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Find cheap flights from Wellington to Nelson from $95

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Wellington to Nelson departing on 12/7. 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 Wellington to Nelson, 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 Wellington to Nelson, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Wellington to Nelson

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Wellington to Nelson that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
06:00 - 06:45WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
19:00 - 19:45NSN-WLG
0h 45mdirect
$141Sounds Air
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Mon, 27 May - Wed, 29 May
06:00 - 06:45WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
19:00 - 19:45NSN-WLG
0h 45mdirect
$143Sounds Air
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Wed, 26 Jun - Mon, 1 Jul
17:10 - 17:55WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
11:55 - 12:35NSN-WLG
0h 40mdirect
$205Air New Zealand
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Tue, 6 Aug - Wed, 7 Aug
18:35 - 19:20WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
18:20 - 19:00NSN-WLG
0h 40mdirect
$207Air New Zealand
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Tue, 6 Aug - Wed, 7 Aug
06:00 - 06:45WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
19:55 - 07:35NSN-WLG
11h 40m1 stop
Mon, 27 May - Wed, 29 May
20:45 - 20:10WLG-NSN
23h 25m1 stop
19:00 - 19:45NSN-WLG
0h 45mdirect
Wed, 26 Jun - Mon, 1 Jul
18:35 - 19:20WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
10:20 - 14:05NSN-WLG
3h 45m1 stop
$304Air New Zealand
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Tue, 6 Aug - Wed, 7 Aug
19:40 - 20:25WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
17:35 - 20:25NSN-WLG
2h 50m1 stop
$307Air New Zealand
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Tue, 6 Aug - Wed, 7 Aug
06:00 - 06:45WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
08:20 - 09:00NSN-WLG
0h 40mdirect
Thu, 28 Mar - Thu, 4 Apr
06:00 - 06:45WLG-NSN
0h 45mdirect
19:55 - 07:35NSN-WLG
11h 40m1 stop
Thu, 28 Mar - Thu, 4 Apr

Flights from Wellington to Nelson - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Wellington to Nelson 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 Wellington to Nelson?

The average price of all flights from Wellington to Nelson clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Nelson on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Wednesday is the most expensive day to fly from Wellington to Nelson. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Monday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Wellington to Nelson, 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 Wellington to Nelson is May, where tickets cost $167 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are February and April, where the average cost of tickets is $336 and $313 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Wellington to Nelson, 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 Wellington to Nelson, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 81 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Wellington to Nelson?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Sounds Air offered the best one-way deal for that route, at $95. KAYAK users also found Wellington to Nelson return flights on Sounds Air from $141 and on Air New Zealand from $205.

Which airlines fly direct between Wellington and Nelson?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Wellington to Nelson.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Wellington to Nelson. They are Air New Zealand and Sounds Air. The cheapest airline for this route is Air New Zealand, with the best one-way deal found costing $118. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Air New Zealand.

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

Each day, there are between 11 and 15 nonstop flights that take off from Wellington and land in Nelson, with an average flight time of 0h 44m. The most common departure time is 18:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 84 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 18% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

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

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is 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 Wellington to Nelson take?

Direct flights take on average 0h 45m to travel the 213 km between Wellington and Nelson.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Wellington at 06:00 and will be landing in Nelson at 06:45.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Wellington to Nelson jets off at 19:40 and lands at 20:25.

Good to know

Low season

October

High season

March

Cheapest flight

$95
Best time to beat the crowds (7% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)
Flight from Wellington to Nelson

When to book flights from Wellington to Nelson

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Wellington to Nelson 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 Wellington to Nelson

  • What is the cheapest flight from Wellington to Nelson?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Wellington to Nelson was $58 for a one-way ticket and $86 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Wellington to Nelson?

    Wellington and Nelson are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Wellington from Wellington and will be arriving at Nelson.

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

    The De Havilland (Bombardier) DHC-8-300 Dash 8 / 8Q is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Wellington to Nelson flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Wellington to Nelson?

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

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

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

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

    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 Wellington to Nelson.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Nelson from Wellington 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 Wellington to Nelson?

    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 Nelson with an airline and back to Wellington with another airline.

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

    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 Nelson from Wellington 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 a cheap flight from Wellington to Nelson

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $135 or less one-way and $187 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Wellington to Nelson?

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

Direct departures

Wellington to Nelson

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Direct returns

Nelson to Wellington

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Sounds Air

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Sounds Air

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Top airline flying from Wellington to Nelson

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Wellington to Nelson? 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 KAYAK reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 729 reviews
81comfort
80entertainment
83overall
77food
88crew
84boarding
Airline reviews

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.

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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.

Boarding instructions on one leg of my journey were not well communicated at the gate (Melbourne to Auckland)

The only thing that was less than excellent was the food server at dinner. (I had the chicken.) It wasn't that it was poorly heated or in difficult-to-open containers; it was just that it had a very peculiar taste. And I use that to describe not just the main course but the dessert as well. Very odd flavours for what seemed to be a mainstream item. I did like that the airline offered us a free glass of wine. The breakfast omelette wasn't bad, although it was quite bland.

No refunds for flights that I could not take due to Covid restrictions

Pros: "Regional flight so only one cabin attendant. Pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "Wider seats but tha'ts the nature of smaller aircraft"

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Wellington to Nelson found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
12/7Fri
directSounds Air
0h 45mWLG-NSN
$95
12/7Fri
1 stop
6h 45mWLG-NSN
$204
12/7Fri
2 stopsAir New Zealand
7h 05mWLG-NSN
$340

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Last minute flights from Wellington to Nelson

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Wellington to Nelson that are departing in the next 10 days.
1/3Fri
directSounds Air
0h 45mWLG-NSN
2/3Sat
directSounds Air
0h 30mNSN-WLG
$340
1/3Fri
directSounds Air
0h 45mWLG-NSN
3/3Sun
directSounds Air
0h 45mNSN-WLG
$343
1/3Fri
multi-stop
11h 55mWLG-NSN
3/3Sun
direct
0h 45mNSN-WLG
$617
1/3Fri
direct
0h 45mWLG-NSN
3/3Sun
multi-stop
24h 40mNSN-WLG
$824

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Wellington - Nelson Flights

Departure:

Wellington (WLG)New Zealand

Destination:

Nelson (NSN)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Nelson - Wellington

Cabin classes:

$3,534
$121

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