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There are 4 ways to get from Phoenix to Nelson by plane, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Nelson  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Nelson (NSN) PHX - NSN

$769 - $1,923

Cheapest option

Fly to Wellington, ferry, bus  •  28 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Wellington (WLG) PHX - WLG
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Take the bus from Picton to Tasman Bay Backpackers

$692 - $1,668

2 alternative options

Fly to Blenheim, bus  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Blenheim (BHE) PHX - BHE
  2. Take the bus from Woodbourne to Tasman Bay Backpackers

$762 - $1,927

Fly to Picton, bus  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Picton (PCN) PHX - PCN
  2. Take the bus from Koromiko to Tasman Bay Backpackers

$813 - $1,629

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Nelson is to fly and ferry and bus which costs $650 - $1,700 and takes 28 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Nelson is to fly which costs $750 - $2,000 and takes 21 h 12 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and Nelson is 7046 miles.

It takes approximately 21 h 12 min to get from Phoenix to Nelson, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Phoenix Airport to Nelson Airport. The quickest flight takes 19 h 5 min and has two stopovers.

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Nelson is 20 h ahead of Phoenix. It is currently 8:58 PM in Phoenix and 4:58 PM in Nelson.

Jetstar, Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to Nelson Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 7046.3 miles
  • Duration: 21 h 12 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Nelson, New Zealand?

United Airlines, Air New Zealand and four other airlines fly from Phoenix to Nelson hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
18 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
20 h 2 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via San Francisco, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
21 h 57 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
20 h 37 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via San Francisco, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via Los Angeles, Rarotongo, Auckland
Ave. Duration
23 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Blenheim via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
19 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Blenheim via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Blenheim via San Francisco, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
20 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Phoenix to Blenheim via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Blenheim via Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
22 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Blenheim via Vancouver, Auckland
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
19 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland, Napier
Ave. Duration
20 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland, New Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland, Nelson
Ave. Duration
20 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via San Francisco, Auckland, Nelson
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland, Rotorua
Ave. Duration
20 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
20 h 52 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
23 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland, Tauranga
Ave. Duration
21 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Sounds Air
Website
soundsair.com
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via San Francisco, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
21 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, Napier, Wellington
Ave. Duration
22 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, Nelson, Wellington
Ave. Duration
22 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
Ave. Duration
22 h 12 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington
Ave. Duration
22 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington
Ave. Duration
22 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Nadi, Wellington
Ave. Duration
26 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,600
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Los Angeles, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington
Ave. Duration
23 h 42 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Houston, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Phoenix to Picton via Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Nelson via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,800
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Fiji Airways
Website
fijiairways.com
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Nadi
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Phoenix to Wellington via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Woodbourne to Tasman Bay Backpackers
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Tasman Bay Backpackers
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Koromiko to Tasman Bay Backpackers
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34

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