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Find cheap flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) from $244

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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Queenstown to Melbourne, as well as popular online travel agencies
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Queenstown to Melbourne, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Queenstown to Melbourne

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Queenstown to Melbourne 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.
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
06:20 - 11:30MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
$481Jetstar
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Sun, 14 Apr - Sun, 21 Apr
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
06:20 - 11:30MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
$503Jetstar
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Wed, 10 Apr - Tue, 16 Apr
20:40 - 22:05ZQN-MEL
3h 25mdirect
11:35 - 16:45MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
Mon, 8 Apr - Fri, 19 Apr
14:25 - 19:05ZQN-MEL
6h 40m1 stop
06:20 - 11:30MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
Wed, 10 Apr - Tue, 16 Apr
17:30 - 10:15ZQN-MEL
18h 45m1 stop
08:25 - 13:35MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
$680Virgin Australia
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Fri, 8 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar
17:30 - 10:15ZQN-MEL
18h 45m1 stop
06:00 - 14:50MEL-ZQN
6h 50m1 stop
$722Virgin Australia
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Fri, 8 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar
12:30 - 18:05ZQN-MEL
7h 35m1 stop
07:40 - 12:50MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
$916Qantas Airways
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Mon, 8 Apr - Tue, 16 Apr
16:05 - 08:05ZQN-MEL
18h 00m1 stop
18:55 - 15:20MEL-ZQN
18h 25m2 stops
$930Air New Zealand
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Sat, 9 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar
14:05 - 15:35ZQN-MEL
3h 30mdirect
07:40 - 12:50MEL-ZQN
3h 10mdirect
$989Qantas Airways
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Tue, 9 Apr - Thu, 18 Apr
16:05 - 10:45ZQN-MEL
20h 40m2 stops
18:55 - 15:20MEL-ZQN
18h 25m2 stops
$1,080Air New Zealand
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Sat, 9 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar

Flights from Queenstown to Melbourne - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Queenstown to Melbourne 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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

The average price of all flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), look for departures on Fridays and avoid leaving on a Tuesday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Saturday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport, 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 Melbourne Airport is August, where tickets cost $474 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and December, where the average cost of tickets is $934 and $755 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport, 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 Melbourne Airport, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 51 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) from Queenstown were found on Jetstar ($244) and Virgin Australia ($307), and the lowest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($481) and Virgin Australia ($680).

Which airlines fly direct between Queenstown and Melbourne Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport.
There are 4 airlines that fly direct from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport. They are: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Virgin Australia at $226 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Queenstown and Melbourne Airport per day?

Each day, there are between 2 and 6 nonstop flights that take off from Queenstown and land in Melbourne Airport, with an average flight time of 3h 34m. The most common departure time is 20:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 25 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Sunday, when 24% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Thursday.

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

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is 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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) take?

A direct flight to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) will take on average 3h 25m to travel the 3,451 km flying distance from Queenstown.

What’s the earliest departure time from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Queenstown at 13:50 and will be landing in Melbourne Airport at 15:30.

What’s the latest departure time from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport jets off at 20:35 and lands at 22:05.

Good to know

Low season

November

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$244
Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)
Flight from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

When to book flights from Queenstown to Melbourne

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Queenstown to Melbourne 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 Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport was $150 for a one-way ticket and $296 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    Queenstown and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Queenstown from Queenstown Intl and will be arriving at Melbourne.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    Only Scoot offers inflight Wi-Fi service on the Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Queenstown and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    There are direct flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Queenstown to Melbourne, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Queenstown to Melbourne are Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. With an average price for the route of $625 and an overall rating of 8.4, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Qantas Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $734 and an overall rating of 7.9.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine).

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 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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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Queenstown to Melbourne

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $285 or less one-way and $676 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne?

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

Direct departures

Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

Monday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Tuesday

Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas Airways

Emirates, Jetstar, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Thursday

Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas Airways

Emirates, Jetstar, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Saturday

Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +4 more

Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

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Direct returns

Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Tuesday

Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas Airways

Emirates, Jetstar, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Thursday

Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas Airways

Emirates, Jetstar, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Saturday

Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +4 more

Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +5 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Queenstown to Melbourne

