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Cheap flight deals from Queenstown to Auckland (ZQN-AKL)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Queenstown to Auckland 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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13:00 - 14:50ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
$147Jetstar
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Thu, 12 Sep - Wed, 11 Dec
10:25 - 14:50ZQN-AKL
4h 25m2 stops
09:00 - 12:20AKL-ZQN
3h 20m1 stop
$158Air New Zealand
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Thu, 1 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
13:00 - 14:50ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
$160Jetstar
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Thu, 12 Sep - Tue, 10 Dec
20:25 - 22:15ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
06:45 - 08:40AKL-ZQN
1h 55mdirect
$180Air New Zealand
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Thu, 1 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
10:45 - 12:35ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
$184Jetstar
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Wed, 11 Sep - Tue, 10 Dec
10:45 - 12:35ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
$189Jetstar
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Wed, 11 Sep - Wed, 11 Dec
13:00 - 14:50ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
$194Jetstar
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Fri, 13 Sep - Wed, 11 Dec
20:25 - 22:15ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
Tue, 10 Sep - Tue, 10 Dec
10:45 - 12:35ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
$204Jetstar
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Wed, 11 Sep - Thu, 12 Dec
20:25 - 22:15ZQN-AKL
1h 50mdirect
14:25 - 16:15AKL-ZQN
1h 50mdirect
Tue, 10 Sep - Wed, 11 Dec

Flights from Queenstown to Auckland - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Queenstown to Auckland 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 Queenstown to Auckland?

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

What is the cheapest month to fly from Queenstown to Auckland?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Auckland, 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 Queenstown to Auckland is May, where tickets cost $189 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are February and March, where the average cost of tickets is $459 and $450 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Auckland, 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 Queenstown to Auckland, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 56 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Auckland?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Queenstown to Auckland found on KAYAK was with Jetstar for $106. Jetstar proposed a return connection from $147 and Air New Zealand from $158.

Which airlines fly direct between Queenstown and Auckland?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Queenstown to Auckland.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Queenstown to Auckland. They are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. The cheapest airline for this route is Jetstar, with the best one-way deal found costing $118. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Queenstown and Auckland per day?

Each day, there are between 12 and 14 nonstop flights that take off from Queenstown and land in Auckland, with an average flight time of 1h 50m. The most common departure time is 09:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 92 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Saturday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

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

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem 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 Queenstown to Auckland take?

Direct flights take on average 1h 50m to travel the 1,648 km between Queenstown and Auckland.

What’s the earliest departure time from Queenstown to Auckland?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Queenstown at 07:00 and will be landing in Auckland at 08:50.

What’s the latest departure time from Queenstown to Auckland?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Queenstown to Auckland jets off at 20:25 and lands at 22:15.

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Low season

May

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$106
Best time to beat the crowds (39% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Queenstown to Auckland

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Queenstown to Auckland 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 flights from Queenstown to Auckland

  • Can I Pre-book my seat on Jetstar flights from Queenstown to Auckland?

    Yes, you can pre-book your seat on Jetstar flights from Queenstown to Auckland. Pre-booking your seat allows you to choose your preferred seat in advance, ensuring you have a comfortable journey. It is recommended to make seat reservations at the time of booking your flight to secure your desired seat. Pre-booking can usually be done through Jetstar's official website or by contacting their customer service.

  • How can I get to the city center after my flight from Queenstown to Auckland?

    After your flight from Queenstown to Auckland, you have several transportation options to reach the city center. The most convenient method is to take the Airbus Express, a dedicated shuttle service that operates between the Auckland Airport and the city center.

  • Does Jetstar offer any special meals on flights from Queenstown to Auckland?

    Yes, Jetstar offers special meals on flights from Queenstown to Auckland. Passengers can pre-purchase a variety of special meals to suit their dietary requirements or preferences. Options may include vegetarian meals, gluten-free meals, dairy-free meals, and more. It is advisable to check with Jetstar directly or during the booking process to confirm the availability and specific options for special meals on the flight.

  • Can I board Air New Zealand with my pet?

    Yes, Air New Zealand allows pets on flights from Queenstown to Auckland. However, there are specific guidelines and restrictions. Pets must be transported in an approved pet carrier, and the combined weight of the pet and the carrier must not exceed 70 lbs.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Auckland?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Queenstown to Auckland was $65 for a one-way ticket and $90 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Queenstown to Auckland?

    The Airbus A320 (sharklets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Queenstown to Auckland flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Queenstown to Auckland?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Queenstown and Auckland, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Queenstown to Auckland?

