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5 Mar — 12 Mar1
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Flights to Wellington in 2024

Find the latest flights to Wellington in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 936,534 searches and data was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Popular in

January

Cheapest in

May

Average price

£1,459

Return from

£1,058

One-way from

£509
High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in February 2024
From London to Wellington
One-way flight from London to Wellington (WLG)

Average price of flights to Wellington by month

Plan your trip to Wellington by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Wellington is currently £0 while a return flight costs £0. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Wellington (average of £1,509). Flying to Wellington in July will prove the most costly (average of £2,192). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£1,619

February

£1,349

March

£1,357

April

£1,327

May

£1,193

June

£1,394

July

£1,733

August

£1,410

September

£1,375

October

£1,360

November

£1,375

December

£1,462

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.

Temperature and rainfall in Wellington by month

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

WLG

Temperature

9 - 17 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Wellington, 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 July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 9.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Wellington. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 70 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.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Wellington?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Wellington. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Wellington should consider flying on Wednesday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Sunday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Wellington

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Wellington. 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 Wellington. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Qantas Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airlines to Wellington. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.3
Very Good
729 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.1
Very Good
4,318 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

7.8
Good
1,107 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

7.5
Good
3,957 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

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 does WLG mean?

WLG is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A WLG flight refers to a flight to Wellington Airport.

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.

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