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Queenstown to Melbourne? 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 KAYAK reviews.
8.4
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2900 reviews
86boarding
85overall
81food
89crew
83comfort
84entertainment
Airline 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"
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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: "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: "Safety"
Cons: "The flight was not on time There was no food on the plane for us even though we paid “full service carrier” price There were very few free movies!!! This is horrible. We wished we’d flown with Jetstar - lack of everything like with air New Zealand but at least the price would be much lower!"
Pros: "Checking in, bag drop, and boarding were all super fast and easy. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "The option to gate check strollers for easy access with a toddler"
Cons: "The stroller wasn't delivered to the gate by Air New Zealand"
Pros: "Very fun and attentive crew. Always food and drinks available. Very comfortable seats and lots of options for movies and activities."
Cons: "Nothing#"
Pros: "Crew were lovely."
Cons: "Had a lot of hassle adding baggage to this leg of my trip on booking. At check in i was asked to pay $130 for baggage, which was no surprise. Luckily Air New Zealand ground staff sorted it out and I did not have to pay. I will book direct with the airlines next time."
Cons: "Upon arrival we were informed that each checked bag was $60. This was news to us. The NZ flight employee informed us that Air NZ informed us quite well of this info, this the booking agent was at fault."
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"
Cons: "We were late arriving, the cabin crew although they were pleasant, didn’t do enough to allow the passengers to get off first, for the connecting flight. Malaysian airlines stayed in the runway, fixing an engine and the pilot said they were delaying the plane, driving in for passengers to disembark. After being told by cabin crew that a number of us were late for connecting flight, that they were going to wait for us, they didn’t and we were told we had missed the flight. We were kindly put on the next flight which wasn’t until five hours later. Unrealistic scheduling causes is to miss our flight and had us sitting at the airport for four hours, making it an unnecessarily long day. Not impressed."
Pros: "Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient."
Cons: "The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable."
Pros: "More comfortable than expected."
Cons: "Could not check in online or at the kiosk (the flight was part of an overall ticket bought on Air New Zealand). Only one checked bag per ticket, but we had an extra bag because of the international legs. An employee got us checked in, bags tagged, and convinced us to carry on one more bag."
Pros: "Very friendly crew, and super comfy flat bed in business class."
Cons: "On this occasion, Qantas delivered the goods!"
Pros: "Lovely staff and great food"
Cons: "There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance"
Pros: "Fast boarding and great entertainment."
Cons: "Food was sparse and water hard to come by. The ability of passengers in front to deeply recline their seats made the flight uncomfortable and claustrophobic."
Pros: "Online check in"
Cons: "Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it"
Pros: ":("
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "seats - very comfy flat bed to use on overnight flight"
Cons: "too warm, hard to sleep"
Pros: "4 flights in 2 weeks Melbourne Cairns return & Melbourne Coolangatta return. Great staff induction from Qantas all flights were excellent"
Pros: "Nice friendly staff."
Cons: "The snack provided was very unhealthy, and they did not have any alcohol available."

Check in staff were unhelpful with information on delayed flight and impact on boarding, luggage weight restrictions. One suitcase was 24.4 kg, the attendant was rude and unhelpful with assisting. Travelling with a family of 5 and young kids makes it more stressful having delays/issues with connecting flights/luggage. Will be travelling qantas.

Cons: "Tray was filthy dirty from previous passenger. Not acceptible amid the current Coronavirus pandemic. Paid $600 for ticket. Plane was changed to a smaller model with no entertainment system."
Pros: "The crew did well checking up on everyone regularly and the plane was comfortable."
Cons: "The meal was not very good. I would have really appreciated a small snack or desert also. The crew also seemed easily irritated at times."
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Pros: "Wifi"
Cons: "Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern"
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Pros: "Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and we arrived safely and timely."
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was broken."
Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."
Pros: "Professional and friendly flight attendants. Clean airplane."
Cons: "The passenger seated next to me had horrible body odor. It made for a very long flight. Argh."
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."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 45 minutes due to **insert one of many excuses here** and then Jetstar misplaced my luggage ( I arrived at 3 pm into Melbourne and my luggage arrived 10.30pm so I spent one of my two nights waiting for the bag to show up)"
Pros: "Base price for flight was insanely cheap, booked six months in advance."
Cons: "Drastically different bag weight requirements than my connecting flight meant I had to shuffle everything around to meet the carry-on limits, then pay $100+ as my check bag went up two levels. Even anticipating this, it still cost double what I was expecting; must have been the difference between advance payment and day-of rates, but the degree of difference in cost left me feeling swindled."
Pros: "Crew was great and friendly."
Cons: "The chairs were extremely uncomfortable. I have flown Jetstar multiple times, and this was by far the worst. I’m not sure if it was simply my seat, or what. But it made the flight very hard."
Pros: "Check in was easy once we prepaid for our luggage ahead of time."
Cons: "Did not even get a glass of water on plane. People get dehydrated flying, Jetstar should always offer water. The flight attendant was very picky, I could not leave my thin fleece tied around my waist."
Pros: "Nothing in the service that would warrant any positive discussion"
Cons: "Upon attempting to checkin online, Jetstar indicated that checkin had to be undertaken at the Queenstown airport. No prompt was provided to indicate that baggage registration and payment would have to be handled via the general website, in spite of being denied the ability to checkin online. To our surprise, we faced a $75/bag checkin fee at the airport, being told registration of baggage at the airport would face a premium fee. Unfair or what...?"
Pros: "We boarded much earlier than planned which was great to leave early."
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."
Pros: "Jetstar offers cheap flights and if you check in early enough, you can often get your preferred seat. Great option for small people (height wise!) who want to travel light."
Cons: "There’s always a risk involved when booking with jetstar. I’ve gotten lucky so far with no cancellations and some very kind flight attendants, but you really never know. There is no standard of service. You need to know that EVERYTHING costs extra so traveling light is of the utmost importance."
Pros: "Seat in the front"
Cons: "First and early used Auto kiosks check in Auckland Domestic Airport, the Jetstar computer get me a last seats on the flight!?"

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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 Melbourne found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
14/4Sun
directJetstar
3h 25mZQN-MEL
$244
22/3Fri
directJetstar
3h 30mZQN-MEL
$286
7/4Sun
1 stopVirgin Australia
7h 10mZQN-MEL
$307
5/3Tue
1 stopVirgin Australia
8h 25mZQN-MEL
$310
23/3Sat
1 stopAir New Zealand
18h 00mZQN-MEL
$343
20/3Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
26h 55mZQN-MEL
$352
28/3Thu
directQantas Airways
3h 40mZQN-MEL
$367
28/3Thu
1 stop
12h 50mZQN-MEL
$393
23/3Sat
2 stops
8h 55mZQN-MEL
$482
9/4Tue
directQantas Airways
3h 30mZQN-MEL
$495

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Queenstown - Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) Flights

Departure:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Destination:

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL)Australia

Return flight deals:

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - Queenstown

Cabin classes:

$346