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Cheap Flights to Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand's vibrant capital, Auckland and its surrounding regions are serviced by Auckland Airport (AKL), the country's busiest and biggest airport. Located in the suburb of Māngere, the airport sits 21 km south of Auckland's downtown core. AKL serves as a hub for Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar Airways. Many of the world's major airlines fly in and out of this airport everyday, making it extremely well-connected and easy to reach.

 

Back in 2015, Auckland Airport hosted a total of 16,487,648 passengers, the majority of which were international travellers. Indeed, this capital city attracts thousands of tourists each year, who are eager to enjoy its impressive museums and galleries, outdoor activities, and acclaimed restaurants. If you're looking to book a trip to New Zealand, use Skyscanner's Cheapest Month and Price Alerts tools to find the lowest rates on flights to Auckland.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Auckland

Auckland features a distinctly mild climate, marked by humid summers and sometimes frosty winters. The weather, however,  is known for being incredibly unpredictable, going from warm to cold and sunny to rainy in the span of hours. Surprisingly, the worst time to visit Auckland is around the winter holidays. During late December and early January, locals tend to migrate out of Auckland to spend Christmas and New Years in Coastal New Zealand. Consequently, many of the restaurants and coffeehouses shut down until mid-January.

Airlines That Fly to Auckland

Many domestic and international airlines fly out of Auckland Airport (AKL), including:

      
  • Air Chathams
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  • Air China
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  • Air New Zealand
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  • AirAsia X
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  • Cathay Pacific
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  • Emirates
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  • Hawaiian Airlines
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  • Hong Kong Airlines
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  • Jetstar Airways
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  • Korean Air
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  • Qantas
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  • Qatar Airways
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  • Singapore Airlines
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  • Thai Airways
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  • Virgin Australia

What to Expect When Arriving in Auckland

Situated 21 km from Downtown Auckland, Auckland Airport (AKL) is a large international airport, featuring two terminals: the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminal. These terminals are separated by 500 metres of distance with an airport shuttle transporting passengers between them. Together, AKL's terminals host flights to 26 regional and 48 worldwide destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Upon landing at Auckland Airport, you'll discover every imaginable type of restaurant and boutique under the sun, alongside ATMs, currency counters, and free wifi services. To reach Auckland's city centre from AKL, rent a car on-site, take a taxi, or climb aboard a Skybus express bus or the 380 Airporter bus.

What to See and Do in Auckland, New Zealand

Modern and sophisticated, Auckland, New Zealand is a bustling metropolis of 1.45 million inhabitants. Benefitting from a diverse population, this capital offers an exciting assortment of fusion restaurants and nightlife hotspots, ranging from Belgian beer cafés to British gastropubs. If you're looking for a touch of culture, Auckland hosts some of the country's finest museums and galleries, including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland War Memorial Museum, and and the MOTAT. There are also plenty of outdoor adventures to be enjoyed. Some of the best are: kayaking to the many islands, swimming in Mission Bay, and walking up the volcanic cones like Mount Eden and One Tree Hill. Looking for an upscale hotel in Auckland? Let Skyscanner help you discover the best accommodations in New Zealand for every budget.

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