Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown

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16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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The best prices from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl are usually found in October or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Queenstown (ZQN)

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

MEL - ZQN

Price

$417 - $580

ZQN

Temperature

3 - 15 °C

ZQN

Rainfall

50 - 80 mm

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop
Round-trip from$594From Melbourne to Queenstown Intl
One-way from$340One-way flight from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Wednesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown. 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 Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

To save up to 66% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown from $950 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,213 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

October can be a great time to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne Airport with a flight ticket averaging about $688. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of October for as cheap as $461. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown (MEL - ZQN)?

When flying from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 23% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown in August, September 2022

The best prices found for MEL to ZQN flights in August, September
26 Sep. - 7 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$457

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

22 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$464

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

26 Sep. - 7 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

8h 55m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$538

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Melbourne to Queenstown 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Melbourne found for this year
25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$385

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

9 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$392

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

26 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$397

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$385

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

9 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$392

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

26 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$397

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

18 Aug. - 25 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

11h 10m
$893

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

18 Aug. - 25 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 10m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$951

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Direct flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Queenstown direct flight deals
25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$385

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

9 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$392

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

26 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$397

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown from Melbourne, departing today and this week
17 Aug. - 22 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

14h 40m
$752

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

17 Aug. - 22 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

26h 00m
$759

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

18 Aug. - 23 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

23h 40m
$792

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

One-way flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Queenstown
11 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$215

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

16 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$236

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

16 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$238

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown from Melbourne?

For a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown, you will be flying into Queenstown Intl. Queenstown Intl (ZQN) is just 6.3 km from the centre vof the city. Queenstown Intl is the only Queenstown airport and it handles 6 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. 5 airlines have flights to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne on a regular basis.

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

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

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $385, but on average you can expect to pay $434.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown is less than $434.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $800?

There are currently 14+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $800.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Queenstown flight route?

Within the past month, 4,515 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl.

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

Currently priced at $385, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. This flight start at 44% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $215. However, be on the lookout for offers from Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for a low price.

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

Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown consider choosing Air New Zealand(50%), Singapore Airlines(50%) or Etihad Airways(47%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown? While on average our users pay $833, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $305. The most popular route (Melbourne - Queenstown Intl), is priced around $385.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Queenstown

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Queenstown choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$284Average$479FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$406Average$518FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$506Average$619FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$549Average$694FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$608Average$792FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Queenstown

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Queenstown
66%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
34%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Queenstown

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Queenstown
Sunday7daily flights
Monday6daily flights
Tuesday7daily flights
Wednesday6daily flights
Thursday7daily flights
Friday6daily flights
Saturday7daily flights