Flights from Nelson

Finding flights from Nelson (NSN)

Nelson Airport is the sixth busiest airport in New Zealand with more than a million passengers passing through its gates on domestic flights every year.

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Nelson Airport

Nelson Airport is the home of Air Nelson. It also receives scheduled flights from Air New Zealand and five other airlines, as well as charter flights.

The small terminal has limited facilities, including a Koru Lounge, a cafe and an ATM. A $32 million redevelopment will involve the construction of a new terminal within the next few years to cater for rising passenger numbers and improve safety against earthquakes.

The airport is located 8 kilometres south-east of Nelson, which can be reached by shuttle bus, taxi or car hire.

If you're flying to Nelson for the first time, watch this short video on some of its highlights:

Popular destinations from Nelson Airport


Less than an hour's flight from Nelson Airport, Christchurch is always worth a return visit. Not just to revisit your favourite attractions or discover new favourites, but also to see the city's remarkable transition as it continues to recover from the 2011 earthquakes. Pay your respects at the Cardboard Cathedral, punt along the Avon or go head-to-head with family and friends at the Adrenalin Forest.


There are scheduled flights from Nelson to Takaka if you want to avoid the drive. The gateway to Golden Bay, there's plenty to enjoy in the cosy town before you head out to Kahurangi National Park and the Waikoropupu Springs. You can grab a bite at a cafe, check out the work of local artists and stock up for your outdoor excursions.


A crowd-funding campaign raised over $2 million to buy Awaroa Beach back for the people, and now you can explore the latest addition to Abel Tasman National Park. You can organise charter flights from Nelson with Sounds Air.

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Please note: all information is correct as of May, 2017.

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