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Flight information Queenstown to Melbourne

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 2147 kilometres

3h 30min

Most popular airline last month


Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 3 airports in Melbourne: Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Queenstown to Melbourne is $344. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
3h 30min is the average flight time from Queenstown to Melbourne.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Queenstown to Melbourne.
As of October, there are 13 flights per week flying from Queenstown to Melbourne.

Melbourne is located on the bank of Yarra River, near the entrance of Port Bay. It is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria. Widely renowned as the city of sophistication, novelty and energy, Melbourne is ranked high on the list of the most livable cities in the world. Its vantage points, Victorian peaks and primeval landmarks are worth exploring. Whether it is for sight-seeing in the Royal Botanic gardens, visiting the National Gallery of Victoria, or witnessing the splendour of the Eureka Towers, Melbourne is a must visit destination for the urban adventurist.. If you are a food lover, you’re in for some great treats in Melbourne as the city offers an authentic experience of some of the world’s best cuisines.  

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport (IATA: MEL), also referred to as Tullamarine Airport, is one of the largest and busiest airports in Australia serving the city of Melbourne and nearby locations. It is located 22 kilometres north-west of the CBD and encompasses four terminals: one international, two domestic and one budget domestic. The airport is served by some of the leading airlines of the world including AirAsia X, Air New Zealand, Air Calin, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Tigerair, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia. These airlines operate direct flights to and from 33 destinations in all states and territories of Australia along with numerous international destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

Melbourne Airport’s terminals have 56 gates in total - 40 domestic and 16 international. Being one of the Australia’s premier airports, it is equipped with world-class facilities to ensure comfort and convenience of the travellers. These include counters offering booking accommodation, insurance, traveller’s cheques, international and domestic flights, tours, general information and much more.

Flights from Queenstown to Melbourne

Multiple direct flight options are available on the Queenstown to Melbourne route, which are operated by Jetstar Airways and Air New Zealand. Direct flights to Melbourne from Queenstown are available all seven days a week. Additionally, there are connecting flight for this route via Christchurch and Auckland available through Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia.  

Queenstown Airport

Located in Frankton, Otago, at an approximate distance of 10 km from the main city, Queenstown Airport (IATA: ZQN) serves the resort town of Queenstown and surrounding areas. It is amongst the most scenic airports in the world. Queenstown airport features a single terminal building having a total of ten tarmac gates with no jet ways. The terminal building opens everyday at 6:00 am and closes an hour after the last scheduled flight. Beside the basic facilities, the airport offers several amenities and services for the comfort of the passengers, such as an information desk, medical aid service, parent’s room, lockers, disabled access, free Wi-Fi, and many more.

Melbourne Airport Transfer

There are six major agencies that offer car rental services from the airport, namely, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrift and Redspot. In addition, shuttle, taxis and buses are available from the airport and passengers can choose the best option as per their requirement and budget.

Important Things to Remember When Travelling from Queenstown to Melbourne

When travelling from Queenstown in New Zealand to Melbourne in Australia, passengers need to produce their passport for boarding. International travellers need to report 3 hours prior to the departure time and domestic passengers 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.

This information is correct as of October 2015.

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