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Top tips for finding cheap flights to New Zealand

  • Looking for cheap airfare to New Zealand? 25% of our users found tickets to New Zealand for the following prices or less: From Los Angeles $643 one-way - $943 round-trip, from Houston George Bush Intcntl $926 one-way - $1,454 round-trip, from New York John F Kennedy Intl $1,431 one-way - $1,582 round-trip
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from the United States is November.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest New Zealand flight deals.
  • Due to its proximity to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, Wellington International Airport (WLG) is overwhelmingly selected as the destination airport for the vast majority of passengers flying from the US to New Zealand. From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), passengers flying this route have the option of taking indirect flights just with one stopover at Auckland Airport (AKL) for Air New Zealand and Nadi International Airport (NAN) for Fiji Airways.
  • The majority of visitors from the east coast of the United States who want to visit New Zealand fly out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to various New Zealand destination airports. The JFK to Auckland Airport (KL) route should be taken into consideration by tourists who want to go from the US to New Zealand as quickly as feasible. The major airline providing direct flights on this route is Air New Zealand 1.
  • If you intend to depart from the USA's central regions and fly to New Zealand, you might want to use Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). No carriers are operating nonstop flights on this route, therefore passengers flying to New Zealand from the USA only have the choice of using connecting flights.
  • If you intend to travel to any of the cities in New Zealand's north, think about landing at an airport like Auckland International Airport, Queenstown Airport (ZQN), or WLG Airport. Flights to the three airlines are offered by a number of significant international airports that provide flights from the US to New Zealand.
  • Think about going out of Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) if you're traveling to New Zealand from the northwest part of the United States. Those who intend to go from SEA Airport in the least amount of time should think about arriving at AKL. Most airlines provide indirect flights with a single layover at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), including Air Canada and Air New Zealand.
  • When you’re booking your flight to New Zealand from the US, you’ll most likely be flying into Auckland, which is home to New Zealand’s largest international airport. There are a handful of other airports in New Zealand, but those airports mainly receive traffic from destinations in Japan, Singapore and Fiji.
  • The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar, and exchanges can be made at all New Zealand Airports. If you’re traveling to Auckland, one of the most popular places to exchange money and get the best possible rate is the collection of money changers located on Queen Street in the city’s main business district.
  • Although most flights from the US to Christchurch will have at least one stop, booking your flight to New Zealand through this city instead of Auckland can give you better access to the North and South Islands of New Zealand, giving you more bang for your buck. Routes to Christchurch are available with Fiji Airways.
  • If you’ll be traveling to Australia after your time in New Zealand, you’ll have several options of airports to fly out of. Airports in New Zealand that operate flights to Australia include the Dunedin Airport (DUD), Queenstown Airport (ZQN) and Wellington Airport (WLG), giving you more options for conveniently traveling throughout the area.
  • After flying to New Zealand, getting around the country via public transportation can be extremely limiting on the areas you’re able to conveniently visit. There are many popular destinations that aren’t reachable by bus. For this reason, it can be extremely beneficial to rent a car in the airport of Auckland, for example, to get around during your stay.

FAQs - booking New Zealand flights

  • What child seat safety rules do I need to be conscious of before renting a car in New Zealand?

    All children under the age of seven are required by New Zealand legislation to use a child restraint that is licensed and suitable for their size and age. If there is a child safety seat in the vehicle, children under the age of seven must be buckled up. Any youngster older than 12 must ride in a vehicle with a properly secured safety belt.

  • Once I arrive in New Zealand from the US, what other cities are accessible from AKL Airport?

    Other adjacent cities that are served by AKL Airport are simple to reach via taxi, rental vehicle, or public transportation. Along with Auckland, other adjacent cities that you ought to think about visiting while in New Zealand are North Shore, Waiuku, and Waitakere.

  • Are there reasonably priced airport lounges on trips between the United States and New Zealand?

    Yes. Travelers from the US to New Zealand should think about departing from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) if they want to take advantage of airport lounges before boarding their favorite carriers. In Terminal 1, this airport offers an economy lounge called the Delta Sky Club. Passengers on a budget who want to travel to New Zealand from the US can use this lounge with ease.

  • How practical is it for passengers who want to board the first aircraft on the SWF-AKL route to leave from Stewart International Airport (SWF)?

