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Queenstown Intl to Auckland flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 52m
Flights arrive in Auckland Intl
Flights depart from Queenstown Intl
Flight price $137
Distance 1,025 km
Airlines Jetstar, Air New Zealand

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Low season:
June
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
May
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average price:
$226
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$153
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Queenstown to Auckland

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $152 or less.
The cheapest flight from Queenstown to Auckland was found, on average, 67 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is June.
Morning departure is around 75% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Queenstown to Auckland Flights

How long does a flight from Queenstown to Auckland take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 50m, covering a distance of 1025 km.
How many flights are there between Queenstown and Auckland?
There are 756 (direct) flights between Queenstown and Auckland per week, averaging 104 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Auckland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($137) and Air New Zealand ($159)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Queenstown and Auckland?
Air New Zealand (24 times daily), EVA Air (16 times daily), Etihad Airways (16 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Queenstown to Auckland?
For Queenstown to Auckland, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Queenstown, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Queenstown to Auckland?
When flying out of Queenstown you will be using Queenstown Intl, often referred to as Queenstown Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.

Book cheap flights from Queenstown to Auckland (return)

Airports
Origin
Queenstown
$137
only
$137
Destination
Auckland
$137
only
$137
Fri, 24 May
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Mon, 27 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: We selected this flight with no knowledge of this airline, as we were coming from the states. Being international traveling for three weeks obviously we had some luggage with us. This domestic flight does not allow any free check in, and you are only allowed 7 kg as a carry-on. You also have to pre-pay for your check in baggage before you get to the airport otherwise you are charged three times the price. If you don't know all of this before you go, you will be in big trouble. I do not recommend this airline for international travelers.

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Plane landed safely at destination. That's the only good thing I can say.

Cons: Baggage fee not made clear when booking. Because we did not prepay, had to spend way more than the cost of ticket to check bags. And you can't even get a free cup of water on plane - that comes with a cost too! Will never fly Jetstar again.

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Flight was on time.

Cons: $$ for a beverage. Expensive baggage fees

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient.

ZQN
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: On time departure

Cons: Had to pay for drinks and/or snacks

Sat, 25 May
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Sat, 1 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 8 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
OK 5.6

Pros: The flight departed on time, arrived on time - run of the mill stuff for Air NZ. Crew very good as per normal

Cons: I swear the seats are getting more and more 'scrunchy'. There are more appropriate places to get almost intimate with your seat buddy.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Very friendly staff. Free wine and cheese or choices of cookies—extra servings too.

Cons: Seats are just standard—headrest part doesn’t adjust

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food was good, the accommodation, although it been a long flight everything was allright

HLZ
WLG
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Ground staff were particularly helpful

Sun, 6 Oct
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Thu, 10 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 5 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nothing in particular--it was a short flight. I did appreciate that the crew went ahead and turned on the entertainment system even though it was a short transit time (we were on a plane meant for trans-Pacific travel--only reason it was available in the first place).

Cons: No complaints here.

RAR
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: Flying on the plane with mighty KORU on the tail always gives me a buzz

Cons: Better meal as the meat dish was a bit cold when it arrived.

NPL
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Long lines for security in Auckland, so I barely made the flight to Chicago. There were delays in Chicago due to the weather.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything! Leg room, priority boarding even though we boarded close to last, snacks. That safe feeling :)

Cons: nothing!

ZQN
AKL
Good 7.3

Cons: Long distance from arrival gate to departure gate

Fri, 24 May
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Sun, 26 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything comfy spacious seats row 8

Cons: Nothing

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Premium Economy had plenty of legroom. Food service was comparable to business class.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My first experience in business class

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.6

Pros: The flight departed on time, arrived on time - run of the mill stuff for Air NZ. Crew very good as per normal

Cons: I swear the seats are getting more and more 'scrunchy'. There are more appropriate places to get almost intimate with your seat buddy.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: trivia was fun

Mon, 10 Jun
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Fri, 28 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 19 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
OK 4.5

Pros: Good ticket price.

Cons: They charge $60 per checked bag at check-in, and weight limits on carry-on luggage are unreasonably low.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Very efficient boarding

Cons: Not made for talk people

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Got hit with ridiculous bag fee at the gate. The fee for bags was more than the flight.

DPS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I informed I wouldn’t be taking the return flight and asked for a refund/voucher or anything.they said no refund; nothing.even had to pay more to put baggage on the flight out.Flight Got canceled 10pm night before, the best they could offer me was a flight two days later. Suddenly full refund availa

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.0

Pros: That is was a cheap flight

Cons: The baggage fees were ridiculously pricey! As travelers coming from the States with an infant, we did not know at the time how many bags we would check though we knew it would be at least 1. Unlike flights in the States that we are used to, if you did not specify that you would check a bag at the time of purchase ( we purchased 1 month in advance!), what would normally cost you maybe $40 cost us $140! For this reason, we will either not recommend this flight or warn our friends if they insist on flying Jetstar. Also, the leg room was horrible on the flight/

Sun, 14 Jul
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Sun, 11 Aug
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 29 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
OK 5.0

Pros: That is was a cheap flight

Cons: The baggage fees were ridiculously pricey! As travelers coming from the States with an infant, we did not know at the time how many bags we would check though we knew it would be at least 1. Unlike flights in the States that we are used to, if you did not specify that you would check a bag at the time of purchase ( we purchased 1 month in advance!), what would normally cost you maybe $40 cost us $140! For this reason, we will either not recommend this flight or warn our friends if they insist on flying Jetstar. Also, the leg room was horrible on the flight/

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: Overall just a standard floght

Cons: I paid $70 to check my baggage for a 1.5 hour flight, almost half of the ticket price itself. Absolutely outrageous

ZQN
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: The fare was cheap and my body physically was moved from the origin to the destination...

