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 ME1 flight in 2022: compare Queenstown to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

ZQN - ME1

Price

$221 - $442

ME1

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

ME1

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?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 36% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 44 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Queenstown to Melbourne from $480 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $508 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

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. Flights to Melbourne 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 (ZQN - ME1)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 44% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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?

For a flight from Queenstown to Melbourne, you will be flying from Queenstown Intl. Queenstown Intl (ZQN) is just 6.3 km from the centre of the city. Queenstown Intl is the only Queenstown airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to Melbourne per day. 4 airlines have flights to Melbourne from Queenstown Intl on a regular basis.

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 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?

The most popular airlines flying from Queenstown to Melbourne 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?

On average you can expect to pay $372 for a flight from Queenstown to Melbourne. The cheapest flight overall is $168 while the most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Melbourne Avalon) is currently priced at $940.

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.

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