitors the chance to find out more about Maori culture and traditions.

Fancy a visit? Let’s show you how to get cheap flights to Auckland!

When to book cheap flights to Auckland

This means its peak season is December through March, peaking during the Christmas holidays and in March when the Auckland Cup Week takes place.

Although cooler than the peak season months, November and April are much quieter and cheap flights to Auckland are easier to find.

How to find the best flight deals to Auckland

Outside of the peak season there are many cheap flights to Auckland, thanks to the number of competing operators. Regardless of when you book your flights, booking early is the best way to ensure you can get the cheapest airfare.

Expedia makes it easy to track down low-cost flights. You can use our ‘Show flexible dates’ feature to reveal if flights are cheaper around your suggested dates. It is often the case, due to tour operator’s booking policies, that prices on certain days are cheaper than others.

Finally make sure you check to see if other connecting flights offer you significant savings on what is a long flight anyway – and consider booking a stopover en route.

Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is located 13 miles from the city.

There’s a regular Airbus bus service that leaves all day and all night for the city centre. Shuttle buses also offer cheaper transport options between the airport and city on a "shared fare" basis. Taxi services are plentiful and can be booked from the arrivals hall.

With cheap car hire – and low petrol prices – renting a vehicle is ideal if you are intending to explore the scenic delights of New Zealand on your trip. You can hire a car from the airport terminals.

Which airlines fly to Auckland?

The carriers offering connecting cheap flights to Auckland include:

  • Air New Zealand - with daily one-stop flights via Los Angeles.
  • Emirates - via Dubai (or Australia with its partner Qantas).
  • Singapore Airlines, Thai International, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian and China Southern – all offer one-stop services via the Far East
  • United and American Airlines – offer two-stop services via the USA.

How to get around in Auckland

The centre of Auckland is easy enough to get around by foot, and one of its pleasures is to simply stroll through this atmospheric and spacious city.

You can get to all the major attractions by bus and taxis are not in short supply.

The water is what Auckland is all about, though, so take the ferry or book a boat trip out to its north shore suburbs and the myriad Hauraki Gulf islands.

What are the must-sees in Auckland?

Auckland has more boats per capita than any other city – the best place to experience its water-based lifestyle is at the renovated Waitemata Harbour. The action may take place on the water by day but at night it shifts to the popular bars, clubs and restaurants of the area.

Auckland is also the place to shop and sip till you drop, whether you browse the boutiques and antique shops of Parnell or sample the wines and foods in the outlying suburbs.

For a meal with a panoramic view, dine at the Orbit restaurant, on the top of the Sky Tower. The cityscape from up here is astounding – and the restaurant slowly rotates throughout 360 degrees to ensure you can take everything in.

Tips for travelling to Auckland

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Auckland?
For more information about updating your flight to Auckland or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Auckland that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Auckland, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Auckland now?
Check out the Covid-19 Travel Advisor to learn all there is to know about current travel advisories for Auckland before you fly in. Everything from health authority information to quarantine requirements is constantly updated here to help you stay informed.
What is the name of Auckland's airport?
Many travellers prefer to fly into Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) when visiting Auckland. However, there is more than one airport in the region, so keep that in mind when finalizing your booking.
How far is Auckland Airport from central Auckland?
AKL is 18 kilometres from downtown Auckland, so you’ll have a reasonable commute into the centre.
What airport is best to fly into Auckland?
People from all around the world go through AKL every day. Get off the plane, grab your bags and you’ll find yourself 18 kilometres from the central Auckland streets.
How many airlines fly to Auckland?
Auckland is serviced by 22 air carriers from at least 54 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Auckland?
Air New Zealand and Jetstar frequently fly into Auckland. Hopping on an Air New Zealand flight from Wellington is one of the most preferred ways to travel there.
How many nonstop flights are there to Auckland?
With roughly 1,394 nonstop flights running each week, you’ll be hitting the tarmac in Auckland before you have time to say, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Auckland departing from?
A large number of flights to Auckland depart from Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland airports.
How long is the flight to Auckland Airport?
If it’s Wellington you’re leaving behind, you’ll be in the air for around 1 hour before you touchdown in Auckland. Airport to airport from Christchurch takes about 1 hour and 29 minutes and from Auckland, the average flight time is 1 hour and 5 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Auckland?
We all know those lucky travellers who manage to pick up wonderfully cheap airfares whenever they fly. Want to know how to do it for your Auckland holiday? Don’t leave it until the very last minute to lock in your flight. Another terrific way to grab the most competitive fare is to compare all options. If your destination has more than one airport, look into the cost of flying into a less busy terminal. And finally, remember that the early bird catches the worm. Familiarize yourself with airfare costs and have your credit card ready to secure your seat as soon as you spot a bargain. The sweetest deals don’t last long.
How to survive the flight to Auckland?
We’ve pulled together all the info you need to make your flight as enjoyable as possible. Follow our insider tips and you’ll be zooming through airport security and discovering Auckland in no time at all.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • First things first, pack in your passport, travel documents, bank cards and vital medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the hours. A juicy novel and a laptop crammed with your favourite movies are good options. If you intend to catch up on some sleep, a neck pillow and some earplugs will also be useful. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some facial wipes to ensure you step off the plane feeling fresh and raring to go.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Pack all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked luggage. Any gels or liquids in your carry-on suitcase larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated by authorities. Sharp objects, like your trusty Swiss Army knife, and products which are explosive or flammable, such as flares, chemicals agents and matches, are also prohibited.

What to wear on a flight:

  • Comfort really should be your highest priority when selecting what to wear on board. Consider your footwear choice with care too, as swollen feet and ankles are a common occurrence. Slightly roomy, flat shoes are your best bet.
  • The serious condition known as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) can pose a risk on long-distance flights. It results from blood clotting due to inactivity and poor circulation. Doing regular leg and foot exercises while seated is a great way to prevent this from occurring. Wearing a quality pair of compression tights or socks also helps reduce the risk.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Auckland?
The secret is to be prepared before you arrive at the security gate. That way, you’ll be hopping onto that plane to Auckland in the blink of an eye. Follow these tips and get your trip off to a fantastic start:

  • Your travel ID and boarding pass will need to be inspected by security personnel. Keep them handy to avoid fumbling around for them.
  • Next up, both you and your hand luggage will be X-rayed. To speed things up, remove anything that might set the alarms off. Items such as your jacket, belt and earphones will be required to go through the machine.
  • Your electronic devices like phones and laptops will also have to go through the machine to be scanned. No need to worry though, you’ll be back online in no time.
  • Travelling with a new cologne or perfume? As long as the volume is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a zip-lock bag, it’s OK to bring with you in your carry-on baggage.
  • Slip-on shoes are a good footwear choice as you’re less likely to be required to remove them when passing through security. Big boots and heavier-style shoes are often subjected to extra screening.
  • Airlines won’t allow any sharp objects in your hand luggage. If you need to bring these kinds of items, pack them in your checked baggage.

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