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$423 Find cheap flights from Australia to Nelson

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Nelson departing on 26/10. 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.
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Flights to Nelson - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Nelson to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Nelson?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Nelson, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Nelson is April, where tickets cost $641 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets from Australia is $1,370 and $1,321 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $629.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Nelson?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Nelson, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 27 days before departure.

How long is the flight to Nelson?

The duration of your flight to Nelson depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Nelson on KAYAK are from Sydney, which takes 3h 15m, Brisbane, which takes 3h 30m, Melbourne, which takes 3h 30m, and Perth, which takes 15h 50m.

How many direct flights to Nelson are there each day?

There are around 27 direct flights from within Australia to Nelson every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 08:00 the most common departure time and 43% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Nelson are there each week?

Each week there are around 188 direct flights from within Australia to Nelson. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 18% of flights taking off on this day.

Good to know

Low season

April

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$423
Best time to beat the crowds (15% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (27% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne to Nelson

FAQs - booking Nelson flights

  • How far is Nelson from central Nelson?

    You’ll need to travel 6 km to reach the Nelson city centre from Nelson.

  • What is the name of Nelson’s airport?

    There is only 1 airport in Nelson, called Nelson (NSN). It can also be referred to as Nelson.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Nelson?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Nelson.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Nelson?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Nelson is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Nelson?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Nelson with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Nelson?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Nelson up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to Nelson?

    Of the 2 airlines that fly to Nelson, Air New Zealand offers the most flights, with around 166 per week, followed by Sounds Air with 22 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Nelson

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Direct departures

Australia to Nelson

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

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Direct returns

Nelson to Australia

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

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Top airline flying from Australia to Nelson

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Nelson. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from Australia to Nelson. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Nelson? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 626 reviews
8.8Crew
7.6Food
8.4Boarding
8.1Comfort
7.9Entertainment
Airline reviews

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Nelson found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
4/6Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
20h 25mMEL-NSN
5/6Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
16h 30mNSN-MEL
$1,074
4/6Tue
2 stopsAir New Zealand
12h 05mMEL-NSN
5/6Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 10mNSN-MEL
$1,110
4/6Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
14h 00mMEL-NSN
5/6Wed
2 stopsQantas Airways
11h 15mNSN-MEL
$1,407

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Nelson found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/10Sat
1 stop
16h 55mMEL-NSN
$423
26/10Sat
3 stopsAir New Zealand
20h 50mMEL-NSN
$1,026

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