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Cheap Wellington flights to book in 2020

Get flight-savvy with our tips on the cheapest time to fly and book your flights to Wellington (WLG).


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Wellington International Airport (WLG) is situated in Rongotai, Wellington. Whether you’re looking to explore the capital, the lower part of the North Island or the top of the South Island, arriving at Wellington Airport is your best option.

Direct flights are available from more than a dozen cities across New Zealand, or if you’re coming from abroad, you can also fly direct from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nadi or Singapore.

Today’s available Wellington (and other New Zealand) flight deals

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Air New Zealand flights from $88 return

Available on flights until January 2021 to Auckland, Wellington, Great Barrier Island and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Rotorua. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $30 each way

Available on flights until August 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Napier, Rotorua, Dunedin, Wellington, Queenstown, New Plymouth and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Wellington with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Auckland flights from $89 return

Available on select dates until February 2021. Sample fare departs from Wellington with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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How much are flights to Wellington?

When there’s a sale, you should be able to find fares to Wellington from major airports – Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown – for less than $100 each way. If you’re travelling from a smaller airport, like Dunedin, Hamilton or Rotorua, you should be able to find sale fares for $125-$150 each way. If fares aren’t on sale, expect to pay the average prices, as displayed below, from your closest airport.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Wellington?

The winter months see fewer tourists, which drive up the price of flights. Travelling between May and September will most likely get you the best fare.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Wellington?

How far in advance should I book my flight to Wellington?

To avoid having to pay higher fares, aim to book your Wellington flights as far in advance as you can. On average, fares start to increase about seven weeks in advance.

How long does it take to fly to Wellington?

Direct flights to Wellington are available from major New Zealand cities, with some sample flight times indicated below.

If you live in a city that doesn’t have a direct flight, you will need to factor in a connecting flight and waiting time at one of these airports before catching your flight to Wellington.

  • Auckland: 1 hour
  • Christchurch: 50 minutes
  • Queenstown: 1.5 hours

Which airlines fly to Wellington and from where in New Zealand?

  • Air Chathams: Chatham Islands
  • Air New Zealand: Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Queenstown, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga, Timaru
  • Golden Bay Air: Karamea, Takaka
  • Jetstar: Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown
  • Originair: Nelson
  • Sounds Air: Blenheim, Nelson, Picton, Taupo, Westport

Where is the airport in Wellington?

Wellington Airport is in the suburb of Rongotai, approximately nine kilometres by road from the city centre.

How long does it take to get to the airport from Wellington?

  • CBD: 20 minutes (9.1 kilometres)
  • Mount Victoria: 16 minutes (8 kilometres)
  • Te Aro: 16 minutes (8 kilometres)
  • Westpac Stadium: 21 minutes (10.7 kilometres)
  • Oriental Bay: 16 minutes (9 kilometres)
  • Johnsonville: 25 minutes (18.5 kilometres)
  • Petone: 30 minutes (22.2 kilometres)

To get from Wellington Airport to your hotel, you can catch a taxi from outside the baggage claim area of the main terminal. Fares can vary according to traffic conditions, but you can expect to pay $30-$40 to the CBD. Shuttles are available starting from $15 pp if you don’t mind sharing your ride with other passengers. You can book a shuttle online or find one outside the baggage claim area.

Rideshare apps Uber, Zoomy and Ola also operate from Wellington Airport. You can meet your driver in the designated pick-up spot by following the walkway to the southern end of the car rental area.

For the cheapest possible way to get to your destination, the Airport Flyer bus service travels between the airport, Wellington city and Lower Hutt.

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