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Queenstown to Melbourne flight information

Avg. flight duration 3h 22m
Flights arrive in Melbourne
Flights depart from Queenstown
Flight price $330
Distance 2,146 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
June
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
$366
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$304
or less (return)

When to book flights from Queenstown to Melbourne

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $304 or less.
The cheapest flight from Queenstown to Melbourne was found, on average, 73 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is June.
Morning departure is around 3% cheaper 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 Melbourne flights

How long does a flight from Queenstown to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 3h 35m, covering a distance of 2145 km.
How many flights are there between Queenstown and Melbourne?
There are 108 (direct) flights between Queenstown and Melbourne per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($330) and Virgin Australia ($768)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Queenstown and Melbourne?
Singapore Airlines (4 times daily), Etihad Airways (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Queenstown to Melbourne?
For Queenstown to Melbourne, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Queenstown, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Queenstown to Melbourne?
When flying out of Queenstown you will be using Queenstown Intl, often referred to as Queenstown Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Queenstown to Melbourne (return)

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Origin
Queenstown
$330
only
$330
Destination
Melbourne
$330
only
$330
Wed, 18 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Wed, 15 Jan
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 29 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Check-in was smooth and quick.

Cons: Cabin service was basic for business class. The cabin crew never came to see us again after lunch was served.

OOL
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was great. Best food hubby and I ever had on a flight, international or domestic!

Cons: No issues!

PER
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All perfect recomendable thanks

WLG
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: It was OK

Cons: It would of been nice to know why we were delayed.

SYD
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!

Sun, 29 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Fri, 3 Jan
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,443 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
PER
Okay 5.6

Pros: Always on time, good range of movies/shows and free wifi

Cons: Long wait at the airport checkin, seat was so uncomfortable and paid drinks (including soft drink) after the first meal service... so odd!

SYD
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance

SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: Food

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No problem apart from left a tad late

Cons: Na

BNE
PER
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excellent. Seating ok.

Cons: The flight could have been better if there was entrainment on the Boeing 464 return flight from Brisbane to Perth for the travellers that do not know how to use a laptop, IPad etc.

Mon, 16 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Wed, 15 Jan
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 31 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
ZQN
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: I liked the inflight entertainment

Cons: More leg space on the economy seats, It makes you wish you could afford the upgrade to business class.

ZQN
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: When we booked flight on kayak we were not made aware that we had to buy baggage allowance. When we got to airport and went to check luggage they charged us $900 USD for four normal sized bags, one bag each. Called customer service, waited 25 minutes and then rude agent refused to listen to my concern about this or connect me to anyone that could actually help us. Agents at desk first told me there was no supervisor there I could talk to and then I asked one lady there and she said she was supervisor. I asked if she had another number she could call since I was on hold so long and she flat out lied and said even they have to call that same number I had to get help. She then just walked away and completely ignored me. Not a single person for Jetstar seemed to think $225 per bag was unreasonable or showed any hint of compassion or desire to try and help us. They didn't seem to think it was odd that my bag that weighs 1/4 of what I do cost more to fly then I did. Never fly with them, go with any other carrier. Don't give these greedy and predatory punks a single cent.

ZQN
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: An international flight from Queenstown to Melbourne is a long time to not get anything to drink for free...even water

HNL
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: The attitude of the crew towards passengers with children. They made us wake up our sleeping child because she was on a blow up cushion that obstructed her leg space. Even though we explained it could be deflated in a single second and was not causing harm to anyone else they still made us move it. Also, they gave us a guilt trip for changing a peepee diaper in our seat (careful not to touch any seats) and wouldn't take the trash. As any parents knows, changing a diaper in an airline bathroom is one of the most unsanitary and awful things you can do with your young child due to the extreme lack of space. Airlines in general should make a "family bathroom" with more space for parents to change their kids.

ZQN
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Thus question does not apply to Jetstsr.

Cons: Very old outdated aircrafts, very poor customer service, always fishing for money through baggage limit excesses, baggage limit is ridiculously low, aircraft garbage often found in sesat povkets from previous flights ... overall a very low class of airlines.

Tue, 14 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Fri, 17 Jan
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
OOL
WLG
Good 6.8

Pros: Love the cheap fares and easy check in

Cons: So cramped! No leg room

ZQN
MEL
Okay 5.3

Cons: Seats were not comfortable Baggage rules - I overpaid for baggage in advance Carry on weight should be reconsidered (limit should increase)

AVV
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: A little more leg room

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Check-in was smooth and quick.

Cons: Cabin service was basic for business class. The cabin crew never came to see us again after lunch was served.

MEL
OOL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was a full flight and all went smoothly

Cons: It could have been on time bu these things happen

Wed, 18 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Fri, 20 Dec
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
AVV
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights

SYD
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!

ZQN
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The excess lugage policy

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: NOT BEING DELAYED - WHICH RESULTED IN ME ONLY GETTING AT HOME CLOSE THE 2AM IN THE MORNING WITH WORK STARTING AT 7AM!!!

PER
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All perfect recomendable thanks

Mon, 9 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Sat, 14 Mar
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
AYQ
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew needed an exit row person and I volunteered. Extra leg room was nice.

Cons: Expensive flight. No food or drink included in what you pay. No magazines or screens to occupy your time.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: We loved having extra leg room and the bathrooms in the front & back!

Cons: I wished I had a blanket on the flight. But other than that very comfortable

OOL
AKL
Good 6.6

Cons: tv entertainment,i wish i had realised that there was no TV for the children. .

