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Flights to Queenstown in 2021

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, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$217Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$115From Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Queenstown Intl (ZQN)

Cheap flights to Queenstown in September, October 2021

The best prices found for ZQN flights for September, October
26 Oct - 26 Oct
$151pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$155pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$198pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown found for this year
22 Nov - 24 Nov
$112pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
9 Nov - 16 Nov
$115pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Oct - 26 Oct
$151pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last minute flights to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown, departing today and this week
1 Oct - 2 Oct
$482pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Oct - 2 Oct
$517pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Oct - 2 Oct
$543pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Cheapest prices for Queenstown flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Queenstown found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$205
February
$213
March
$198
April
$186
May
$183
June
$193
July
$220
August
$229
September
$223
October
$185
November
$215
December
$205
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown Intl is currently May; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Queenstown Intl Airport?

Average Queenstown Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
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?

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 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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What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown?

If you book a flight to Queenstown, you will be flying into Queenstown Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Queenstown Intl (ZQN) is located 6.3 km from the centre of Queenstown.

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