Compare cheap flights from Queenstown to Wellington

Flight information Queenstown to Wellington

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Average flight time, total distance 641 kilometres

1h 20min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Wellington: Wellington.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Queenstown to Wellington is $87. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 20min is the average flight time from Queenstown to Wellington.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Queenstown to Wellington.
There are 20 flights per week flying from Queenstown to Wellington, as of July.

Which airlines fly from Queenstown to Wellington?

You can take direct flights from Queenstown to Wellington every day with Air New Zealand.

Connecting flights are also available with 1 stop in Auckland or Christchurch, but these aren't usually cheaper.

Is there a time difference between Queenstown and Wellington?

No, there's no time change between the North and South Islands.

What is the weather like in Wellington?

Wellington is cool and windy all year round, but still pleasant. Average summer temperatures vary from 17°C-21°C and winter days are rarely colder than 6°C.

How expensive is Wellington?

Wellington is cheaper than Queenstown overall, as are most places in New Zealand. You'll also find a similarly wide selection of food, drink and accommodation options to suit your budget.



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Essential travel information for Wellington

You'll need to present ID at the airport to board your Air New Zealand flight. Acceptable ID includes a driver's licence, passport, student or company ID and Airpoints or Koru card.

Wellington has more food and drink venues per head than New York City. You'll never be stuck for great food in the capital, from budget fish and chips to Lebanese, Turkish and other international favourites.

Departing from Queenstown

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is the 2nd busiest airport on the South Island after Christchurch. It's 8km from the centre of Queenstown and connected by public and express bus services ($2-$12) and taxis ($25-$31). Free parking is available for up to 20 minutes.

You should aim to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before your domestic flight. To pass the time, you can grab a bite or something to drink from the cafes, browse the shops or access the free Wi-Fi (2GB daily limit).

Arriving in Wellington

Wellington Airport (WLG) is around 9km from the city centre. Flights from Queenstown arrive on the ground floor, and baggage claim is right next to the main terminal area where you can get cash from the ATMs, get something to eat or drink, use the free Wi-Fi or hire a car.

Driving into Wellington takes 15-25 minutes, depending on traffic levels. You can take the Airport Flyer bus ($9, every 10-20 minutes), a taxi ($30-$40) or use a ride share service. You can save on the Airport Flyer and other local transport fares with a Snapper card.

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Please note: all information is correct as of March, 2018.

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