ZQN
MEL
Okay 5.3

Cons: Seats were not comfortable Baggage rules - I overpaid for baggage in advance Carry on weight should be reconsidered (limit should increase)

AYQ
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat

Cons: Nothing

Sun, 12 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Tue, 14 Jan
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
HNL
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: The attitude of the crew towards passengers with children. They made us wake up our sleeping child because she was on a blow up cushion that obstructed her leg space. Even though we explained it could be deflated in a single second and was not causing harm to anyone else they still made us move it. Also, they gave us a guilt trip for changing a peepee diaper in our seat (careful not to touch any seats) and wouldn't take the trash. As any parents knows, changing a diaper in an airline bathroom is one of the most unsanitary and awful things you can do with your young child due to the extreme lack of space. Airlines in general should make a "family bathroom" with more space for parents to change their kids.

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was wider than I expected.

Cons: Old.

OOL
WLG
Good 6.8

Pros: Love the cheap fares and easy check in

Cons: So cramped! No leg room

MEL
OOL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was a full flight and all went smoothly

Cons: It could have been on time bu these things happen

SYD
HBA
Excellent 9.5

Cons: These short domestic flights are just a bus ride in the sky. Provided the simple service that was all that we needed.

Sun, 29 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Thu, 2 Jan
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,443 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
CBR
Good 6.0

Pros: Safe trip

Cons: Better food and choice of drinks

SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Seat spacing decent by comparison to other carriers. Good drink selection. Offered regularly.

Cons: Snack was good but small for a 4 hour flight. Pleat of drinks offered.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was professional and flight was excellent. Seats were uncomfortable as expected and tight. Cracker was good but I don’t like yogurt.

Cons: WAS NEVER ABLE TO CONNECT TO WIFI. Seats could be plusher.

SYD
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance

AKL
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was friendly!

Cons: Seats not too comfortable but okay. Crew checking the boarding pass if you are already on board is a nuisance!

Tue, 24 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Sun, 29 Dec
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
SYD
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: NOT BEING DELAYED - WHICH RESULTED IN ME ONLY GETTING AT HOME CLOSE THE 2AM IN THE MORNING WITH WORK STARTING AT 7AM!!!

SYD
DPS
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seat not very wide

Cons: Screaming kids in business & just behind business

AYQ
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat

Cons: Nothing

ZQN
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: 160 dollars to check a bag. Kayak or Jetstar should warn you about this fee. Plan ahead, or use the cash to get a better airline. The whole Jetstar crew looked miserable.

ZQN
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Crew were fantastic... efficient, welcoming, professional.

Cons: We were SHOCKED to learn that we could not purchase additional baggage weight allowance online (were not allowed to check in online), and when we got to the counter to check in, were told that each additional kilogram of baggage weight over 20kilos (per person) would cost us $25!!! This is outrageous. We are traveling in Australia/NZ for 23 days with golf clubs and many bags, spending lots of money in these countries, and were very upset to learn of this archaic policy.

Tue, 24 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Mon, 30 Dec
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 7 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
ZQN
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Bring your own water and food. Nothing is complimentary or speedy. Don't bring coffee, hot liquids are not allowed. Also, make sure you booked the option with a checked bag or it's charged as excess and it's an exuberant amount.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was canceled.

SYD
NAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Left on time, arrived 10 min early

Cons: No hot food, limited selection.....which ran out quickly

ZQN
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: 160 dollars to check a bag. Kayak or Jetstar should warn you about this fee. Plan ahead, or use the cash to get a better airline. The whole Jetstar crew looked miserable.

AYQ
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat

Cons: Nothing

Tue, 24 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Sat, 28 Dec
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
AKL
OOL
Okay 5.0

Pros: no amazing crew and no warm and fuzzies

Cons: Pre bought meals and wasn't permitted hot chocolate for children. Eventually given and nothing said. On the journey over hot choc offered. Not a big deal. I think you fall down in customer service by not supplying a little like coffee and hot choc and a free snack. Possably will avoid flying Jetstar again. Service is paramount. And no entertainment available because it wasnt a long haul just a short haul though international. Mmmmm no to Jetstar i feel. I own a resort and i know what customer service must feel like.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Speed

DPS
SIN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: They waited until my last flight to weigh my carry on and then tell me that I had to check it in for $80. I just got off that flight and the person at the counter cleared my bags so I understand the money grab. Also flying 12hrs and then 8hrs and not having your meals complimentary is a big problem. They are nothing but a money grabbing selfish airline. Never again

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: Just about everything this poor excuse of an airline needed to be better. Not only did they rob me at the check in desk of $210, there was also an extremely loud alarm coming from the exit door of the plane the crew couldn't fix. I was sitting right next to it for an hour and had to plug my ears to avoid hearing damage. This was the worst flight I've ever been on, and I've flown hundreds of times

ZQN
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Low prices

Cons: Risky purchase. Always at risk of having to pay more for bags or changes.

Wed, 25 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne
3h 35m
Sat, 28 Dec
MEL
Melbourne
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.3
AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was canceled.

WLG
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: It was OK

Cons: It would of been nice to know why we were delayed.

DPS
PER
Good 6.8

Pros: crew was helpfull

Cons: me and my partner should have been seated together

OOL
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was great. Best food hubby and I ever had on a flight, international or domestic!

Cons: No issues!

PER
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All perfect recomendable thanks

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