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$245 Find cheap flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown

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Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Queenstown (MEL-ZQN)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Melbourne to Queenstown that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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06:20 - 11:30MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$401Jetstar
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Tue, 23 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
06:20 - 11:30MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$422Jetstar
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Mon, 29 Jul - Fri, 2 Aug
11:35 - 16:45MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
18:00 - 19:35ZQN-MEL
3h 35mdirect
$474Virgin Australia
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Mon, 29 Jul - Fri, 2 Aug
09:15 - 14:30MEL-ZQN
3h 15mdirect
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
Sun, 16 Jun - Wed, 19 Jun
09:15 - 14:30MEL-ZQN
3h 15mdirect
15:30 - 17:10ZQN-MEL
3h 40mdirect
$489Air New Zealand
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Sun, 14 Jul - Fri, 19 Jul
18:55 - 09:40MEL-ZQN
12h 45m1 stop
15:30 - 17:10ZQN-MEL
3h 40mdirect
$514Air New Zealand
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Sun, 21 Jul - Wed, 31 Jul
09:15 - 14:30MEL-ZQN
3h 15mdirect
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
Fri, 23 Aug - Mon, 26 Aug
17:00 - 12:20MEL-ZQN
17h 20m1 stop
18:00 - 19:35ZQN-MEL
3h 35mdirect
$558Virgin Australia
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Sat, 22 Jun - Sat, 29 Jun
21:00 - 16:15MEL-ZQN
17h 15m2 stops
20:20 - 08:35ZQN-MEL
14h 15m1 stop
$926Qantas Airways
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Mon, 1 Jul - Thu, 4 Jul
20:00 - 16:15MEL-ZQN
18h 15m2 stops
16:50 - 13:45ZQN-MEL
22h 55m2 stops
$1,098Qantas Airways
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Thu, 18 Jul - Tue, 23 Jul

Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown - Travel Insights & Trends

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

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

The average price of all flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown, you should consider leaving on a Monday and avoid Saturdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), you’ll find the best rates on Fridays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport 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 from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown is October, where tickets cost $435 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is $648 and $576 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport 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 on the flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 41 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Queenstown from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) were found on Jetstar ($245) and Virgin Australia ($294), and the lowest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($401) and Virgin Australia ($474).

Which airlines fly direct between Melbourne Airport and Queenstown?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown.
There are 4 airlines that fly direct from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown. They are: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Jetstar at $318 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Melbourne Airport and Queenstown per day?

Each day, there are between 2 and 5 nonstop flights that take off from Melbourne Airport and land in Queenstown, with an average flight time of 3h 10m. The most common departure time is 06:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 25 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Sunday, when 20% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Melbourne Airport and Queenstown?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown take?

Direct flights take on average 3h 05m to travel the 3,451 km between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Queenstown.

What’s the earliest departure time from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Melbourne Airport at 06:20 and will be landing in Queenstown at 11:30.

What’s the latest departure time from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown jets off at 11:35 and lands at 16:45.

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Low season

May

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$245
Best time to beat the crowds (15% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (23% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown

When to book flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Melbourne to Queenstown based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown flights

  • How can I access airport lounges at Queenstown International Airport?

    To access the two airport lounges at this airport, you will need to be a member of an airline and also an international traveller.

  • Can I fly direct from Melbourne International Airport to Queenstown International Airport?

    There are some direct flights available for this route, and JetStar is one airline that services direct flights between these airports. There are also connecting flights available for this route from airlines such as Virgin Australia as well as Air New Zealand.

  • Are there hotels onsite at Queenstown International Airport?

    Even though there are no hotels onsite at this airport, you will be able to find several accommodation choices located within 1 km of the airport. Wyndham Garden Queenstown, Castle Bach Queenstown, and DoubleTree By Hilton Queenstown are all situated within walking distance from the airport. Hotels that are situated slightly further away provide free shuttle services from the airport.

  • Where can I find wheelchair services at Queenstown Intl Airport?

    If you are a traveller with reduced mobility, you will need to contact the airport prior to departure to arrange special services such as wheelchair use. You will need to arrange these services directly with Queenstown Intl Airport.

