Book a flight to New Zealand online or via your local travel agent. You'll be enjoying stunning landscapes and meeting friendly locals in no time.
The following airlines fly to New Zealand from the United States. We recommend you contact them directly for detailed information about flights.
If you are looking for information on Air New Zealand air miles, please click here.
Major airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand from the USA. Most international flights arrive into Auckland Airport, located in the northern part of the North Island. Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Queenstown and Dunedin airports also receive a small number of international flights.
Find out more about New Zealand airports.
If you’d like help booking your New Zealand flights, contact your local travel agent. Look out for 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists – these are travel agents around the world who have completed special training with Tourism New Zealand to increase their knowledge of our country. They understand the best ways to get around, and can recommend accommodation, activities and tours to help make your New Zealand holiday unforgettable.
Before you travel, be sure to check if you need a visa to visit New Zealand.
Once your flights are booked, you might like to have a look at accommodation, transport and things to do while you’re here. You can add these items to Your Wishlist, and download them to your mobile with our Essential New Zealand mobile app.
How long does it take to get to New Zealand?
Non-stop 12 hour flights on Air New Zealand depart Los Angeles every evening and arrive Auckland early in the morning. Return flights depart NZ in the evening as well, so both ways are convenient for getting a good night’s sleep. Non-stop flights are also available from San Francisco and Vancouver. Air New Zealand will also commence non-stop service from Houston, Texas in Decemeber 2015.
Is it easy to get to?
From the west coast, it’s actually easier and quicker to fly to New Zealand than it is to go to Ireland or Italy. Flights to Europe often connect so the journey takes longer. Yes, from the east coast it's an extra flight, but trust us, getting to NZ is worth it!
But I thought it was 24 hours away?
Because you've crossed the International Date Line, it will be two days later. But you gain that time back on your return. If you leave Los Angeles Friday night, you arrive Auckland Sunday morning.
On your return, if you leave NZ on Sunday night, you’ll arrive back to the west coast the same Sunday afternoon. (Time travel is cool, right?)
I’m used to flying to Europe. Will this flight be harder?
The timing of the non-stop flights is perfect. Since flights leave at night and arrive NZ in the morning, your flight stays with your sleep schedule. Less jet lag = happy travels. Get on board around 9pm, have some dinner, watch a movie with a glass of NZ wine, and wake up in the Auckland around 7am.