Cheap flights to Queenstown

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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$548Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$405From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl
One-way from$284One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Queenstown Intl (ZQN)

Cheap flights to Queenstown in January, February 2022

The best prices found for ZQN flights for January, February
21 Jan. - 23 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

19h 15m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 05m
$810

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

1 Feb. - 8 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

47h 40m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 00m
$877

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

16 Feb. - 23 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

19h 40m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 05m
$903

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

Queenstown 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown found for this year
6 Aug. - 14 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 20m
$345

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

6 Aug. - 14 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

9h 35m
$350

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

6 Aug. - 14 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

6h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

9h 35m
$355

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

Last minute flights to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 31 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

24h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

24h 10m
$1,035

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

27 Jan. - 1 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

6h 35m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 00m
$1,038

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 19/1/22

26 Jan. - 31 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

32h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

24h 10m
$1,111

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Can I fly to Queenstown Intl from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Queenstown Intl

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Queenstown Intl.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Can I fly back to Australia from Queenstown Intl?

Returning to Australia from Queenstown Intl

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Queenstown Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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

$476

February

$470

March

$445

April

$574

May

$487

June

$454

July

$518

August

$483

September

$463

October

$425

November

$493

December

$472

October is currently the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown. At this moment in time April 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

SYD - ZQN

Price

$425 - $826

ZQN

Temperature

3 - 15 °C

ZQN

Precipitation

50 - 80 mm

Peak season

Located in New Zealand’s South Island, the resort town of Queenstown nestles on the banks of Lake Wakatipu. This is a popular holiday destination with travellers from all over the world seeking cheap flights to Queenstown. Queenstown is not only incredibly photogenic with its serene lakes and snow-capped mountains, it’s a hot spot for thrill seekers offering adventure sports such as bungy jumping, jet boating, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, paragliding and more. Referred to as ‘a skiers paradise in winter and a hiker’s heaven in summer’, these two seasons are the busiest for booking flights to Queenstown. From June to October is ski season, and the annual Winter Festival takes place at the end of June attracting around 45,000 people and running over 10 days. If you’re planning on attending the festival it is advised to book flights to Queenstown and accommodation well in advance. December to March is the warmest time of the year in Queenstown and when New Zealanders typically take their annual holidays. Walking and hiking is a popular activity at this time of year when the trails are clear of snow and there are longer daylight hours.

Off Season

Queenstown doesn’t really have an off season, it’s a popular place to visit all year round, however, some times of year are less busy than others. From March to May you may be able to find the cheapest flights to Queenstown. This time of year there are still plenty of activities, both indoor and outdoor, to be had but fewer tourists around.

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

There really is no bad time to book a flight to Queenstown as it is a four season tourist destination. You should easily be able to find flights to Queenstown throughout the year, whether you’re seeking an adrenalin rush or relaxation at a winery or day spa. If skiing and snowboarding is on the agenda, then book a flight to Queenstown in July or August to access four ski fields: Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone – with over 200 bars and eateries in the town, the après-ski is first-rate. If you want less people, to see snow on the mountains and flowers in bloom, then spring is a good time to book a flight to Queenstown.  

Which day is cheapest to fly to Queenstown?

The cheapest day to fly to Queenstown is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

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 Sydney to Queenstown – 3 hrs

Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown – 3 hrs 20 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Queenstown – 3 hrs 25 mins

Flights from Perth to Queenstown – 9 hrs 35 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Queenstown?

Air New Zealand operates direct flights to Queenstown from Sydney, Melbourne and a seasonal flight from Brisbane. Jetstar has direct flights to Queenstown from Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Brisbanites can fly direct to Queenstown with Virgin Australia a couple of times a week or indirectly via stopovers Sydney, Wellington or Auckland. Qantas operates seasonal flights from Brisbane, and year round flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is considered to have one of the most scenic approaches in the world, for the best views of the Southern Alps sit on the left side of the plane from Auckland to Queenstown, and on the right from Queenstown to Sydney. Once you land you’ll be approximately 10 km (20 minutes drive) from the town centre. Queenstown Airport has good public transport connections from early morning until late at night. Airport shuttles and taxis are available outside the terminal and will take you directly to your accommodation. The Connectabus is a public bus service that leaves every 15 minutes from the airport and services many of the major hotels in the town; a one way ticket costs NZ$12.

What is good to know if travelling to Queenstown?

What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown?

Travelers will need to book flights to Queenstown Intl (ZQN) if they wish to fly to Queenstown. The Queenstown airport is 6.3 km from the city center.