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$96 Find cheap flights from Nelson to Auckland

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Nelson to Auckland departing on 30/10. 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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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Nelson to Auckland, as well as popular online travel agencies
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Nelson to Auckland, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Flights from Nelson to Auckland - Travel Insights & Trends

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

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Nelson to Auckland?

The average price of all flights from Nelson to Auckland clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Nelson to Auckland, look for departures on Mondays and avoid leaving on a Tuesday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Auckland, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Sunday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Nelson to Auckland?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Nelson to Auckland, 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 from Nelson to Auckland is May, where tickets cost $269 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and October, where the average cost of tickets is $358 and $339 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Nelson to Auckland, 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 on the flight from Nelson to Auckland, you should book around 5 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 77 days before departure.

Which airlines fly direct between Nelson and Auckland?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Nelson to Auckland.
There is just one airline that flies from Nelson to Auckland direct and that is Air New Zealand. The best one-way deal found from Air New Zealand for the route is $160.

How many flights are there between Nelson and Auckland per day?

Each day, there are between 8 and 14 nonstop flights that take off from Nelson and land in Auckland, with an average flight time of 1h 30m. The most common departure time is 06:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 77 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 18% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Wednesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Nelson and Auckland?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Nelson to Auckland take?

Direct flights cover the 798 km separating Nelson and Auckland in about 1h 30m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Nelson to Auckland?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Nelson at 06:00 and will be landing in Auckland at 07:30.

What’s the latest departure time from Nelson to Auckland?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Nelson to Auckland jets off at 18:40 and lands at 20:10.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

November

Cheapest flight

$96
Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 3% lower on average.
Flight from Nelson to Auckland

When to book flights from Nelson to Auckland

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Nelson to Auckland based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Nelson to Auckland

  • What is the cheapest flight from Nelson to Auckland?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Nelson to Auckland was $59 for a one-way ticket.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Nelson to Auckland?

    The ATR 72-201 / 202 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Nelson to Auckland flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Nelson to Auckland?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Nelson and Auckland, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Nelson to Auckland?

    There are direct flights from Nelson to Auckland on a daily basis.

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

    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 from Nelson to Auckland.

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Auckland from Nelson up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Nelson to Auckland

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $158 or less one-way and $241 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Nelson to Auckland Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from Nelson to Auckland Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Nelson to Auckland Intl

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

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Direct returns

Auckland Intl to Nelson

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +2 more

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Top airline flying from Nelson to Auckland

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Nelson to Auckland. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Nelson to Auckland? 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.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 608 reviews
7.6Food
7.9Entertainment
8.4Boarding
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
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 one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Nelson to Auckland found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
30/10Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
8h 55mNSN-AKL
$96
30/10Wed
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$98
29/9Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 05mNSN-AKL
$134
2/7Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
8h 15mNSN-AKL
$137
13/10Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
11h 15mNSN-AKL
$142
13/10Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$143
16/6Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$158
12/6Wed
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$160
13/6Thu
1 stop
7h 10mNSN-AKL
$182
15/6Sat
1 stop
5h 55mNSN-AKL
$243

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Nelson - Auckland Flights

Departure:

Nelson (NSN)New Zealand

Destination:

Auckland (AKL)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Auckland - Nelson

Cabin classes:

$10,092
$4,978
$168