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Find cheap flights from the United States to Queenstown from $894

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Queenstown departing on 20/4. 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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Flights to Queenstown - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Queenstown to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Queenstown?

The average price of all flights to Queenstown clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Queenstown is Monday where tickets can be as cheap as $2,200. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Tuesday, where prices are $3,445 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Queenstown, 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 to Queenstown is August, where tickets cost $2,352 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and July, where the average cost of tickets from the United States is $4,188 and $3,650 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is October with an average price of $2,168.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Queenstown, 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, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 31 days before departure.

How long is the flight to Queenstown?

The duration of your flight to Queenstown depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Queenstown on KAYAK are from San Francisco, which takes 21h 15m, Los Angeles, which takes 21h 20m, New York, which takes 21h 20m, and Boston, which takes 28h 06m.

How many direct flights to Queenstown are there each day?

There are around 21 direct flights from within United States to Queenstown every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 08:00 the most common departure time and 64% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Queenstown are there each week?

Each week there are around 145 direct flights from within United States to Queenstown. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Queenstown each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) flights to Queenstown. Instead, there are 237 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Auckland.

How many cities have direct flights to Queenstown?

From the United States, there are direct flights to Queenstown from 3 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Auckland, with 98 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

September

High season

February

Cheapest flight

$894
Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 5% lower on average.
Flight from Los Angeles to Queenstown

FAQs - booking Queenstown flights

  • What is the best way to reach downtown Queenstown from the airport?

    You can take either a bus or taxi to reach downtown Queenstown. The Orbus runs from the airport to central Queenstown every 15min, and with a Bee Card, the trip only costs $2 ($10 without). The trip will take about 20min, and buses run from 6 am to midnight. Taxis are also available at Queenstown Airport; they will be faster but also more expensive.

  • Are there lounges available in Queenstown Airport?

    There are two lounges in Queenstown Airport, though only one has a “pay-in” option. The Manaia Lounge offers a business center, dining area, and TVs; it is available for many different club members but can also be accessed for $55 per adult passenger. The Air New Zealand Lounge is available only for Koru members and Star Alliance Gold members.

  • Are there on-site hotels at Queenstown Airport?

    There are no on-site hotels, and since the airport closes between 10:30 pm and 5:00 am, you will need to find a hotel off-site. Luckily, many nearby hotels offer shuttles to the airport. The Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa and the Ramada Suites are both half a mile from the airport and can be booked through KAYAK.

  • What are the car rental options at Queenstown Airport?

    Queenstown Airport has eight rental car companies with service desks located in the terminal building: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, SIXT, Enterprise, Ezi Car Rental, and Hertz. If you plan on renting a car, remember that in New Zealand, you drive on the left side of the road.

  • How far is Queenstown from central Queenstown?

    You’ll need to travel 6 km to reach the Queenstown city centre from Queenstown.

  • What is the name of Queenstown’s airport?

    When flying to Queenstown, you'll arrive at Queenstown (ZQN). The airport is also known as Frankton, Queenstown, or Queenstown Intl.

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

    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 to Queenstown.

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

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

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Queenstown with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Queenstown?

    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 Queenstown up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to Queenstown?

    Of the 2 airlines that fly to Queenstown, Air New Zealand offers the most flights, with around 104 per week, followed by Jetstar with 41 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Queenstown

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Queenstown flight deals.
  • Luggage storage is available in the Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Lockers are outside the terminal, near check-in. Locker sizes range from small to jumbo, but if your belongings don’t fit in a locker, you can also visit the airport information desk to store your larger luggage. Prices vary based on the locker’s size.
  • Queenstown Airport includes three meeting rooms that can be rented on a half-day or full-day basis. Room capacity ranges from three to twenty-five people, so you can hold a variety of meetings without ever having to leave the airport.
  • While Queenstown Airport provides free Wi-Fi up to 2GB daily, if you have a long layover, you may want to access the Internet lounge, available next to International Arrivals. You can purchase internet time at the information desk for the price of $2 per 15min.
  • Queenstown Airport has a robust shuttle system service. Five shuttles can connect you with Wanaka, Wakatipu, Glenorchy, and your own accommodation in either shared or private shuttles.
  • For travelers with young children, the Queenstown Airport offers two Parents Rooms, which include changing tables, microwaves, and toys. One is located by International Arrivals, and you’ll find another post-security at the international gate lounge.
  • While Queenstown Airport offers flights to Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the most popular destination from this airport is Auckland (AKL), with over 250 flights per month.
  • Queenstown Airport serves the southwestern side of New Zealand, and is a good option to fly into if you will be visiting Mount Aspiring National Park or other small towns in the area, including Cromwell, Wanaka, and Omarama.
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Prefer to fly direct to Queenstown Intl?

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

Direct departures

United States to Queenstown Intl

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

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Direct returns

Queenstown Intl to United States

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air China, +19 more

ANA, Air Canada, +20 more

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Flights to Queenstown

Destination:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Queenstown - United States

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