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$206 Find cheap flights from Queenstown to Sydney

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Cheap flight deals from Queenstown to Sydney (ZQN-SYD)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Queenstown to Sydney 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.
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12:30 - 13:45ZQN-SYD
3h 15mdirect
14:45 - 19:40SYD-ZQN
2h 55mdirect
$620Jetstar
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Thu, 22 Aug - Tue, 27 Aug
16:50 - 17:40ZQN-SYD
26h 50m1 stop
14:45 - 19:40SYD-ZQN
2h 55mdirect
$632Jetstar
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Thu, 22 Aug - Tue, 27 Aug
13:00 - 08:05ZQN-SYD
21h 05m1 stop
21:20 - 11:30SYD-ZQN
12h 10m1 stop
$633Jetstar
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Thu, 22 Aug - Tue, 27 Aug
12:30 - 13:45ZQN-SYD
3h 15mdirect
14:45 - 19:40SYD-ZQN
2h 55mdirect
$661Jetstar
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Thu, 22 Aug - Mon, 26 Aug
12:20 - 13:35ZQN-SYD
3h 15mdirect
09:50 - 14:50SYD-ZQN
3h 00mdirect
Sat, 16 Nov - Tue, 19 Nov
18:00 - 09:25ZQN-SYD
17h 25m1 stop
09:15 - 14:15SYD-ZQN
3h 00mdirect
Fri, 23 Aug - Tue, 27 Aug
15:40 - 17:00ZQN-SYD
3h 20mdirect
09:50 - 14:50SYD-ZQN
3h 00mdirect
$693Virgin Australia
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Thu, 14 Nov - Tue, 19 Nov
14:30 - 18:55ZQN-SYD
6h 25m1 stop
09:50 - 14:50SYD-ZQN
3h 00mdirect
$698Virgin Australia
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Sun, 17 Nov - Tue, 19 Nov
16:25 - 17:25ZQN-SYD
27h 00m2 stops
18:25 - 09:40SYD-ZQN
13h 15m2 stops
$820Air New Zealand
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Sun, 13 Oct - Sun, 27 Oct
13:05 - 21:45ZQN-SYD
10h 40m2 stops
19:15 - 08:35SYD-ZQN
11h 20m1 stop
$862Air New Zealand
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Sun, 17 Nov - Wed, 20 Nov

Flights from Queenstown to Sydney - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Queenstown to Sydney 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 Sydney?

The average price of all flights from Queenstown to Sydney clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Sydney on a Thursday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to fly from Queenstown to Sydney. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Monday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Queenstown to Sydney?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Sydney, 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 Sydney is October, where tickets cost $507 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and September, where the average cost of tickets is $736 and $646 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Sydney, 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 Sydney, you should book around 3 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 83 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Sydney?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Jetstar ($206) and Virgin Australia ($248). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Jetstar ($620) and Virgin Australia ($693).

Which airlines fly most frequently between Queenstown and Sydney?

Qantas Airways connects Queenstown to Sydney with up to 3 flights per day. Air New Zealand also offers 1 flight per day, while Jetstar follows with 1 flight per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Queenstown and Sydney?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Queenstown to Sydney.
There are 4 airlines that fly direct from Queenstown to Sydney. 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 $285 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Virgin Australia.

How many flights are there between Queenstown and Sydney per day?

Each day, there are between 7 and 8 nonstop flights that take off from Queenstown and land in Sydney, with an average flight time of 3h 16m. The most common departure time is 12:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 50 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Thursday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Sunday.

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

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem 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 Sydney take?

Direct flights from Queenstown generally make it to Sydney in 3h 15m. The flying distance between the two cities is 3,119 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Queenstown to Sydney?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Queenstown at 12:30 and will be landing in Sydney at 13:45.

What’s the latest departure time from Queenstown to Sydney?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Queenstown to Sydney jets off at 20:20 and lands at 21:35.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

November

Cheapest flight

$206
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 10% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 10% lower on average.
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When to book flights from Queenstown to Sydney

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Queenstown to Sydney based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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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 flights from Queenstown to Sydney

  • What is the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Sydney?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Queenstown to Sydney was $127 for a one-way ticket and $383 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Queenstown to Sydney?

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Queenstown to Sydney?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Queenstown and Sydney, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Queenstown to Sydney?

    There are direct flights from Queenstown to Sydney on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Queenstown to Sydney, Air New Zealand or Virgin Australia?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Queenstown to Sydney are Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia. With an average price for the route of $690 and an overall rating of 8.1, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Virgin Australia is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $547 and an overall rating of 7.6.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Queenstown to Sydney?

    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 Sydney.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Queenstown to Sydney?

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Queenstown to Sydney?

    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 Sydney 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 Sydney?

    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 Sydney 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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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Queenstown to Sydney

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $294 or less one-way and $930 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith?

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

Direct departures

Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Monday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

Tuesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

Wednesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

Thursday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

Friday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

Saturday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

Sunday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +13 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +14 more

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Direct returns

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl

Monday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

Tuesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

Wednesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

Thursday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

Friday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

Saturday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

Sunday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +14 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Queenstown to Sydney

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Queenstown to Sydney. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Queenstown to Sydney? 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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 592 reviews
8.1Comfort
8.4Boarding
7.6Food
7.8Entertainment
8.7Crew
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

The seats are so uncomfortable. The food doesn't exist unless you pay. Disappointed

This time is good . Don’t cancel flight with out early notice .

