Cheap Flights to Auckland

Auckland photo

Auckland overview

As New Zealand’s largest and most densely populated city, Auckland is the most popular spot for tourists to kick off their Kiwi holiday experience. Waitemata Harbor - translating to ‘sea of sparkling waters’ - is arguably one of Auckland’s biggest attractions, and as such, offers an array of entertaining attractions any time of the day or night. Booking a cheap flight to Auckand could very well ensure you get lost in the sights including volcanic hulls, lush forests, and as many as 100 beaches with just an hour’s worth of driving.


When is the best time to fly toAuckland?


Peak Season:

Flights to and from Auckland during the peak season (which runs from December through February) aren’t the cheapest, but they do offer tourists with the best opportunity to soak up all that is New Zealand, given the pleasant and hot weather. If you’re looking to pay less for flights and accommodation, try securing a flight during the spring or autumn months, which falls between September to November and April through June respectively.

Off Season:

Auckland’s off-season mainly falls during the months of November and April. These months are much cooler and you might find that hotel and flight prices are considerably cheaper and widely available during these months. If you’re planning a skiing adventure in New Zealand, you may want to book your flights well in advance in order to ensure you get the best rates during for traveling to Auckland in the winter months.


When is the best time to book a flight toAuckland?


Whichever way you’re leaning (whether you plan to visit during the peak or off seasons), booking your flights at least 3 months in advance is the sensible thing to do. Depending on when you book and where you’re flying from, flight prices will vary, but it seems like April is one of the best months to book cheap flights to Auckland.


How long is the flight toAuckland?


Cape Town to Auckland                     21 hours, 25 minutes
Johannesburg to Auckland                 17 hours, 25 minutes
Durban to Auckland                           20 hours, 25 minutes


Which airlines operate flights toAuckland?


South African Airways, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Etihad Airways all operate cheap flights to and from Auckland, but they all have their own set of pros and cons. Emirates is one of the most expensive airlines to use when flying to Auckland, but if you’re okay with sacrificing a little comfort, using South African Airways’ economy flights might suit your budget better.

Can I make use of public transport to get around inAuckland?


Yes, Auckland’s public transport is very cost effective, efficient, and safe to use. There are a number of buses that transport commuters around the city, but you can also make use of the various water taxis, ferries, and trams. There are also rental cars that can be used, but they cost much more than public transport. Visitors are able to hire bicycles in Auckland which can be a fun and easy way to sightsee around the city.

How to get from the airport to the city center?


With a mere 15km from the Auckland International Airport to the city center, there’s a wide variety of options that will get you from the airport to the city center.  You can use the taxis (parked outside the arrival halls at the airport), but it will cost you NZD $50-60 (R500) and can take up to 20 minutes, depending on traffic. You can also take the Super Shuttle which will cost you NZD $30 (R270) but can take up to 1 hour to get you to the city center since it’s a hop-on-hop-off service.

Auckland insider information

Auckland insider information:


  • If you’re a lover of all things crafty, make sure you head down to Historic Victoria Park Market for its artisan and craft boutiques. The market is also crammed full of cafes, eateries, and restaurants, which provide you with the perfect way to take a breather in-between shopping sessions.
  • Make sure you pay a visit to the Auckland’s Stardome, their renowned observatory, and planetarium. This attraction provides visitors with a unique opportunity of seeing billions of stars through one of the telescopes on sight if you head down on a clear night.
  • Sky Tower, one of Auckland’s most prominent attractions, isn’t only great to see from down below. Once you head up the tower, swing by the Orbit restaurant (pre-bookings are essential) to see some of the most breathtaking views over the city.
  • If you’re looking to score some free awe-inspiring sightseeing opportunities, make sure you head over to Mt Eden, a volcanic cone near the Auckland city center.

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How much do things cost in Auckland?

Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 94.31
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 77.16
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 77.16
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 24.23
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 845.88
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1179.56
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 45.62
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 214.33
Loaf of white bread
R 21.39
Bottle of wine
R 128.60
How much does transport cost in Auckland?
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 429
1 km taxi journey
R 26
Petrol (1 litre)
R 17
Taxi - fixed fee
R 30

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