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Cheap flights to Queenstown from $1,340

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 17/8. 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.
RDU — ZQN
22 Apr — 29 Apr1
1 adult
Mon 22/4
Mon 29/4

Flights to Queenstown in 2024

Find the latest flights to Queenstown in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 119,702 searches and data was last updated on 17 April 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

May

Average price

$357

Return from

$131

One-way from

$97
High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl
One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Queenstown Intl (ZQN)

Cheap flights to Queenstown in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Queenstown in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 119,702 searches and data was last updated on 17 April 2024.
Check out some of the flights available from low prices to Queenstown in April and May 2024. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Tue 28/522:00LAX - ZQN
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Mon 10/611:25ZQN - LAX
2 stops20h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,653
Thu 16/522:00SFO - ZQN
2 stops20h 05mAir New Zealand
Thu 23/507:20ZQN - SFO
2 stops18h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,813
Thu 16/522:50SFO - ZQN
1 stop17h 35mAir New Zealand
Thu 23/514:15ZQN - SFO
1 stop17h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,819
Tue 28/519:20LAX - ZQN
2 stops19h 30mAir New Zealand
Mon 10/612:45ZQN - LAX
2 stops19h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,892
Sun 12/522:00SFO - ZQN
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Sun 19/517:20ZQN - SFO
1 stop32h 30mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,901
Mon 20/522:00SFO - ZQN
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Thu 30/515:05ZQN - SFO
1 stop16h 45mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,967
Fri 17/522:00SFO - ZQN
1 stop21h 20mAir New Zealand
Fri 31/510:25ZQN - SFO
2 stops21h 25mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,986
Fri 17/522:00SFO - ZQN
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Fri 31/515:05ZQN - SFO
1 stop16h 45mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,994
Sat 18/522:50SFO - ZQN
1 stop17h 35mAir New Zealand
Thu 30/515:05ZQN - SFO
1 stop16h 45mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$2,050

Queenstown 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Queenstown in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 119,702 searches and data were last updated on 17 April 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to Queenstown in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Sat 2/1123:45LAX - ZQN
2 stops38h 20mMultiple Airlines
Thu 21/1116:50ZQN - LAX
2 stops40h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,424
Sun 28/708:30HNL - ZQN
1 stop30h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/815:25ZQN - HNL
1 stop16h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,461
Sun 28/708:30HNL - ZQN
1 stop30h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/809:40ZQN - HNL
2 stops22h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,480
Sun 28/708:30HNL - ZQN
2 stops29h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sat 3/809:40ZQN - HNL
2 stops22h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,587
Sun 1/1217:10LAX - ZQN
2 stops29h 25mMultiple Airlines
Fri 20/1210:35ZQN - LAX
2 stops24h 18mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,616
Tue 28/522:00LAX - ZQN
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Mon 10/611:25ZQN - LAX
2 stops20h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,653
Mon 30/921:00LAX - ZQN
1 stop18h 25mAir New Zealand
Mon 14/1015:05ZQN - LAX
1 stop17h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/4$1,658
Thu 21/1119:45SFO - ZQN
2 stops41h 55mAir New Zealand
Sun 1/1216:25ZQN - SFO
2 stops35h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,658
Thu 21/1119:45SFO - ZQN
2 stops41h 55mAir New Zealand
Sun 1/1220:25ZQN - SFO
1 stop31h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/4$1,667

One-way flights to Queenstown

Explore one-way flight options to Queenstown for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 119,702 searches and data was last updated on 17 April 2024.
Choose from one of these one-way flights departing to Queenstown. Those seeking round-trip flights to Queenstown should utilize the search form at the top of the page.
Sat 17/823:35SFO - ZQN
2 stops41h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,340
Mon 27/523:55LAX - ZQN
2 stops37h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,349
Fri 31/518:15BOS - ZQN
3 stops51h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,371
Mon 27/522:40LAX - ZQN
1 stop20h 35mUnited Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,432
Tue 27/819:00SEA - ZQN
3 stops47h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,446
Sun 4/822:40LAX - ZQN
2 stops41h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,449
Mon 27/523:55LAX - ZQN
3 stops25h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,483
Tue 27/810:15SEA - ZQN
2 stops32h 15mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,689
Fri 3/518:00DEN - ZQN
3 stops28h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4$1,741

