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Cheap flight deals to Queenstown

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights 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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19:35 - 20:35CHC-ZQN
1h 00mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$147Air New Zealand
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Mon, 1 Jul - Sat, 6 Jul
10:35 - 12:25AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
16:50 - 18:40ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
$165Jetstar
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Sun, 25 Aug - Wed, 28 Aug
10:20 - 12:10AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
12:45 - 14:35ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
$167Jetstar
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Wed, 27 Nov - Fri, 6 Dec
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
10:45 - 12:35ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
$175Jetstar
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Sun, 27 Oct - Wed, 30 Oct
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
10:45 - 12:35ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
$180Jetstar
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Fri, 22 Nov - Thu, 28 Nov
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
13:00 - 14:50ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
$183Jetstar
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Fri, 30 Aug - Tue, 3 Sep
07:10 - 09:05AKL-ZQN
1h 55mdirect
16:50 - 18:40ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
$190Jetstar
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Sat, 27 Jul - Wed, 7 Aug
11:00 - 12:15CHC-ZQN
1h 15mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$206Air New Zealand
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Thu, 18 Jul - Mon, 22 Jul
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
07:00 - 08:50ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
Wed, 23 Oct - Fri, 25 Oct
19:35 - 20:35CHC-ZQN
1h 00mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$230Air New Zealand
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Tue, 9 Jul - Fri, 12 Jul

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.
The flight route Auckland to Queenstown was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for $165. Also in the last 3 days, Wellington was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Queenstown with one-way tickets at $89 and $238 return.

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 $171. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $63 and departed from Christchurch. The most popular routes on KAYAK are Auckland to Queenstown which costs $233 on average, and Wellington to Queenstown, which costs $206 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 Monday where tickets can be as cheap as $259. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Friday, where prices are $351 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 June, where tickets cost $280 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are February and August, where the average cost of tickets from New Zealand is $356 and $353 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is May with an average price of $214.

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 $228 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Queenstown is generally at night, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $390.

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 Auckland $87 one-way - $189 return, from Christchurch $88 one-way - $213 return, from Wellington $108 one-way - $162 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 4 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 82 days before departure.

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 98 per week, followed by Jetstar with 41 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 Christchurch, which takes 1h 00m, Wellington, which takes 1h 25m, and Auckland, which takes 1h 50m.

How many direct flights to Queenstown are there each day?

There are around 20 direct flights from within New Zealand to Queenstown every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 08:00 the most common departure time and 63% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Queenstown are there each week?

Each week there are around 139 direct flights from within New Zealand to Queenstown. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% 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 139 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Auckland.

How many cities have direct flights to Queenstown?

From New Zealand, there are direct flights to Queenstown from 3 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Auckland, with 92 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$55
Best time to beat the crowds (12% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 5% lower on average.
Flight from Wellington to Queenstown

When to book flights to Queenstown

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel 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. The information is for flights to Queenstown based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Queenstown flights

  • Can I be picked up by an Uber at Queenstown Airport?

    Uber and other ridesharing platforms are permitted at Queenstown Airport. You can meet your driver in the P20 Express pick-up and drop-off zone, which is easy to find if you follow the signage after exiting the terminal. A trip to the centre of Queenstown will cost NZ$ 25.

  • Where is the nearest nursery room once I land at Queenstown Airport?

    Once you have disembarked your plane and entered the airport, turn left at the Patagonia Café and shortly afterwards you will find a dedicated Parents Room on your left. There is a microwave, changing table and toys inside to help you care for your child.

  • Are there any stands to assist in reassembling my bike once I land at Queenstown Airport?

    A Bicycle Assembly Area is located just outside of the terminal, reach it by exiting by the baggage collection area and turning left.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Queenstown?

    The flight route Auckland to Queenstown was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for $165. Also in the last 3 days, Wellington was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Queenstown with one-way tickets at $89 and $238 return.

  • How far is Queenstown from central Queenstown?

    Central Queenstown is 6 km away from Queenstown.

  • What is the name of Queenstown’s airport?

    There is only 1 airport in Queenstown, called Queenstown (ZQN). 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 $171. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $63 and departed from Christchurch 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.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is a good choice if you wish to visit the popular ski fields throughout the Southern Alps such as The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona.
  • You can reach the centre of the city from Queenstown Airport via the Orbus, a convenient public bus which leaves from directly outside the airport terminal. Services are scheduled every 15 min and run until 24:00, all days of the week. Board the number 1 bus labelled Fernhill, which will take you to the centre of Queenstown in approximately 20 min. A one-way ticket for an adult costs NZ$ 10.
  • If you would like to have the ultimate freedom of exploring the surrounding mountains with a car, pick up a rental car from Queenstown Airport. After entering the airport terminal, turn left once you reach Patagonia Café and then right at the Vodafone store. Here you will find the offices of a number of rental companies, such as Europcar, Juicy and Avis.
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Prefer to fly direct to Queenstown Intl?

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

Direct departures

New Zealand 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 New Zealand

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 airlines flying 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 New Zealand 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.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 592 reviews
8.7Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.6Food
8.4Boarding
8.1Comfort
Airline reviews

Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

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.

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

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.

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.

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Plane was late leaving darwin so we didn’t get home till 1130pm 2nd time in a fortnight that has happened. Hard when you have to work the next day

Captains address to passengers was excellent. Knee room in seating was very uncomfortable.

Flight departing too early at 06.15 Difficult to get to airport

Plane was more than 3 hrs delayed as the only plane on that day. Had to wait 1 hrs in the plane which was very unpleasent.

The flight was cancelled 7 hours before it was due to fly and Jetstar said they couldn't get us on any other flight that day. We took a refund and easily booked a Virgin flight close to the time of the canvelled Jetstar flight.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 00mCHC-ZQN
6/7Sat
directAir New Zealand
0h 55mZQN-CHC
$147
25/8Sun
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
28/8Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$165
27/11Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
6/12Fri
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$167
27/10Sun
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
30/10Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$175
22/11Fri
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
28/11Thu
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$180
30/8Fri
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
3/9Tue
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$183
27/7Sat
directJetstar
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
7/8Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$190
18/7Thu
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
22/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
0h 55mZQN-CHC
$206
23/10Wed
direct
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
25/10Fri
direct
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$212
9/7Tue
directAir New Zealand
1h 00mCHC-ZQN
12/7Fri
directAir New Zealand
0h 55mZQN-CHC
$230

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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.
21/7Sun
directJetstar
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$55
20/8Tue
directJetstar
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
$70
19/11Tue
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$75
16/6Sun
directJetstar
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$76
1/12Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$86
28/8Wed
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$100
26/8Mon
1 stop
8h 55mAKL-ZQN
$147
7/12Sat
1 stop
8h 35mCHC-ZQN
$170
27/6Thu
directEVA Air
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
$177
28/8Wed
1 stopQantas Airways
26h 35mCHC-ZQN
$2,273

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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.
16/6Sun
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
22/6Sat
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$266
16/6Sun
multi-stop
3h 40mAKL-ZQN
22/6Sat
direct
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$285
17/6Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
24/6Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$295
14/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
17/6Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$361
14/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
16/6Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$389
16/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
3h 40mAKL-ZQN
22/6Sat
multi-stopAir New Zealand
6h 55mZQN-AKL
$392
17/6Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
4h 35mAKL-ZQN
24/6Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$444
14/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
17/6Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
12h 00mZQN-AKL
$454
14/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
16/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
7h 25mZQN-AKL
$496
14/6Fri
multi-stop
5h 05mAKL-ZQN
16/6Sun
multi-stop
11h 55mZQN-AKL
$857

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