Getting to New Zealand is closer than you think. The average flight time is 13 hours, about the same time it takes to get to Europe from the West Coast. Hop on a plane around 9:30pm, have dinner, some New Zealand wine, and watch a movie before you fall asleep. Wake up to the smell of breakfast being served, and you’re here in New Zealand!
More ways to fly to New Zealand
Air New Zealand flies non-stop from Auckland to Chicago, Hawaii, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. American Airlines also has a non-stop service to LAX while United Airlines flies direct to San Francisco.
Where do I go?
The majority of flights arrive in Auckland (AKL), New Zealand’s largest city located towards the top of the North Island. Domestic flights connect Auckland with 24 other airports throughout the country. Read about airlines and airports here.
Cruising is another popular way to get to, and explore, the country. Most cruises to New Zealand depart from Australia and the Pacific Islands and some are round-the-world journeys.
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Travel requirements to New Zealand
Find out more about what you need to enter New Zealand from your country of origin, including regulations, visa requirements and health and safety guidelines.