Cons: The website and customer service are annoyingly difficult to use, potentially designed to force you to pay more for extras like bags. For instance, if you pay for your bag ahead of time, it is meant to be cheaper. I tried to pay for my bag ahead of time and it took me to a check-in page. I tried multiple times but only ever got to the same check-in page. Figuring that perhaps I needed to check in first, I did this step only to find that if you pay for your bag after check in, it costs more money!! On the return trip, I felt wiser so I refused to fill in the check-in page before paying for baggage. I exhausted every possible link on their website and ultimately had to call customer service. This took an annoyingly long time. I was told when I tried to pay for a 15kg bag that they had run out of space on the plane and I couldn't pay for this; however, I COULD pay for a 20kg bag at a higher price. WHAT? As I was told this was my only option, I took it, but the logic defies reason and makes me conclude that their systems are simply designed to force you to pay for extras. If I had it to do over, I would just book Air New Zealand for an extra $50-- it would save me plenty of time and hassle.

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: Did not pester us about overweight luggage although we had paid for 40kgs and were about 45 kgs overall. Also our hand luggage was reasonably heavy.

Cons: No priority boarding for small children. Delayed departure with no clear communication.

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: They have a baggage racket where they trick you in to checking your luggage at the airport to charge you $70NZD at the counter not to mention the staff are less than helpful. Also, the seats are so thin you can feel the person behind you breath. I'd give it zero starts if I could.

Wed, 1 May
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Mon, 13 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 13 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was on time, comfortable & smooth, online checkin was clear & easy. Helpful, responsive staff at every level. A million times better than my other travel leg with United (but that's nothe saying much...)

NPL
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Long lines for security in Auckland, so I barely made the flight to Chicago. There were delays in Chicago due to the weather.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Upgrading to Skycoach giving extra leg room was well worth it.

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: crew was nice, seating was fine.

Cons: food was not great

Tue, 23 Apr
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
7h 15m
Thu, 25 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 3 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
OK 4.0

Pros: I checked in online and wasn't able to add my bags to my reservation, so figured I would do it when I got to the airport. Big mistake. It cost me NZ$ 215 to heck my two bags (one was admittedly heavy, but that is still an insane amount). I knew I would have to pay for bags but more money because of something that I was unable to adress is absurd.

ZQN
AKL
OK 4.6

Cons: Got charged 15$ per kilo for our bags even tho we couldn't check in online

ZQN
AKL
OK 4.0

Pros: Nothing!!!!!!!

Cons: Ripped me and my sis off for over 120 bucks in luggage fees!!!! No one could explain ability to pay online for a lot less!!!!! So freaking unacceptable!!!!! Plus they damaged a new bag and tell me they aren't liable!!!! Don't ever buy a ticket with JETSTAR! Freaking waste of money! Stick with air New Zealand

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Flight was on time.

Cons: $$ for a beverage. Expensive baggage fees

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: The flight was on time.

Cons: I just don't like Jetstar. An airline of pick pockets, and crooks. You're best to only bring your toothbrush, and nothing else.

Wed, 24 Apr
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
7h 25m
Fri, 26 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Flight was good. Good snacks and beverages. There was no entertainment so we were on our own.. Plane was comfortable

Cons: The cabin baggage restrictions are very, very strict. 7kg (15lbs) limit for carryon combined with your personal item. So strict that they take the time to weigh your luggage before going through the gate. Very frustrating because a small case already weighs up to 6.2lbs. Add your chargers, camera, phone, voltage converter, book and you are over the limit. Flight attendants were grumpy and the over head storage was occupied by the flight attendants personal belongings and items for the plane. Very little space for our 1 carryon.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: .

Cons: .

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything comfy spacious seats row 8

Cons: Nothing

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Had to pay for most movies. They need to bring around water more often and actually offer it to window seats rather than handing a glass to the aisle and walking off.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: crew was nice, seating was fine.

Cons: food was not great

Fri, 19 Apr
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
8h 40m
Mon, 22 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 4 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous!!!!!! Flight Crew was very friendly, helpful, and always smiling.

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Had to pay for most movies. They need to bring around water more often and actually offer it to window seats rather than handing a glass to the aisle and walking off.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service and food. The people were super friendly. Cabin was spacious and comfortable. Great kiwi experience!

Cons: Nothing

ZQN
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: aisle seat

Cons: no food...not even orange juice.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was very comfortable, food was excellent and everything in worked well. Crew was very helpful and got you anything you needed.

Thu, 25 Apr
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
6h 35m
Sat, 27 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was very comfortable, food was excellent and everything in worked well. Crew was very helpful and got you anything you needed.

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: It was a direct flight to Vancouver which was great in that I didn't have to change planes.

Cons: I felt claustrophobic as if a was in a can of sardines, but to my relief I found a light sleeping pill in my handbag and was able to feel relaxed. I am not overweight but felt it was very difficult to reach for my handbag on the floor. As I said, in all seriousness, there was not an inch of space to move without saying excuse me to the person beside me. I must add that whoever made the rules for seating space between the rows on the aircraft must have been paid off heavily. The flight attendants were great.

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: The crew was great and the Hawaiian fruit drinks were a great introduction to Hawaii.

Cons: The check in, the baggage drop off and pickup were very confusing and it made it a little stressful having to change flights. Boarding passes are also difficult to obtain through other airlines.

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: After scanning boarding passes at gate, flight crew required us to show them again at the plane door. We had already stowed our phones, as I think others had. Minor issue but caused what seemed like an unnecessary backup at the cabin door. Our other domestic Air New Zealand flight didn't require it.

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