The warmest months of the year are from December to February. Temperatures are lovely and UK tourists tend to visit to escape the harsh weather of the UK. Spring time, September to November, can also be great times to visit as the weather is still pleasant but you’ll find cheap flights to New Zealand easier to come by. Autumn brings cooler temperatures but you’ll be surrounded by golden foliage which can make for a beautiful scene. Autumn runs from March through to May and you can find reasonably priced flight tickets if you plan in advance.
New Zealand is warm for most of the year although July and August are classed as the Winter Months. Temperatures drop to about 10-15 degrees but you’ll find the cheapest flights to New Zealand around this time.
Secure your flights to New Zealand as early as you can to make any saving on your flight tickets. Prices don’t drop too much although you’ll find the cheapest flights to New Zealand in the Winter. Planning ahead and booking your flight tickets at least 2 or 3 months in advance will help you save some money, however you’ll make the biggest savings by being flexible with your dates. If you can choose random dates that provide the cheapest flights to New Zealand without having to plan in school holidays or specific time off work then you’ll find the best prices.
Flights from London to Auckland, New Zealand: 23 hour 55 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Auckland, New Zealand: 26 hour 05 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Auckland, New Zealand: 26 hour 30 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Auckland, New Zealand: 27 hour 40 minutes.
The major airlines that provide flights to New Zealand are British Airways, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. Due to the duration of flights to New Zealand you’ll find it difficult to find cheap flight tickets and it’s also worth making sure you’re with a comfortable airline. British Airways provide complimentary snacks and beverages for the entirety of their flights to New Zealand and you’ll definitely be able to take advantage of this offer for a flight time as long as those to New Zealand. Compare a few different dates and airlines to figure out who offers the cheapest flights to New Zealand and then do some research for the most comfortable airline.
There are many transport options available to get from the airport to the city centre. There is a very reliable bus service which operates every 10 minutes in the week and every 15 minutes on the weekend, meaning you’ll never be waiting long for a bus to the city. You can buy the tickets directly from the driver so make sure you have some money on you. You can also grab a shuttle or taxi service from outside of the airport however the cost will be significantly higher than the bus. If you have a lot of baggage or can split the fare with a friend though you may find the taxi a reasonable option.
(prices quotes are from London)