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Flights to Queenstown in 2021

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$198Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from$139From Auckland to Queenstown
One-way from$122One-way flight from Auckland to Queenstown

Cheapest prices for Queenstown flights by month

January
$205
February
$214
March
$198
April
$187
May
$184
June
$193
July
$221
August
$229
September
$224
October
$185
November
$214
December
$204
May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Queenstown?

AKL - ZQN
Price
$184 - $329

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.

 

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

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.

 

Which day is cheapest to fly to Queenstown?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Queenstown. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Queenstown?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Queenstown. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

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.

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