We do not have enough data on this route to provide a reliable graph showing how many days before departure it is the best to book.
However, usually the closer it is to the departure, the more expensive the tickets are.
Direct flights last about 1h 50min.
Direct flights available 4 days a week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
Direct flights: Jetstar Airways (JQ), Air New Zealand (NZ).
How to find cheap flights from Auckland to Queenstown with eSky?
Whether it is a city break or your main holiday, eSky gives you numerous flight options to travel from Auckland to Queenstown on the cheap. You can use different ways of finding affordable air tickets to Queenstown, including a cheap airfare search, setting a price alert, browsing available deals or viewing the cheapest days to travel to Queenstown. With eSky, you can search and compare a range of cheap flights and enjoy great discounts, bargains, and other promotions.
Cheap air tickets from Auckland to Queenstown with the eSky airfare search
Use the eSky cheap airfare search engine to browse through and compare an extensive choice of cheap plane tickets to Queenstown. Our offer includes air tickets from regular and budget airlines. Although the latter usually sell cheaper airfares, you can sometimes find low-priced tickets to Queenstown with regular airlines if they are discounted at a given moment. To start searching for your cheap flight to Queenstown, fill in search boxes, such as "Depart from" and "Arrive at", then select your travel dates, the number of passengers, and click on the magnifying glass button. You will see the results in a matter of seconds. The eSky cheap travel search engine will find you all available flights from Auckland to Queenstown. It will save you hours you would spend at your computer wading through different websites. The next step depends on your preferences. You can either click the "Cheapest" in the Sort by category to have the most affordable options at the top of the list, or the "Shortest" to find the quickest way to fly from Auckland to Queenstown. Direct flights from Auckland to Queenstown are operated by Jetstar or Air New Zealand. The average duration of the flight is 1 hour 55 minutes. You can filter your results to find those flights which depart or arrive at specific hours. Click "Choose" to book your cheap flight to Queenstown. View your flight details, fill in the "Passengers" and "Contact details" section, and choose your payment method. You can also purchase additional services, such as trip cancellation insurance and/or travel insurance, online check-in on your behalf or assistance package.
Set a price alert for the Auckland-Queenstown route
Monitor how the prices of flights from Auckland to Queenstown go up and down by setting a price alert for the route. Leave your email address and enter the maximum price of the flight to be notified when the price of the flight you have been following changes. Start monitoring the Auckland-Queenstown route with the eSky price alert and snap up promo plane tickets to Queenstown.
Airlines offering cheap airfares from Auckland to Queenstown
Your cheap flight to Queenstown will be operated by Jetstar or Air New Zealand. Both carriers offer great value flights from Auckland to Queenstown and very often there are huge discounts. Below, you will find information which can help you choose between the two airlines, including baggage allowance and complimentary services.
Baggage allowance and complimentary services on the Auckland-Queenstown route
Air New Zealand and Jetstar cater to all types of travelers: those flying on a budget, with families or business customers. To get from Auckland to Queenstown at a minimum cost, you will need to stick to your baggage allowance to keep your airfare as low as possible and avoid additional fees. Below you will check how much baggage you will be allowed to bring onboard Jetstar or Air New Zealand planes.
Air New Zealand, the country's flag airline serving 20 domestic destinations, offers passengers four fares: seat, seat+bag, flexitime, and flexidate. Seat, besides a ticket, includes one carry-on bag (up to 7kg), a complimentary snack. With seat+bag you will get an extra 2kg checked bag. Total linear dimensions of a carry-on bag can be up to 118cm.
Jetstar is an Australian low-cost airline flying to 39 destinations. With Starter fares (Starter, Starter Plus, and Starter Max), baggage you can take on board includes two items weighing up to 7kg or 14kg if you buy +7kg Extra Carry-On Baggage. With the Flex bundle and Business Class fares, you will be entitled to two items up to 14kg. No single item can weigh more than 10kg. The maximum dimensions of the main item are 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. You can add checked baggage from 15kg to 40kg.
Promo deals on flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Visit the "Deals" category to browse through numerous deals we put in one place to let you find the cheapest flights available at the moment. Just type Auckland in the "From" box and Queenstown in the "To" box and hit "Search". At the top, you will see a chart showing the cheapest months to travel from Auckland to Queenstown. After you click on the selected month, you will see the cheapest departure and return days highlighted in green. You can select and deselect different days and you will know right away how much the tickets will cost you. Below the chart, you will see a list of the cheapest flights we chose for you, along with the most important information, such as travel dates, flight times, airlines, direct/connecting flights, and total price.
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The airport in Queenstown
Your cheap flight to Queenstown will arrive at Queenstown Airport located 8 km from the city. This is the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand by passenger traffic with as many as 2.25 million passengers handled in 2018. Queenstown airport has two runways and one terminal. The following airlines operate out of the airport: Air Milford, Air New Zealand, Air New Zealand Link, Glenorchy Air, Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. There are numerous dining and beverage outlets offering various food and drink options as well as retail shops selling jewelry & accessories, clothes, confectionery and reading material including newspapers and books. Passengers can also avail of a parents' room, currency exchange, and ATMs. Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. There is a lounge for Air New Zealand Koru members and Star Alliance Gold members located on the first floor. It has a self-service food buffet and bar facilities. There are several ways to get from Queenstown Airport to the city. Orbus plies between the airport and the city regularly throughout the day from 6 am until midnight. Licensed taxis that can pick-up passengers include Queenstown Taxis, Green Cabs, and Corporate Cabs. You can also use one of several car hire companies located at the airport.