Users booking trips to Queenstown from Wellington found flights 95% cheaper than the average price of flights to Queenstown. To find the cheapest price to Queenstown from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Most flyers found that booking tickets 0 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Queenstown. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $1,590. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Queenstown from United States for as low as $1,238 on momondo.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Queenstown is on a Tuesday. Travelers who choose to depart for Queenstown on a Tuesday will often find tickets for as low as $1,265. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Thursday because tickets tend to average around $1,907. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Queenstown.
According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Queenstown is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Queenstown in the morning for as low as $1,377. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Flights to Queenstown are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $2,292. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Queenstown is possible. If you are planning a flight to Queenstown, consider booking flights to Dunedin Airport (97 mi from Queenstown city center) or Invercargill Airport (97 mi from Queenstown city center).
With an average price of $1,004 per person, Invercargill Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Queenstown. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
Currently, New Zealand travel restrictions include travel to Queenstown. Entry restrictions
New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers with the exception of nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), residents and their family members, nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel, travelers entering as essential health workers, other essential workers, New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand and humanitarian flights. Essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details).Entry requirements
All travelers, except those from Australia, Antarctica, and most Pacific islands, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.Quarantine requirements
Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.Transiting rules
Travelers are not allowed to transit with the exception of nationals and residents of New Zealand and nationals of Australia, travelers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or transit visa issued by New Zealand. Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours. From June 19, transit will be open to all Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Permit Holders who have been present in New Zealand for at least 30 days and whose main purpose of travel is to return home, or to take up or resume employment.All other info
Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Effective on November 3, travelers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.If you are planning to travel to Queenstown at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.