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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown, NZ, New Zealand - MEL to ZQN

Popular flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 19, 2016 AUD683
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 AUD382
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 19, 2016 Jun 27, 2016 AUD548
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 AUD612
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 AUD612
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 AUD612

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 AUD588.

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 AUD0 AUD715
7-14 days AUD673 AUD662
14-21 days AUD673 AUD669
21-30 days AUD588 AUD628
30-60 days AUD588 AUD548
60-90 days AUD588 AUD555
90+ days AUD382 AUD430

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
AUD596 AUD636 AUD588 AUD588 AUD588 AUD573 AUD548

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
May Melbourne Queenstown Virgin Australia 5/27/16 5/30/16 1 AUD628
June Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 6/19/16 6/27/16 1 AUD548
July Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 7/31/16 8/6/16 1 AUD555
August Melbourne Queenstown Jetstar 8/25/16 8/30/16 0 AUD382
September Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 9/26/16 10/10/16 1 AUD573
October Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 10/3/16 10/11/16 1 AUD575
November Melbourne Queenstown Qantas 11/13/16 11/24/16 1 AUD582
December Melbourne Queenstown Jetstar 12/12/16 12/22/16 0 AUD590

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 AUD613.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is AUD638.

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 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 10:20 10:20

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 AUD329.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is AUD610.

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 4 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 100% 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)

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
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

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 AUD109
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD156
Melbourne to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD115
Melbourne to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD125
Melbourne to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD163

Cheap International Flights from Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Melbourne to Dunedin Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD549
Melbourne to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD263
Melbourne to Invercargill Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD696
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,385
Melbourne to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD282
Melbourne to Auckland Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD272
Melbourne to Nelson Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD448
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD709
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD639
Melbourne to New York American, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, Great Lakes AUD1,399
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD377
Melbourne to Napier - Hastings Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD540
Melbourne to Hamilton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD705
Melbourne to Blenheim Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD627
Melbourne to Palmerston North Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD497
Melbourne to New Plymouth Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD543
Melbourne to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD643
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD505
Melbourne to Rotorua Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD575
Melbourne to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD488
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Emirates, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD488
Melbourne to Tauranga Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Melbourne to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD736
Melbourne to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,413

Cheap International Flights to Queenstown - ZQN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to DunedinCheck Dates
Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Queenstown, NZ, New Zealand, from AUD294 Round trip from MEL to ZQN