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Find cheap flights from New York to New Zealand from $1,086

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Cheapest return prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Auckland
Aucklanddirect$1,700
Christchurch
Christchurch2 stops$2,058
Wellington
Wellington1 stop$2,062
Queenstown
Queenstown2 stops$2,163
Nelson
Nelson2 stops$4,066
Dunedin
Dunedin1 stop$3,210

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December

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$1,086
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Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Auckland

FAQs - booking New Zealand flights

  • Do you need a visa to travel from New York to New Zealand?

    As a US citizen, you are required to apply for an NZeTA visa online to travel as a tourist to the country. Passengers must apply at least 72h prior to their departure to New Zealand, and bring proof of it to show upon their arrival. Passengers must also bring a valid passport that cannot expire within three months of their planned departure date out of New Zealand.

  • Are there any direct flight options from New York to New Zealand?

    Currently, there aren’t any non-stop flights between these two places, unfortunately. However, there are routes with just one short layover, generally at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), going to Auckland International Airport (AKL). These more direct routes are mainly operated by Air New Zealand and depart from both Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

  • Which is the best airport to fly into to get to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound?

    Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound are possibly the most visited attractions in New Zealand. To get there, flights will most likely have two layovers coming from New York, but travelers can book connecting flights to either Christchurch International Airport (CHC) or Queenstown International Airport (ZQN). Queenstown is closest but has fewer flights.

  • Is there public transportation available from Auckland Airport to the city center?

    The main Auckland International Airport has a few public transportation options to get to the center of Auckland. Depending on your final destination in downtown Auckland, travelers can ride the AirportLink bus to the connecting train stations that take you to the Queen’s Wharf, for instance. It takes over an hour to get downtown via public transportation.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from New York to New Zealand?

    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 New York to New Zealand.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to New Zealand from New York 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 New York to New Zealand?

    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 New Zealand with an airline and back to New York with another airline.

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

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

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to New Zealand

  • Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • When looking for flights from New York to New Zealand, consider flying to the main airport hub of the country, Auckland International Airport (AKL). You will have more flight options, and from there, it’ll be easier to get around to the top attractions.
  • Find more options for flying from New York to New Zealand by searching for routes with one or two layovers. One of the most common deals departs out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New York and has a layover in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
  • Traveling from New York to New Zealand, you’ll have to exchange some of your USD into the local currency, the New Zealand dollar (NZD). You can do this upon your arrival at one of the multiple currency exchange desks available at the arrival terminal in Auckland International Airport (AKL).
  • Traveling can be stressful sometimes, especially for long trips like the one from New York to New Zealand. In both Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, there are massage and spa spots in the departure terminals to relax before boarding your plane.
  • If you’re traveling with a child or infant and plan on renting a vehicle upon your arrival in New Zealand, be aware that it is mandatory for children from the ages of 0-7 to travel in an adequate child restraint. Check with the car rental agency to know if they provide child seats or if you have to travel with one.
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*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

Top airline flying from New York to New Zealand

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from New York to New Zealand? 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 617 reviews
8.7Crew
7.6Food
7.9Entertainment
8.1Comfort
8.4Boarding
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

9/9Mon
directQantas Airways
17h 40mJFK-AKL
16/9Mon
directQantas Airways
16h 15mAKL-JFK
$1,700
9/9Mon
directQantas Airways
17h 40mJFK-AKL
16/9Mon
directQantas Airways
16h 15mAKL-JFK
$1,788
18/10Fri
2 stops
37h 41mEWR-AKL
1/11Fri
2 stops
32h 20mAKL-EWR
$1,891
7/11Thu
1 stopDelta
20h 35mJFK-AKL
26/11Tue
1 stopDelta
25h 46mAKL-JFK
$1,922
6/11Wed
2 stopsDelta
24h 00mLGA-AKL
25/11Mon
2 stopsDelta
22h 52mAKL-LGA
$1,922
11/11Mon
3 stopsAir Canada
37h 30mJFK-AKL
3/12Tue
2 stopsAir Canada
24h 27mAKL-JFK
$1,924
31/10Thu
2 stops
28h 05mEWR-AKL
18/1Sat
2 stops
41h 53mAKL-EWR
$1,927
6/11Wed
3 stopsAir Canada
31h 10mLGA-AKL
26/11Tue
3 stopsAir Canada
30h 51mAKL-LGA
$1,932
20/11Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
25h 35mEWR-AKL
2/12Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
27h 24mAKL-EWR
$2,475
7/11Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
21h 55mLGA-AKL
18/11Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
19h 10mAKL-LGA
$2,475

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7/9Sat
3 stops
52h 30mJFK-AKL
$1,086
7/9Sat
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45h 30mEWR-AKL
$1,158
1/11Fri
2 stopsAir Tahiti Nui
28h 10mJFK-AKL
$1,189
1/11Fri
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28h 45mEWR-AKL
$1,248
22/10Tue
2 stopsIberia
42h 00mJFK-AKL
$1,347
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43h 00mJFK-AKL
$1,445
21/8Wed
1 stopCathay Pacific
29h 00mJFK-AKL
$1,523
20/8Tue
1 stopCathay Pacific
42h 00mJFK-AKL
$1,549
5/11Tue
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40h 00mLGA-AKL
$1,612
1/11Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
20h 50mEWR-AKL
$1,672

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Last minute flights from New York to New Zealand

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

26/5Sun
directQantas Airways
17h 40mJFK-AKL
2/6Sun
directQantas Airways
16h 15mAKL-JFK
$1,934
26/5Sun
multi-stopDelta
42h 05mJFK-AKL
5/6Wed
multi-stopDelta
23h 45mAKL-JFK
$1,940
28/5Tue
multi-stopAir Tahiti Nui
28h 25mJFK-AKL
30/5Thu
multi-stopAir Tahiti Nui
40h 20mAKL-JFK
$2,588
26/5Sun
multi-stopAir Canada
28h 55mEWR-AKL
5/6Wed
multi-stopAir Canada
26h 24mAKL-EWR
$2,829
29/5Wed
multi-stop
22h 50mJFK-ZQN
5/6Wed
multi-stop
20h 10mZQN-JFK
$2,952
28/5Tue
multi-stop
34h 04mLGA-AKL
30/5Thu
multi-stop
33h 45mAKL-LGA
$3,205
26/5Sun
multi-stopAir Canada
33h 10mEWR-AKL
5/6Wed
multi-stopAir Canada
26h 24mAKL-EWR
$3,325
28/5Tue
multi-stopAir New Zealand
21h 20mEWR-AKL
30/5Thu
multi-stopAir New Zealand
19h 28mAKL-EWR
$3,539
25/5Sat
multi-stopAir New Zealand
29h 30mEWR-AKL
1/6Sat
multi-stopAir New Zealand
19h 28mAKL-EWR
$3,753
28/5Tue
multi-stopAir Tahiti Nui
28h 20mEWR-AKL
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multi-stopAir Tahiti Nui
40h 14mAKL-EWR
$4,213

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