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$245 Find cheap flights from Australia to Queenstown

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Flights to Queenstown - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Queenstown to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest flight to Queenstown?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
If travelling to Queenstown, the cheapest city to fly from in the last 3 days was Melbourne, with flights as low as $400 one-way and $650 return. Flights from Sydney are the most searched and start at $198 for a return trip.

How much is a flight to Queenstown?

The average and cheapest price for all flights to Queenstown from each origin found by users searching on KAYAK in the last month.
On average, a flight to Queenstown costs $362. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $227 and departed from Melbourne Airport. The most popular routes on KAYAK are Sydney to Queenstown which costs $397 on average, and Brisbane to Queenstown, which costs $351 on average.
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What is the cheapest day to fly to Queenstown?

The average price of all flights to Queenstown clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Queenstown is Friday where tickets can be as cheap as $614. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Thursday, where prices are $807 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Queenstown, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Queenstown is October, where tickets cost $737 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets from Australia is $1,178 and $1,111 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $512.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Queenstown?

The average price for all flights to Queenstown depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Queenstown is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost $536 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Queenstown is generally in the morning, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $627.

What is a good deal for flights to Queenstown?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Queenstown, 25% of our users found tickets to Queenstown for the following prices or less: From Sydney $287 one-way - $264 return.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Queenstown?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Queenstown, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 56 days before departure.

Which airlines fly to Queenstown?

Qantas Airways, Jetstar and Virgin Australia are the most frequent flyers to Queenstown from Australia. See the amount of flights per week for popular airlines flying to Queenstown.

Which airline offers the most flights to Queenstown?

Of the 2 airlines that fly to Queenstown, Air New Zealand offers the most flights, with around 93 per week, followed by Jetstar with 35 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Queenstown?

The duration of your flight to Queenstown depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Queenstown on KAYAK are from Sydney, which takes 2h 55m, Melbourne, which takes 3h 05m, Brisbane, which takes 3h 25m, and Adelaide, which takes 8h 05m.

How many direct flights to Queenstown are there each day?

There are around 19 direct flights from within Australia to Queenstown every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 08:00 the most common departure time and 61% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Queenstown are there each week?

Each week there are around 128 direct flights from within Australia to Queenstown. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 17% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Queenstown each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) flights to Queenstown. Instead, there are 62 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Sydney.

How many cities have direct flights to Queenstown?

From Australia, there are direct flights to Queenstown from 4 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Sydney, with 34 direct flights each week.

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Low season

May

High season

July

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$245
Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown

FAQs - booking Queenstown flights

  • Can I store luggage at Queenstown Airport?

    If you need to store your luggage for a while, Queenstown Airport provides storage lockers. Located close to the check-in area, the lockers come in a variety of sizes and prices, ranging from around 7 NZD (6.63 AUD) for small sizes to around 20 NZD (18.96 NZD) for jumbo sizes. Each locker is bookable for up to 12h and can be paid for with a debit or credit card.

  • Are there any hotels at Queenstown Airport?

    While there are no on-site hotels at Queenstown Airport, there are a few near the airport that provide shuttle service either for free or for a small fee. Both DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown and Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa are approximately 5min away and can be reached by an airport shuttle. The airport itself is closed overnight from around 22:30 to 05:00.

  • How can I get to Queenstown city centre from Queenstown International Airport?

    The Orbus bus service is the cheapest way to get to downtown from the airport; it only costs about NZ$2.00 (AU$1.85) but you must purchase a GoCard before boarding the bus. Queenstown Taxis and Green Cabs are two readily available taxi companies, or you may opt for Corporate Cabs instead. Of course, renting a car works just as well.

  • Is the terminal building at Queenstown Airport open 24 hours a day?

    Unfortunately the terminal building at Queenstown International Airport closes daily at 10:30pm local time and opens at 5:00am local time, while the airport administration office is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Travellers are not allowed to stay overnight in the terminal but there are accommodation options located near the airport if needed.

  • Are there any places to relax at Queenstown Airport?

    There are two lounges at Queenstown International Airport: the Air New Zealand Lounge is reserved for clients of that airline, while the Manaia Lounge allows you to pay a fee to enjoy hospitality including complimentary gourmet food and premium wine and beverages. The Manaia Lounge is past security and upstairs in the International Departures hall.