Find flights to Queenstown within your budget

Locate flights to Queenstown that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 119,702 searches and data was last updated on 17 April 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$1,461 - $3,054

Route

Departure

Return

Price

HonoluluQueenstown Intl

HNL - ZQN

HNLZQN

Honolulu

Sun 28/7

1 stop30h 20m

Queenstown Intl

Sat 3/8

1 stop16h 25m

$1,461

HonoluluQueenstown Intl

HNL - ZQN

HNLZQN

Honolulu

Sun 28/7

1 stop30h 20m

Queenstown Intl

Sat 3/8

2 stops22h 10m

$1,480

HonoluluQueenstown Intl

HNL - ZQN

HNLZQN

Honolulu

Sun 28/7

2 stops29h 55m

Queenstown Intl

Sat 3/8

2 stops22h 10m

$1,587

Los AngelesQueenstown Intl

LAX - ZQN

LAXZQN

Los Angeles

Tue 28/5

1 stop16h 50m

Queenstown Intl

Mon 10/6

2 stops20h 55m

$1,653

Los AngelesQueenstown Intl

LAX - ZQN

LAXZQN

Los Angeles

Mon 30/9

1 stop18h 25m

Queenstown Intl

Mon 14/10

1 stop17h 15m

$1,658

Los AngelesQueenstown Intl

LAX - ZQN

LAXZQN

Los Angeles

Tue 14/5

2 stops40h 25m

Queenstown Intl

Tue 21/5

2 stops38h 20m

$2,107

Los AngelesQueenstown Intl

LAX - ZQN

LAXZQN

Los Angeles

Tue 14/5

1 stop25h 40m

Queenstown Intl

Tue 21/5

1 stop28h 45m

$2,110

San FranciscoQueenstown Intl

SFO - ZQN

SFOZQN

San Francisco

Wed 14/8

2 stops29h 50m

Queenstown Intl

Thu 29/8

1 stop21h 15m

$2,137

Los AngelesQueenstown Intl

LAX - ZQN

LAXZQN

Los Angeles

Mon 30/9

3 stops57h 20m

Queenstown Intl

Mon 14/10

3 stops49h 50m

$3,054

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 16/4

Average price of flights to Queenstown by month

Plan your trip to Queenstown by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Queenstown is currently $1,478 while a return flight costs $1,916. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Queenstown (average of $123). Flying to Queenstown in August will prove the most costly (average of $208). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$285

February

$307

March

$313

April

$260

May

$209

June

$209

July

$319

August

$353

September

$324

October

$238

November

$290

December

$287

Peak season

Queenstown experiences two peak tourist seasons – one coincides with the summer holiday period of December through to February when both New Zealanders and Australians are on their long annual break, and the other with the winter ski season which stretches from the start of July through to the end of August. Cheap flights to Queenstown are hard to come by at these times of the year so be sure to book well ahead of your travel dates to secure the best deals.

Off season

Both spring and autumn are beautiful times to visit Queenstown, with mild temperatures and changing foliage creating magnificent landscapes ideal for outdoor exploration. Cheap flights to Queenstown can often be found during this off season period, although the Easter break sees a slight peak in prices and demand, so be if you are planning to visit during that time, make sure you book well in advance.

