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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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$494Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$535From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Queenstown Intl (ZQN)

Cheap flights to Queenstown in September, October 2021

The best prices found for ZQN flights for September, October
15 Oct - 14 Nov
$702pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Oct - 12 Nov
$708pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Oct - 4 Nov
$734pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown found for this year
14 Nov - 21 Nov
$526pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$561pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Nov - 4 Dec
$596pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown, departing today and this week
23 Sep - 23 Oct
$874pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Sep - 2 Oct
$1,269pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Sep - 2 Oct
$1,317pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

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
$468
February
$463
March
$438
April
$565
May
$479
June
$446
July
$509
August
$475
September
$456
October
$418
November
$485
December
$464
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Queenstown Intl is October. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

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.
SYD - ZQN
Price
$418 - $812

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.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown?

Queenstown Intl (ZQN), located 6.3 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Queenstown.

How popular are flights to Queenstown Intl (ZQN) this year?

This year has seen a 18% decrease in flight searches for Queenstown.

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