Cheap flights to Queenstown

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24 May — 31 May1
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Flights to Queenstown in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$200Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$109From Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl
One-way from$71One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Queenstown Intl (ZQN)

Cheap flights to Queenstown in May, June 2022

The best prices found for ZQN flights for May, June
15 Jun - 22 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
$109

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

14 Jun - 16 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$137

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 18/5/22

15 Jun - 22 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
$140

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

Queenstown 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown found for this year
15 Jun - 22 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
$109

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

14 Jun - 16 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$137

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 18/5/22

15 Jun - 22 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
$140

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

Last minute flights to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown, departing today and this week
29 May - 8 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$172

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

24 May - 26 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$175

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19/5/22

24 May - 26 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$180

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown?

The cheapest ticket to Queenstown found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$162

February

$172

March

$196

April

$216

May

$205

June

$238

July

$298

August

$274

September

$240

October

$226

November

$205

December

$205

January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown. At this moment in time July 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?

Average Queenstown flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - ZQN

Price

$163 - $373

ZQN

Temperature

3 - 15 °C

ZQN

Rainfall

50 - 80 mm

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?

The cheapest flights to Queenstown are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Queenstown?

Flights at midday 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.

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.

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 26 flights from Auckland per day from 2 airlines.