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Cheapest way to fly from UK to New Zealand

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1. Posted by addyeddy (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

addyeddy has indicated that this thread is about New Zealand

Just wondered if anyone knew a company/website that do the cheapest flights from England to New Zealand, I am flying out late October/early November and won't be returning till around April next year. I have heard it may be cheaper to book an around the world ticket but from what I have seen the prices are very similar. I also do not know if an around the world ticket would be seen as a 'return ticket' when I get into New Zealand as they are strict about whether you can stay there or not if you have insufficient funds or no return ticket. Any help is much appreciated and hopefully I may be able to answer some other people's questions about this topic in the future.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3714 posts) 6y

Try Trailfinders for tickets to New Zealand as I have always found them to be the cheapest. A round the world will normally work out more expensive but obviously you have the benefits of being able to see more destinations.

A RTW ticket would be fine to enter New Zealand on - they just want you to have a ticket out of the country. If you have a working holiday visa though you do not need an onward ticket when you enter NZ.

3. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 6y

Air Asia has cheap tickets from the UK to Aus, then look up virgin blue or jetstar for onward ticket to NZ. If you don't know when you'll leave NZ you'll either have to buy a ticket from NZ to probably Sydney, or jetstar is doing cheap tickets to Gold coast at the moment. Or buy a fully refundable ticket and cancel it when you hit NZ.

I just took a quick look and various dates through Oct will give you various prices. Nov might be better, but you have to check prices on all days to find their promo prices. Oct 24th you can get a flight from Stanstead UK to K/L for 210GBP then fly on to Aus for 160AUD then flights to NZ run about 140AUD

4. Posted by andy444 (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

I seem to remember that Air Malaysia are quite good for cheap tickets.

5. Posted by addyeddy (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Thank you for all the help so far, I have been looking around and it seems buying separate tickets seems to be the cheapest option. Just wondered if I would need a visa to stop over in certain countries/cities, such as Singapore, Australia or anywhere?

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3714 posts) 6y

As a UK passport holder you do not need a visa for Singapore but you will need one for Australia. You can apply for this online on the Australian immigration website. It used to be called an ETA but it looks like it's now an evisitor that you need to apply for.

7. Posted by cheap az (Budding Member 91 posts) 6y

airasia london to melbourne then melbourne to christchurch