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$90 Find cheap flights from Wellington to Queenstown

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Cheap flight deals from Wellington to Queenstown (WLG-ZQN)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Wellington to Queenstown 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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08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
10:25 - 11:40ZQN-WLG
1h 15mdirect
$136Jetstar
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Wed, 4 Sep - Wed, 11 Sep
13:05 - 20:35WLG-ZQN
7h 30m1 stop
10:25 - 11:40ZQN-WLG
1h 15mdirect
Wed, 4 Sep - Wed, 11 Sep
08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
07:20 - 09:40ZQN-WLG
2h 20m1 stop
Fri, 13 Sep - Mon, 16 Sep
08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
16:50 - 07:05ZQN-WLG
14h 15m1 stop
$266Jetstar
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Wed, 2 Oct - Wed, 2 Oct
08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
10:45 - 20:35ZQN-WLG
9h 50m1 stop
$274Jetstar
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Fri, 30 Aug - Mon, 2 Sep
08:25 - 09:50WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
16:05 - 17:25ZQN-WLG
1h 20mdirect
Fri, 13 Sep - Mon, 16 Sep
08:00 - 20:35WLG-ZQN
12h 35m1 stop
07:00 - 16:05ZQN-WLG
9h 05m1 stop
$279Air New Zealand
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Wed, 4 Sep - Wed, 11 Sep
10:55 - 12:20WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
07:20 - 09:40ZQN-WLG
2h 20m1 stop
$292Air New Zealand
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Sat, 14 Sep - Mon, 16 Sep
14:00 - 20:35WLG-ZQN
6h 35m1 stop
07:20 - 14:05ZQN-WLG
6h 45m1 stop
$343Air New Zealand
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Fri, 30 Aug - Mon, 2 Sep
10:55 - 12:20WLG-ZQN
1h 25mdirect
16:05 - 17:25ZQN-WLG
1h 20mdirect
$367Air New Zealand
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Sat, 14 Sep - Mon, 16 Sep

Flights from Wellington to Queenstown - Travel Insights & Trends

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

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

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Wellington 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 from Wellington to Queenstown is May, where tickets cost $180 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and September, where the average cost of tickets is $359 and $292 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Wellington 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 on the flight from Wellington to Queenstown, you should book around 3 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 37 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Wellington to Queenstown?

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 Wellington to Queenstown found on KAYAK was with Jetstar for $90. Jetstar proposed a return connection from $136 and Air New Zealand from $279.

Which airlines fly direct between Wellington and Queenstown?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Wellington to Queenstown.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Wellington to Queenstown. They are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. The cheapest airline for this route is Jetstar, with the best one-way deal found costing $96. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

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

Each day, there are between 2 and 4 nonstop flights that take off from Wellington and land in Queenstown, with an average flight time of 1h 25m. The most common departure time is 08:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 19 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 21% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Monday.

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

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 Wellington to Queenstown take?

A direct flight to Queenstown will take on average 1h 25m to travel the 1,030 km flying distance from Wellington.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Wellington at 08:25 and will be landing in Queenstown at 09:50.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Wellington to Queenstown jets off at 13:55 and lands at 15:20.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$90
Best time to beat the crowds (31% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (5% more expensive on average)
Flight from Wellington to Queenstown

When to book flights from Wellington to Queenstown

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

  • What is the cheapest flight from Wellington to Queenstown?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Wellington to Queenstown was $55 for a one-way ticket and $83 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Wellington to Queenstown?

    When flying out of Wellington you will be using Wellington. You will be landing at Queenstown, also known as Queenstown Intl.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Wellington to Queenstown?

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

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

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Wellington to Queenstown are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. With an average price for the route of $299 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 $183 and an overall rating of 6.7.

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

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

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

    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 Queenstown with an airline and back to Wellington with another airline.

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

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $91 or less one-way and $176 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Wellington to Queenstown Intl?

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

Direct departures

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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Direct returns

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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Top airlines flying from Wellington to Queenstown

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Wellington to Queenstown. 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 Wellington to Queenstown? 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 572 reviews
7.6Food
8.7Crew
8.4Boarding
7.8Entertainment
8.1Comfort
Airline reviews

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.

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.

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!

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

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😁

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 was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

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 Wellington to Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
2/10Wed
directJetstar
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$90
26/8Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
2h 30mWLG-ZQN
$149
2/10Wed
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 30mWLG-ZQN
$154
26/8Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$159
14/7Sun
directJetstar
1h 25mWLG-ZQN
$195
26/8Mon
2 stopsJetstar
20h 35mWLG-ZQN
$233
2/10Wed
2 stopsJetstar
25h 55mWLG-ZQN
$236
15/7Mon
1 stopAir New Zealand
7h 05mWLG-ZQN
$248
14/7Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
10h 00mWLG-ZQN
$313
15/7Mon
2 stops
23h 25mWLG-ZQN
$430

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Wellington - Queenstown Flights

Departure:

Wellington (WLG)New Zealand

Destination:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Queenstown - Wellington

Cabin classes:

$159