The average price of a 7-day trip to Auckland is $2,011 for a solo traveler, $3,612 for a couple, and $6,771 for a family of 4. Auckland hotels range from $45 to $130 per night with an average of $79, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $590 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Auckland International Airport (AKL) are between $1,075 and $2,099 per person for economy flights and $3,373 to $6,587 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $38 to $65 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Auckland, NZ

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to AKL and stay in a Auckland hotel:

  • February 19th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Auckland is usually mid May.

 

Average Auckland Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Auckland for a week is $1,119-$3,121($160-$446 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $65 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $565 to $1,784 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $63 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $121 to $147 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Auckland for a week is $2,970-$5,990($424-$856 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $130 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,130 to $3,568 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $63 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $121 to $147 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Auckland for a week is $3,900-$10,282($557-$1,469 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $260 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,260 to $7,136 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $126 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $169 to $221 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Auckland

How cheap can you make a vacation to Auckland? The cheapest trip to Auckland is about $129 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $127 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $36.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Auckland for a week is $900-$2,897($129-$414 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $33 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $565 to $1,784 for economy

Lodging: $36 to $45 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $127 to $147 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Auckland for a week is $1,584-$4,912($226-$702 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $66 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,130 to $3,568 for economy

Lodging: $36 to $45 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $127 to $147 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Auckland for a week is $3,168-$9,296($453-$1,328 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,260 to $7,136 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $90 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $203 to $206 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Auckland cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Auckland Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Auckland.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Auckland for a week is $2,491-$13,445($356-$1,921 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $143 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,435 to $4,656 for first class

Lodging: $92 to $130 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $590 to $1,298 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Auckland for a week is $4,430-$19,102($633-$2,729 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $286 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,870 to $9,312 for first class

Lodging: $92 to $130 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $590 to $1,298 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Auckland for a week is $8,860-$33,530($1,266-$4,790 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $288 to $572 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,740 to $18,624 for first class

Lodging: $184 to $260 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $944 to $1,817 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Auckland Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Auckland is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Auckland due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Auckland Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Auckland hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Auckland.

 

Flight Costs to Auckland

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,099 average in late December to a low of $1,075 in mid May. Median flight price is $1,285. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Auckland our data includes 240 originating airports, and 107 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Auckland from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $10,565 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Napier (NPE) in Napier (New Zealand) at an average of just $55.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Auckland, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,024, so you can easily save about 95% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Auckland can easily cost $250 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $499 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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