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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $38 for one-way flights and $76 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Wanaka (ALR)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Wanaka on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Wanaka.

Roundtrip prices range from $76 - $1,207, and one-ways to Wanaka start as low as $38.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Wanaka (ALR)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Wanaka. There are 10 airlines flying into ALR: Jetstar, American Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, Air New Zealand. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Wanaka (ALR) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to ALR in October and in November for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Wanaka?
For more information about updating your flight to Wanaka or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Wanaka that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Wanaka, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Wanaka now?
Make your flight to Wanaka simple and straightforward by making your first stopover our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is an easy way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health advisory info.
What is the name of Wanaka's airport?
If you’re traveling by air, you won’t have to ponder too long which airport to choose. Wanaka has just one – Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN).
How far is Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) from central Wanaka?
ZQN is 30 mi from downtown Wanaka, so expect a bit of a commute into the center of the city.
What airport is best to fly into Wanaka?
Situated 30 mi from the downtown area, Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) is likely to be your first stop in Wanaka.
How many airlines fly to Wanaka?
You have a few options if you’re traveling to Wanaka. Choose from 4 air carriers that service the city from at least 7 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Wanaka?
Air New Zealand and Jetstar offer the largest proportion of flights to Wanaka. One of the most preferred ways to get there is on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland.
How many nonstop flights are there to Wanaka?
With 174 direct flights each week, you’ll be touching down in Wanaka before you have time to say, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Wanaka departing from?
Flights to Wanaka from Auckland, Christchurch and Sydney airports are highly sought after.
How long is the flight to Wanaka Airport?
Where you depart from determines how long you’ll be strapped into your seat. From Auckland to Wanaka, the average flight time is 1 hour and 51 minutes. From Christchurch it’s more or less 1 hour and 7 minutes, and from Sydney it’s 2 hours and 58 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Wanaka?
We’ve all come across those lucky travelers who somehow score super cheap fares every time they fly. Eager to know how to do it for your Wanaka vacation? Don’t leave it until the last moment to lock in your flight. Don’t stop there, though. Do some research and check if there are a couple of airports at your destination. Prices often differ depending on which airport you jet into. Don’t forget to compare prices across air carriers too. Lastly, be ready to secure your seat quickly if you stumble on a great deal. It might not stick around for long! With a bit of know-how and some good fortune, the perfect airfare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to Wanaka?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your journey to Wanaka could be simple and straightforward or it could go on forever. We’ve compiled some useful travel tips that will help you start your next unforgettable escape on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • Flying can be easy if you’ve got all the right things. First things first, you’ll need basic toiletries, such as a toothbrush and lip balm, a spare set of clothes and a good read. Secondly, leave space in your hand luggage for your laptop, a charger, your medications and perhaps a cozy neck pillow as well. Last, but definitely not least, don’t forget to bring your passport, travel documents and your bank cards.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • While the list of restricted items can differ between air carriers, the general rule to follow is nothing sharp, flammable or explosive. This includes screwdrivers, drills, fireworks and fuel. Sporting equipment like hockey sticks, and items that could harm passengers, such as swords and batons, won’t be allowed on board either.

What to wear on a flight:

  • The main aim is to make yourself as comfortable as you can. Layer up with loose, natural fibers and don’t forget to pack a jacket in case you get cold. Pick well-fitting, flat shoes as it’s possible that your feet and ankles will swell a little during the flight. Leave the stilettos and heavy boots in your checked luggage.
  • A condition known as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) can pose a risk on long-distance flights. It results from blood clots forming due to poor circulation and inactivity. Walking around the cabin and doing regular leg and foot exercises while seated is a great way to prevent this happening. Wearing a pair of compression socks or tights can also help.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Wanaka?
It’s all about being prepared. We’ve pulled together some handy tips and tricks for an easy trip through airport security. Look out Wanaka, here you come:

  • Airport security personnel first need to know that you have a valid ID and travel documents before anything else. Have them ready to show.
  • Time to strip down. Well sort of. Your belt, jacket, keys and other small items, like coins, will need to go on a tray through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process easier by removing them before your turn.
  • Your electronic gadgets like phones and laptops will also have to go on a tray to be scanned. Don’t worry though, you’ll be back online before you know it.
  • Want to bring along your favorite cologne or perfume? Not a problem. As long as the volume is no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a zip-close bag, it’s OK to bring with you in your carry-on.
  • Slip-on shoes are a good footwear choice as you’re less likely to have to remove them when going through security. Hiking boots and other bulky shoes are usually subjected to additional screening.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp or pointed objects, pack them safely away in your checked luggage. They won’t be allowed on board.

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