    If you intend to board the first flight out of SWF for New Zealand, you might want to think about reserving a hotel room at a property close to the airport. Homewood Suites by Hilton Newburgh-Stewart Airport is a neighboring hotel worth taking into account; it is situated 0.61 miles away.

  • Do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?

    You won’t need a visa to enter New Zealand if you’re a US national and plan to stay for a duration of less than three months. Longer stays will require a visa.

  • Where should I fly to in New Zealand for easy access to the mountains?

    New Zealand’s South Island is much more mountainous than the North Island, which is served by Auckland Airport. For access to the mountainous regions of New Zealand, your best bet is to fly internationally into Christchurch Airport, then rent a car and drive southwest to Mount Cook National Park or Mount Aspiring National Park.

  • Are there nonstop flights to New Zealand?

    Flying to any destination in New Zealand will generally involve at least one stop from most areas in the United States. The only cities in the US from which you can fly nonstop to Auckland Airport include Los Angeles and Honolulu on flights operated by Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines.

  • I want to visit the Fiordland National Park, where should I fly into?

    Fiordland National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of New Zealand. The closest airport to Fiordland National Park is the Dunedin Airport, but this airport mostly receives domestic and nearby international air traffic. The most convenient way to get to the park is by flying into Christchurch, then either driving straight there or catching a short regional flight to Queenstown.

  • How long is the flight to New Zealand?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to New Zealand takes 19h 12m, covering a distance of 7607 miles. The most popular route is Los Angeles - Auckland with an average flight time of 12h 55m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to New Zealand?

    The cheapest ticket to New Zealand from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $448 one-way, and $629 round-trip. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to Auckland and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $822.

  • Which airlines fly to New Zealand?

    Air New Zealand, United Airlines & Lufthansa fly the most frequently from the United States to New Zealand.

  • What are the most popular destinations in New Zealand?

    The next most popular destinations are Christchurch (6%) and Queenstown (4%). Searches for flights to Wellington (4%), to Dunedin (0.5%) and to Blenheim (0.4%) are also popular.

  • Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights to New Zealand due to COVID-19?

    Air New Zealand, United Airlines and Lufthansa have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to New Zealand. Confirm policies on booking site.

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    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

Top 5 airlines flying to New Zealand

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to New Zealand? 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.
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2844 reviews
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Boarding instructions on one leg of my journey were not well communicated at the gate (Melbourne to Auckland)

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

Pros: "The attention of the crew is very good. They are very friendly and, on the return trip there was attention of Argentine hostess. The meal options are very good as the vegetarian menu I previously requested. Fly NZ30 ON FEBRUARY 28 th"
Cons: "The seat I reserved paying additional dollars to have no one in front of me is bad. The table has little stability and the space that one acquires to stretch the legs is dangerously occupied by food carts that pass very close. The seats are tight. And the great kindness of the crew succumbs to the bad Argentine behavior of occupying the empty seats. On the flight back to Bs.As. many overweight people were overcrowded by the bad luck they had when buying their tickets, however, thin people, who did not pay for better places, were located in an empty seat where, usually, they go familiar with babies and traveled peacefully in a place that did NOT correspond. We all understand that the spaces are small but they should take better care of the passengers and, by common sense, if there are free seats, offer them to those who for physical reasons and their full rows are uncomfortable throughout the trip which, in itself, is very long . I suggest that you put options of Latin Spanish doblabas movies on the flights you make from Buenos Aires to Auckland. FLY NZ30 on February 28 th"
Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"
Pros: "The food we were served was of excellent quality which is so unusual when it comes to airline meals, crew and service was great as well. Obviously Air NewZealand have a far better understanding of what there customer base require compared to their competitors"
Cons: "Could not fault anything"
Cons: "Terrible service and all around outcome. Would not fly Air New Zealand again"
Pros: "Nicest crew on the planet. Restrooms stayed clean despite 12 hour flight"
Pros: "Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad."
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing."
Pros: "Food was reasonable and staff as amazing as ever."
Cons: "The flight was extremely packed making the experience a bit less comfortable. The transit through LA was chaos, although and explanation was given including an apology."
Pros: "slightly more roomy than most carriers"
Cons: "since it was a Friday during Lent, there could have been non-meat options on the meals. One lunch and one supper offered only chicken and beef both times."
Pros: "Wellington airport is the most accessible and relaxed I’ve used, and the Air New Zealand Check-in process was the easiest I’ve used so far."