  • Are there any banks at Queenstown International Airport?

    Australian visitors and other international travellers on flights to Queenstown should bear in mind that there is a Travelex office at Queenstown Airport if they should require any currency exchange services or Western Union cash advances. ANZ Bank also operates an ATM inside the main terminal, while Travelex has one in the International Arrivals area.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Queenstown?

    If travelling to Queenstown, the cheapest city to fly from in the last 3 days was Melbourne, with flights as low as $400 one-way and $650 return. Flights from Sydney are the most searched and start at $198 for a return trip.

  • How far is Queenstown from central Queenstown?

    Queenstown is 6 km from the centre of Queenstown.

  • What is the name of Queenstown’s airport?

    All flights to Queenstown land at Queenstown. The airport code is ZQN,and it can also be referred to as Frankton, Queenstown, or Queenstown Intl.

  • How much is a flight to Queenstown?

    On average, a flight to Queenstown costs $362. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $227 and departed from Melbourne Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Queenstown?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Queenstown.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Queenstown?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Queenstown is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Queenstown?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Queenstown with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Queenstown?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Queenstown up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Queenstown

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Queenstown flight deals.
  • If you are in need of medical attention while at Queenstown Airport (ZQN), there is a first aid room in the international arrivals area. Alternatively, if you only need a bit of medication, there is a chemist in the international departure area that’s open seven days a week.
  • Those who require mobility assistance during their stay at Queenstown Airport will find automatic doors, wheelchair-accessible restrooms, lifts to connect the floors and special car parking near the entrances.
  • If you would like to make a phone call, head to the main terminal check-in area for a public phone payable by cash. Alternatively, if you require a SIM card for your own phone, it can be bought at the main terminal.
  • Do you need to hire a car? If so, rest assured that Queenstown Airport should provide what you need. There are several car hire companies to choose from, located in the main terminal building near the arrivals and baggage claim.
  • Shoppers are sure to enjoy the variety of stores to browse through at Queenstown International Airport (ZQN). TravelPharm is in the main terminal, where you can replace any forgotten items or purchase some medicines. Common People carries a unique range of handbags and accessories, while Mons Royale is a locally produced clothing line and Kapa is ideal for gifts and souvenirs.
  • Queensland Airport offers parking facilities for those who need to drop off or pick up passengers as well as for others who are taking a trip abroad and wish to leave their car at the airport. There is a P2 drop off-only lot, while lot P20 is free for 20 minutes in case you need more time. Park A and Park B are general parking areas, with several spots for the disabled to be found in Park A.
  • Interested in a bite to eat before you start your retail therapy? You can see if the traditional Japanese dishes at Hikari Sushi or the oven pizza and sandwiches at Savoury Corner are to your liking. If not, Airspresso Airside and Patagonia Café are two places to grab some coffee and hot soup.
  • If you’re travelling with a group or just need a space to conduct a meeting, there is a conference room and two smaller meeting rooms in the main terminal building at Queenstown International Airport. All rooms come with teleconferencing capabilities and there is a shared kitchenette; catering services can also be provided upon request.
  • If you’re travelling with an infant on your flight to Queenstown, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a parent room located next to the Airport Information Desk on the main floor of the terminal at Queenstown Airport. Here you can find a microwave, changing tables and a few toys to entertain your little ones.
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Direct departures

Australia to Queenstown Intl

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

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Direct returns

Queenstown Intl to Australia

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Australia to Queenstown

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Queenstown. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from Australia to Queenstown. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Queenstown? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 626 reviews
8.4Boarding
8.8Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.6Food
8.1Comfort
Airline reviews

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

This time is good . Don’t cancel flight with out early notice .

Very good experience, considering the short flight the meals were served promptly after takeoff.

X class seats in row 3 with the new configuration are very poor in fact I feel 3B and 3E should no longer be considered as X class seat as there is no forward seat pocket available to these seats and greatly reduced leg room due the intrusion of the business class armrests/table module

It was pretty good. Everyone friendly. Like all airlines, the draconian limitations on baggage and weight and not giving even a free soda kind of drags down the experience a bit.

