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Aerial view of Queenstown and The Remarkables at dusk in winter from Bob's Peak

Flights to Queenstown with Air New Zealand

Looking for great value flights to Queenstown? Air New Zealand can help. We can fly you to Queenstown from our Air New Zealand serviced ports in New Zealand, with travel dates and flight times that work for you morning, noon or evening.

Queenstown is an amazing destination for travellers all year round. With so much to do in summer and winter, it is not called the adventure capital of the World for nothing.

Find the best fares to Queenstown by selecting your travel dates in the fare finder above. Or scroll through the airfares displayed below. All prices shown are per person, one-way.

We look forward to flying you to Queenstown, in New Zealand's beautiful Southern Alps.

Top 10 most popular flight routes to Queenstown



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From Auckland (AKL) To Queenstown (ZQN)

Depart: 15 May 2024

From
$109*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Auckland (AKL) To Queenstown (ZQN)

Depart: 19 May 2024

From
$109*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Christchurch (CHC) To Queenstown (ZQN)

Depart: 09 Apr 2024

From
$84*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Christchurch (CHC) To Queenstown (ZQN)

Depart: 11 May 2024

From
$84*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Wellington (WLG) To Queenstown (ZQN)

Depart: 28 Apr 2024

From
$93*

Per person, one way|Economy

From Wellington (WLG) To Queenstown (ZQN)

Depart: 08 May 2024

From
$93*

Per person, one way|Economy

*Fares displayed have been available for flights searched within the last 24 hours and may not currently be available at time of booking. Flights may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Additional fees, including service/card payment fees may apply. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

 

 

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Flights to Queenstown related FAQs

What is the best time of the year to visit Queenstown?

The best time to book your airfare depends on what you want to do when visiting Queenstown. The warmer months are perfect for hiking the Southern Alps, taking in spectacular views from the Skyline Gondola, white water rafting, mountaineering or mountain biking. Queenstown in winter is snow time, perfect for skiing and snowboarding with people from all over the world. Fly between September to November for the best of Queenstown's scenery, with snow-capped mountains, dazzling blue lakes, and stunning spring blooms all on show.

When is the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown?

Prices will vary day by day, depending on demand. The easiest way to find the lowest flight prices is to start with our fare finder at the top of this page. When booking, bear in mind that school holidays and Christmas and Easter periods can be more expensive..

How long is the flight to Queenstown?

It varies, depending on where you are coming from. Our flights to Queenstown within New Zealand are quite short. From Christchurch, it takes a little over an hour's journey. From Wellington, it takes 1.5 hours while flying from Auckland would take 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you are coming from an international destination like Sydney, the flight would take about 3 hours.

How do I get to central Queenstown from Queenstown Airport?

Orbus buses can take you the 8km from Queenstown Airport to the centre of Queenstown from 6am until midnight. If you buy a Bee Card from the driver, the trip will only cost $2. Plus, you can use your card for cheap travel around Queenstown and Arrowtown. For more flexibility you can book a taxi when you book your Air New Zealand flight. To make the most of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps, rent a car when you book your airfare.

What is the three-letter code for Queenstown Airport?

Queenstown Airport uses the IATA code ZQN.

Find our cheapest Queenstown airfares

FromToDepartureFare typePrice

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

08 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

09 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

14 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

15 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

17 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

21 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

24 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

27 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

29 Aug 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

Auckland (AKL)

Queenstown (ZQN)

22 Jul 2024

Per person, one way|Economy

*Fares displayed have been available for flights searched within the last 24 hours and may not currently be available at time of booking. Flights may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Additional fees, including service/card payment fees may apply. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

What weather can I expect in Queenstown?

Although Queenstown is in the Southern Alps, it is in a deep valley surrounded by mountains and on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. That makes it quite sheltered. In summer, Queenstown enjoys long warm days with temperatures that can reach 30°C (85°F) while winters are cold. Temperatures approach freezing overnight in winter, and often stay under 10°C (50°F) during the day. There can be snow, but it usually melts off during the day. Queenstown is quite dry, with only about 60 mm of rain per month on average. There is no rainy season, but May to July tend to be more overcast. It's helpful to check weather advisories as your travel date approaches.

Weather in Queenstown

Saturday light rain
22°C 02 Mar 2024
Sunday light rain
17°C 03 Mar 2024
Monday rain and snow
7°C 04 Mar 2024
Tuesday rain and snow
8°C 05 Mar 2024
Wednesday overcast clouds
12°C 06 Mar 2024
Thursday light rain
16°C 07 Mar 2024
Friday broken clouds
18°C 08 Mar 2024
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