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Flying to Queenstown? Here is everything you need to know.

Queenstown is one of New Zealand's most sought after destinations. It’s just as famous for its astounding natural surroundings as it is for its adventure tourism and wine regions. You'll be surrounded by picturesque mountains, the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the landscape where The Lord of the Rings was filmed.

If you are planning to travel to Queenstown, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about which airline you should fly with and what mode of t

If you are planning to travel to Queenstown, this quick guide will tell you everything you need to know about flights and transport.

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How much should you expect to pay for cheap flights to Queenstown?

You can reach Queenstown in less than six hours from any major Australian city. Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a flight from Australia to Queenstown.


Flights to Queenstown from Sydney

Flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

Flights to Queenstown from Brisbane

Flights to Queenstown from Perth


Queenstown flight times

  • From Sydney: 3 hrs 0 mins + direct
  • From Melbourne: 3 hrs 10 mins + direct
  • From Brisbane: 3 hrs 30 mins + direct
  • From Perth: 5 hrs 15 mins + direct

Airlines that fly to Queenstown

  • Virgin Australia
  • Qantas
  • Jetstar
  • Air New Zealand
  • Emirates

Who offers cheap flights to Queenstown?

Jetstar offers the cheapest flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to Queenstown.. If you are flying from Brisbane, Qantas is the cheapest airline to fly with.

Queenstown insider flight tips

  • Queenstown Airport in Frankton is about a 10 minute drive from the centre of Queenstown and is its primary airport.
  • Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia fly direct to Queenstown whereas Emirates and Qantas operate connecting flights.
  • Direct flights to Queenstown tend to be more expensive than flights into Christchurch. It is a six-hour drive away, but could be something to consider if Queenstown is just part of a bigger trip to the South Island.

What airport transport options are available from Queenstown Airport?

Transfer and shuttle bus services like Viator and Jayride offer door to door transport to and from Queenstown Airport and famous Queenstown tourist sites. Taxis and Uber are available outside the terminal. A public bus service departs every 15 minutes and connects Queenstown Airport with Queenstown centre, Frankton and other popular destinations. Tickets are available from kiosks at the arrivals terminal. Car hire is available directly from the booths inside the arrivals terminal. Uber is currently not available in Queenstown.


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