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Cheap flights from Sydney to Queenstown

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl are usually found in August or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Saturday

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Sydney (SYD) to Queenstown (ZQN)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to ZQN flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Queenstown flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Queenstown.
SYD - ZQN
Price
$283 - $540
ZQN
Temperature
3 - 15 °C
ZQN
Precipitation
50 - 80 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$381

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl

One-way from

$330

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney 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 Sydney to Queenstown 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $526, or $579 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 14% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Sydney to Queenstown at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 19% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Queenstown from Sydney with a flight ticket averaging about $481. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $323. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Queenstown in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to ZQN flights in October, November
8 Nov - 8 Dec
$639pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$642pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$1,008pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Sydney found for this year
9 Dec - 12 Dec
$594pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Dec - 8 Dec
$621pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Dec - 12 Dec
$629pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Queenstown from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Queenstown direct flight deals
3 Apr - 17 Apr
$448pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Apr - 10 Apr
$450pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Apr - 27 Apr
$458pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Queenstown Intl from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Queenstown
04:25 - 09:30
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 05m
SYD - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$330
Mix&Match
04:50 - 09:50
Virgin Australia
Direct
3h 00m
SYD - ZQN
Virgin Australia
$385
Tripmonster
10:40 - 07:35
Jetstar
1 stop
18h 55m
SYD - ZQN
Jetstar
$420
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Queenstown

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Queenstown for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Queenstown for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $491, but on average you can expect to pay $549.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Queenstown for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Queenstown under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Queenstown is less than $509.

How popular is this Sydney to Queenstown flight route?

The Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl flight path was viewed by 7,736 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($499), and Air New Zealand ($594) offers the cheapest pricing from Sydney to Queenstown.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $284. Users have also found prices from $330 and $385 on Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Queenstown?

On average you can expect to pay $697 for a flight from Sydney to Queenstown. The cheapest flight overall is $192 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Queenstown Intl) is currently priced at $466.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to Queenstown are Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Queenstown, New Zealand

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Queenstown from Sydney?

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Sydney from Queenstown?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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

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Alternative routes for Sydney 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 Sydney to Queenstown.
Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration from SYD to ZQN
3h 12m

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Queenstown

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Queenstown Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Queenstown choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$271 $489 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$289 $691 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$303 $549 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$339 $553 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$437 $627 No cancel fee 75%
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