Cheap Flights to Auckland

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Auckland overview

When is the best time to fly to Auckland?

Peak Season

Known as the ‘City of Sails’ for its nautical lifestyle and harbour setting, cosmopolitan Auckland is a jumping off point for people wishing to explore the rest of New Zealand. But there are plenty of attractions in this lively city to warrant a stopover, so factor in a few days when booking your cheap flights to Auckland. Peak tourist season is December through March, with the influx of overseas visitors and summer school holidays making this a busy time of year to book flights to Auckland. January and February are best months for beach weather and you’re spoiled for choice with many beautiful beaches and parks within an hour’s drive of the city, you can also jump on the downtown ferry and visit the offshore islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Off Season:

Auckland’s winter (June to August) is mild with temps usually above 10C. June and July can produce some stunning clear blue sky days but the odd Antarctic southerly blast can send temperatures plummeting, so wrap up warmly when out and about. August is generally the wettest month but this doesn’t usually put people off from booking cheap flights to Auckland.

When is the best time to book a flight to Auckland?

To get the best deals and cheapest flights to Auckland book at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance. Easter, Christmas, New Years and January are the busiest times for travelling to Auckland so expect the price of flight tickets to reflect this. December is the most expensive month for flights to Auckland. The shoulder months, March to May, and October, are when you’re most likely to get the cheapest flights to Auckland.

How long is the flight to Auckland?


Flights from Sydney to Auckland – 3 hrs 1 min


Flights from Melbourne to Auckland – 3 hrs 25 mins


Flights from Brisbane to Auckland – 3 hrs 4 mins


Flights from Perth to Auckland – 6 hrs 20 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Auckland?

Virgin Australia operates daily direct flights to Auckland from Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne and, in partnership with Air New Zealand, from Adelaide. Air New Zealand offers nonstop flights from most major Australian cities, including the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Perth. You may also be able to pick up a cheap flights to Auckland flying with Qantas.

How to get from Auckland airport to the city centre?

After disembarking from your flight at Auckland International Airport (AKL), there are plenty of public transport options for travellers to easily reach the city centre.

Bus service: Airbus services leave regularly from the airport (every 15 minutes during the day, every 30 minutes at night) for the city centre. Tickets cost $16 for a single ticket and $28 for a return. Shuttle buses are another transport option and can be cheaper if you book a shared ride.

Taxi: Taxis are also available and ranks are located outside the arrivals terminal. The average cost of a taxi ride into the city is $50.

Auckland insider information

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How much do things cost in Auckland?

Markets
Large bottle of water
$ 2.65
Bottle of wine
$ 13.52
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 19.83
Transport
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.37
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 2.70
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3.61
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.82
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 140.59
Pair of jeans
$ 100.48
Restaurants
3 course meal for 2
$ 78.88
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.63
Cheap meal
$ 14.42
How much does a beer cost in Auckland?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 3
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 7
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 5

More information about Auckland

  • Make sure to book a trip to climb up Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge and get fantastic panoramic views of the city
  • Head down to the harbour and gaze at some of the magnificent yachts that are moored in the ‘City of Sails’
  • Discover the distinctiveness of South Pacific Art by visiting the collection housed at the Auckland Art Gallery
  • Use Cheapflights for cheap deals on return flights to Auckland and begin your New Zealand adventure here
  • Bask on Auckland’s renowned beaches, including at Mission Bay, Devonport and Takapuna; also great for water sports
  • Spend your evenings in the vibrant bars in the America's Cup Village and the Princes Wharf area along the waterfront
  • Cruises are a great way to see the city’s surrounding areas; all variety of cruises depart from The Waitemata Harbour
  • Fly direct into Auckland and once you’ve made the most of this lively city journey across the rest of New Zealand

International departures to Auckland