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Nelson to Auckland flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 25m
Flights arrive in Auckland Intl
Flights depart from Nelson
Flight price $64
Distance 496 km
Airlines Jetstar, Air New Zealand

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Low season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
March
Most popular time to fly
21%
expected price increase
Average price:
$197
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$125
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Nelson to Auckland

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Nelson to Auckland was found, on average, 46 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 47% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Nelson to Auckland Flights

How long does a flight from Nelson to Auckland take?
An average non-stop flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 496 km.
How many flights are there between Nelson and Auckland?
There are 240 (non-stop) flights between Nelson and Auckland per week, averaging 34 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Nelson to Auckland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($64) and Air New Zealand ($159)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Nelson and Auckland?
Air New Zealand (11 times daily), Qantas Airways (6 times daily), Air China (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Nelson to Auckland?
For Nelson to Auckland, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Nelson, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Nelson to Auckland?
When flying out of Nelson you will be using Nelson, often referred to as Nelson Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Nelson
$64
only
$64
Destination
Auckland
$64
only
$64
Wed, 15 May
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Wed, 22 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
NSN
AKL
OK 4.0

Pros: The airlines stewardess was very helpful and friendly; However I would not recommend that anyone choose to use Jetstar unless they only have an under 7 kg Carry on bag.

Cons: There was literally no where to check in our bags online. We even asked our hotel concierge to look into how we could claim our bags and they could not find anything either . Thankfully we went to the airport early, were told to look at our confirmation online from the check in folks and found absolutely nothing regarding baggage there . and ended up paying for our bags at a reasonable rate because it was prior to check in ; however , other travelers were not so fortunate and ended up paying $70 per check through bag because it was literally impossible to find any place to check them in and people were stuck in a difficult situation without a choice . additionally we were told that we were only allowed 7 kg poor person carry on Travelers beware of this - to our knowledge it happened to international travelers, May have been New Zealander as well but are not sure about that . additionally we were told that we were only allowed 7 kg per person for our carry-on total carry on. This also is nowhere to be found on the Jetstar website !!!! for every killer that you are over you are charged an additional $15! We did arrive safely and the flight was fine .

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to sprint it to get to our connecting flight. The crew was not helpful at all and had the gall to charge an outrageous bag fee.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew

NSN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarded quickly and no delays. Didn't order any food and no entertainment on planes from Nelson to Auckland

Cons: Baggage took a while to come out. Likely due to Jetstar only having one carousel.

AYQ
SYD
Good 6.8

Cons: Even charge for water

Wed, 6 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sat, 9 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything; crew, seats, food, The best flight ever. Thanks a lot.

Cons: N / A

WLG
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Punctual flight, great boarding and great baggage service.

Cons: Bag drop could be improved with more personnel to help.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: the staffs and the boarding experienve

SFO
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The attendants were very attentive

Cons: One of the poorest meals I have had in 50 years of flying do not like the seating configuration in business class

AKL
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Our family nearly missed the trip due to delayed from Melbourne

Wed, 29 May
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sun, 2 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Very efficient boarding

Cons: Not made for talk people

MEL
AKL
OK 5.2

Cons: Over all it's ok good

NSN
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The ease of boarding

NSN
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I thought it was poor I had to pay $60 for carry on luggage. Absolute rip off

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent. I arrived early and Jetstar accomodated me with getting an earlier flight.

Wed, 6 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Thu, 7 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
OK 4.5

Pros: Good ticket price.

Cons: They charge $60 per checked bag at check-in, and weight limits on carry-on luggage are unreasonably low.

NSN
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: clean plane, lots of legroom on our dash 8

Cons: Not that I “didn’t like”.....only gave 1* for good & entertainment as there wasn’t any!

NSN
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: Had to pay for checked luggage $70 per bag. It was not clear when I booked the flight that checked luggage was not included in the price.

NSN
AKL
OK 5.6

Pros: Cheerful, pleasant and helpful ground crew and flight attendant

Cons: Not even a cup of water available in flight??

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

Sat, 30 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sat, 6 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to sprint it to get to our connecting flight. The crew was not helpful at all and had the gall to charge an outrageous bag fee.

MEL
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: unexpectedly about an hour into the flight an announcement came over the loudspeaker. It was something like this : Attention Attention please pull on your oxygen mask when it drops and place it firmly over your mouth and breathe calmly. I was shocked and everyone that I could see looked shocked. Then nothing. It was the announcement that you never want to hear when on an aeroplane. About 5-10 minutes later another announcement that it was an error and a wrong button had been pushed. It certainly was the wrong button to push.