Temperature and rainfall in Queenstown by month

Plan your trip to Queenstown by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

ZQN

Temperature

3 - 15 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Queenstown, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 15.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 3.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Queenstown?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Queenstown. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

The lead up to Christmas and Easter both see an increase in demand for flights to Queenstown but outside of these times you can get some good deals, particularly from Sydney where there is the highest competition between airlines.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to Queenstown?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Queenstown. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Queenstown should consider flying on Monday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Tuesday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Queenstown

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Queenstown. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Queenstown. Reviews last updated 17 April 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Jetstar and Air New Zealand to Queenstown have to say. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
670 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.3
Very Good
670 reviews
8.3
Very Good
670 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews
8.3
Very Good
670 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

6.9
Okay
683 reviews
8.3
Very Good
670 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

7.9

Food

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went rather smoothly, I have no complaints or negative comments. Thanks for getting me where I needed to be.

What is good to know if travelling to Queenstown?

  • In addition to its outdoor pursuits, Queenstown is renowned for having an incredible nightlife, which means sleeping in late! There’s no better way to start the day slowly than at one of the 5 best brunch spots in Queenstown.
  • Queenstown may be the adventure sports capital of New Zealand, with plenty of adrenalin-pumping thrills on offer, but the rest of the country is starting to follow suit. If Queenstown’s activities inspire you to broaden your boundaries, consider these other 5 wacky things to do in New Zealand.
  • Unlike many destinations where winter is best avoided, Queenstown is in its element over the cold, snowy months and the Queenstown Winter Festival at the end of June kicks the ski season into full swing. Here are 6 good reasons to wander around new zealand in winter.
  • One of Queenstown’s most popular adrenalin activities at the moment, which evolved from the bungee jump, is the canyon swing that takes you on a pendulum-like arc over some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes.
  • Queenstown is the starting point for New Zealand’s Southern Scenic Route which traverses 610 kilometres of jaw-dropping landscapes and historic towns to Dunedin at the bottom of the South Island.

Related info for your journey

  • How long is the flight to Queenstown?

    Flights from Auckland to Queenstown – 1h 50m Flights from Wellington to Queenstown – 1h 50m Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown – 1h 05m For flights to Queenstown from other New Zealand cities, you will need to connect through one of these airports first.

  • Which airlines operate to Queenstown?

    There are 6 flights to Queenstown per day from Auckland, operated by either Air New Zealand or Jetstar. Jetstar generally offers the cheapest flights although Air New Zealand offers some competitive flight deals throughout the year if you book in advance. Flights to Queenstown from Christchurch are operated 4 times a day by Air New Zealand and they also fly once daily from Wellington.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    The Queenstown airport is located in the suburb of Frankton, around 8 kilometres from the centre of town. There are shuttle buses that operate every 15 minutes from the airport to all major hotels in Queenstown, taking around 25 minutes to complete the journey, and tickets are available on board. Taxis are a faster, but more expensive option, and passengers should always allow plenty of time if traveling to the airport for departures in case of traffic. A number of different car rental companies are also available at the airport for those doing self-drive tours, and pre-booking your car before arrival is highly recommended to get the best deals.

  • What does ZQN mean?

    ZQN is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A ZQN flight refers to a flight to Queenstown Intl Airport.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown?

    Booking a flight to Queenstown Intl (ZQN) is your only option if you intend on flying to Queenstown. It is only a 6.3 km journey from Queenstown Intl to Queenstown’s city centre. On average, Queenstown Intl has 36 flights from Auckland per day from 2 airlines.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Queenstown if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Queenstown on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Queenstown?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Jetstar is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Queenstown.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Queenstown?

    Queenstown Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Queenstown. One-way flights to Queenstown Intl Airport typically cost $66, while return flights cost around $85.

  • How much is a return flight to Queenstown?

    A return flight to Queenstown will typically cost around $114, however they can be found for as little as $50.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Queenstown depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Queenstown, Christchurch offers the quickest one-way flight (1 hour 0 minutes).

  • Does Queenstown Intl Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Queenstown Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Queenstown Intl Airport?

    Yes. Queenstown Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. The Castle Bach Queenstown. Perfect For A Well Earned Break is the closest property to Queenstown Intl Airport (0.0 km away from Queenstown Intl Airport).

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