Cheapest Flights to New Zealand

Flights to New Zealand in 2022

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High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

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Best time to find cheapest flights, 2% potential price drop

Average price

R13 985

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

R17 822

From Johannesburg OR Tambo to New Zealand

One-way from


One-way flight from Johannesburg to New Zealand

When is the best time to fly to New Zealand?

High season:

Southern New Zealand has its peak tourist season from late December to late January. This marks the height of summer, which also means that flight prices are more expensive, which means that if you are planning to visit New Zealand during this period, you will need to book your airline tickets and accommodation as far in advance as possible. On the other hand, northern New Zealand has its peak season from June to August, as temperatures tend to be warmer in the north during those months.

Low season:

Generally speaking, you should be able to get a cheapest flight to the southern parts of New Zealand , which includes Sydney and Melbourne, if you book your flights from late April to early May, which is when the south has its coldest months of Winter. Cities like Kimberly and North Queensland get hotter and wetter during the winter months than cities in South New Zealand . If you plan to visit the hottest parts of the country during the low season, be sure to book your flights well in advance to avoid paying extra for late bookings.

When is the best time to book a flight to New Zealand?

There is no wrong time to book your trip to New Zealand , as long as you are taking care of business well in advance of your intended trip. The cheapest flights to and from New Zealand are found mainly when reservations are made three or four months in advance.

Which day is cheaper to fly to New Zealand?

At the moment, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to New Zealand . Saturday will probably be the most expensive.

What time of day is the cheapest to fly to New Zealand?

At the moment, morning flights are likely to offer the best value for your trip to New Zealand . An afternoon flight will most often have a higher cost.

As one of the top travel destinations in the world, New Zealand has some of the best attractions for tourists. Ranging from the beauty that can be found in the Outback, to the stunning scenery of Uluru, the primitive tropical forests and white sand beaches, man-made wonders, a coffee culture unlike any other and, of course, the captivating Great Barrier Reef. Take it all and then mix it with the places that radiate a passion for life: you have some brilliant reasons why people don’t want to leave Land Down Under. When you take a cheapest flight to New Zealand , you will surely find something you will fall in love with, whether for the first time you visit the country or if you are starting a new love affair!

How long is the flight to New Zealand?


Johannesburg to Auckland                 17 hours, 25 minutes
Johannesburg to Christchurch             17 hours, 40 minutes
Johannesburg to Wellington               18 hours, 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to New Zealand?

There are many airlines that operate cheap flights to and from New Zealand. Some operators offer direct flights, while others use connecting flights to help reduce the total cost of airfare for their passengers. Some of the most popular airlines used by South African travelers to New Zealand include Thai Airways, Qantas, Emirates, Etihad Airways and British Airways. It would be better to get quotes from all available airlines to compare offers and find the flight fares best suited to your budget.

How to get from the airport to the city center?


Auckland Airport is conveniently situated between Auckland and Manukau City, which means getting to the heart of the city is quick and easy. You can make use of the transfer services if the hotel you are staying at provides this service. Alternatively, Auckland Airport is served by a variety of metered taxis, which are a great way to get to the city centre. The other way to get to Auckland from the airport is via SkyBus, a bus service that operates two bus routes between the airport and the city, departing approximately every 40 minutes.


There are some public transport options available for travelers who do not wish to use rental cars to reach the city center from Christchurch Airport. The variety of taxis, transport services and buses that operate routes between the airport and the city make getting to the city center easy. Alternatively, you might also want to consider the Airport Hopper, which is a publicly available shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes between the airport and the EconoPark in the city centre.


There are some buses that leave from Wellington airport and travel to the city every 30 minutes, but using the bus you can walk a little bit from the bus stop to where exactly you want to be in the city. One of the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to get to Wellington Airport is to use one of the metered taxis, which can be found parked outside the airport’s arrivals terminals.