SYD
ZQN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: New plane.

Cons: Really small plane. They placed my 6’8 husband in a regular row, when there were 2 bulk head and 1 exit row seat available. The “meal” = 3 half sandwiches - mayo & tuna (smelled through the cellophane wrapper) and a bottle of water. No entertainment. LOST MY LUGGAGE! Yuck. Avoid Jet Star.

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Arbitrary singling out of passengers for baggage weight violations when majority of carry-on bags weren't to regulation for most passengers. Exorbitant fees for checking bags at gate.

MEL
PER
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The full refund.

Cons: Jetstar cancelled my New Years Day flight on the evening of New Years Eve “due to crewing requirements.” It was a blessing-in-disguise because it forced me to fly Virgin for the first time. Not only was my last-minute Virgin ticket cheaper than Jetstar, I didn’t have to pay the ridiculous extra baggage fees Jetstar charges, and a meal with alcohol was included in my flight. Virgin all the way!

Thu, 7 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sat, 9 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Good 7.3

Cons: Crew was so busy that they kept overlooking my husband and I when doing the rounds of everything, We felt like we were singled out to be ignored, even though we paid for Premium Economy. Our flight was delayed for more than an hour. Food was barely ok even though we had been on Air NZ Premium economy 4 times now, was sorely disappointed with the food provided.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

NSN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire group of employees were excellent, and very friendly.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Inflight service and all round experience with Air New Zealand was excellent

Cons: Aircraft cabin way too hot on both jouneys

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Small puddle jumper, but everything was well organized.

Fri, 8 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sun, 10 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
PER
OK 4.5

Cons: Less hidden fees everywhere and free water!!!!!!!!!

WLG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Although the flight was delayed 20 minutes, the staff were efficient, polite and helpful with my elderly mum.

MEL
AKL
OK 5.2

Cons: Over all it's ok good

NSN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I was quite happy island-hopping in New Zealand with Jetstar.

NSN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarded quickly and no delays. Didn't order any food and no entertainment on planes from Nelson to Auckland

Cons: Baggage took a while to come out. Likely due to Jetstar only having one carousel.

Wed, 6 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Fri, 8 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Is it possible to build in a way to tilt the seat bottom up at the front a bit so that when the back is reclined you don'get as sore a bum, and you don't slide forward as much. The seatback recline and headrest were very good.

SYD
CHC
Good 7.3

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good food

Cons: Why so cold in the cabin!

NAN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great pitch

Cons: All good: 777:300

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

Sat, 9 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Tue, 16 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 38 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
NSN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The courtesy of the crew

SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

CHC
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

Cons: Poor communication of crew memebers when dropping off bags, not consistent with charges of luggage, not helpful in alternative solutions, would allow some passengers with same size/weight of luggage through with no charge, versus charging ridiculous prices for others

NSN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Lots of choices for flight times

Cons: When we arrived to check in, we were surprised to find out that we had to pay over $50 per checked bag . I guess I didn't read the fine print that described the difference in cost if you don't prepay for the baggage 48 hours before check in.

NSN
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: We had two customer service representatives who were very helpful in trying to help us reduce the cost of our checked luggage.

Cons: As others mentioned, fees for checked luggage were surprisingly extremely high! When we booked our domestic travel tickets in New Zealand online, the flight prices were reasonable, but we were not prompted to pay baggage fees, and could not determine a way to pay for checked luggage at the time. Imagine our surprise when we were charged $350 for two checked bags! On a different Jetstar flight, we missed the flight because two inexperienced customer service reps took so long to figure out how to check in our bags, but we were rescheduled on another flight so we had to pay rebooking fee-- but no charge for the luggage! Not the best of experiences for international travelers. Probably works better for quick trips with a small carry-on on a domestic basis.

Fri, 1 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Mon, 4 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
PER
OK 4.5

Cons: Less hidden fees everywhere and free water!!!!!!!!!

SYD
AVV
Good 7.5

Pros: one crew member appeared to authentically greet and farewell clients with a twinkle in his eyes.

Cons: many of the other crew members appeared to actively dislike their job and to treat passengers disrespectfully,

WLG
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Lots of extra fees

NSN
AKL
OK 4.0

Cons: Our flight was over an hour late leaving. Check in was slow, and when we finally reached the counter our bags were over the 7kg limit and were charged an additional 70 dollars(35 each). We were not charged at the beginning of our trip from Aukland to Nelson for over weight bags so it was a surprise. We were told at the counter if you declare your over 7kg bags when you first buy your ticket it is quite a bit less of a fee.

NSN
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Left late and ripped the handle off my case.