Ease of boarding. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good. In flight entertainment great.

Pros: "The crew could be less curt and more engaging. Coming from Guest Services in hospitality, leisure and tourism it is obvious that body language and sincere engagement stands out. That wasn’t the case for the Qantas flight."
Cons: "I was unable to checkin or select seats. Understandably this is governed by immigration laws and not airlines but on three attempts I was able to pay for the seats without a receipt only to learn later that the charge did not go through. A little bit of transparency never costs anyone."
Cons: "We booked vegan meals which came and were pretty good. But afterwards, the cabin crew handed out icecreams and then Fantales and had no vegan options for those treats."
Pros: "One member of the crew did her best to treat me as a premium FF member. That was about it."
Cons: "Qantas really screwed up the operational management of this flight resulting in a long delay into Sydney and then a further delay to Brisbane. Getting the water weight and balance right is FLIGHTOPS 101, but not for this B Team. Much of the flight delay was completely avoidable."
Pros: "Quantas Entertainment app was great!"
Cons: "Quantas seems to have frequent gate changes. You have to pay attention. No WiFi in terminals despite posted signs."
Pros: "Crew a was good - Seat was not so great. I tried to book my seat/boarding pass when you sent through the notice to do so in the morning but at that stage there was only 1 seat available to sit in?? Seamed a little odd to be completely booked out at that stage"
Cons: "Isle Seat"
Cons: "Lost 2 of 3 bags. Still don’t have them. Some staff very helpful and empathetic. Some staff very rude and abrasive. Didn’t want to take ownership and work to correct the problem. Had a “not my problem” attitude"
Pros: "Everything went well. boarding and check in."
Cons: "Seat spacing: way too close in economy. When person in front puts seat back, could not stand up to get out of seat. Got leg cramps trying to shuffle out sideways stooped over row of seats in front and rear hitting faces of occupants in my row. Refuse to fly on this airline any more until reasonable seat spacing is provided for price paid. Don't like standing up the whole flight because one cannot get into or out of seat."
Pros: "Qantas is a good reliable Airline, fleet of 747-400 getting a bit old. Too bad they will retire those costly planes as I have good memories going 20 times to Australia. Bring on the newer generation Boeing 787 dreamliners."
Cons: "Waiting at Brisbane Airport to fix the AC."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 3 hours. We were stuck on the plane 2 of the 3 hours! Terrible!"

check-in at sydney was a bit disorganized. one well-dressed woman appeared to be in charge, staring at others who were not ready and checking in passengers. one person at business class check-in, was sarcastic and only mentioned the gate assignment, no bother to mention the lounge access etc... the crew on board was stellar. so polite, helpful and respectful. the meals were great, endless beverages, and the a350 is spectacular with the seat/bed, amenity kit, television, bedding, headphones. first time flying fiji airways- honolulu- fiji-sydney, and sydney-fiji-los angeles, all in business class. their fares are much more affordable than other carriers. hopefully, one day, they will use a widebody aircraft from honolulu- fiji, since it is a nearly 7-hour flight and the 737-max 8, although comfortable, would be better with a widebody plane.

I never went and I’ve tried calling to cancel the flight see if I can postpone for another date but every time they’ll transfer me to another personal.

