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Queenstown to Auckland flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 52m
Flights arrive in Auckland
Flights depart from Queenstown
Flight price $225
Distance 1,025 km
Airlines Jetstar, Air New Zealand

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
March
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$214
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$196
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Queenstown to Auckland

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Queenstown to Auckland was found, on average, 65 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 20% 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 918 (direct) flights between Queenstown and Auckland per week, averaging 125 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 ($225) and Air New Zealand ($239)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Queenstown and Auckland?
Air New Zealand (25 times daily), EVA Air (21 times daily), Etihad Airways (21 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 Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Queenstown, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday 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.
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Book cheap flights from Queenstown to Auckland (return)

Airports
Origin
Queenstown
$225
only
$225
Destination
Auckland
$225
only
$225
Fri, 22 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Sat, 23 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 2 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly & everything seemed clean.

Cons: Being able to gate check my stroller would have been really helpful. I’ve always been able to with other airlines & the website says you can so I was surprised that I couldn’t. Carrying two young kids & all the carry on luggage by myself through all the airports & international checkpoints without my stroller was *very* challenging. I would have planned differently had I known.

ZQN
AKL
Okay 4.6

Pros: Easy boarding in Queenstown and the flight staff was friendly and helpfull.

Cons: Thier bag fees are outragous. It was extreemly difficult to find thier allowances online and we ended up paying more than our ticket price to check our bags. If it was more clear what the fees are, we would not have chosen Jetstar. I would recomend going with New Zealand Air over Jetstar hands down.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Check in was fast and friendly. You MUST buy checked luggage on line before you get to the airport or you will pay. We did this and had no problems at all. Also get there early and be nice. Were told our CPAPs would count as part of our free carry on allowance and were infuriated as this has NEV

Cons: Misinformation on CPAP policy.

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
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Pity we paid for Qantas but still has JetStar service with pay for all drinks and food.

Sat, 11 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Tue, 11 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 32 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The space!

Cons: Food

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: The airline and staff appear to be friendly and efficient

Cons: Seating in economy is tight. You really cannot move without annoying the passengers on either side. This also makes eating difficult.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very fun and attentive crew. Always food and drinks available. Very comfortable seats and lots of options for movies and activities.

Cons: Nothing#

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My first experience with Air New Zealand was wonderful! I will definitely fly with them again!

Thu, 26 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Thu, 2 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
ZQN
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: Efficient. Friendly. On time.

Cons: Lack of leg room like all airlines

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly & everything seemed clean.

Cons: Being able to gate check my stroller would have been really helpful. I’ve always been able to with other airlines & the website says you can so I was surprised that I couldn’t. Carrying two young kids & all the carry on luggage by myself through all the airports & international checkpoints without my stroller was *very* challenging. I would have planned differently had I known.

ZQN
AKL
Okay 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
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No mess airline, fast and efficient

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The delay of 2 1/2 hours created havoc and proved to be very expensive for me. El write a letter on this in a couple of days.

Sat, 4 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
6h 40m
Mon, 6 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: I really enjoyed the opportunity to be with my husband

Cons: The seats were okay in comfort

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

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

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Friendly and efficient

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

Sun, 1 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Mon, 9 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 9 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I cannot say enough good things especially about the Air New Zealand staff on this flight, they were truly amazing, went above and beyond to help me and others. They were personable & caring! The seat was comfortable and the dinner was the best tasting airline food I have eaten in years. Happy!

Cons: I’m really not sure.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

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

MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy.

Cons: More comfortable seats.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service

Mon, 14 Oct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Tue, 15 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 2 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: nothing to complain. everything is good.

Cons: none.

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: I made a small gift purchase in Queenstown and they were going to charge me $70 to put it under the plane. They could have easily put it in a small box, put it under the plane, and charge me $25 at the most for it. Instead I had to give it to the clerk at the counter because I only paid $20 for the item. I didn't mind having to put it under the plane but for $70?

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.

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: I made a mistake on booking. Called them immediately. Not the least bit helpful of sympathetic. Ridiculous baggage policy and charges. Will avoid this airline in the future unless it's an emergency.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Check in was fast and friendly. You MUST buy checked luggage on line before you get to the airport or you will pay. We did this and had no problems at all. Also get there early and be nice. Were told our CPAPs would count as part of our free carry on allowance and were infuriated as this has NEV

Cons: Misinformation on CPAP policy.

Sun, 17 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Mon, 18 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 2 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !

Cons: Nothing

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.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My first experience with Air New Zealand was wonderful! I will definitely fly with them again!

Sun, 8 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Sun, 22 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 15 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Courteous staff from checking in to departure. Flight was short but on time and smooth. Perfect!

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Check in was quick, but our flight was delayed. We received an email notification which helped. Of course we wish the flight wasn't delayed but having an extra hour in queenstown is amazing.

Cons: Delayed flight

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The colour orange

Cons: Flight was delayed 3 hours with no notice until 15 minutes before boarding. Missed event near Auckland because of delay... but I got a $8 food voucher to make things right.

ZQN
AKL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Short flight.

Cons: Very expensive luggage prices Little, to no leg room. Crew member said they’d get me water..never did.

ZQN
AKL
Okay 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.

Fri, 11 Oct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
1h 50m
Sun, 13 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 55m
Trip: 3 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby.

Cons: Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

ZQN
AKL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Short & sweet flight, especially since a local delicious cookie was provided.

Cons: Boarding was a bit of a pain in the rear. They won't let you go through security till about 30 min before your flight, so things feel a bit rushed and they take their carry-on bag weight limits very seriously. I ended up wearing two jackets to make the cut off. There was no entertainment available, but on my next Air New Zealand flight (much longer flight) the entertainment was more than abundant and great!

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Pleasant staff

Cons: A few more beverage options, juices perhaps.

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