Very good experience, considering the short flight the meals were served promptly after takeoff.

X class seats in row 3 with the new configuration are very poor in fact I feel 3B and 3E should no longer be considered as X class seat as there is no forward seat pocket available to these seats and greatly reduced leg room due the intrusion of the business class armrests/table module

It was pretty good. Everyone friendly. Like all airlines, the draconian limitations on baggage and weight and not giving even a free soda kind of drags down the experience a bit.

Last 10 minutes boarding they canceled the flight and didn’t organise anything

Estheticly the plane looks great, although the seats are way too upright. If the seats were just slightly more reclined then the comfort level would increase tenfold. I had the stiffest neck after just a short flight due to this. A nap was almost out of the question.

Cabin crew were very professional and welcoming. They certainly appeared to have lifted their game. Congratulations

I know not directly a Virgin "thing" but I hold Virgin responsible for their subcontractors. Had to wait 45 minutes waiting for baggage at PER before the belt conveyor even started. This is unacceptable and hopefully Virgin engages with whoever to pull their fingers out. I realise PER staff are generally slow at the best of times but this was ridiculous. Maybe more seating for those waiting, a cafe in the baggage area for a light meal while we wait or at the very least a troop of dancing girls to entertain the punters while they stare at the conveyor belt start light almost willing it to fire up.

Very poor. Flight was cancelled due to captain exceeding hours. Told to fend for ourselves for 12 hours until a new flight could be done. This meant overnight accommodation in Hobart. Next plane was delayed and no food onboard. No apologies from Virgin. Extremely disappointing.

The flight attendants went above and beyond to make a flight as comfortable as possible.

Our flight was delayed twice and after we boarded it was delayed again as they were searching for a passenger's small bag. We arrived in Hobart one hour later.

The seats are too close together and are smaller than they used to be. Makes for a cramped experience.

The international flight from Sydney to Dallas had great food. I have travelled a lot over the years and this has been the most memorable in my experience so far.

flight delayed, wait in crowded gate. staff inattentive. had to remind them to get my coat from their closet. not many new movies, media choices were limited (nothing compared to Emirates.) Lounge was crowded

flight delayed, wait in crowded gate. staff inattentive. had to remind them to get my coat from their closet. not many new movies, media choices were limited (nothing compared to Emirates.)

Initial flight was cancelled so moved to an alternative flight. As a result, stuck in a middle seat. Flight then place in holding pattern prior to landing resulting in a very late trip home.

There was nothing I didn’t like, prices a little lower would help

Flight delay was informed at the last minute. Food quality is not up to Qantas standard I was unable to book an online boarding pass on any of my 6 flights.

Following a marathon flight riddled by delays and changes from Santiago, Chile, my flight to Melbourne from Sydney was on schedule but I was transferred to the next flight. The reason by ticketing and the floor manager was I missed the entry to flight by one minute! That's right, the emphasised that if I was 1 minute earlier I would be on the flight. I asked what was the point them emphasising 1minute overdue and how that helped me or the situation. They didn't care at all. Replying that if it was one minute earlier they would've done something and smirking delivering the information. Australian's do call Australia home, Qantas calls Australian's suckers.

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Flight was delayed by 1 hour, we board then had to sit on the tarmac for another hour before take off. The flight was fine but again another delay with the baggage which took another hour to appear on the carousel.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

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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 Sydney found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/11Fri
directJetstar
3h 15mZQN-SYD
$206
8/11Fri
directJetstar
3h 15mZQN-SYD
$209
3/12Tue
directVirgin Australia
3h 20mZQN-SYD
$248
20/11Wed
directVirgin Australia
3h 20mZQN-SYD
$298
24/8Sat
1 stop
27h 05mZQN-SYD
$350
8/9Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
17h 50mZQN-SYD
$352
8/9Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
17h 50mZQN-SYD
$355
1/8Thu
2 stops
18h 00mZQN-SYD
$382
5/7Fri
directQantas Airways
3h 15mZQN-SYD
$452
15/7Mon
directQantas Airways
3h 15mZQN-SYD
$455

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Last minute flights from Queenstown to Sydney

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Queenstown to Sydney that are departing in the next 10 days.
14/6Fri
directAir New Zealand
3h 20mZQN-SYD
23/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
24h 40mSYD-ZQN
$940
14/6Fri
directJetstar
3h 15mZQN-SYD
23/6Sun
directJetstar
2h 55mSYD-ZQN
$959
14/6Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
27h 20mZQN-SYD
23/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
24h 40mSYD-ZQN
$1,022
14/6Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
8h 00mZQN-SYD
23/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
8h 40mSYD-ZQN
$1,563
14/6Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
9h 00mZQN-SYD
23/6Sun
multi-stopAir New Zealand
8h 40mSYD-ZQN
$1,908

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Queenstown - Sydney Flights

Departure:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Destination:

Sydney (SYD)Australia

Return flight deals:

Sydney - Queenstown

Cabin classes:

$11,700
$14,511
$544

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