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$70 Find cheap flights from Queenstown to Wellington

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Queenstown to Wellington departing on 31/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Queenstown to Wellington (ZQN-WLG)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Queenstown to Wellington 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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16:05 - 17:25ZQN-WLG
1h 20mdirect
10:55 - 12:20WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
$188Air New Zealand
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Fri, 2 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
16:05 - 17:25ZQN-WLG
1h 20mdirect
10:55 - 12:20WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
$189Air New Zealand
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Fri, 2 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
10:25 - 11:40ZQN-WLG
1h 15mdirect
08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
$235Jetstar
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Fri, 12 Jul - Sun, 14 Jul
16:05 - 17:25ZQN-WLG
1h 20mdirect
08:00 - 12:15WLG-ZQN
4h 15m1 stop
$289Air New Zealand
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Fri, 2 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
16:05 - 17:25ZQN-WLG
1h 20mdirect
08:00 - 15:45WLG-ZQN
7h 45m1 stop
$310Air New Zealand
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Fri, 2 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
07:20 - 14:05ZQN-WLG
6h 45m1 stop
08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
Fri, 12 Jul - Sun, 14 Jul
07:20 - 09:40ZQN-WLG
2h 20m1 stop
08:00 - 12:15WLG-ZQN
4h 15m1 stop
$408Air New Zealand
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Fri, 2 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
07:20 - 15:00ZQN-WLG
7h 40m1 stop
10:35 - 20:35WLG-ZQN
10h 00m1 stop
$426Air New Zealand
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Fri, 12 Jul - Sun, 14 Jul
10:25 - 15:00ZQN-WLG
4h 35m1 stop
18:05 - 20:35WLG-ZQN
2h 30m1 stop
$450Air New Zealand
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Fri, 2 Aug - Sun, 4 Aug
16:50 - 19:00ZQN-WLG
26h 10m2 stops
08:15 - 16:15WLG-ZQN
8h 00m2 stops
$1,364Jetstar
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Mon, 1 Jul - Thu, 4 Jul

Flights from Queenstown to Wellington - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Queenstown to Wellington clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Wellington on a Friday and more expensive on a Saturday. On your return trip to Queenstown, you should consider flying back on a Sunday, and avoid Saturdays for better deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Queenstown to Wellington, 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 Wellington is June, where tickets cost $158 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and August, where the average cost of tickets is $375 and $343 respectively.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Wellington?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Queenstown to Wellington found on KAYAK was with Jetstar for $70. Air New Zealand proposed a return connection from $188 and Jetstar from $235.

Which airlines fly direct between Queenstown and Wellington?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Queenstown to Wellington.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Queenstown to Wellington. They are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. The cheapest airline for this route is Jetstar, with the best one-way deal found costing $46. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

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

Each day, there are between 2 and 4 nonstop flights that take off from Queenstown and land in Wellington, with an average flight time of 1h 18m. The most common departure time is 16:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 19 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Sunday, when 21% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

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

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 Wellington take?

A direct flight to Wellington will take on average 1h 15m to travel the 1,030 km flying distance from Queenstown.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Queenstown at 10:25 and will be landing in Wellington at 11:40.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Queenstown to Wellington jets off at 16:05 and lands at 17:25.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$70
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 26% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 42% lower on average.
Flight from Queenstown to Wellington

When to book flights from Queenstown to Wellington

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Queenstown to Wellington 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 flights from Queenstown to Wellington

  • What is the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Wellington?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Queenstown to Wellington was $43 for a one-way ticket and $115 for a return.

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

    The Airbus A320 (sharklets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Queenstown to Wellington flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Queenstown to Wellington?

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

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Queenstown to Wellington, Air New Zealand or Jetstar?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Queenstown to Wellington are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. With an average price for the route of $315 and an overall rating of 8.1, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Jetstar is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $181 and an overall rating of 6.7.

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

    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 Wellington.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Wellington 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 Wellington?

    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 Wellington 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 Wellington?

    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 Wellington 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 Wellington

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $79 or less one-way and $166 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Queenstown Intl to Wellington?

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

Direct departures

Queenstown Intl to Wellington

Monday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Friday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

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Direct returns

Wellington to Queenstown Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Friday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

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Top airlines flying from Queenstown to Wellington

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Queenstown to Wellington. 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 Wellington? 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 587 reviews
7.8Entertainment
8.4Boarding
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
7.6Food
Airline reviews

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

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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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.

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

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

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

The flight take-off was delayed which was fine but the staff seemed pretty over their jobs. The seats are very uncomfortable and the food was pretty average. Overall is was okay.

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

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😁

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

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 Wellington found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
31/7Wed
directJetstar
1h 15mZQN-WLG
$70
3/12Tue
directAir New Zealand
1h 20mZQN-WLG
$122
3/12Tue
directAir New Zealand
1h 20mZQN-WLG
$124
3/12Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
3h 15mZQN-WLG
$145
3/12Tue
1 stopAir New Zealand
3h 30mZQN-WLG
$155
10/10Thu
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 45mZQN-WLG
$160
31/7Wed
1 stopJetstar
14h 15mZQN-WLG
$162
15/7Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
6h 45mZQN-WLG
$170
31/7Wed
2 stopsJetstar
20h 50mZQN-WLG
$215
3/12Tue
2 stopsAir New Zealand
5h 45mZQN-WLG
$277

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Last minute flights from Queenstown to Wellington

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 Wellington that are departing in the next 10 days.
21/6Fri
direct
1h 15mZQN-WLG
28/6Fri
direct
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$346
21/6Fri
direct
1h 15mZQN-WLG
28/6Fri
multi-stop
16h 35mWLG-ZQN
$380
24/6Mon
multi-stop
7h 40mZQN-WLG
26/6Wed
direct
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$446
24/6Mon
direct
1h 20mZQN-WLG
26/6Wed
direct
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$478
21/6Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
7h 10mZQN-WLG
28/6Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
7h 05mWLG-ZQN
$622
24/6Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
7h 40mZQN-WLG
26/6Wed
multi-stopAir New Zealand
5h 15mWLG-ZQN
$703
24/6Mon
multi-stop
6h 25mZQN-WLG
26/6Wed
multi-stop
12h 55mWLG-ZQN
$865
21/6Fri
multi-stop
4h 10mZQN-WLG
28/6Fri
multi-stop
8h 15mWLG-ZQN
$1,250
24/6Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
4h 20mZQN-WLG
26/6Wed
multi-stopAir New Zealand
4h 50mWLG-ZQN
$2,113

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Queenstown - Wellington Flights

Departure:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Destination:

Wellington (WLG)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Wellington - Queenstown

Cabin classes:

$157