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Cheapest Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Queenstown (ZQN)

Airfares from Kingsford Smith Intl. to Queenstown Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$251 and round trip flights were AU$462 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


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Sydney to Queenstown Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Queenstown (ZQN)

Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Sydney to Queenstown flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top SYD to ZQN routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.

Sydney to Queenstown Information

Traveling From
Kingsford Smith Intl.
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code
Traveling To
Queenstown Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time
7 hours 0 mins
Direct Flight Time
6 hours 55 mins
Flight Price

Frequently asked questions

Can I take a flight from SYD to Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) right now?
Your first step in organising a flight from Mascot Airport to Queenstown Airport is to check out the Covid-19 Travel Advisor. It’s here you’ll find everything you need to know about quarantine, flying restrictions and other policies.
How long is the flight from Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) to Queenstown Airport?
The average flight time from Sydney to Queenstown is about 4 hours and 41 minutes. Recline your seat, unwind and hook into that bestseller you picked up at departures.
What airlines fly direct from Mascot Airport to ZQN?
The mere thought of flying from Sydney to Queenstown is enough to give you those pre-adventure goosebumps. But there’s more good news. A variety of airlines have direct flights, including Qantas and Jetstar. You’ll be ordering your third round at your hotel bar before you know it.
What happens if I need to change my flight booking to ZQN due to COVID-19?
If your travel plans to Queenstown Airport have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.
Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?
Some airlines offer the option to change your Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) flight without a fee. That way, you won’t get stung with extra costs — but you’ll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the “no change fees” filter when you book.
If I'm planning to fly, what are some airlines that have COVID-19 measures and social distancing rules?
There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas. Now you can take that long overdue vacation with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
Here’s an insider tip: Monday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights departing on a Monday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Saturday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Thursday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?
Guess what? It turns out that early in the week is the best time to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights purchased on a Monday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on the weekend also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Friday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on that day.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2021, our data shows February is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of December can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if December is your preferred travel month.
How far in advance can you book a flight?
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2021 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing just 1 week prior to travel.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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Sydney to Queenstown Flight Deals from AU$462

Considering a quick trip to Queenstown, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from SYD to ZQN. With heaps of cheap fares from Sydney, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

It’s easy to book flights to Queenstown from Sydney  

For a huge choice of flights, simply enter your travel dates and hit search and we’ll hunt out fantastic deals on one-way, return and multi-city airfares to Queenstown from Sydney from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Queenstown in just 6 hour(s) and 55 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Queenstown from Sydney 

Choose from 22 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$462 and rising to AU$497 depending on the cabin class, travel dates, and airline carrier. And if you’re up for a last-minute getaway, you can get great deals on flights from Sydney to Queenstown today!  

Find cheap airfares to Queenstown from Sydney 

Here are our insider tips for bagging a flight bargain: 

  • Look for midweek flights and late night, early morning arrival and departure times
  • Check out other airports near Sydney and Queenstown
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in November)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Queenstown from Sydney with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Queenstown. Get more bang for your buck on flight and hotel or car rental combos and download the free Wotif app to tap into exclusive deals. Book now with Wotif and have a great flight!


Great places to stay after flight from Sydney to Queenstown

Wyndham Garden Queenstown
Wyndham Garden Queenstown
4 out of 5
32 Red Oak Drive, Remarkables Park, Queenstown, 9300
The price is AU$219 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
per night
7 Mar - 8 Mar
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (482 reviews)
"Modern building and centrally located. Close to lake and good walking. Fairly quiet area"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2023

Wyndham Garden Queenstown
La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park Queenstown
La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park Queenstown
3 out of 5
16 - 18 Mountain Ash Drive, Remarkables Park, Queenstown, 9300
The price is AU$282 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
per night
7 Mar - 8 Mar
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Remarkables Park Town Centre ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (191 reviews)
"Close to airport, and bus stop only 500 metres away, so easy to get too town."

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2023

La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park Queenstown
Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
28 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, 9371
The price is AU$224 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
per night
12 Feb - 13 Feb
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Popular attractions Remarkables Park Town Centre and Alpine ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (111 reviews)
"Close to mountains. Clean"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2023

Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.