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Flight information Auckland International to Nelson

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Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 496 kilometres

1h 25min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Nelson: Nelson.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Auckland International to Nelson is $97. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 25min is the average flight time from Auckland International to Nelson.
There are 5 airlines who fly direct from Auckland International to Nelson.
As of December, there are 104 flights per week flying from Auckland International to Nelson.

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Nelson?

Non-stop Auckland to Nelson flights depart every day of the week with these airlines:

If you don't mind layovers, you can also compare Auckland to Nelson cheap flights with Air New Zealand that stop in Christchurch or Wellington.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Nelson?

No. Every city in New Zealand has the same time.

What is the weather like in Nelson?

The more southerly of the 2 cities, Nelson is cooler than Auckland. It also gets more than twice the rainfall in an average year.

How expensive is Nelson?



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Essential travel information for Nelson

  • You need to show ID when checking in or boarding Auckland to Nelson flights. Valid ID includes your passport, driver's licence, student or company ID or birth certificate.
  • Online check-in opens 24 hours before domestic flights. You can check in for Air New Zealand flights using the Air NZ mobile app.

Departing from Auckland

Auckland International (AKL) is New Zealand's busiest airport, with 2 separate terminals for international and domestic flights. Local buses, taxis and on-site parking make it easy to reach the airport from the city.

Auckland to Nelson flights leave from the Domestic Terminal. Airline check-in counters and most of the airport facilities can be found on the ground floor. This includes more than 20 dining options, stores, ATMs and free Wi-Fi.

To avoid problems, it's recommended that you arrive at the airport 1 hour or more before your flight.

Arriving in Nelson

Nelson Airport (NSN) has a single terminal for all flights. This is currently being upgraded to handle more passengers and add more facilities and parking spaces. At present, arriving passengers can get something to eat or drink at the café, make essential purchases at the convenience store or get cash from an ATM.

The airport is just 6km from Nelson CBD. There is no public transport connection to the airport, but you can take a taxi for around $30, book a shuttle transfer from $19 or hire a car from Nelson Airport to drive yourself.

Return flights from Nelson to Auckland

If you're heading in the other direction, Air New Zealand and Jetstar both have regular flights from Nelson to Auckland International.

Air New Zealand passengers can relax in the Koru Lounge or the general departure area. Check-in closes 20 to 30 minutes before your flight, depending on whether you have bags to drop.

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Please note: all information is correct as of July 2019.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.