Cheap flights from Auckland to Queenstown

AKL — ZQN
28 Jun — 5 Jul1
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The best prices from Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl are usually found in February or November, booked 56 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Sunday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from Auckland to Queenstown

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to ZQN flight in 2022: compare Auckland to Queenstown flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Queenstown.

AKL - ZQN

Price

$116 - $211

ZQN

Temperature

3 - 15 °C

ZQN

Rainfall

50 - 80 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop
Round-trip from$185From Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl
One-way from$143One-way flight from Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to Queenstown?

Users have found that flying from Auckland to Queenstown on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to Queenstown?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 50 days in advance to save up to 31% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 50 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Auckland to Queenstown 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $298, or $304 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Queenstown?

February can be a great time to fly to Queenstown from Auckland with a flight ticket averaging about $243. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $137. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Queenstown (AKL - ZQN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Auckland to Queenstown is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 20% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Queenstown in June, July 2022

The best prices found for AKL to ZQN flights in June, July
20 Jul - 27 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
$193

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/6/22

31 Jul - 9 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$199

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/6/22

29 Jun - 7 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$221

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

Auckland to Queenstown 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Auckland found for this year
7 Aug - 11 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$169

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/6/22

8 Aug - 10 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$174

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

7 Aug - 10 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$177

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Auckland to Queenstown

7 Aug - 11 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$169

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

8 Aug - 10 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$174

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

7 Aug - 10 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$177

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Queenstown

29 Jun - 1 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

31h 40m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

26h 05m
$524

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 22/6/22

29 Jun - 7 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

19h 30m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

11h 50m
$542

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 20/6/22

29 Jun - 2 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

31h 40m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

11h 50m
$558

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 21/6/22

Direct flights to Queenstown from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Queenstown direct flight deals
7 Aug - 11 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$169

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

8 Aug - 10 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$174

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

7 Aug - 10 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$177

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown from Auckland, departing today and this week
29 Jun - 7 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$221

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

29 Jun - 7 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

4h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 50m
$250

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

29 Jun - 1 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
$296

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/6/22

One-way flights to Queenstown Intl from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Queenstown
1 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
$70

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

9 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
$76

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/6/22

26 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

1h 55m
$80

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/6/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Auckland to Queenstown flights.

What airports serve Auckland to Queenstown flights?

Passengers taking a flight from Auckland to Queenstown are going to board their flight in Auckland Airport. This is a major international airport and the busiest found in New Zealand. The airport is a hub for Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Jetstar Airways. The airport can handle 45 flights an hour using a single runway. Travellers who have reached Queenstown will get off the plane at Queenstown Airport. This airport is about eight kilometres from the Queenstown city centre. It has two runways and a single terminal with nine gates. In 2018, this airport has 2.25 million passengers.

Which airlines fly directly from Auckland to Queenstown?

There are many direct flights to Queenstown from Auckland that make the trip quick and easy for passengers. Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights at all times of the day. These direct flights are short with an average length of time in the air at 1h 53m. While it is common for direct flights to more expensive than flights with stopovers, this isn’t the case for these flights. In most cases, travelers save both money and time choosing these airlines for nonstop flights going into Queenstown.

What are the stopover options between Auckland to Queenstown?

Both Jetstar and Air New Zealand also offer flights that have stopovers before reaching the Queenstown AIrport destination. The stopover location is often Wellington (WLG), although there are some exceptions. Some flights have additional stops in airports like Christchurch (CHC) or Tauranga (TRG). The best flight time for a flight with a stopover is 2h 38m while the cheapest flights have travelers in the air for 8h 08m.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Auckland to Queenstown?

There is no need for a visa or a passport to go from Auckland to Queenstown. All you need to have with you is a form of photo identification to board the plane.

What airports do I use to fly from Auckland to Queenstown?

To fly from Auckland to Queenstown, you need to book a flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Queenstown Intl (ZQN). Nonstop flights to Queenstown Intl from Auckland Intl take 1h 45m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 27 outbound flights from Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl offered by 2 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar and Air New Zealand flying from Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Auckland to Queenstown for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Queenstown for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $169, but on average you can expect to pay $196.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Queenstown for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Auckland to Queenstown under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Queenstown is less than $196.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to Queenstown for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Auckland to Queenstown?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Auckland to Queenstown flight route?

Within the past month, 14,766 users have taken a look at flights from Auckland Intl to Queenstown Intl.

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

On average, you can expect to see 21 flights from Auckland to Queenstown a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Auckland to Queenstown?

Departing from Auckland to Queenstown will take you 1h 55m. The distance from Auckland to Queenstown is about 1030 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Auckland to Queenstown round-trip?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($169), offers the cheapest pricing from Auckland to Queenstown. Users have found that Jetstar is 30% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the most reliable airlines from Auckland to Queenstown?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Auckland to Queenstown are ANA (100%), Air China (97%) and Air New Zealand (78%).

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Queenstown?

The cheapest flight price from Auckland to Queenstown is $69. On average you can expect to pay $194. The most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Queenstown Intl), can usually be booked for $156.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Auckland to Queenstown?

There are two airlines that serve the route to Queenstown to Auckland. They are Air New Zealand and Jetstar who provide several flights each day of the week. Both airlines have strongly committed to a number of economic and environmental goals in order to make the planet safer for future generations. Air New Zealand want to focus on leading and advocating on decarbonisation and have a goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. They are also strongly committed to their contributions to conservation and science in New Zealand and that the biodiversity in the country stays protected. They do this through their partnership with the Department of Conservation and also encourage their partnerships and stakeholders to follow similar practises. Jetstar are also encouraging sustainable travel through their Fly Carbon Neutral Program that lets passengers contribute a small amount in order to offset the carbon emissions released during the flight. Jetstar also have a partnership with World Vision that supports humanitarian relief and community-based projects across Asia and Australia.

How to fly more sustainably from Auckland to Queenstown?

There are a few things each passenger can do to make sure their journey to Queenstown from Auckland is more sustainable and eco-friendly. Although the flights available between these destinations are usually a little cheaper when they have a layover, it’s best to book a direct flight between the North and South part of New Zealand in order to have a more sustainable journey. It’s also helpful if you bring your own containers for drinks so you can help the airports and also the airline use less plastic.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Queenstown

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 2 airlines flying from Auckland to Queenstown

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to Queenstown choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$106Average$189FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$183Average$270FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Queenstown

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland to Queenstown
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
61%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
38%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Auckland to Queenstown

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Queenstown
Sunday22daily flights
Monday27daily flights
Tuesday18daily flights
Wednesday39daily flights
Thursday27daily flights
Friday32daily flights
Saturday28daily flights