By Air

Nelson Airport is one of the country's busiest regional airports with up to 600 flights in and out per week, direct between seven destinations throughout New Zealand.

Nelson Tasman is fortunate to have six airlines servicing the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Originair, Sounds Air, and air2there in and out of Nelson Airport, along with Golden Bay Air, based at Takaka in Golden Bay.

Nelson City is a short 15-minute drive from Nelson Airport. For up-to-date flight information visit the Nelson Airport website

Nelson City Taxis can take care of all your travel arrangements, whether that be transport to and from the airport and booking your accommodation or suggesting fun and exciting attractions around the region. There are also a number of self-drive rental car options or private drivers if you prefer someone else doing the navigating.


Approximate direct flying times

Auckland to Nelson Air New Zealand, Jetstar 75 mins
Blenheim to Nelson Air New Zealand, air2there 35 mins
Christchurch to Nelson Air New Zealand 50 mins
Palmerston North to Nelson Originair  
45 mins
Paraparaumu to Nelson air2there, Sounds Air 45 mins

Wellington to Nelson

Air NZ, Jetstar 25 mins
Wellington to Nelson Sounds Air 40 mins
Wellington to Takaka Golden Bay Air 50 mins

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