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Flights to Wellington in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price$350Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from$495From Sydney to Wellington
One-way from$528One-way flight from Sydney to Wellington

Cheapest prices for Wellington flights by month

January
$444
February
$390
March
$398
April
$528
May
$361
June
$374
July
$427
August
$406
September
$405
October
$394
November
$428
December
$474
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Wellington. Flying to Wellington in April will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Wellington?

SYD - WLG
Price
$361 - $782
WLG
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
WLG
Rainfall
16 - 50 mm

Peak season

The capital city of New Zealand, Wellington, is located at the southern tip of the North Island on the edge of a sweeping harbour. Nicknamed ‘Windy Wellington’ by locals, it’s true that the city experiences lively gusts most of the year due to its exposed location on the Cook Strait. Still there’s much about this cool little city to charm visitors into taking cheap flights to Wellington, even if it’s just a stopover before heading north or south. From December to the end of February is generally the busiest time of year for visitors to Wellington. The warmer summer weather also coincides with the school holidays, so don’t be surprised if flight tickets are markedly higher than normal at this time. Wellington is a foodie city so be sure to check out some of its numerous cafes, restaurants and bars to sample the local produce and creative cuisine by top chefs. Popular events people book flights to Wellington for include: the Wellington Rugby Sevens in February, the World of Wearable Art (WOW) awards in September and the Toast Martinborough Festival in November.

 

Off Season

Although any time of year is great for visiting, if you like wild weather then winter is a good time to book cheap flights to Wellington. Bring warm clothing and wet weather gear, jackets and raincoats are advised; leave the umbrella at home, it will be torn from your grip in a flash. Be prepared to spend most of your time visiting indoor attractions or hunkered down in warm cafes drinking hot chocolate.

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

Mid to late-March is considered the optimal time of year to book a flight to Wellington as it is the most stable month weather wise and kids are back at school. Temperatures range between 14 – 18C at this time of year so bring a light jacket in case the weather changes. Book a couple of weeks ahead and travel mid week (excluding Fridays and Mondays) for discounted flight ticket prices.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Wellington?

Friday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Wellington. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Wellington?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Wellington. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Wellington?

Flights from Sydney to Wellington – 3 hrs 15 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Wellington – 3 hrs 50

Flights from Melbourne to Wellington – 3 hrs 40 mins

Flights from Perth to Wellington – 8 hrs 50 mins

 

Which airlines operate flights to Wellington?

Virgin Australia, Jet Star and Air New Zealand offer the cheapest flights to Wellington and service Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Emirates and Qantas also operate flights to Wellington from the main Australian cities but you’ll generally pay more with these carriers.

 

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Wellington International Airport (WLG) is located 5.5 km south east of the city centre. The Airport Flyer express bus service leaves every 15 minutes and travels to the Hutt Valley, via Wellington central, to Queensgate. Taxi ranks are situated outside the baggage claim area on level 0 of the terminal building. There are five car rental companies that have desks at the airport if you plan on touring the area.

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