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WAS — WLG
19 Apr — 26 Apr1
1 adult
Fri 19-4
Fri 26-4

Flights to Wellington in 2024

Find the latest flights to Wellington in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 75,512 searches and data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Popular in

January

Cheapest in

May

Average price

HK$9,389

Return from

HK$6,881
High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Hong Kong Intl to Wellington

When is the cheapest time to fly to Wellington?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Wellington. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Wellington should consider flying on Wednesday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Wednesday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Wellington

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Wellington. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Wellington. Reviews last updated 14 April 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways to Wellington by reading reviews from past customers. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
672 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.3
Very Good
672 reviews
8.3
Very Good
672 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

7.7
Good
1,027 reviews
8.3
Very Good
672 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

In 1865, Wellington replaced Auckland as the capital of New Zealand. Named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, this capital city located at the tip of the Northern Islandquickly became the heartbeat of the country.

Today, Wellington is New Zealand’s political centre. All government ministries, including Parliament and a plethora of foreign diplomats, are based here. But travellers booking flights to Wellington will experience more than a democracy; Wellington is considered the arts and culture capital of New Zealand. Home to New Zealand’s film and theatre industry, the city alsohosts the “Te Papa Tongarewa” (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the biennial International Festival of the Arts. Along with culture and art, the city also boasts a nightlife not to be missed.

Wellington climate

Wellington is known for being windy, and the winds through the Cook Strait are persistent and often chilly. January and February are the warmest months with temperatures in the low 20s (Celsius). July and August are the coolest months with temperatures in the low single digits and low teens. May to August also tends to be wet.

Getting around Wellington

Most of Wellington’s attractions can be reached on foot, but there is plenty of public transport too. Trolleys can take you around inside the city, as can bright yellow City Circular hop-on hop-off buses that stop at major attractions. You can take cable cars, ferries and the After Midnight Bus Service to a number of areas and Stagecoach buses reach out to the suburbs. Biking is a popular way to enjoy the scenery. With all the public transport options, you don’t really need a car unless you’re leaving the city.

What is good to know if travelling to Wellington?

  • Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum. Through amazing exhibits and displays and cutting-edge technology, it tells the story of the country and its people. The Discovery Centers and StoryPlace are very popular with children.
  • The Government Buildings at Lambton Quay, now home to the Victoria University School of Law, were designed to resemble an Italian stone palace, despite being made of wood. It is the largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere and the second-largest wooden building in the world. There is public access to the grounds and some of the rooms are open to visitors including the Cabinet room. Parliament House and the Beehive (the Executive Wing, shaped like a beehive) – the offices of the prime minister and the cabinet – are landmarks too and can be visited.
  • Mount Victoria offers the best views of Wellington. See the harbour, downtown, town belt and airport from the top. The land was set aside for the people of Wellington in 1841. The walk up from Courtenay Place, a lively, buzzy area with lots of restaurants and pubs, takes about an hour.
  • Take the Wellington Cable Car from Lambton Quay, in the central business district, to the top of the Botanic Garden. The Gardens comprise 25 hectares (62 acres) of protected native forest, plant collections and floral displays. The gardens are in Thorndon, New Zealand’s oldest suburb.
  • Visit Katherine Mansfield’s birthplace. The famous short-story writer was born in Thorndon in 1888. The house where she spent her early childhood years has been restored and is open to the public.

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  • When is the best time to fly to Wellington?

    Peak season: In February and March Wellington hosts the annual Wellington Fringe Festival, the biennial International Festival of the Arts, and the annual Dragon Boat Festival. The Summer Racing Carnival in late January features the Wellington Race Cup Meeting, offering high stakes and three days of racing with the best horses and jockeys around. Outside the most popular times to visit November, December, and April are also warm and pleasant times to explore Wellington. Off season: Winters with the chilly wind and cooler temperatures have fewer tourists and crowds.

  • What does WLG mean?

    This is defined as Wellington Airport (WLG). Codes like WLG are often used to just call airports uniquely.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Wellington?

    Travellers will need to book flights to Wellington (WLG) if they wish to fly to Wellington. The Wellington airport is 5.3 km from the city centre.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Wellington if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Wellington on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Wellington?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Air New Zealand is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Wellington.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Wellington?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Wellington. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while return flights cost around null.

  • Does Wellington Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Wellington Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Wellington Airport?

    Yes. Wellington Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Rydges Wellington Airport is the closest property to Wellington Airport (0.0 km away from Wellington Airport).

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