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More About Flying To Queenstown from Melbourne

Route Information for Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Origin Airport IATA Code MEL
Destination Airport IATA Code ALR
Distance 1332 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 11:20PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 2:30AM UTC

Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Airports in Melbourne

You're certain to find a bargain on cheap flights from Melbourne when you consult Orbitz.com. The smart and efficient search features on Orbitz.com will give you the results you're looking for. Melbourne has four airports, but the airport in Tullamarine is the primary arrival and departure point for most domestic and international air traffic. Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and Essendon Airport are all much smaller. The main airport is simply called Melbourne Airport and is located about 14 miles outside of the city. It's the second busiest airport in Australia.

Parking at the Airport

Melbourne Airport offers several options for car parking. The facilities include short-term parking, long-term parking, business parking and express parking. A shuttle bus runs between the long-term parking lot and the passenger terminal. With the exception of long-term car parking, all lots include the option for covered spaces.

Transportation to the Airport

SkyBus is Melbourne Airport's shuttle service between downtown Melbourne and the airport. Buses run all day long at 10-minute intervals. A one-way ticket is $17. You can purchase tickets for SkyBus online or at the bus stop. The city of Melbourne also has public transit lines with routes that stop at the terminal. If you're on a tight schedule or just want some quiet time, you can always take a taxi to the drop-off area.

Restaurants at the Airport

Melbourne Airport has a good selection of restaurants, lounges and cafes. You can grab something fast or sit down with fellow travelers at The Fly Bar. When you find cheap flights from Melbourne with Orbitz.com, you'll be able to relax during your trip.

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.

Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown now?

Check out the Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful info on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when catching a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown.

Are there non-stop flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?

Start packing that suitcase, because there are a couple of airlines that offer nonstop flights from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to ZQN. Check out the deals with Air New Zealand and Qantas.

What is the shortest flight from Melbourne to Queenstown?

With the flight from Melbourne to Queenstown taking a minimum of 4 hours and 25 minutes, you'll have enough time to sit back and enjoy the ride. Grab an in-flight vino and get comfortable in your seat with an absorbing novel or movie.

What airlines fly from Melbourne to Queenstown most frequently?

The airlines that fly frequently between MEL and Queenstown Airport include Air New Zealand (NZ). This well-known option operates 17 flights on the route each month. Qantas (QF) also operates services from Melbourne to Queenstown. It's another excellent option and has 13 flights each 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 2020 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 the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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