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Cheap Norfolk Island flights to book in 2020

Compare airfares, learn the best time to book and get deals on flights to Norfolk Island (NLK).

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Sitting roughly in the middle of a triangle between Australia's East Coast, New Zealand's North Island and New Caledonia, Norfolk Island is accessed in just a few hours from the East Coast. Limited airlines fly to the tiny island, but luckily, they do often go on sale.

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How much are flights to Norfolk Island?

On average, flights to Norfolk Island from east coast cities like Sydney and Brisbane are around $600 return. Air New Zealand, the only airline flying to the island from Australia, often has sales which can lower prices to $199 each way.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Norfolk Island?

You'll find the lowest fares to Norfolk Island during the cooler months, from May to September. Although this is winter, temperatures are still comfortable in the 15-20°C range.

How far in advance should I book my flight to Norfolk Island?

Prices to Norfolk Island don't fluctuate too much depending on when you book your fares, but we generally find anything booked too last-minute can jack up costs.

We'd recommend keeping an eye on Air New Zealand for a sale to the island to get the best price, even if that does mean booking 3-6 months in advance of your departure.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Norfolk Island

How long does it take to fly to Norfolk Island?

Direct flights to Norfolk Island Airport are only available from Sydney and Brisbane, which are also two of the closest cities in Australia to the island.

Flight times for Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth are the quickest ones we could find with connections, but depending on the date you're travelling and availability, your travel time may be longer.

  • Sydney: 3.5 hours (outbound); 1.5 hours (inbound) (direct)
  • Brisbane: 3 hours (outbound); 1.5 hours (inbound) (direct)
  • Melbourne: 7 hours (outbound); 5.5 hours (inbound) (one stop)
  • Adelaide: 7.5 hours each way (one stop)
  • Perth: 12 hours (outbound); 10 hours (inbound) (one stop)

Which airlines fly to Norfolk Island from Australia?

Air New Zealand and Air Chathams are the only airlines that fly to Norfolk Island's only airport.

  • Air Chathams: Auckland
  • Air New Zealand: Brisbane, Sydney

If you're flying from other cities in Australia, you'll need to book a connecting flight, which will likely fly via Brisbane or Sydney rather than Auckland.

Where is the airport in Norfolk Island?

Norfolk Island Airport is in the southwest of the small island. It's less than 1km from the main street in Burnt Pine town, where much of the accommodation is located.

Do I still need a passport to travel to Norfolk Island as an Australian?

Prior to 1 July 2016, you did need a passport for travel to the island. However, this is no longer needed if you're travelling from the Australian mainland (or Tasmania) to Norfolk Island. You will need some form of identification to board your flight, such as an Australian driver's licence.

If you're visiting Australia and tacking on a visit to Norfolk Island and don't have Australian identification, or are living in Australia but not a citizen, you will need your passport.

Although unlikely, if you're travelling on a non-direct flight that's via Auckland rather than Sydney or Brisbane, you will need your passport to travel.

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