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Fares from $775 One Way, $1,162 Round Trip from San Francisco to Queenstown

Prices starting at $1,162 for return flights and $775 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.

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San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

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 San Francisco to Queenstown - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Queenstown?

There are no direct flights from San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), so your next best option is to select a carrier that offers a stopover. Accumulate those air miles with Air New Zealand, United Airlines or Virgin Atlantic.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Queenstown?

At least 14 hours and 45 minutes long, the journey from San Francisco to Queenstown is classified as a long-haul flight. Try to get some sleep on the plane to arrive feeling fresh.

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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

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 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.