  • What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne CBD to Melbourne Intl Airport?

    The cheapest and fastest way to get from Melbourne CBD to Melbourne Intl Airport is via the train. The trip will take 20min on average.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown was $150 for a one-way ticket and $245 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

    Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Queenstown are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) from Melbourne and will be arriving at Queenstown Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Queenstown, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

    There are direct flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 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 from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Queenstown?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Queenstown with an airline and back to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 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 from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $361 or less one-way.
  • Melbourne is home to several airports, although the main international airports are Melbourne International Airport (MEL), Avalon Airport (AVV), and Moorabbin Airport (MBW). The main and busiest hub for the region is Melbourne International Airport.
  • You will be able to get to Melbourne Intl Airport from Melbourne CBD via train, taxi, or bus. The most affordable method of getting to the airport from the CBD is via the train as it will cost you roughly A$ 18. When travelling by bus, it will cost you about A$ 19, and the taxi will cost you as much as A$ 50.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) provides travellers with an extremely useful airport app that will be able to inform you of essential information regarding the airport and your flight.
  • Queenstown International Airport (ZQN) is the main hub for southern New Zealand. Upon your arrival, you will be able to find airport lounges on the first floor of the buildings terminal area. Lounges are available to Koru members as well as Star Alliance members. Only travellers on international flights will be able to access the airport lounges.
  • There are several hotels located near Queenstown International Airport. The Castle Bach Queenstown is situated just 0.3 km from the airport, while the Wyndham Garden Queenstown, DoubleTree By Hilton Queenstown, and Spa B&B are situated less than 1 km away.
  • Queenstown International Airport is located 10 km from the city centre. You will be able to get to the city centre by a bus or taxi services that can be found outside the airport terminal. When travelling by taxi to the city centre, the trip will cost you roughly NZ$ 30 (A$ 29) and the trip will take around 15min. If you travel by bus, the trip will also take roughly 15min and you will pay only NZ$ 15 (A$ 14).
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Prefer to fly direct from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

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Direct returns

Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

Monday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

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Top airline flying from Melbourne to Queenstown

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Melbourne 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.
6.7
JetstarOverall score based on 629 reviews
7.4Crew
5.2Entertainment
6.5Comfort
7.0Boarding
5.8Food
Airline reviews

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.

8.0 ExcellentSteve, Mar 2024ADL - MEL
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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 one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Melbourne to Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
31/5Fri
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$245
14/8Wed
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$254
29/7Mon
directJetstar
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$257
25/9Wed
directVirgin Australia
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$294
25/9Wed
directVirgin Australia
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$304
1/7Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
18h 55mMEL-ZQN
$334
25/9Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
15h 40mMEL-ZQN
$347
1/6Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
$362
1/6Sat
1 stopQantas Airways
6h 00mMEL-ZQN
$399
17/9Tue
2 stopsLATAM Airlines
24h 10mMEL-ZQN
$507

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Last minute flights from Melbourne 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 from Melbourne to Queenstown that are departing in the next 10 days.
26/5Sun
directQantas Airways
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
directQantas Airways
3h 30mZQN-MEL
$663
26/5Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
6h 30mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
directQantas Airways
3h 30mZQN-MEL
$702
26/5Sun
directEmirates
3h 10mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
directEmirates
3h 30mZQN-MEL
$728
26/5Sun
directAir New Zealand
3h 15mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
21h 20mZQN-MEL
$784
26/5Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
6h 30mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
6h 40mZQN-MEL
$852
26/5Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
23h 40mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
21h 20mZQN-MEL
$856
26/5Sun
multi-stopVirgin Australia
19h 30mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
multi-stopVirgin Australia
8h 10mZQN-MEL
$947
26/5Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
6h 30mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
7h 55mZQN-MEL
$1,270
26/5Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
8h 55mMEL-ZQN
2/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
9h 30mZQN-MEL
$1,916

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Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - Queenstown Flights

Departure:

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL)Australia

Destination:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Queenstown - Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

Cabin classes:

$432