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Cheap flights to South Island

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Flights to South Island in 2024

Find the latest flights to South Island in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 927,319 searches and data was last updated on 21 February 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Average price

£1,530

Return from

£669

One-way from

£557
High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in February 2024
From London to Christchurch
One-way flight from London to South Island

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Browse one-way and return flights deals to South Island on Cheapflights. Flight deals are based on user searches and were last updated on 21 February 2024
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Average price of flights to South Island by month

Plan your trip to South Island by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to South Island is currently £0 while a return flight costs £0. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Island (average of £1,588). Flying to South Island in July will prove the most costly (average of £2,257). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£1,645

February

£1,352

March

£1,401

April

£1,331

May

£1,259

June

£1,500

July

£1,790

August

£1,351

September

£1,403

October

£1,428

November

£1,407

December

£1,623

Reviews of airlines servicing South Island

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South Island. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to South Island. Reviews last updated 21 February 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Emirates, Air China and Qantas Airways to South Island by reading reviews from past customers. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
354 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8.1
Very Good
354 reviews
8.1
Very Good
354 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8.0
Very Good
69 reviews
8.1
Very Good
354 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.9
Good
1,327 reviews
8.1
Very Good
354 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.4
Good
466 reviews
8.1
Very Good
354 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.3
Good
227 reviews
8.1
Very Good
354 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

Temperature and rainfall in South Island by month

Plan your trip to South Island by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to South Island, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 17.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 6.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to South Island?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to South Island. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 79 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.
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How long is the flight to South Island?

If you’re interested in South Island flight deals, there are a few different cities that you can depart from in the United Kingdom, including London and Manchester. When you book flights to South Island that leave from London, your trip will usually take around 29h to 30h in total. Those that will instead be departing from Manchester can expect the journey to last them around 39h on average. The number of layovers you are required to make, as well as how long these layovers are scheduled for, can all impact the duration of your trip.

Are there direct flights to South Island?

Unfortunately, direct flights to New Zealand, South Island, from the United Kingdom are not available. It is possible, however, to find cheap flights to New Zealand that only require one or two layovers. If you fly from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Christchurch International Airport (CHC), you will typically be required to change planes once, and this commonly takes place in Singapore. Those that will be departing from Manchester Airport (MAN) instead will usually have one layover in Singapore as well.

What is the best way to travel around South Island?

Because the island is not known for having extensive public transportation that connects each of its different cities, one of the best ways to travel throughout South Island is by driving. Most of the region is accessible by car, and as there are no widespread train or bus systems, you will find that this is an easier way to head to your different destinations. Many visitors choose to either hire their own vehicle or pay for a private chauffeur to take them to where they would like to go. In larger cities, such as Christchurch and Queenstown, you will find that there are typically public transportation options for going between neighborhoods, whether it be tram or bus lines.

What are some things to do in South Island?

With its natural scenery and rich history, you’ll never run out of things to see and do during your stay in South Island. One of the most popular places to visit is Mount Cook, which is known for being one of the highest mountains in New Zealand and for having many different trails to choose from. You can also choose to visit Abel Tasman National Park, which has beaches, great kayaking opportunities and campsites for visitors to enjoy. Franz Josef Glacier is a famous spot as well, and guided tours are offered for travellers. If you will be visiting during the winter months, you may want to spend some time at Coronet Peak, which is a popular ski resort that can be found in Queenstown. Architecture lovers will want to make sure that they explore Dunedin Railway Station, a unique building that is in the city of Dunedin.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to South Island?

If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, you can visit South Island, as well as any other location in New Zealand, for up to six months without needing to obtain a visa. However, you are required to apply for and acquire a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before you fly to the country. Even if you will be in the country for less than six months, you will still be required to have a valid passport that will not expire during your time in New Zealand. Make sure that you have at least two pages in your passport that are blank, in order for you to have room to receive your stamps from immigration after you’ve arrived at your destination.

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