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Flight price $85
Airlines Air New Zealand, Sounds Air

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How long is the flight to Nelson?

Flights from Christchurch 0h 55m
Flights from Auckland 1h 30m
Flights from Wellington 0h 43m

What is the cheapest flight to Nelson?

The cheapest airline ticket to Nelson from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $85 return on the route Christchurch to Nelson. The most popular route is Wellington to Nelson and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $128 return.

Which airlines fly to Nelson?

In general from New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Air China and Qantas Airways fly the most to Nelson. The most popular route is from Wellington, and Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways & Sounds Air fly this route the most.

How far is Nelson airport from central Nelson?

Nelson Airport is 6 kilometres from the centre of Nelson. View on map.

What is the name of Nelson’s airport?

Nelson is served by Nelson Airport, also commonly referred to as Nelson. The airport code is NSN.

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Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$85
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$85
Tauranga
$183
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$183
Auckland
$110
only
$110
Wellington
$127
only
$127
Destination
Nelson
$85
only
$85
Fri, 24 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
NSN
Nelson
0h 55m
Thu, 30 Apr
NSN
Nelson
CHC
Christchurch
0h 55m
Trip: 7 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 7.2

Cons: The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The space!

Cons: Food

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: Lovely, friendly crew!

Cons: No seat selection available on line, so stuffed in the back. No place for luggage. No soft drinks on flight. Mexican chips??? What’s that about?

Fri, 14 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Fri, 28 Feb
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 15 days
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 3 May
CHC
Christchurch
NSN
Nelson
0h 55m
Tue, 5 May
NSN
Nelson
CHC
Christchurch
0h 55m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
NRT
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was turned away at the gate and was unable to board the plane. It was an awful experience!

ORD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked sleeping for 10 hrs & arriving in AKL ready to roll!

Cons: I paid for seats, but there is no record of my purchase at NZ air.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I really enjoyed the food as always and overall, I felt very comfortable

Cons: I enjoyed my experience overall.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: More food would have been better

AKL
ZQN
Poor 0.0

Pros: Hasn’t occurred yet

Cons: Hasn’t occurred yet

Sat, 11 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 30m
Sun, 26 Jul
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 16 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Well coordinated loading of plane. Good food service. Well informed..

Cons: Nothing..

ORD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked sleeping for 10 hrs & arriving in AKL ready to roll!

Cons: I paid for seats, but there is no record of my purchase at NZ air.

BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 2.4

Cons: The landing was poor , almost to a point of dangerous . Too much turbulence during flight. And the drops should have been avoidable

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.6

Cons: They were not able to seat me next to my partner despite us having booked/selected our seats 6 months in advance. Additionally, the check in process took forever and we had a bunch of issues getting on the flight

Fri, 24 Jan
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 40m
Sun, 26 Jan
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 3 days
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 25 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 30m
Sat, 27 Jun
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 34 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I like how everything went to be honest. No complaints :)

Cons: I enjoyed it all :)

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Air NZ has the best Premium Economy class in the sky.

Cons: All good.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: More leg room

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

Fri, 7 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Mon, 10 Feb
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 5 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Mon, 10 Feb
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 6 days
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 8 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 30m
Sun, 12 Apr
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
8h 50m
Trip: 5 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I cannot say enough good things especially about the Air New Zealand staff on this flight, they were truly amazing, went above and beyond to help me and others. They were personable & caring! The seat was comfortable and the dinner was the best tasting airline food I have eaten in years. Happy!

Cons: I’m really not sure.

AKL
NSN
Good 7.3

Pros: No security on this regional flight; made it simple to board. Very quiet for a turboprop aircraft. Boarding was delayed and not well announced.

LAX
LHR
Good 6.6

Pros: Very helpful in getting on board luggage stowed, attractive interior

Cons: Scheduling was poor (turned up lighting far early than needed) and made too many and too loud of general announcements through the night for an overnight flight.

