Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in June 2022
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Can I fly to South Island from South Africa right now?
Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to South Island
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter South Island.
COVID-19 testing requirements Visitors from South Africa are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Island.
Quarantine requirements Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.
Documents Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.
Online Travel Declaration - Complete the Travel Declaration process to obtain a Travel Pass prior to arrival in New Zealand.
Request to Travel Form - Use this form if you have a critical reason to travel to New Zealand while the COVID-19 border restrictions are in place.
Can I fly back to South Africa from South Island?
Returning to South Africa from South Island
COVID-19 testing requirements Visitors from South Island are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Africa.
Quarantine requirements Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
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What is the cheapest month to fly to South Island?
The cheapest ticket to South Island found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Island. Flying to South Island in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
When is the best time to fly to South Island?
Average Christchurch flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - CHC
R17 829 - R32 986
11 - 22 °C
13 - 21 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to South Island?
Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to South Island. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to South Island?
At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to South Island. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Island?
Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to South Island. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.
Alternative, similarly priced destinations
See alternative destinations where airfare is generally forecast to be close to South Island flight prices.