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AprilBest time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)

High season

JuneMost popular time to fly (25% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$167(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$79or less

Good deal one-way

$44or less

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Wellington? 25% of our users found tickets to Wellington for the following prices or less: From Queenstown $67 one-way - $73 round-trip, from Auckland $59 one-way - $89 round-trip, from Dunedin $86 one-way - $120 round-trip
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  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly to Wellington is April.
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  • For those travelling with young children, a Parent’s Room is located on Level 1 of Wellington Airport (WLG) so that you can care for your child in private once you disembark. The room is equipped with a changing table, nappy disposal facilities and toilets.
  • The Airport Flyer provides an express bus service which links Wellington Airport to the city. The bus takes passengers to Wellington Railway Station in the heart of the city in roughly 25 min and costs NZ$ 12. To reach the bus station at the airport, turn right after you have collected your baggage and head outside to see the designated Airport Flyer pick up area.
  • All airports operating from Wellington Airport provide accessibility services to aid people with reduced mobility off the plane. Disabled car parking spaces are conveniently located on Level 1 of the P120 Express parking bay, which has direct ramp access from the airport terminal.

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Top airlines flying to Wellington

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.4
Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,839 reviews
8.6
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew on Air NZ is consistently wonderful. The entertainment and sets for domestic flights are good, but not great. For international flights, their seats and entertainment are excellent."

Pros: "The crew was very hospitable and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Only a 25 minute flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The corn chips!"

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

Pros: "Great entertainment"
Cons: "Overall great"

Pros: ":)"

Pros: "Good quick flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Great crew. Wine and cheese was nice."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."

Cons: "You could have warned about the 2nd bag fee! I paid $80 for having a 2nd bag!"

Pros: "Amazing crew"

Cons: "We got off an hour and a half late as there was an audio technical problem."

Pros: "Ground staff were particularly helpful"

Pros: "on time, crew were friendly"
Cons: "have to pay to watch movie"

Cons: "$80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport"

Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"

Pros: "Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry."

Cons: "I was connecting on an International flight on same airline, New Zealand Air, and did not see where I was required to pay for our one checked bags for my wife and I. When I checked in on line I was not notified that I should buy the checked backs online so assumed one bag each was free. Instead we were charged $nz120. This is not acceptable and I would like a refund. Please help on this request. Thank you."

Pros: "The regional flights are nice and quick with no frills or complications. Everyone is in one cabin and you can quickly board using kiosks at the gate."
Cons: "You might want to bring a book on this flight or something as their in-flight video and adverts are all you'll really see in terms of entertainment."

Pros: "Legroom"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Clean modern plane, on-time, nice Regional lounge"

Pros: "Window seat liked it"
Cons: "About baggage didnt liked it... And no food too we didnt came across these to book it while booking tickets .. And passport recognization in sydney troubled a lot us for re checking and identification of our faces to passport ...it was irritating as if we r some wrong we did ..passport photo was without usage or somehow it was like dat not clear picture of us... Maybe due to moist it was like dat...no one was listening to us and made us to wait for long time ."

Pros: "Cabin crew was fantastic! Inflight experience was woderful."
Cons: "Airport personnel were very unhelpful. When I asked them a question, they told me to come back later. I came back at the time they said to and they told me they don’t have time for me. I need to come back another time. I went to another gate agent and she told be to go downstairs to the check in counter for help. That would have taken 2 hours. I called customer service and they answered my question quickly. I just wanted to know if I would be charged a fee to change my flight."

Pros: "Friendly team on board"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "No WiFi or outlets on aircraft"

Pros: "Flying over the country of NZ."
Cons: "Crying kids."

Pros: "Attendants were friendly. The agent at the gate rerouted my flight after my initial flight was delayed. She explained she did that so that I could make my international connection in time."

Pros: "The usual "shuttle" flight between chc and akl."

Pros: "Comfy seats, the flight was basically empty so I got my own row. Very nice flight attendants. Pilot kept us updated on timing and storm movement."
Cons: "Flight was delayed twice, seat hadn’t been swept for garbage from the previous flight (wrappers and used tissues in the seat pocket)."

Pros: "Quickest boarding ever - Have hardly seen an airline having people board through the rear entry Super fun safety video All-in-all a great experience"

Pros: "The check-in process was extremely simple and easy. The staff were very friendly and happy to help. They didn't make a huge deal out of small problems, as so many seem to like doing."

Pros: "Very friendly staff, speedy boarding, nice comments from the captain."

Cons: "Air New Zealand needs to manage double door boarding a little differently - a ticket checker needs to be at the split point - to streams of passengers trying to find their seat in opposite directions just doesn't work."

Pros: "Awesome customer service, I was impressed."

