Cheap flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Queenstown (ZQN) from $151

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/12. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
MEL — ZQN
Jun 25 — Jul 21

The best prices from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl are usually found in October or May, booked 18 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Queenstown

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Queenstown (ZQN). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

$1,065

One-way from

$294
High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
From Melbourne to Queenstown Intl
One-way flight from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Leaving on a Saturday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 62% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 19 days in advance to save up to 9% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 19 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $260, or $266 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne Airport. Prices for October average $316 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $148. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a October flight can save you 23% on your journey compared to booking in December

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from MEL to ZQN?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 58% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Melbourne to Queenstown flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to Queenstown specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on June 20, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown in June and July 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Thu 7/116:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Thu 7/188:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$246
Wed 7/176:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Wed 7/248:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$260
Tue 7/236:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Fri 7/268:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$273
Fri 7/266:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Mon 8/58:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/18$284
Fri 7/126:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 7/168:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$286
Sun 7/286:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 8/68:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$294
Sat 7/276:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 8/68:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$309
Wed 7/106:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Wed 7/178:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$311
Sun 7/286:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 8/64:50 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop7h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$312

Melbourne to Queenstown 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and Queenstown in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown in June and July 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Thu 7/116:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Thu 7/188:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$246
Wed 7/176:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Wed 7/248:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$260
Fri 9/66:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Wed 9/118:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$271
Tue 7/236:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Fri 7/268:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$273
Thu 7/186:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Thu 7/258:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$274
Fri 7/266:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Mon 8/58:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/18$284
Fri 7/126:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 7/168:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$286
Sun 7/286:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 8/68:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$294
Sat 7/276:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Tue 8/68:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$309

Melbourne to Queenstown flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Melbourne to Queenstown for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Melbourne to Queenstown. Tip: verify your flight details before completing your reservation.
Wed 6/2611:35 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mVirgin Australia
Sat 6/296:00 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 35mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$350
Wed 6/266:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Wed 7/38:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$377
Wed 6/2611:35 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mVirgin Australia
Sat 6/291:10 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop9h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$415
Fri 6/289:15 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 15mMultiple Airlines
Mon 7/18:40 pmZQN - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/20$423
Fri 6/289:00 amMEL - ZQN
1 stop25h 20mVirgin Australia
Mon 7/14:30 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop29h 50mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/20$427
Fri 6/289:00 amMEL - ZQN
1 stop25h 20mVirgin Australia
Mon 7/12:25 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop8h 10mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/20$443
Fri 6/289:15 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 15mMultiple Airlines
Mon 7/12:25 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop6h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/20$500
Wed 6/267:00 pmMEL - ZQN
1 stop16h 30mVirgin Australia
Sat 6/291:10 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop7h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$506
Fri 6/2811:35 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mVirgin Australia
Mon 7/14:30 pmZQN - MEL
1 stop29h 50mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/20$512

One-way flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

Search for one-way flight options from Melbourne to Queenstown. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from Melbourne to Queenstown. Users can also find round-trip Melbourne to Queenstown flights by using the search form above.
Fri 7/126:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$151
Mon 8/266:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$165
Sat 10/126:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$177
Tue 7/211:35 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$196
Mon 9/911:55 pmMEL - ZQN
1 stop8h 15mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$205
Thu 11/286:55 pmMEL - ZQN
1 stop11h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 6/19$217
Wed 8/2811:55 pmMEL - ZQN
1 stop8h 15mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$219
Thu 7/46:20 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$222
Wed 6/2611:35 amMEL - ZQN
Nonstop3h 10mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$224

Find flights from Melbourne to Queenstown within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to Queenstown that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

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$246 - $461

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MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Thu 7/11

Nonstop3h 10m

Queenstown Intl

Thu 7/18

Nonstop3h 25m

$246

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Wed 7/17

Nonstop3h 10m

Queenstown Intl

Wed 7/24

Nonstop3h 25m

$260

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Fri 9/6

Nonstop3h 10m

Queenstown Intl

Wed 9/11

Nonstop3h 25m

$271

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Tue 7/23

Nonstop3h 10m

Queenstown Intl

Fri 7/26

Nonstop3h 25m

$273

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Fri 7/26

Nonstop3h 10m

Queenstown Intl

Mon 8/5

Nonstop3h 25m

$284

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Wed 7/17

1 stop15h 30m

Queenstown Intl

Wed 7/24

Nonstop3h 25m

$357

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Tue 11/26

1 stop6h 50m

Queenstown Intl

Fri 11/29

Nonstop3h 35m

$398

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Wed 7/17

2 stops22h 20m

Queenstown Intl

Wed 7/24

1 stop27h 05m

$453

MelbourneQueenstown Intl

MEL - ZQN

MELZQN

Melbourne

Tue 10/29

Nonstop3h 15m

Queenstown Intl

Thu 11/7

Nonstop3h 40m

$461

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 6/20

How far ahead should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Melbourne to Queenstown. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 18 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Melbourne to Queenstown. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne Airport to Queenstown flight should consider departing on Sunday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in Queenstown by month

Plan your trip to Queenstown by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

ZQN

Temperature

37.4 - 59 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Queenstown, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 59.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 37.4 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Queenstown

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Queenstown. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Queenstown. Reviews last updated June 20, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Melbourne to Queenstown, such as Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very good
587 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.2
Very good
587 reviews
8.2
Very good
587 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

7.7
Good
577 reviews
8.2
Very good
587 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

7.6
Good
916 reviews
8.2
Very good
587 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

6.8
Okay
603 reviews
8.2
Very good
587 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown from Melbourne?

    Queenstown Intl (ZQN), located 3.9 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Queenstown. 4 airlines have flights to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 5 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

  • Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $246, but on average you can expect to pay $306.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown is less than $332.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $400?

    There are currently 14+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $400.

  • What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown round-trip?

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown round-trip from $246. Jetstar is 22% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown one-way?

    To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $151. Virgin Australia flights start at $196 while deals on Air New Zealand start at $217 one-way.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

    No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown consider choosing Qatar Airways (100%), Virgin Australia (100%) or Jetstar (94%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

  • What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

    On average you can expect to pay $753 for a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown. The cheapest flight overall is $158 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Queenstown Intl) is currently priced at $205.

  • What does MEL to ZQN mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Melbourne Airport to Queenstown Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a MEL to ZQN flight.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Queenstown that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Melbourne to Queenstown flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Melbourne to Queenstown with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Melbourne to Queenstown flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Queenstown that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Melbourne to Queenstown flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Melbourne to Queenstown by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Queenstown that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Melbourne to Queenstown flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Melbourne Airport to Queenstown flight deals updated?

    The Melbourne Airport to Queenstown flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/20.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

    Currently, July is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown (average of $1,065). Flying from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,915). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown

Discover the top 4 airlines that operate flights from Melbourne to Queenstown. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$131Average$274FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$144Average$363FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
JetstarCheapest$157Average$296FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Air New ZealandCheapest$235Average$365FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%

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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Queenstown

Find hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Queenstown. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
28%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
72%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Queenstown

Explore weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Queenstown. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
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