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About Flights to Queenstown

Summary info about Queenstown flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

20h 05m

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2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Queenstown from United States in the last 72 hours is $751 (Newark to Queenstown Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Queenstown from United States in the last 72 hours is $952 (Los Angeles to Queenstown Intl).
The fastest flight to Queenstown from United States takes 20h 05m (Los Angeles to Queenstown Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Queenstown, including Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand.

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What is the absolute cheapest flight to Queenstown?

Users booking trips to Queenstown from Wellington found flights 97% 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.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Queenstown?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Queenstown is on a Friday. Travelers who choose to depart for Queenstown on a Friday will often find tickets for as low as $1,892. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Monday because tickets tend to average around $2,931. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Queenstown.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Queenstown?

Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Queenstown flights are usually those with departure times in the afternoon. Our users have found flights to Queenstown in the afternoon for as low as $2,043. In the morning is when there is more demand to fly to Queenstown, so prices are often more expensive at around $2,729 per ticket.

How long does it take to fly to Queenstown?

Flight times from United States to Queenstown vary, but if you’re flying out of Los Angeles and flying into Queenstown Intl (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 16h 55m on average. Another popular route from United States to Queenstown is flying from Miami to Queenstown Intl, which will take roughly 28h 50m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

Cheapest flights to Queenstown airports

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Los Angeles

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Queenstown

Los Angeles (LAX) to Queenstown (ZQN)

Typically, flights to Queenstown from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Queenstown Intl, which has an average price of $1,465

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO QUEENSTOWN FROM LOS ANGELESApril21% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Queenstown costs on average just $1,160 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO QUEENSTOWN FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember36% more expensiveIt costs about $1,993 for flights to Queenstown from Los Angeles in September
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO QUEENSTOWN FROM LOS ANGELESAugust300% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Queenstown from Los Angeles in August than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Queenstown

There are several different places in the United States that have Queenstown flight deals, including cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. If you’re departing from Chicago to go to Queenstown, New Zealand, your trip may take anywhere from 32 to 50 hours on average, while travelers flying from Los Angeles may have a journey that lasts closer to 25 hours. When leaving San Francisco, you can expect for your trip to take you between 29 and 32 hours in total.

Unfortunately, there are no cities in the United States that service nonstop flights to Queenstown Airport, Queenstown. Depending on where you depart from, you will have either two or three layovers during your trip. If you’re flying from O'Hare International Airport, you may stop in cities like Auckland or Hong Kong. Travelers leaving from Los Angeles International Airport will often have layovers in Nadi or Papeete, while those flying from San Francisco International Airport may stop in Singapore or Sydney.

The cheapest month to fly to Queenstown from United States is in January. Flight prices, which tend to average around $1,639, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Queenstown in January, then you should wait until February to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $1,817.

Locals of Queenstown and tourists both agree that Queenstown Hill is a great place to go for a hike and to take in the scenery the area has to offer. If you plan on hiking during your visit, consider booking your flight to Queenstown for April, May, or June. This is when you’ll find pristine hiking conditions for either mountains or trails. If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Queenstown for January, February, and March. Parks like Queenstown Gardens are popular hot spots in those months.

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 $1,835 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.

Queenstown flight deals found on momondo

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Which airlines fly to Queenstown?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Queenstown

Which airlines fly to Queenstown?

There may be other airlines that fly to Queenstown from United States, but the most popular among our users are Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Australia. These airlines should offer flights to Queenstown on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in United States.

Air New Zealand Flights to Queenstown

There are 35 Air New Zealand flights to Queenstown in a normal week. The most common departure point is Auckland Intl and the best Air New Zealand ticket price seen on momondo is $1,168 (last 72 hours, from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, to Queenstown). Air New Zealand has a score of 8.1 from 67 user reviews on momondo.

Virgin Australia Flights to Queenstown

Virgin Australia flight deals to Queenstown start from $568 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a round-trip journey departing from Los Angeles. Over any normal week, Virgin Australia flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Sydney Kingsford Smith is the most popular Virgin Australia departure point to Queenstown so generally has the most availability. Virgin Australia is scored a 7.4/10 in 62 reviews.

Airports near Queenstown

Below you will find all the airports in Queenstown along with the distance from the city center

How do you get to the city center from the Queenstown airport?

If you want to quickly go from Queenstown Airport to the city center, you can always drive, as the trip will only take you between 5 and 10 minutes if traffic conditions are normal. Some ridesharing services are available in this area, including Uber. Local taxis are also available at the airport, and they can be found outside of the arrivals terminal. You can also reserve a rental car through a company directly at the airport, which include Budget, SIXT, and Thrifty. Public transportation is another great option, and if you grab bus line 1, you will arrive in the city center in around 20 minutes.

Popular routes to Queenstown

Most frequently searched flights to Queenstown along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Seattle to Queenstown Flights
Fastest flight time21h 25m
Cheapest price$1,350

Visa requirements for visiting Queenstown

If you are a United States citizen and want to travel to Queenstown or somewhere else in New Zealand, you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization prior to your departure. This process can be completed online, but you will not be able to do so once you have arrived in New Zealand. In addition to having an ETA, you will also be required to have a valid passport that won’t expire within six months of your return date back to the United States. With these documents, you will normally have the right to stay in New Zealand for a period of up to three months.

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Best things to do and see in Queenstown

Spend some quality time in nature at Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, a fiord known for its many scenic peaks and waterfalls, as well as for being the home of a colony of penguins. If you enjoy hiking, you will want to make sure that you go to the Routeburn Track, which runs along Lake Wakatipu. During the winter months, you can visit the Remarkables, a mountainous area that has many skiing opportunities. For impressive views of the surrounding region, you can take the Skyline Queenstown, a gondola that will bring you up to an area in the mountains that has a restaurant and luge.

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