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How Long Will It Take to Fly to New Zealand?

New Zealand is closer than you think. And it's only getting easier to get here with new flights from North America and Asia.

There are a lot of misconceptions about how long it takes to fly to New Zealand and how difficult it is. It won't take you days to fly here unless you want to stopover on your way from the UK and Europe.

From North America's west coast, for instance, New Zealand is closer than Australia. Direct flights from airports like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver will have you in Auckland in 12 hours, which Sydney flight times are closer to 14 hours.

Approximate times to fly to New Zealand:

  • From Australia's East Coast expect your flight to take about 3.5 hours
  • From Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong & Tokyo) expect your flight to take about 10 hours
  • From Hawaii (a popular Pacific stopover) expect your flight to take about 9 hours
  • From North America's West Coast expect your flight to take about 12 hours - add 2-3 hours if you are traveling from the Midwest* or +/-5 hours from the East Coast
  • From Europe expect your flight to take about 24 hours with a short stop in North America or Asia

Talk to your consultant about flight options.