Last 10 minutes boarding they canceled the flight and didn’t organise anything

Estheticly the plane looks great, although the seats are way too upright. If the seats were just slightly more reclined then the comfort level would increase tenfold. I had the stiffest neck after just a short flight due to this. A nap was almost out of the question.

Cabin crew were very professional and welcoming. They certainly appeared to have lifted their game. Congratulations

I know not directly a Virgin "thing" but I hold Virgin responsible for their subcontractors. Had to wait 45 minutes waiting for baggage at PER before the belt conveyor even started. This is unacceptable and hopefully Virgin engages with whoever to pull their fingers out. I realise PER staff are generally slow at the best of times but this was ridiculous. Maybe more seating for those waiting, a cafe in the baggage area for a light meal while we wait or at the very least a troop of dancing girls to entertain the punters while they stare at the conveyor belt start light almost willing it to fire up.

Very poor. Flight was cancelled due to captain exceeding hours. Told to fend for ourselves for 12 hours until a new flight could be done. This meant overnight accommodation in Hobart. Next plane was delayed and no food onboard. No apologies from Virgin. Extremely disappointing.

Flight was cancelled due to a mechanical fault - Virgin rebooked me on a flight 6 hours later so I cancelled and flew with another carrier

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/5Sun
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
31/5Fri
directJetstar
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$399
20/7Sat
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
2/8Fri
directJetstar
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$445
5/6Wed
1 stop
22h 45mMEL-ZQN
19/6Wed
direct
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$503
12/6Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
12h 45mMEL-ZQN
18/6Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
17h 45mZQN-MEL
$543
30/5Thu
direct
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
direct
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$551
14/6Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
16h 10mMEL-ZQN
21/6Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
18h 00mZQN-MEL
$556
7/7Sun
1 stopVirgin Australia
7h 35mMEL-ZQN
12/7Fri
directVirgin Australia
3h 35mZQN-MEL
$561
20/7Sat
1 stopVirgin Australia
25h 20mMEL-ZQN
2/8Fri
directVirgin Australia
3h 35mZQN-MEL
$566
5/6Wed
directQantas Airways
3h 25mBNE-ZQN
15/6Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 50mZQN-BNE
$690
9/6Sun
directQantas Airways
3h 25mBNE-ZQN
16/6Sun
directQantas Airways
3h 50mZQN-BNE
$691

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/5Sun
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$245
29/5Wed
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$255
14/6Fri
1 stopAir New Zealand
16h 10mMEL-ZQN
$314
10/8Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
11h 45mMEL-ZQN
$324
17/7Wed
1 stopVirgin Australia
5h 45mSYD-ZQN
$346
7/6Fri
1 stopVirgin Australia
17h 00mMEL-ZQN
$351
1/6Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$364
1/6Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$366
15/6Sat
1 stop
22h 50mSYD-ZQN
$371
12/6Wed
1 stop
26h 40mSYD-ZQN
$381

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Last minute flights to Queenstown

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Queenstown that are departing in the next 10 days.
17/5Fri
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
24/5Fri
directJetstar
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$396
17/5Fri
directJetstar
2h 55mSYD-ZQN
24/5Fri
directJetstar
3h 15mZQN-SYD
$495
17/5Fri
multi-stop
20h 55mMEL-ZQN
24/5Fri
direct
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$583
19/5Sun
directAir New Zealand
3h 00mSYD-ZQN
24/5Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
27h 20mZQN-SYD
$595
17/5Fri
direct
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
21/5Tue
multi-stop
27h 05mZQN-MEL
$610
17/5Fri
multi-stopVirgin Australia
18h 00mMEL-ZQN
21/5Tue
multi-stopVirgin Australia
9h 20mZQN-MEL
$624
21/5Tue
multi-stopVirgin Australia
7h 10mSYD-ZQN
23/5Thu
multi-stopVirgin Australia
7h 50mZQN-SYD
$672
19/5Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
18h 55mSYD-ZQN
24/5Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
27h 20mZQN-SYD
$680
18/5Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
21/5Tue
multi-stopQantas Airways
17h 25mZQN-MEL
$706
21/5Tue
multi-stopQantas Airways
6h 30mMEL-ZQN
23/5Thu
directQantas Airways
3h 30mZQN-MEL
$713

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