Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Air New Zealand, EVA Air and Etihad Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Queenstown to Auckland. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Queenstown to Auckland.
The average direct flight takes 1h 45m, covering a distance of 1025 km.
There are 483 (direct) flights between Queenstown and Auckland per week, averaging 69 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($85) and Air New Zealand ($114), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air New Zealand ($183) and Jetstar ($188).
Air New Zealand (16 times daily), EVA Air (13 times daily), Etihad Airways (13 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Queenstown to Auckland, Saturday 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 Monday being the most expensive.
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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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"
Cons: "Repeatedly delayed, almost missed my next flight"
Pros: "The corn chips!"
Pros: "See previous notes."
Cons: "See previous notes."
Cons: "Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better."
Cons: "Very nice services"
Pros: "Super easy"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The crew member in my section was amazing, he went out of his way to greet each and everyone of us individually. The flight was comfortable, boarding a breeze and on time!"
Cons: "Not being scammed on bag charges."
Cons: "You could have warned about the 2nd bag fee! I paid $80 for having a 2nd bag!"
Cons: "I was not able to travel. When I reached the airport, I was told that I needed a transit visa for my 1.5 hr stopover in Auckland."
Pros: "Upgrading to Skycoach giving extra leg room was well worth it."
Cons: "Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount."
Pros: "Generally Excellent."
Cons: "After years of traveling with a Personal Assitive device (many times on ANZ), the pilot refused to carry the device. It is still stuck in Sydney, although they say they will deliver to our home."
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."
Pros: "Our stewardess was very helpful for our tight connection. She helped with instructions on finding our next gate and gave specific information on making the airport easier to maneuver."
Cons: "On time fights would have made our day better and less stressful."
Pros: "The service was fantastic"
Cons: "The plane was very cold inside they need keep the cabin warner"
Cons: "$80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport"
Pros: "trivia was fun"
Cons: "They don't greet me only the people in front and behind me. I didn't receive a meal she skipped me i don't know if you have to pay or not but the person on the left of me got one and the person the right got one"
Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"
Pros: "Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry."
Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "A few more beverage options, juices perhaps."
Pros: "Very fun and attentive crew. Always food and drinks available. Very comfortable seats and lots of options for movies and activities."
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"
Pros: "Great customer service. We flew on Air New Zealand and United, and the contrast was big. ANZ stewards showed much higher level of pride in serving their passengers."
Pros: "I loved everything. From the friendly service to the comfort of the plane... it was fabulous for the 12 hours I was on board."
Cons: "Nothing. I had great service and a great flight the entire ride. Well done... Best airline I've ever flown with!"
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."
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."
Cons: "Friendly and efficient"
Pros: "Snacks and drinks"
Cons: "No plug in"
Pros: "everything! Leg room, priority boarding even though we boarded close to last, snacks. That safe feeling :)"
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. Appeared to be very accommodating for other passengers."
Cons: "No issues. Everything was great!"
Pros: "Everything, felt safe"
Pros: "Everything comfy spacious seats row 8"
Cons: "Long distance from arrival gate to departure gate"
Pros: "Watching movies made flt not being go by faster"
Cons: "Not being able to just order a beer....yes, I did on screen but still was not able to buy cuz said service was closed. This after flt attendant told me to use screen to order n pay. She eventually just gave it to me after trying to do it herself unsuccessfully."
Pros: "The capitan spoke and explain that was perfect taking into account that was a cloudy day."
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."
Cons: "departed to late .. nearly missed connecting Auck- Hong Kong. Suitcase was left behind .. will receive 498 hrs later .. not good enough"
Pros: "The food was good, the accommodation, although it been a long flight everything was allright"
Pros: "Staff and the cleaninless of the plane."
Pros: "Great service and food. The people were super friendly. Cabin was spacious and comfortable. Great kiwi experience!"
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...)"
Pros: "Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous!!!!!! Flight Crew was very friendly, helpful, and always smiling."
Pros: "Amazing staff"
Cons: "Lost my bag"
Pros: "On time service and the captain was good with updates"
Cons: "Everything was fine. Nothing stands out as great or bad."
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Horror ale checking and baggage procedure"
Cons: "Check and bag drop. Four people stood at the desks waiting til The exact min two hours before to drop bags. Time came they ignored everyone and they finally started. They were not that kind. They could take some lessons from NZ air."