Tue, 5 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sat, 9 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ADL
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The gate agents and the gate supervisors were rude and condescending My reservation was changed mid air and even though I made it to the gate 18 to Houston on time and boarding was still in progress I was not allowed to board. I was informed a plane was not a bus that I could hop on anytime I liked. When I protested that I had a confirmed reservation I was calmly told. “We canceled it because we didn’t expect you to make it.”

Cons: I missed my Thanksgiving Holiday because some powers that be decided I would not be able to make a connection So instead of waiting to we if I missed it and rebook then, like a normal airline, they preemptively cancelled and denied boarding.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good food

Cons: Why so cold in the cabin!

AKL
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Best airline meal I have ever had in. 50 years of flying.

Cons: The seating configuration in business class

LAX
AKL
Good 7.3

Cons: Crew was so busy that they kept overlooking my husband and I when doing the rounds of everything, We felt like we were singled out to be ignored, even though we paid for Premium Economy. Our flight was delayed for more than an hour. Food was barely ok even though we had been on Air NZ Premium economy 4 times now, was sorely disappointed with the food provided.

AKL
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and biz check in

Tue, 26 Feb
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
6h 10m
Wed, 27 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
AYQ
SYD
Good 6.8

Cons: Even charge for water

NSN
AKL
OK 4.0

Pros: The airlines stewardess was very helpful and friendly; However I would not recommend that anyone choose to use Jetstar unless they only have an under 7 kg Carry on bag.

Cons: There was literally no where to check in our bags online. We even asked our hotel concierge to look into how we could claim our bags and they could not find anything either . Thankfully we went to the airport early, were told to look at our confirmation online from the check in folks and found absolutely nothing regarding baggage there . and ended up paying for our bags at a reasonable rate because it was prior to check in ; however , other travelers were not so fortunate and ended up paying $70 per check through bag because it was literally impossible to find any place to check them in and people were stuck in a difficult situation without a choice . additionally we were told that we were only allowed 7 kg poor person carry on Travelers beware of this - to our knowledge it happened to international travelers, May have been New Zealander as well but are not sure about that . additionally we were told that we were only allowed 7 kg per person for our carry-on total carry on. This also is nowhere to be found on the Jetstar website !!!! for every killer that you are over you are charged an additional $15! We did arrive safely and the flight was fine .

NSN
AKL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I arrived in Auckland alive. At least Jokestar didn't kill us.

Cons: Everything else. Will I ever fly Jokestar again? Never!

AKL
CHC
OK 5.0

Pros: boarding has been delayed however there is poor communication between the staff regarding estimated of delay...

SYD
ZQN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: New plane.

Cons: Really small plane. They placed my 6’8 husband in a regular row, when there were 2 bulk head and 1 exit row seat available. The “meal” = 3 half sandwiches - mayo & tuna (smelled through the cellophane wrapper) and a bottle of water. No entertainment. LOST MY LUGGAGE! Yuck. Avoid Jet Star.

Fri, 22 Feb
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Mon, 25 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats rows seemed to be more distance apart than other airlines. Flight was actually done by Air New Zealand rather than Cathay Pacific. Check in at Auckland airport was very quick and highly automated, however, our gate was not posted till one hour before the flight, so we did not know where was the best place to sit and wait.

Cons: Food was mediocre. Coffee and tea were like warm or cold.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Pinot noir

Cons: No temp control, a little stuffy

CHC
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: None

Cons: When I booked this fly, no one tell me check in luggage has to be charged

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Is it possible to build in a way to tilt the seat bottom up at the front a bit so that when the back is reclined you don'get as sore a bum, and you don't slide forward as much. The seatback recline and headrest were very good.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

Fri, 22 Feb
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 25m
Sun, 24 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ADL
HBA
OK 4.3

Cons: Hardly any ice When the people in front reclined their seats I couldn’t hardly move Late as udual

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent. I arrived early and Jetstar accomodated me with getting an earlier flight.

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Small flight

Cons: Nothing to say because small aircraft

HNL
MEL
Good 7.3

Pros: Base price for flight was insanely cheap, booked six months in advance.

Cons: Drastically different bag weight requirements than my connecting flight meant I had to shuffle everything around to meet the carry-on limits, then pay $100+ as my check bag went up two levels. Even anticipating this, it still cost double what I was expecting; must have been the difference between advance payment and day-of rates, but the degree of difference in cost left me feeling swindled.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We arrived to the airport 2.5 hours early which was too soon to check in. Instead of making us wait, the Jetstar attendant offered us an earlier flight. Very accommodating and thoughtful! Thanks so much Jetstar!

Cons: N/A

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