If you’re looking to book flights to the stunning city of Auckland in New Zealand, look no further than Airtickets, where we have a range of great deals and offers from airports across the country.
Auckland is everything you would expect from a modern, cosmopolitan city, with a great selection of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants for you to enjoy, but it also has its own unique culture which shines through.
With an eclectic mix of New Zealanders, Polynesians and visitors from right across the world, Auckland has a friendly, laidback and multicultural vibe and you’re always sure to feel welcome.
The must see sights when visiting Auckland include the Auckland Sky Tower, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, and offers incredible views across the city and beyond.
New Zealand is also an adrenaline junkie’s paradise with a huge range of activity sports to take part in such as surfing, mountain biking and more.
Despite the long flight, Auckland is definitely worth a visit, so make sure to check out our range of flights on popular routes from across the US.
5 Things You Need to Know About Auckland
Booked and ready to head to Auckland? Here are five things to know before packing your bags…
Time Difference: UTC +12 hours
Currency: NZD ($)
Native Language: English
Weather: Average highs of 68°F in January and 52°F in July
Sales Tax: 15% on most goods, with excise tax on petrol, tobacco, and alcohol
Flying to Auckland from the USA
Here’s everything you’ll need to know when booking your flights to Auckland from the US, covering everything from flight times to entry requirements.
It’s a lot easier to fly to Auckland from the West Coast, where you can catch direct flights from airports such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, which will take around 12-15 hours.
On the other hand, if you’re flying from the East Coast you will have to catch a connecting flight, and the flight time will be considerably longer (up to 21 hours).
Visitors from the US to New Zealand will not require a visa for stays of three months or less, and you must ensure that you have a passport which is valid for at least a month before your planned departure from New Zealand.
Airlines That Fly to Auckland
The following are some of the airlines which fly directly from to Auckland from the USA, although you may need to use other carriers if you need to catch a connecting flight:
- Air New Zealand
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Continental Airlines
Auckland Airport (AKL)
Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand and is located about 12.5 miles south of the city center.
The SkyBus is one of the best ways to get from the airport to the city center, and operates a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service, with two routes, one via Mt Eden Road and one via Dominion Road.
The bus takes around 40-60 minutes depending on traffic and costs $18 NZD ($12.50 USD) one way or $32 NZD ($22.50 USD) return.
10 Auckland Must-Dos
If you’re visiting Auckland for the first time, and are wondering where to begin your adventure, here are our top ten activities we think you should try!
- Sky Tower
- Waiheke Island
- Rangitoto Island
- Waitemata Harbour
- Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
- Auckland War Memorial Museum
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
- Auckland Domain
- New Zealand Maritime Museum
- Cornwall Park
However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and there is plenty to see and do in Auckland, no matter what your interests are.
Book Cheap Flights to Auckland with Airtickets
So if you’re looking to book cheap flights from the USA to Auckland, look no further than Airtickets, where we’ll do everything we can to help you plan your perfect New Zealand trip.
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