Cheap flights to Wellington

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Flights to Wellington in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£1,353Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from£942From London to Wellington
One-way from£776One-way flight from London to Wellington (WLG)

Cheap flights to Wellington in August, September 2022

The best prices found for WLG flights for August, September
9 Sep - 9 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

49h 50m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

39h 30m
£1,470

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 15/8/22

20 Sep - 12 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

41h 15m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

41h 15m
£1,539

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 15/8/22

30 Aug - 20 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

50h 15m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

38h 55m
£1,570

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 15/8/22

Wellington 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Wellington found for this year
29 Oct - 19 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

32h 55m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

44h 05m
£1,008

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 16/8/22

24 Oct - 3 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

34h 25m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

38h 00m
£1,066

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 14/8/22

16 Nov - 15 Feb
LGW

London Gatwick

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

68h 50m
WLG

Wellington

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

33h 25m
£1,135

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 15/8/22

Last minute flights to Wellington

Late deals on return flights to Wellington, departing today and this week
21 Aug - 29 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

2 stops

37h 30m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

36h 25m
£2,325

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 14/8/22

21 Aug - 29 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

3 stops

33h 25m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

48h 15m
£2,441

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 14/8/22

21 Aug - 29 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

WLG

Wellington

3 stops

43h 15m
WLG

Wellington

LHR

London Heathrow

3 stops

43h 50m
£2,661

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 14/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Wellington?

The cheapest ticket to Wellington found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£1,388

February

£1,140

March

£1,211

April

£1,266

May

£1,308

June

£1,334

July

£1,586

August

£1,114

September

£1,187

October

£1,241

November

£1,221

December

£1,418

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Wellington is currently August; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Wellington?

Average Wellington flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - WLG

Price

£1,114 - £2,078

WLG

Temperature

9 - 17 °C

WLG

Rainfall

70 - 130 mm

Wellington is known for being windy, and the winds through the Cook Strait are persistent and often chilly. January and February are the warmest months with temperatures in the low 20s and is when most tourist flock on flights to Wellington to make the most of the warm weather. July and August are the coolest months with temperatures in the low single digits and low teens and this is the best time to search for cheap flights to Wellington. May to August also tend to be wet.

December to February is high season in Wellington and since 2000, visitors have been taking flights to Wellington to watch the popular sporting event that takes place annually in February, The Wellington Rugby Sevens. The streets of Wellington become a carnival of colour and see fans dressed in costumes on their way to the Westpac Stadium to support their teams.

The Toast Martinborough festival takes place in the Wairarapa region north of Wellington in November. Keep hold of your tasting glass, it’s the ticket into the ten vineyards that are taking part in the one-day winery crawl.

When is the best time to book a flight to Wellington?

Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Wellington. 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 Wellington?

The cheapest flights to Wellington are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Wellington?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Wellington. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

City overview

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and offers visitors bags of charm. The city is often ranked highly for providing a good standard of living for its inhabitants, it blends a city experience with the stunning New Zealand landscape. Its location is beautiful – perched on the edge of a harbour, surrounded by rolling green hills – at the southern tip of the North Island. Wellington has become a foodie city in recent years, its festivals attracting more and more visitors on flights to Wellington each year.

In 1865, Wellington replaced Auckland as the capital of New Zealand. Named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, this capital city located at the tip of the Northern Island quickly became the heartbeat of the country.

Today, Wellington is New Zealand’s political centre. All government ministries, including Parliament and a plethora of foreign diplomats, are based here. But travellers booking flights to Wellington will experience more than a democracy; Wellington is considered the arts and culture capital of New Zealand. Home to New Zealand’s film and theatre industry, the city also hosts the “Te Papa Tongarewa” (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the biennial International Festival of the Arts. Along with culture and art, the city also boasts a nightlife not to be missed.

Getting around Wellington

Most of Wellington’s attractions can be reached on foot, but there is plenty of public transport too. Trolleys can take you around inside the city, as can bright yellow City Circular hop-on hop-off buses that stop at major attractions. You can take cable cars, ferries and the After Midnight Bus Service to a number of areas and Stagecoach buses reach out to the suburbs. Biking is a popular way to enjoy the scenery. With all the public transport options, you don’t really need a car unless you’re leaving the city.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Wellington International Airport (WLG) is situated 5 miles east of Wellington. Stagecoach Flyer bus, a shuttle service and taxis all go to the city centre from the airport.

What is good to know if travelling to Wellington?

  • Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum. Through amazing exhibits and displays and cutting-edge technology, it tells the story of the country and its people. The Discovery Centers and StoryPlace are very popular with children.
  • The Government Buildings at Lambton Quay, now home to the Victoria University School of Law, were designed to resemble an Italian stone palace, despite being made of wood. It is the largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere and the second-largest wooden building in the world. There is public access to the grounds and some of the rooms are open to visitors including the Cabinet room. Parliament House and the Beehive (the Executive Wing, shaped like a beehive) – the offices of the prime minister and the cabinet – are landmarks too and can be visited.
  • Mount Victoria offers the best views of Wellington. See the harbour, downtown, town belt and airport from the top. The land was set aside for the people of Wellington in 1841. The walk up from Courtenay Place, a lively, buzzy area with lots of restaurants and pubs, takes about an hour.
  • Take the Wellington Cable Car from Lambton Quay, in the central business district, to the top of the Botanic Garden. The Gardens comprise 25 hectares (62 acres) of protected native forest, plant collections and floral displays. The gardens are in Thorndon, New Zealand’s oldest suburb.
  • Visit Katherine Mansfield’s birthplace. The famous short-story writer was born in Thorndon in 1888. The house where she spent her early childhood years has been restored and is open to the public.

Wellington airport overview

Wellington International Airport was upgraded in recent years, just in time for the New Zealand Rugby World Cup (2011). The airport is situated in the Rongotai suburb of Wellington, just 8km (5 miles) from central Wellington, and commands spectacular views of the surrounding hills as well as the Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

There are only three international carriers offering flights to Wellington International; however the airport is well-serviced by domestic carriers with many flights connecting the airport to both Christchurch and Auckland. Wellington International is well-connected to the rest of New Zealand and is well-serviced by a public bus connecting it to various parts of the city.

As the third-busiest airport in New Zealand, Wellington is a great airport to use when arriving in New Zealand, particularly for passengers wishing to avoid the rush and bother of Auckland after a long flight.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Wellington?

If you book a flight to Wellington, you will be flying into Wellington, which is the city’s only airport. Wellington (WLG) is located 3.3 mi from the center of Wellington.