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.
The month of March is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown from United States, with most prices found around $1,284. The month of July is another great option to travel to Queenstown, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $1,290.
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 $1,067 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. New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau) or permanent residents, with a few limited exceptions. The following people should seek approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ) using the limited exceptions process: Partners, dependent children (aged 24 years and under) and legal guardians of New Zealand citizens and residents. Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand Essential health workers Other essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details) Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand Critical humanitarian travel Maritime crew All of the above travelers will be subject to mandatory isolation at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival unless they’re airline crew members or people transiting through. Travelers may only transit New Zealand if they’re Australian nationals or residents on their way to Australia, or they have government approval. 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. 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.