Pros: "Air New Zealand check-in as well as counter personnel were professional and courteous."
Cons: "Booked through Kayak with what I thought was an equivalent Expedia ticket but was horrible surprised when I checked-in. Two other fellow travelers booked flight VA 7516 through Expedia for $218 (USD) one-way. I was able to open the same flight / departure time / price with Expedia but could not book. I then switched to Kayak and located this same flight (as I wanted to travel together with them), and it was for approximately same price. Upon check-in I was told it would cost $120 to check my luggage in (which I reluctantly paid). They indicated my ticket did not include this. I later discussed this with my two travelers and their check-in luggage plus a meal were included with their Expedia (Virgin Australia) ticket. Why was my Kayak (Virgin Australia) ticket so different from Expedia when our bookings were done about the same time? I no longer trust Kayak for future bookings."

Pros: "Smooth operation once onboard"
Cons: "Boarding sequence mix-up"

Pros: "We flew with Air New Zealand a few times during our trip and every flight was absolutely perfect. Staff was nice and helpful, the cabin was comfortable and everything from checking in to walking off the plane was easy."

Pros: "VERY friendly and genuine!"
Cons: "Only one cookie-haha!"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything, felt safe"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Unlike the American flights, they actually served a light snack (not pretzels and nuts) and offered complementary wine and beer. The ride was pleasant."
Cons: "For the economy passengers, we had to go down a flight of stairs onto the tarmac and then back up on a portable stairs to get onto the plane. The same was true when we were deboarding the plane. This has more to do with the airports than with Air New Zealand."

Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Everything was quite nice."
Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "Not a problem, anywhere. For a long day, that is appreciated."

Pros: "The space sllocated is grossly inadequate security is overcrowed Dave not aware of poor image this gives thr city that of a rural enclave"
Cons: "Ovetcrowed no space"

Cons: "Only issue was demand of passenger behind me that I not recline my seat back. I complied and chose not to bring it to crew's attention but was unable to travel comfortably for last leg of our 20+ hour trip."

Pros: "Awesome crew! Tasty food! Comfy seats!"

Cons: "departed to late .. nearly missed connecting Auck- Hong Kong. Suitcase was left behind .. will receive 498 hrs later .. not good enough"

Pros: "We arrived safely and on time."
Cons: "The pricing seems low when purchasing the ticket, but we were charged $45/bag for our carryon bags that could easily have fit in the overhead bins (and on a separate flight with another airline that is what we did). Seems like a money grab to charge for the carryon if it weighs more than 7g or whatever small amount. Just take that cost into account when booking your flight."

Pros: "On check in we were offered the extra legroom right at the front, with just the two of us on the row!"

Pros: "Love the cheap fares and easy check in"
Cons: "So cramped! No leg room"

Pros: "tons of leg room in emergency aisle + fast on/off loading of plane"
Cons: "weird boarding via bus that was kinda annoying"

Pros: "The price was OK"
Cons: "The flight (scheduled for 80 minutes) was almost 6 HOURS LATE!!! The information we received whilst waiting was inconsistent. Very frustrating."

Pros: "it was delayed"
Cons: "not being delayed"

Pros: "on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew."
Cons: "Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading."

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"

Cons: "Worst airline I have ever flown"

Cons: "My luggage didn't make it to Wellington, which was disappointing since they now want to charge to have it sent from Auckland."

Pros: "Price"

Pros: "Carryon luggage is restricted to 7 kg. Conflicts with worldcstandards and then they apply it to foreigners, but not to Kiwis! They would not let me take on my roller bag, but many locals got to! 9"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Before departure and On board staff is good."
Cons: "it is more like a Cage Chicken situation, where the seats and spaces are shrinking every day. No room to move and keens from people behind you is pinching your arse all the time. Should have pay bit more in Virgin or Qantas and get some space to breath. Kayak does not offer extra luggage at time of you booking and jetstar sucks you like a leach on upgrading after booking. One of the passengers were not able to travel and ticket was complete lost , where as the inbound flight on Qantas gave us credit for the future. In the end , the total cost ends up close to other airlines with all the discomfort on the flight free."

Pros: "Super quick, clean, professional. I love Jetstar."

Cons: "Was 3 hours late with no reason"

Cons: "Delayed, delayed, delayed, cancelled"

Pros: "The trip was seamless for the most part."
Cons: "The jet star staff at the Auckland airport were rude when checking me and my bag in. Also both the domestic and international Auckland airports are awful."

Cons: "I bought jet star tickets worst experience ever All employees are lazy they don’t care about anything"

Pros: "We survived."
Cons: "Screaming children, obnoxious passengers, forced to pay $120 to check two back packs, $5 coffee, rude staff... Will never fly this airline again."

