Cheap flights from Auckland to Queenstown

Flight information Auckland International to Queenstown

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Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1026 kilometres

1h 50min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Queenstown: Queenstown.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Auckland International to Queenstown is $123. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 50min is the average flight time from Auckland International to Queenstown.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Auckland International to Queenstown.
There are 95 flights per week flying from Auckland International to Queenstown, as of July.

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Queenstown?

Air New Zealand is the only airline to offer flights from Auckland to Queenstown. These can be direct or they may have 1 or 2 stops along the way.

Flights with layovers may be partly operated by Mount Cook Airlines.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Queenstown?

No. There is no time difference between places in New Zealand.

What weather should you expect in Queenstown?

Queenstown is far chillier than Auckland. In summer, expect temperatures 5°C or so lower. In winter it may be as much as 8°C colder.

How expensive is Queenstown?

Because of the highly touristy nature of Queenstown, many of its restaurants, bars and cafes charge more than their Auckland counterparts. Expect to pay an extra couple of dollars on meals and an extra 50 cents or so for a soft drink.



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Departing from Auckland

Flights to Queenstown are the 2nd longest domestic routes from Auckland Airport (AKL) behind trips to Dunedin. All flights to Queenstown leave from the dedicated domestic terminal.

When you enter the terminal, check-in desks for Air New Zealand and Jetstar are on opposite sides: Air New Zealand is to your left and Jetstar to your right.

Once you have your boarding pass and have dropped any baggage, you'll find the majority of shops and restaurants before the security checks. The departure gates are split between 2 levels with few facilities for passengers, although there is an Air New Zealand Koru Lounge by the gates upstairs.

Find out more about Auckland Airport.

Arriving in Queenstown

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) has a single terminal for all flights. Passengers arriving from Auckland will come into the terminal's retail area before passing the food options on their way to the baggage carousels.

Those looking for car hire at Queenstown Airport will see the rental kiosks just before entering the baggage pick-up area.

The exit beside the carousels leads to the shuttle pick-up spot, public bus stops and the airport's taxi rank. Adults can expect to pay $12 for a 1-way bus ticket ($5.50 for children) while a taxi will be in the region of $30.

Find out more about Queenstown Airport.

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Please note: all information is correct as of October, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.