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Cheap flights from Cairns to Queenstown

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Queenstown (ZQN)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to ZQN flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Queenstown flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Queenstown.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cairns to Queenstown?

Flights from Cairns to Queenstown are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. 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 Queenstown.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 11% 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 61 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 Cairns to Queenstown 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $519, or $571 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Queenstown from Cairns with a flight ticket averaging about $475. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $319. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Queenstown (CNS - ZQN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cairns to Queenstown is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 1% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Queenstown in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CNS to ZQN flights in June, July
24 Jul - 1 Aug
$870pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
24 Jul - 1 Aug
$889pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
24 Jul - 1 Aug
$984pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Cairns found for this year
23 Oct - 6 Nov
$690pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
23 Oct - 5 Nov
$772pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
23 Oct - 5 Nov
$798pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Queenstown from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Queenstown
19:55 - 09:05
Air New Zealand
1 stop
11h 10m
CNS - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$471
Mix&Match
15:20 - 07:10
Jetstar
1 stop
13h 50m
CNS - ZQN
Jetstar
$491
mytrip.com
05:05 - 11:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
28h 40m
CNS - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$576
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cairns</span> to <span class="emphasized">Queenstown</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Queenstown

Can I find flights from Cairns to Queenstown for under $797 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Queenstown for under $797. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $690, but on average you can expect to pay $975.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cairns to Queenstown Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Air New Zealand. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Queenstown for under $664 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Cairns to Queenstown, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 150 users have taken a look at flights from Cairns to Queenstown Intl.

Does it rain more in Cairns or Queenstown?

The rainfall in Cairns is generally more than the rainfall in Queenstown. This will continue over the next 12 days.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Queenstown?

Departing from Cairns to Queenstown will take you 9h 05m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cairns to Queenstown return?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($690), Air New Zealand ($857), and Qantas Airways ($1,067) offers the cheapest pricing from Cairns to Queenstown. These flights start at 9% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cairns to Queenstown one-way?

$471 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Air New Zealand. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Jetstar, with prices from $479.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Queenstown

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Destination information for Queenstown

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Queenstown.
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