Pros: "On time, nice crew, clean aircraft."
Cons: "Check-in agt at bag drop was a sour puss. She could've been a bit nicer."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. Service was not very kind on either of our Fiji air flights. I honestly will avoid flying with Fiji air in the future—much better airlines to choose from."
Cons: "350 pound passenger placed next to us in window seat. Passenger took over 1/3 of my wife's seat. Flight was full, no effort made by crew to correct situation."
Pros: "The crew were welcoming, friendly, and accommodating."
Cons: "The plane is old and had no screens, so there was no entertainment option."
Pros: "Good price but not too good services"
Cons: "Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest. Movies were mostly older and good PG at worst."
Cons: "Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest BUT very cramped in Basic Economy. I’m short and couldn’t even put my seat back for entire 11 hours because man behind me was so tall. Meals did not include any salad but did have small amount of veggies."
Pros: "I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets."
Cons: "The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old."
Pros: "I love that the planes are loaded from back to front!!! I wish airlines in the states will follow suit. It seems that this makes the most sense."
Cons: "We need more drinks, water or food on flights over 3 hours!"
Cons: "Did not allow use of exit rows to improve social distancing (those seats “not in my class of service“). Flight was crowded."
Cons: "IFE was not streaming movies, WiFi on but not loading"
Pros: "Only masked picking up trash during pandemic - difficult to rate crew"
Cons: "Organized exit vs. usual crowded chaos of passengers in a hurry"
Cons: "No screens at all for a 5 hour flight. No charging outlets. Terrible flight comfort."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable with plenty of room in first class. Staff were friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Dancing clowns? Overall it was a nice and pleasant flight"
Pros: "The beverage selection was good and entertainment was good - no delays and early arrivals - boarding was easy and well managed"
Cons: "Aisle seat Middle Row D, Economy class, very little leg room- 175cm/5’9” - not enough knee space to stretch out without burying your knees into the seat in front- dinner meal was good - snack was subpar - no replacements for snack if you didn’t like your 1st choice - didn’t have that problem but a woman 1 aisle up was rudely addressed by the flight attendant for asking if she could discard her sandwich in exchange for Ramen- the same attendant even loudly told another attendant not to girl this poor lady some noodles - they cost $1 at the store - don’t know why she was holding out and making a scene over Ramen"
Pros: "Nothing was enjoyable."
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours late to leave and American did nothing to try and remedy the situation. Unacceptable that we are this late. I missed my meetings and they won’t offer any kind of voucher for future travel. But yet we have to pay for change fees!?!? I will absolutely avoid flying American."
Pros: "Easy to board on a Saturday 7am flight"
Cons: "Seats still tight for anyone 5’9” or taller with a medium build"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. I would have missed my connecting flight so rebooks through another midpoint. That flight was cancelled. Love AA! ☹️"
Pros: "The flight was on time... that is about all..."
Cons: "Too late to download app once on plane so stuck for hours without entertainment on a long flight. They wanted to charge for most everything. First class was not as good as economy on other airlines. I have no idea why anyone would select United on purpose. I know I will not pick them again..."
Pros: "The on-time arrival"
Cons: "Having to check our bags due to lack of overhead space which was announced before anyone boarded the aircraft. Had they provided our bags to us when we exited the plane, or told us in advance that there would be no space and they would be offering free bag check, that would have mitigated the situation. Instead they wait till the last minute costing us valuable time. In the future, they should pay us the 25 dollar bag fee when they arbitrarily make this decision."
Pros: "There were too many people. It seems United is trying to put more seats to make more money. Giving more uncomfortable to passengers."
Cons: "The company forced me to put my luggage out of the plane, which I found strange. On my first flight in this roundtrip they let me have my carry-on without any problems. If they are going to have policies, they should be standards and they should stick to one thing instead of doing different things in different flights."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for two hours because of a mechanical issue."
Pros: "Friendly crew, efficient boarding, easy flight"
Cons: "Nothing on tv unless you pay for it. Like, nothing."
Cons: "I had a basic economy seat. Even though I had seat 7D I was zone 5 to board. Because I was basic I was not permitted to bring a bag. I wasn't able to check in. I had to go to the desk to prove I didnt have a bag to check. When I got on the plane because I was zone 5 there wasnt any space above for my personal item and the staff was rude and unhelpful. Never again."
Cons: "The yogurt that was served in business class was out of date by 10 days"
Cons: "Missed my connection due to late flight arrival and had to fly out the next day."
Cons: "UA check-in staff in NRT was very rude. We had reserved seats when we booked the tickets over Kayak by paying about $15. UA staff said they didn't know that, its not in their system. They implied we were cheating because UA always charges about $200+ for reserving seat. They even didn't want to listen and look at the receipt we had. What he said in terrible English was "That is not my business""I'm busy" So my daughter and I had to seat separately in order to seat next to aisle. UA will be my last choice to fly."
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed out of Frankfurt. This was a flight operated by United Airlines. The outlets to charge cell phones did not work consistently. There were no individual monitors to watch movies of choice."

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