Compare cheap flights from Nelson to Wellington

Flight information Nelson to Wellington

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Average flight time, total distance 132 kilometres

0h 35min

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Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Wellington: Wellington.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Nelson to Wellington is $68. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
0h 35min is the average flight time from Nelson to Wellington.
There are 5 airlines who fly direct from Nelson to Wellington.
There are 119 flights per week flying from Nelson to Wellington, as of August.

Which airlines fly from Nelson to Wellington?

You can take direct flights from Nelson to Wellington every day with 3 airlines:

There are also connecting flights with Air New Zealand via Christchurch, but these take much longer.

Is there a time difference between Nelson and Wellington?

No, mainland New Zealand is all in the same time zone.

What is the weather like in Wellington?

Wellington is a couple of degrees warmer than Nelson on average all year round. New Zealand's capital has cool winters and mild summers.

February is the warmest month at 19°C, July is the coldest at 10°C average.

How expensive is Wellington?

Prices are similar between the 2 cities. You may find that food and drink is slightly cheaper in Wellington, but accommodation can cost more.



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Essential travel information for Wellington

You don't need a passport for domestic flights in New Zealand, but you still need to carry proof of identity when checking in or boarding flights. Other valid ID includes an Airpoints or Koru card, birth certificate, credit card, driver's licence or NZ Community Services card.

Departing from Nelson

Nelson Airport (NSN) is situated 8km from Nelson town centre, or a 10-minute drive. A taxi costs around $30, while a shared shuttle transfer is around $19.

Air New Zealand passengers can relax in the airport's Koru Lounge or in the general departure lounge. It's recommended that you get to the airport at least an hour before your flight, with domestic check-in closing 20 or 30 minutes before departure (depending on whether you have bags to drop).

The airport is currently being renovated to enhance its capacity and facilities. Passengers can watch TVs, access the free Wi-Fi for up to 1 hour or watch the planes fly in and out from an observation deck.

Arriving in Wellington

Wellington Airport (WLG) is one of New Zealand's busiest airports. After departing your plane, you should follow the signs to the baggage claim area past the toilets, which then takes you into the main area with cafes, shops and car hire services.

The airport is 8km from Wellington CBD, which can take 15-25 minutes depending on traffic. Transport options include the Airport Flyer bus ($9), which departs every 10-20 minutes, or taxis directly outside the terminal ($30-$40). Pick up a Metlink card for cheaper public transport in the city.

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Please note: all information is correct as of March, 2018.

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