Tue, 7 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
12h 55m
Thu, 9 Apr
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
6h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 2.4

Cons: The landing was poor , almost to a point of dangerous . Too much turbulence during flight. And the drops should have been avoidable

AKL
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were fantastic. stewardess called Stacy was wonderful; had to time to chat and sort out my diet problem (gluten free) in time for the return flight. i've flow on a variety of airlines over the years and, frankly, ANZ is by far the best for friendliness, efficiency and understanding. Big Thanks

Cons: Nothing

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: very comfortable reclining seats for sleeping. It was a lot of work for the attendants setting up each bed and then taking it apart. But for me, it was much more comfortable than the flight from SFO to ACK.

Cons: Movies did not change from November to December. I watched 3 on the way to NZ in Nov and they were still the only 3 to interest me on the return flight. Disappointed.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew on air New Zealand was absolutely amazing. Amazing customer service, makes me always want to fly with air New Zealand.

Cons: I had no heads up that New Zealand required an app downloaded and a government check before you can travel to New Zealand. Because of this, I had to download the app at the airport, and because it can take up to 72 hours for the NZ gov to approve your app, I almost missed my flight. Would have appreciated 72 hours notice of this new rule.

Thu, 5 Mar
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Mon, 9 Mar
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 14 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Mon, 16 Mar
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 31 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 14 Apr
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Wed, 15 Apr
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 40m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,768 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

WLG
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Aircraft was a new A320. Superb. Loads of legroom and extra width . Great flight.

Cons: Nothing

KIX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was great. Really friendly, we got skycouch and it was really comfortable

Cons: Food was a bit too rich, maybe a lighter option in the menu would be useful as both were quite thick sauces.

LAX
RAR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was lovely

Sun, 16 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Mon, 16 Mar
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 29 days
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 28 Feb
TRG
Tauranga
NSN
Nelson
12h 55m
Sun, 1 Mar
NSN
Nelson
TRG
Tauranga
16h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,768 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew

ORD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked sleeping for 10 hrs & arriving in AKL ready to roll!

Cons: I paid for seats, but there is no record of my purchase at NZ air.

NRT
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was turned away at the gate and was unable to board the plane. It was an awful experience!

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The corn chips!

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: very comfortable reclining seats for sleeping. It was a lot of work for the attendants setting up each bed and then taking it apart. But for me, it was much more comfortable than the flight from SFO to ACK.

Cons: Movies did not change from November to December. I watched 3 on the way to NZ in Nov and they were still the only 3 to interest me on the return flight. Disappointed.

Thu, 5 Mar
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Sun, 8 Mar
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 3 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 14 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 30m
Wed, 15 Apr
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 35m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seats are comfortable enough even in the economy class. The crew is attentive. Entertainment is great, lots of movies and music.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: More food would have been better

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !

Cons: Nothing

CHC
AKL
Good 7.2

Cons: The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options.

Fri, 21 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 45m
Sun, 23 Feb
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 45m
Trip: 3 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 25 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
NSN
Nelson
1h 30m
Tue, 3 Mar
NSN
Nelson
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
TPE
AKL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: The seat is very comfortable And the crew is very nice and helpful

Cons: The checking service in Taiwan And the manager’s Attitude toward Crisis handling

BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I really enjoyed the food as always and overall, I felt very comfortable

Cons: I enjoyed my experience overall.

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

MEL
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: I really liked how instructions were said clearly with visuals, in particular, the video at the start of the flight. It brought a sense of relief and wonder. I enjoyed the lunch I had too. The lamb curry is sublime. I would have it every day to be honest. I was also lucky that I had passengers who sat next to me, who were kind and lovely.

Cons: Only the take off from the flight. It made me dizzy and nautious.

Mon, 17 Feb
WLG
Wellington
NSN
Nelson
0h 40m
Mon, 24 Feb
NSN
Nelson
WLG
Wellington
0h 40m
Trip: 8 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,768 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

Cons: More food would have been better

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Air NZ has the best Premium Economy class in the sky.

Cons: All good.

ORD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked sleeping for 10 hrs & arriving in AKL ready to roll!

Cons: I paid for seats, but there is no record of my purchase at NZ air.

TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Not much

Cons: The seat I had booked and was confirrmed was not available, double booked.

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