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Home Oceania New Zealand Cheap flights to Wellington, New Zealand

Cheap Flights to Wellington

Popular in July High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £1143 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £737 From London to Wellington
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Wellington related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Wellington along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: New Zealand has restricted entry to all travellers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), permanent residents, visa holders, and their immediate families. Australian nationals residing primarily in New Zealand and accredited diplomats currently residing in New Zealand may also enter the country. All of the above travellers will be subject to mandatory isolation at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival unless they’re airline crew or people transiting through. Travellers may only transit New Zealand if they’re Australian nationals or residents on their way to Australia, or they have government approval. Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).. If you are looking to book a trip to Wellington and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Wellington flights by month

January
£968
February
£763
March
£755
April
£830
May
£765
June
£769
July
£1042
August
£988
September
£844
October
£816
November
£785
December
£873
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Wellington is currently March; 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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - WLG
Price
£755 - £1470
WLG
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
WLG
Rainfall
16 - 50 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 26 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?

Sunday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Wellington. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Wellington?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Wellington. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon 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.

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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.

 

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