Cheap flights from Queenstown to Melbourne

The best prices from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne are usually found in May or February, booked 46 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Melbourne

All the information you need to plan the best ZQN to MEL flight in 2022: compare Queenstown to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

ZQN - MEL

Price

$221 - $442

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Precipitation

30 - 60 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Average price

$537

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$329

From Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 44 days in advance, which can save you up to 10% on flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 44 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $480. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $508.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne Airport. Flights to Melbourne Airport from Queenstown in May are about $456 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $305.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport (ZQN - MEL)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 44% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Queenstown to Melbourne flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Queenstown to Melbourne?

Queenstown Intl (ZQN), located 6.3 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Queenstown to Melbourne. 4 airlines have flights from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 outbound flights to Melbourne per day.

Which airlines flying from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Jetstar with this kind of flexibility.

How popular is this Queenstown to Melbourne Airport flight route?

Within the past month, 919 users have taken a look at flights from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport?

The most popular airlines flying from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport are Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport?

The cheapest flight price from Queenstown to Melbourne Airport is $168. On average you can expect to pay $372. The most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $737.

Can I fly to Melbourne from Queenstown Intl right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

Most visitors from Queenstown Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Queenstown Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Queenstown Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne?

Returning to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Queenstown Intl.

Alternative routes for Queenstown to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 4 airlines flying from Queenstown to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Queenstown to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$255
Average$480
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$337
Average$477
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$383
Average$636
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$401
Average$690
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety