Cheap flights from Queenstown to Sydney

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The best prices from Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in August or June, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Sydney

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



$275 - $457



11 - 22 °C



50 - 130 mm

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From Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Queenstown to Sydney. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Sydney.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 52 days in advance, which can save you up to 18% on flights from Queenstown to Sydney compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 52 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $545. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $641.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Sydney. Flights to Sydney from Queenstown in August are about $508 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $356.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Queenstown to Sydney (ZQN - SYD)?

When flying from Queenstown to Sydney, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 27% versus a flight at midday.

Related info for your journey

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

Which airlines flying from Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

How popular is this Queenstown to Sydney flight route?

The Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith flight path was viewed by 996 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Queenstown to Sydney?

Before booking your flight from Queenstown to Sydney, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand.

What are the cheapest flights from Queenstown to Sydney?

The cheapest flight price from Queenstown to Sydney is $335. On average you can expect to pay $433. The most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith), can usually be booked for $920.

Can I fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Queenstown Intl right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Queenstown Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Most visitors from Queenstown Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sydney Kingsford Smith.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Queenstown Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Queenstown Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.

Can I fly back to Queenstown Intl from Sydney Kingsford Smith?

Returning to Queenstown Intl from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Queenstown Intl.

Alternative routes for Queenstown to Sydney

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Queenstown to Sydney

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Queenstown to Sydney choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
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FlexibilityNo cancel fee
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Virgin Australia
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
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Qantas Airways
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
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FlexibilityNo cancel fee
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Air New Zealand
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
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