Pros: "quick boarding process using both front and rear doors"
Cons: "check-in was stressful, baggage check didn’t start until 45 minutes before take-off"
Cons: "Don’t fly jet star. Huge hassle with bags."
Pros: "Very efficient boarding"
Cons: "Not made for talk people"
Cons: "Arbitrary singling out of passengers for baggage weight violations when majority of carry-on bags weren't to regulation for most passengers. Exorbitant fees for checking bags at gate."
Pros: "Good ticket price."
Cons: "They charge $60 per checked bag at check-in, and weight limits on carry-on luggage are unreasonably low."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Pros: "Courteous staff from checking in to departure. Flight was short but on time and smooth. Perfect!"
Cons: "NO free beverages . . . definitely a "no frills" airline."
Pros: "The pilot made such a smooth landing, it was one of the best I’ve experienced."
Cons: "Probably just the delay and time management for boarding"
Cons: "Pity we paid for Qantas but still has JetStar service with pay for all drinks and food."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "$$ for a beverage. Expensive baggage fees"
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."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time Front and back entrances"
Cons: "Charge for everything- checked bag(s), soft drinks, even peanuts Leg Space limited"
Pros: "No mess airline, fast and efficient"
Pros: "Short flight."
Cons: "Very expensive luggage prices Little, to no leg room. Crew member said they’d get me water..never did."
Pros: "nothing to complain. everything is good."
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."
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."
Cons: "Having to pay for checked baggage when other people got on with more baggage than me. It’s a scam."
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."
Cons: "They damaged our luggage"
Pros: "Great price."
Pros: "Didn't realize we had to purchase baggage in advance. Doubled the cost of the flight. The attendant did move us to exit row since we paid so much, but it wasn't clear when purchasing the tickets that you needed to by your baggage in advance"
Pros: "The crew was courteous and nice."
Cons: "We were charged $100 per bag and $50 per Kg over the weight limit. Baggage fees were not clearly listed when booking this flight. We found out about the cost when we were checking in to board. Jetstar should state up front in the flight cost area about their baggage fees, not hidden in the fine print. A side note, everything on the flight cost extra; water, Wi-Fi, etc. Once the added fees are calculated into the cost, Jetstar is not cheaper than the other airlines."
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."
Pros: "Service was awesome0000"
Pros: "Crew very helpful thanks. A bit rough to have to pay 4 baggage in top of paying 4 flight.On international flights, yr baggage is included in the price ."
Cons: "Overcharged for baggage. $535 at the airport. Very surprised at the charge. I thought $50-$60 a bag...more like $135 a bag."
Pros: "I checked in online and wasn't able to add my bags to my reservation, so figured I would do it when I got to the airport. Big mistake. It cost me NZ$ 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."
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."
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."
Cons: "Fees for everything. By the time you get what you want, you end up paying double advertised price"
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"
Pros: "Easy, efficient"
Cons: "Very expensive"
Pros: "quick boarding options."
Cons: "No snacks or drink options. Also I think paying for luggage is a lot more than it should be, especially if not done ahead of time. Seats are not that comfortable."
Cons: "We were charged $215 at check in to check our luggage because we hadn't "ticked" that we'd be bringing luggage when we purchased our tickets. We purchased our tickets on Kayak and never were we warned or even been informed that this would be the case. The fee for baggage turned out to be $70 per bag plus $15 per Kg for each Kg over 15 Kg. Which is absurd. Any regular flight allows bag up to 23 Kg before additional charges. This is extortion. Yet there was nothing we could do unless we wanted to leave our bags in Queenstown."
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Pros: "Initial low fare"
Cons: "Over charge for baggage when checking at airport Actually charge for WATER on flight."
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"
Pros: "Easy booking"
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."
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 $70?"
Pros: "Efficient. Friendly. On time."
Cons: "Lack of leg room like all airlines"
Cons: "Flight delayed 3+ hours"
Cons: "Got charged 15$ per kilo for our bags even tho we couldn't check in online"
Cons: "Had to pay an unexpected high fee for baggage, extremely low weight limits for carry on luggage."
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"
Airlines flying from Queenstown to Auckland have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Queenstown to Auckland