    There are direct flights from Queenstown to Auckland on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Queenstown to Auckland, Air New Zealand or Jetstar?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Queenstown to Auckland are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. With an average price for the route of $383 and an overall rating of 8.1, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Jetstar is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $256 and an overall rating of 6.7.

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

    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 Queenstown to Auckland.

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

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

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

    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 Auckland with an airline and back to Queenstown with another airline.

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

    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 Auckland from Queenstown 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 Queenstown to Auckland

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $121 or less one-way and $221 or less round-trip.
  • Common layover options for Air New Zealand flights from Queenstown (ZQN) to Auckland (AKL) include Christchurch, Wellington, and Dunedin. These cities are popular transit points along the route and offer convenient connections for passengers. With a wide range of flight schedules, travelers can choose from various layover durations to suit their preferences. Air New Zealand ensures smooth transitions between flights, providing comfortable travel experiences for passengers traveling between Queenstown and Auckland.
  • Air New Zealand provides several kid-friendly amenities on flights from Queenstown to Auckland. Young passengers can enjoy dedicated children's meals, entertainment options tailored for kids, and activity packs filled with engaging games and puzzles. The airline also offers complimentary infant kits, including diapers and wipes, to ensure a comfortable journey for families traveling with babies.
  • Air New Zealand provides assistance to passengers with disabilities on flights from Queenstown to Auckland. They offer various services, including wheelchair assistance, priority boarding, and trained staff to ensure a smooth travel experience. Passengers can request special seating arrangements, such as extra legroom or accessible seating.
  • Jetstar promotes sustainable travel on flights from Queenstown to Auckland by implementing various eco-friendly measures. They prioritize fuel efficiency and emission reduction through optimized flight planning. They encourage passengers to travel light and reduce baggage weight to minimize fuel consumption. They also promote electronic ticketing and encourage passengers to use digital devices for boarding passes.
  • Jetstar offers a range of in-flight entertainment options on flights from Queenstown to Auckland. Passengers can enjoy a selection of movies, TV shows, and music through the seatback screens. Additionally, Jetstar provides an in-flight magazine for reading enjoyment.
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Prefer to fly direct from Queenstown Intl to Auckland Intl?

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

Direct departures

Queenstown Intl to Auckland Intl

Monday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, +10 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, EVA Air, +9 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +10 more

Thursday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Friday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +10 more

ANA, Air China, +11 more

Saturday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Sunday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +10 more

ANA, Air China, +11 more

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Direct returns

Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl

Monday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Thursday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Friday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Saturday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

Sunday

ANA, Air China, Air New Zealand, +11 more

ANA, Air China, +12 more

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Top airlines flying from Queenstown to Auckland

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Queenstown to Auckland. 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 Queenstown to Auckland? 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 587 reviews
8.1Comfort
7.6Food
7.8Entertainment
8.4Boarding
8.7Crew
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

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

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

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

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

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.

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

Check in was awful. Crowded and staff was lazy. Service for food was slow, could have turned off the lights much earlier which could make the red eye flight much more convenient

Worst airline ever. No need to go into detail as everything is terrible. Do not do it - whatever the price.

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

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Queenstown to Auckland found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/6Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$106
31/8Sat
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$119
31/8Sat
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$129
17/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$153
17/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$155
17/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$158
12/9Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
15h 05mZQN-AKL
$165
29/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
$175
12/9Thu
2 stopsAir New Zealand
10h 30mZQN-AKL
$176
1/7Mon
3 stops
26h 25mZQN-AKL
$710

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Last minute flights from Queenstown to Auckland

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 Queenstown to Auckland that are departing in the next 10 days.
24/6Mon
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
3/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$287
24/6Mon
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
1/7Mon
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$308
24/6Mon
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
4/7Thu
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$310
25/6Tue
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
4/7Thu
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$312
25/6Tue
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
1/7Mon
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$338
25/6Tue
multi-stop
9h 40mZQN-AKL
2/7Tue
direct
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$356
24/6Mon
directJetstar
1h 50mZQN-AKL
29/6Sat
directJetstar
1h 50mAKL-ZQN
$361
25/6Tue
multi-stopAir New Zealand
9h 40mZQN-AKL
2/7Tue
multi-stopAir New Zealand
9h 35mAKL-ZQN
$462
21/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
23/6Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 55mAKL-ZQN
$475
21/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 50mZQN-AKL
23/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
8h 20mAKL-ZQN
$558

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Queenstown - Auckland Flights

Departure:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Destination:

Auckland (AKL)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Auckland - Queenstown

Cabin classes:

$13,421
$6,624
$140