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Franz Josef Glacier is the most popular place of interest in New Zealand. Many travelers make it a point to stop there while traveling to New Zealand. Other popular landmarks and places of interest in New Zealand would be Larnach Castle, Cathedral Cove Beach, or Takapuna Beach.
If you’re unsure where to fly to in New Zealand, we recommend booking a flight that arrives at the popular Auckland Intl airport, which services Auckland and its surrounding areas. In the last 12 months, 69% of momondo travelers booking flights to New Zealand chose to fly into Auckland Intl.
Flights to New Zealand have been found on momondo for as low as $400 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be $1,611 and anything for $1,414 or less is a good deal. $3,087 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.
Consider booking a flight to New Zealand on a Tuesday, which is the cheapest day of the week. You will also find that flying out on a Monday is another low-cost option. Try to avoid booking your flight to New Zealand on Saturday, which tends to be the most expensive day of the week.
To save money on airfare when visiting New Zealand, consider Auckland Intl airport in Auckland, which has the cheapest flights with an average airfare of $400. You may also consider flying to Christchurch airport in Christchurch for the second cheapest option with an average airfare of $1,438.
Prices for flights to New Zealand refresh daily.
As of November 2023, there are 35 operators available to choose from for flights to New Zealand.
The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to New Zealand.
The required travel and health documents for your New Zealand trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at New Zealand. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.
|Departing||Destination||Best Time||Best Price|
|Los Angeles||Auckland||12h 50m||$604|
|San Francisco||Auckland||12h 55m||$687|
|Long Beach||Auckland||28h 45m||$756|
|Washington, D.C.||Auckland||20h 15m||$799|
Your travel time from the United States on flights to New Zealand is going to be a little bit different depending on your departure airport in the United States. For example, flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Auckland International (AKL) will take about 13h. Cheap flights from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) will take more like 34h and 50min. If you will be departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), your travel time will be around 31h and 30min before landing on the runway in New Zealand.
Los Angeles is currently the only airport in the United States offering nonstop trips to New Zealand. Air New Zealand offers a nonstop flight that departs from Los Angeles International Airport to Auckland International Airport (AKL). Many airports in the United States offer one-stop service to Auckland, such as Miami International Airport (MIA), where you can travel via JetBlue to Los Angeles and then continue on a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Auckland. From San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you can travel on Alaska Airlines to Los Angeles and then continue on a nonstop flight to Auckland. From John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), you can travel to Christchurch Airport (CHC) in New Zealand with a layover at Singapore Changi (SIN) aboard Singapore Airlines.
Three of the largest cities in New Zealand that are quite popular with visitors are Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. If you need to travel between these three cities, you will often start your journey in Auckland, since that is where most flights from the United States arrive. If you are traveling to Wellington (WLG) from Auckland, both Jetstar Airlines and Air New Zealand offer nonstop flights that make the trip in just a little over anh. If you will be flying from Auckland to Christchurch (CHC), both of these airlines also offer nonstop flights between these two cities with a travel time of about 1h and 30min. Both of these airlines also offer nonstop flights between Wellington and Christchurch that can make the trip in less than anh. If you would prefer to take the train from Auckland to Wellington, you can hop aboard KiwiRail's Northern Explorer line, which will make the trip in about 10h and 40min. Some of the amenities that travelers can enjoy on this train include panoramic carriages, a café car, an open-air viewing car, reclining seats, and power sockets at all the seats. Christchurch is in the southern part of New Zealand across the Cook Strait, so any trip from either Auckland or Wellington to Christchurch will include a ferry ride unless you’re flying. This ferry trip on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries will take about 3h and thirtymin. Some of the amenities available on this ferry include free Wi-Fi and movies onboard, a local menu of fresh foods, and private cabins.
US citizens traveling to New Zealand will need a passport that is valid for at least three months past their planned departure. The passport will need one blank page for an entry stamp. To travel to New Zealand as a citizen of the United States you will need a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority, and if your application for this electronic travel authority gets denied for some reason, you will need to obtain a visa. For more information about acquiring either of these items, visit the website of the New Zealand embassy.
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