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$373 Find cheap flights to Nelson

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Nelson departing on 18/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals to Nelson

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Nelson that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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06:45 - 16:50BNE-NSN
8h 05m1 stop
06:30 - 00:20NSN-BNE
19h 50m2 stops
Mon, 5 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
06:45 - 16:50BNE-NSN
8h 05m1 stop
14:25 - 00:20NSN-BNE
11h 55m1 stop
Mon, 5 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
06:45 - 16:50BNE-NSN
8h 05m1 stop
06:30 - 00:20NSN-BNE
19h 50m2 stops
Sun, 4 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
19:35 - 10:00BNE-NSN
12h 25m1 stop
18:40 - 08:30NSN-BNE
15h 50m1 stop
$832Air New Zealand
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Sun, 4 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
19:35 - 09:00BNE-NSN
11h 25m2 stops
18:20 - 08:30NSN-BNE
16h 10m2 stops
$909Air New Zealand
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Sun, 4 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
15:00 - 13:55MEL-NSN
20h 55m1 stop
06:00 - 10:50NSN-MEL
6h 50m1 stop
$1,783Air New Zealand
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Fri, 5 Jul - Mon, 8 Jul
15:00 - 09:35MEL-NSN
16h 35m2 stops
17:45 - 10:50NSN-MEL
19h 05m1 stop
$1,794Air New Zealand
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Fri, 5 Jul - Mon, 8 Jul
05:55 - 18:00MEL-NSN
10h 05m2 stops
11:55 - 21:05NSN-MEL
11h 10m2 stops
$2,847Qantas Airways
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Fri, 5 Jul - Mon, 8 Jul

Flights to Nelson - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Nelson to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Nelson?

The average price of all flights to Nelson clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Nelson is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $816. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are $1,107 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Nelson?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Nelson, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Nelson is April, where tickets cost $590 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets from Australia is $1,261 and $1,216 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $579.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Nelson?

The average price for all flights to Nelson depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Nelson is generally at night, when flights cost $763 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Nelson is generally in the afternoon, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $840.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Nelson?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Nelson, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 27 days before departure.

How long is the flight to Nelson?

The duration of your flight to Nelson depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Nelson on KAYAK are from Sydney, which takes 3h 15m, Brisbane, which takes 3h 30m, Melbourne, which takes 3h 35m, and Adelaide, which takes 17h 00m.

Good to know

Low season

April

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$373
Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (27% more expensive on average)
Flight from Sydney to Nelson

When to book flights to Nelson

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Nelson based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Nelson based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Nelson flights

  • How far is Nelson from central Nelson?

    The distance between Nelson and the city centre of Nelson is 6 km.

  • What is the name of Nelson’s airport?

    Nelson is served by Nelson, also commonly referred to as Nelson. The airport code is NSN.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Nelson?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Nelson.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Nelson?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Nelson is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Nelson?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Nelson with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Nelson?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Nelson up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to Nelson?

    Of the 2 airlines that fly to Nelson, Air New Zealand offers the most flights, with around 197 per week, followed by Sounds Air with 22 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Nelson

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Find which airlines fly direct to Nelson, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Australia to Nelson

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

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Direct returns

Nelson to Australia

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +2 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +3 more

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Top airlines flying to Nelson

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Nelson. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from Australia to Nelson. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Nelson? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 592 reviews
8.4Boarding
7.8Entertainment
7.6Food
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
Airline reviews

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Excellent plane, smooth boarding Friendly crew Clean flight till end Food can be little better

The flight attendants went above and beyond to make a flight as comfortable as possible.

Our flight was delayed twice and after we boarded it was delayed again as they were searching for a passenger's small bag. We arrived in Hobart one hour later.

The seats are too close together and are smaller than they used to be. Makes for a cramped experience.

Great. Airhostess was amazing. Dinner a little spicy! Could have had a mention beforehand about that though

The international flight from Sydney to Dallas had great food. I have travelled a lot over the years and this has been the most memorable in my experience so far.

Initial flight was cancelled so moved to an alternative flight. As a result, stuck in a middle seat. Flight then place in holding pattern prior to landing resulting in a very late trip home.

There was nothing I didn’t like, prices a little lower would help

BA Airbus A380 BC upstairs had 2 3 2 layout. The seat was comfy but access for those in middle or window seats had to climb over others fest to get to ailse when seats in bed mode. The layout was not nearly as private as other layouts. The staff was amazing as well as the food. Most airline food is average but this was restaurant quality.

Following a marathon flight riddled by delays and changes from Santiago, Chile, my flight to Melbourne from Sydney was on schedule but I was transferred to the next flight. The reason by ticketing and the floor manager was I missed the entry to flight by one minute! That's right, the emphasised that if I was 1 minute earlier I would be on the flight. I asked what was the point them emphasising 1minute overdue and how that helped me or the situation. They didn't care at all. Replying that if it was one minute earlier they would've done something and smirking delivering the information. Australian's do call Australia home, Qantas calls Australian's suckers.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Nelson found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
5/8Mon
1 stop
8h 05mBNE-NSN
16/8Fri
2 stops
19h 50mNSN-BNE
$727
5/8Mon
1 stop
8h 05mBNE-NSN
16/8Fri
1 stop
11h 55mNSN-BNE
$770
4/8Sun
1 stop
8h 05mBNE-NSN
16/8Fri
2 stops
19h 50mNSN-BNE
$799
4/8Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
12h 25mBNE-NSN
16/8Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
15h 50mNSN-BNE
$832
4/8Sun
2 stopsAir New Zealand
11h 25mBNE-NSN
16/8Fri
2 stopsAir New Zealand
16h 10mNSN-BNE
$909
5/7Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
20h 55mMEL-NSN
8/7Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
6h 50mNSN-MEL
$1,783
5/7Fri
2 stopsAir New Zealand
16h 35mMEL-NSN
8/7Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
19h 05mNSN-MEL
$1,794
5/7Fri
2 stopsQantas Airways
10h 05mMEL-NSN
8/7Mon
2 stopsQantas Airways
11h 10mNSN-MEL
$2,847

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Nelson found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
18/10Fri
1 stop
21h 30mSYD-NSN
$373
19/10Sat
2 stops
15h 45mSYD-NSN
$399
19/10Sat
1 stop
8h 10mSYD-NSN
$409
18/10Fri
2 stops
23h 40mSYD-NSN
$445
4/7Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
12h 00mSYD-NSN
$494
4/7Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
12h 00mSYD-NSN
$497
18/10Fri
3 stops
27h 25mSYD-NSN
$582
4/7Thu
2 stopsAir New Zealand
8h 30mSYD-NSN
$612
4/7Thu
2 stopsAir New Zealand
8h 30mSYD-NSN
$615
19/10Sat
3 stops
22h 10mSYD-NSN
$918

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Recent domestic flight deals

5/8Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mAKL-NSN
14/8Wed
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$161
5/8Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
2h 25mAKL-NSN
14/8Wed
multi-stopAir New Zealand
7h 55mNSN-AKL
$173
5/8Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
2h 25mAKL-NSN
16/8Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
6h 55mNSN-AKL
$187
5/8Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mAKL-NSN
16/8Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$203
19/7Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mAKL-NSN
21/7Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$298
1/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mAKL-NSN
6/7Sat
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$379
1/7Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
2h 25mAKL-NSN
6/7Sat
directAir New Zealand
1h 30mNSN-AKL
$454

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Flights to Nelson

Destination:

Nelson (NSN)New Zealand

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Nelson - Australia

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