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Airfares from $39 One Way, $78 Round Trip from Auckland to Queenstown

Prices starting at $78 for return flights and $39 for one-way flights to Queenstown were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Queenstown from Auckland

Route Information for Flights from Auckland to Queenstown

Origin Airport IATA Code
AKL
Destination Airport IATA Code
WKA
Distance
636 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
American Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Qantas, LATAM Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival
9:05PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
8:20AM UTC

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Flying From Auckland

Finding low-fare flights from Auckland is simple with the help of Orbitz.com. Flights originate at Auckland Airport, which is located in the Auckland suburb of Mangere. It is approximately 21 kilometers, or a 40-minute drive, from the city center. Auckland Airport is the central hub for Air New Zealand and is also serviced by many other airlines offering international flights, such as British Airways, Emirates, and Air China.

Parking at the Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport offers several types of parking near the terminals, including short-term and long-term covered and uncovered parking. Business Express parking is available, as is a park-and-ride with shuttle service to the terminal.

Transportation to the Airport

An Airbus service is available for transport to the airport from Auckland's CBD and downtown ferry rerminal. Tickets are available on the bus for approximately NZ$16. There are several taxi and shuttle services that can transport you to the airport from the city of Auckland. They include Alert Taxis, North Shore Taxis, and Super Shuttle. Taxi fares to the Auckland Airport are between NZ$60 to NZ$80. When you book your tickets with Orbitz.com, you can find car rental services to and from Auckland.

Restaurants at Auckland Airport

At Auckland Airport, there are over 20 restaurant options for grabbing a quick bite before your flight. There is Espresso Plus, where you can get an iced coffee and café foods. Hayama Sushi and Sumo Salad offer tasty alternatives to fast food. If it is fast food you are looking for, McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway offer tasty sandwiches. You can find whatever you are in the mood for at the airport after booking your flights from Auckland with Orbitz.com.

Vacationing in Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand, has quickly become a top destination for resort travelers, and Orbitz.com is a top travel tool for researching cheap flights to Queenstown. The coastal town is served by Queenstown International Airport, located in Franklin on New Zealand's South Island. The airport handles approximately one million passengers a year, offering service through Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, and Virgin Australia. International flights to the island arrive through Australia.

Getting around in Queenstown

Queenstown Airport offers a myriad of options for getting you from the baggage claim to your hotel. If you've booked a rental car through Orbitz.com, the 13 rental agencies are located directly inside the terminal. Connectabus offers connections from the airport to Queenstown hotels and resorts on a 15-minute schedule, while Connexions and Tracknet bus services offer daily transportation from the airport to points in and around Queenstown. Private car services such as Corporate Cabs and Queenstown Taxis pick up outside of the terminals.

Weather in Queenstown

The climate in Queenstown tends to be mild, with the average high being 73 degrees in February, the warmest month. The coolest month is July, with average temperatures maxing out at 47 degrees. Queenstown is fairly dry but does see snow in the months of June through early October, so you can leave the umbrella behind in favor of an extra sweater.

Things to Do in Queenstown

Located along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the perfect destination for the adventurous. Activities include skiing, river rafting, canyon swinging, and horseback riding. For those who enjoy scenic hikes, there are several trails that wend their way through beautiful mountain and lake settings. Central Otago, just outside of Queenstown, is also a popular destination for fans of The Lord of the Rings, as it is a setting for many of the Middle-earth scenes. Historians can delve into Queenstown's vibrant gold-mining past, even panning for gold themselves. Whatever activity you have in mind, look to Orbitz.com when you're ready to search for cheap flights to Queenstown, New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Auckland to Queenstown now?
Head to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most comprehensive info on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Auckland to Queenstown.
Are there non-stop flights from Auckland to Queenstown?
Two airlines fly nonstop from Auckland Airport to Queenstown Airport — Air New Zealand and Jetstar. They’ll take you to your destination quickly and comfortably.
What is the shortest flight from Auckland to Queenstown?
Leave that movie marathon for another day, because the trip from Auckland to Queenstown can take as little as 1 hour and 50 minutes.
What airlines fly from Auckland to Queenstown most frequently?
Air New Zealand (NZ) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) to Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN). It offers 260 services on this route every month. Taking a vacation is one of life’s biggest pleasures, and this airline will get you where you need to go. Jetstar (JQ) also flies from Auckland to Queenstown. It’s another reliable choice and offers 82 flights every month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Queenstown?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Queenstown have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Queenstown with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Queenstown without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.