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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown, NZ, New Zealand - MEL to ZQN Last modified: 27/05/2016 1:27 PM

Popular flights from Melbourne to Queenstown Last modified: 27/05/2016 1:27 PM

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Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16/08/2016 20/08/2016 $620
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16/08/2016 20/08/2016 $436
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
06/09/2016 14/09/2016 $568
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
21/08/2016 24/08/2016 $620

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Melbourne to Queenstown (MEL to ZQN)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Melbourne to Queenstown, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $569.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Melbourne to Queenstown (MEL to ZQN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Melbourne to Queenstown based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $0 $748
7-14 days $611 $612
14-21 days $611 $582
21-30 days $697 $583
30-60 days $602 $591
60-90 days $565 $436
90+ days $412 $418

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Queenstown

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Melbourne to Queenstown.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$591 $436 $590 $590 $611 $575 $590

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Melbourne to Queenstown

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Melbourne to Queenstown.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 11/06/16 17/06/16 1 $582
July Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 28/07/16 3/08/16 1 $590
August Melbourne Queenstown Jetstar 16/08/16 20/08/16 1 $436
September Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 6/09/16 14/09/16 1 $568
October Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 13/10/16 23/10/16 1 $571
November Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 9/11/16 18/11/16 1 $577
December Melbourne Queenstown Jetstar 13/12/16 22/12/16 0 $412
January Melbourne Queenstown Jetstar 20/01/17 3/02/17 0 $608

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Melbourne to Queenstown

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Melbourne to Queenstown.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$763
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$763 $632
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$632

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown (MEL to ZQN)

Your Melbourne to Queenstown flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is $562.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is $715.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Melbourne to Queenstown.

Nonstop Flight Details from Melbourne to Queenstown
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:20 10:20
Air New Zealand 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 09:00 09:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown (MEL to ZQN)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Melbourne to Queenstown. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is $328.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is $561.

Melbourne to Queenstown Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Melbourne to Queenstown?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Queenstown flight time is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Melbourne and Queenstown?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2143 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 71% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Queenstown.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Queenstown?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Queenstown (MEL to ZQN) Number of flights searched: 96Last modified: 27/05/2016 1:28 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Melbourne to Queenstown with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Melbourne to Queenstown.

Melbourne to Queenstown
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar - X X X X X
Air New Zealand - X X
Air New Zealand WLG X X X X X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia SYD X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Melbourne and Queenstown, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Melbourne to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $106
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $167
Melbourne to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $80
Melbourne to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $125
Melbourne to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $182

Cheap International Flights from Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Melbourne to Dunedin Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $562
Melbourne to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $199
Melbourne to Invercargill Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $690
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,525
Melbourne to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $350
Melbourne to Auckland Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $249
Melbourne to Nelson Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $512
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $626
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $645
Melbourne to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,687
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $457
Melbourne to Napier - Hastings Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $521
Melbourne to Hamilton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $691
Melbourne to Blenheim Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $645
Melbourne to Palmerston North Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $579
Melbourne to New Plymouth Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $526
Melbourne to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $645
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $611
Melbourne to Rotorua Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $609
Melbourne to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $397
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Emirates, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $586
Melbourne to Tauranga Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $734
Melbourne to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Virgin Australia $777
Melbourne to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,372

Cheap International Flights to Queenstown - ZQN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to DunedinCheck Dates
Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown, NZ, New Zealand, from $314 Round trip from MEL to ZQN