The cheapest times to fly from NSN to DEN are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 8th to November 25th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from NSN to DEN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2852 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1065 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Denver

Flying from Nelson (NSN) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $1165 to $1990 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1165. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2420. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1255 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1378 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NSN to DEN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the NSN to DEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

NSN to DEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NSN to DEN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Nelson. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Denver, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Nelson. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $142 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1366. Return trip prices are from the DEN to NSN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from NSN to DEN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking NSN to DEN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from NSN to DEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (NSN > AKL > DEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1244
  • Average savings: $134 (9.72%)

See NSN to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (NSN > LAX > DEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1296
  • Average savings: $82 (5.95%)

See NSN to AKL flights

Hack #3: Wellington (NSN > WLG > DEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1313
  • Average savings: $65 (4.72%)

See NSN to WLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from NSN to DEN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Denver International Airport to Nelson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7606 miles or 12241 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from NSN to DEN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NSN to DEN flight is about 14 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Nelson and Denver, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from NSN to DEN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code NSN
Origination airport name Nelson Airport
City Nelson
Country New Zealand
Latitude -41.3
Longitude 173.2

Return Airport

Destination code DEN
Destination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7


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