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Cheap flights from Queenstown to Melbourne

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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 (ZQN) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best ZQN to MEL flight in 2021: compare Queenstown to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
ZQN - ME1
Price
$315 - $629
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

Round-trip from

€315

From Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

One-way from

$259

One-way flight from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 $460 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $487 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 $436 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $292.

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.

One-way flights to Melbourne from Queenstown

The cheapest one-way flights from Queenstown to Melbourne
11:20 - 03:00
Air New Zealand
1 stop
17h 40m
ZQN - MEL
Air New Zealand
$259
FlightNetwork
02:00 - 03:05
Air New Zealand
2 stops
27h 05m
ZQN - MEL
Air New Zealand
$263
FlightNetwork
05:30 - 18:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
14h 35m
ZQN - AVV
Multiple Airlines
$619
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Queenstown to Melbourne

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.

Can I find flights from Queenstown to Melbourne for under $3,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Queenstown to Melbourne for under $3,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $3,203, but on average you can expect to pay $3,203.

What days are direct flights available from Queenstown to Melbourne?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

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.

How many flights depart from Queenstown to Melbourne on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from Queenstown to Melbourne a day.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Queenstown to Melbourne?

A quick flight from Queenstown to Melbourne can take about 9h 45m. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $3,203. There are 2157 km between Queenstown and Melbourne.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Queenstown to Melbourne return?

Qantas Airways, at $3,203, was found to be the cheapest airline from Queenstown to Melbourne..

What are the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Melbourne?

On average you can expect to pay $382 for a flight from Queenstown to Melbourne. The cheapest flight overall is $152 while the most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Melbourne) is currently priced at $652.

What are the most reliable airlines from Queenstown to Melbourne?

Before booking your flight to Melbourne from Queenstown, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Etihad Airways (50%), Qantas Airways (39%), Air New Zealand( 25%).

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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Queenstown?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Queenstown Intl to Melbourne

Most visitors from Queenstown Intl will not be allowed 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Queenstown from Melbourne?

Returning to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Queenstown Intl.

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

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Queenstown to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.97
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing Queenstown

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 4 airlines flying from Queenstown Intl 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
$244 $459 No cancel fee 74%
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Jetstar
$323 $457 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$367 $609 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$384 $660 No cancel fee 78%
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