Airfare to Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand’s largest city – but not its capital – Auckland is the starting point for many Kiwi-bound travelers. For those on a short trip, it has a plentiful amount of adventure activities nearby and a number of cultural sites include the Auckland Art Gallery. Auckland is a gateway to the stunning Bay of Islands.
Airfare to Auckland will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Wellington. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Pacific Blue and Freedom Air fly to Auckland. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Auckland, New Zealand, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air New Zealand is the national airline. However, Air Pacific, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and other airlines also stop in Auckland.
The most expensive air tickets to Auckland are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Wellington and traveling overland to Auckland via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Auckland, check out BootsnAll’s Auckland Travel Guide.