Pros: "Great boarding process. Happy/smiling staff. Great experience overall."
Cons: "No onboard entertaibment but it is a budget airline on a short haul flight so...."

Pros: "Service personnel were polite and friendly."
Cons: "Being charged for luggage and bags were damaged. Still waiting for results of claim"

Pros: "cost effective, good flight."

Pros: "The price of food etc. The norm!"

Pros: "It was cheap and I got what I paid for....."

Pros: "On time departure/arrival"

Cons: "We had to be bussed from the terminal to our flight in both Auckland and Sydney which made the flight delayed and thus me having to run for my connecting flight. Naturally my bags didn't make it past Sydney. There was no in flight breakfast or complimentary snacks nor was there any TVs for the 3 hour flight. Overall, not the best experience."

Pros: "Nothing unless being over chargered gets me points when in heaven."
Cons: "When I ordered the flight the process never gave me a chance to pay for bags like it did from Auckland to Christchurch. However, on the return flight when I went to check the bags in they said I would have to pay $210 for 2 bags. Thanks jetsatr and kayak for not having a good process to order a head of time. Won't use either again unless someone reads this and gives me a refund."

Pros: "The check in team was very cordial. The pilot did a great job in landing the airplane in difficult weather conditions."

Cons: "It was our first experience with a low-cost flight and we did not receive any information about the cost of the baggage when paid prior to the flight in the airport. It costed us more than the tickets!!!"

Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "You should be able to offer at least some chips or something small for free"

Cons: "We were charged over $300 (NZ) for the check in luggage!!! I told the agent this is ridiculous, our seats were only $159 (NZ). She said that I should have read the "terms & conditions." Like other reviewers, I booked this flight over 3 months ago and didn't take note of any extra charges for checked-in luggage. After reading the comments of others in the same situation, I realize that I'm not alone. I wish I had checked out these reviews of Jetstar BEFORE I booked. You would be doing your clients a big favor to include mention of this strange practice of not including luggage fees by Jetstar..and warn them that these fees could bring the total cost of their airfare to over $500 for a 100 minute domestic flight for 2 travelers. My husband said next time we're going through a travel agent. Sorry"

Pros: "Ground staff and attendants were great!"
Cons: "No entertainment and have to pay for food, not even a drink."

Pros: "Would not provide boarding for next flight causing us to be remove from flight wanted to charge for a glass of water."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing, never, ever go on Jetstar"
Cons: "No explanation, no time table, awful service."

Pros: "Good cheap, no frills flight"

Pros: "The flight was delayed, but the agent bumped us on an earlier flight to accommodate our connections without even asking. No entertainment service, and the flight was short so by the time we were to be served it was ready for landing."

Pros: "Very convenient."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Ticket agent was so very kind. Not to mention the staff found and retuned my phone after we landed."

Pros: "Easy well organized airline"

Pros: "Cheap Mostly on time"
Cons: "Crew does not enforce boarding so anyone can get on at any time They'll resell your seat if you don't show up - no refunds"

Pros: "Good cabin crew. Clean modern aircraft."
Cons: "When purchasing ticket through an outside website you are not advised that luggage is a $320 option when purchased at the airport. Use Jetstar website only."

Pros: "The cost"

Cons: "Check-in was poor, the check-in clerk was rude."

Pros: "As always Jetstar knocked it out of the park. Great crew and service. On time despite a passenger issue that was handled extremely delicately and professionally. This is a budget airline with a full service attitude. Never ever have they let me down."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was first class."

Cons: "So I showed up to find out that my ticket didn't include luggage, ok, no big deal I will pay for the bag, what 75$, no problem. oh wait a minute they wanted 300$ for the bag. the flight was less than 250$, I ended up walking over to Air NZ and got a flight with them. I will never, ever, ever, ever book with these jokers again. This should be illegal, showing up at the airport and then being told the baggage charge is over 100% of the price of the ticket. I could have bought another ticket just for my bag and put it in the seat beside me for less. How does an airline justify this???"

Pros: "Quick flight. Had no check luggage which made it very easy; just on and off plane from Wellington to Christchurch in 35 minutes. For a such a short flight it was ok, would not fly with them for a longer flight."
Cons: "Fees and charges for everything."

Cons: "Didn't know about the low weight allowance for carry-on; glad you didn't weigh my bag ..."

Cons: "I will never fly Jetstar again. Was asked to pay $160.00 for each of my checked bags after there was a booking error on their end. Never again. Not worth it."

Pros: "Could get rebate by phone."
Cons: "Were slow to let us know that flight was cancelled and that it could not be rescheduled for a few days. Had to personally book on another airline--missed two earlier flights on the other airline due to Jetstar's delay."

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying to Wellington

Airlines flying to Wellington have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Wellington

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Wellington

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Wellington

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