Book a flight to New Zealand
These are the airlines that fly to New Zealand from the UK. We recommend you contact the airlines directly for detailed information about flights.
Major airlines offer flights to New Zealand from the United Kingdom with a stopover.
Most international flights arrive into Auckland Airport, located in the northern part of the North Island. From here, connecting domestic flights fly into most cities. 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.
Planning your trip to New Zealand
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get to New Zealand?
Depending on who you fly with flight time can range from 24 hours to a weekend stopover. Many airlines fly to New Zealand and prices vary considerably, so it pays to shop around for a flight. Consider the length of the flight and any mandatory stopovers. Start by contacting the major airlines or your local 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist travel agent.
Is it easy to get to?
With more one stop services than ever before, New Zealand has never been closer or easier to get to. Yes, it’s more ground to cover than a jaunt to Europe, but trust us, getting to New Zealand is worth it! Your adventure starts as soon as you step on the plane, so settle in, relax and let the friendly airline staff take care of you.
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 London Thursday afternoon, you arrive in Auckland Saturday morning. On your return, if you leave NZ Sunday evening, you’ll arrive back Monday morning (time travel is cool, right?).
I’m used to flying to Europe. Will this flight be harder?
The length of flight definitely differs from that of a European flight, but it’s all part of the experience. Hop on a plane, enjoy some New Zealand wine, a movie or two, and before you know it you’ll be touching down in Aotearoa. Try to get some sleep and stay hydrated. Less jet lag = happy travels.