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Flights From Sydney (SYD) to Queenstown (ZQN) from AU$285

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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$285 and round trip flights were AU$512 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Sydney to Queenstown: Customer Reviews

5 Aug. 2018

Took ages fir the bags to come trough at Queenstown - apart from that a good flight

A verified traveller
Sydney to Queenstown · Jetstar
10 Apr. 2018

Our flight was diverted due to poor weather conditions at intended destination. Jetstar put us up in a hotel for the night and got us to our destination the next day safely and without a hassle.

A verified traveller
Sydney to Queenstown · Jetstar
7 Mar. 2018

Check-in staff nicer than flight attendants on the plane.

A verified traveller
Sydney to Queenstown · Jetstar

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.

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Traveling From Kingsford Smith Intl.
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code SYD
Traveling To Queenstown Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code ZQN
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight Price AU$512

FAQs about flights from Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) to Queenstown Intl. (ZQN)

Can I take a flight from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Queenstown Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) right now?

If you're travelling from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Queenstown Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) and wish to avoid getting stuck in a bind, check our Covid-19 Travel Advisor prior to booking. It's here you'll find important info on this destination's flying restrictions and quarantine.

How long is the flight from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to ZQN?

You'll have about 4 hours and 41 minutes to kill on board your flight from Sydney to Queenstown. It's the perfect time to snatch forty winks, finish that book or binge-watch that new gripping show.

What airlines fly direct from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN)?

You won't have to bother about long stopovers or your suitcase going astray. Choose from a number of airlines operating direct flights from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN), such as Qantas and Air New Zealand.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Queenstown Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Queenstown Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) 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 Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) 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.

How many flights are there from Sydney Airport to Queenstown Airport?

Can you hear that? It's the beautiful sound of your plane hoofing it to Queenstown. All you have to do is book one of the 12 flights that operate daily from Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) to Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN).

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 holiday 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: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday 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? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June 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 June 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 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Sydney to Queenstown Flight Deals from AU$512

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 hour(s) and mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Queenstown from Sydney 

Choose from flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$512 and rising to AU$537 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 October)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

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Great places to stay after flight from Sydney to Queenstown

Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
3.5 out of 5
24 Hawthorne Drive, Remarkables Park, Frankton, Queenstown, Otago
The price is AU$132 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is in the mountains, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Queenstown Event Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Queenstown Golf ...
4.4/5Excellent! (116 reviews)
"Didnt like hearing shower running at mudnight in anouther room snd them music at 5.45 in the morning... not a good sleep"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2020

Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Kawarau Falls
The price is AU$141 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Remarkables Park Town Centre and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Event Centre and Alpine Aqualand ...
4.3/5Excellent! (195 reviews)
"Loved the views and being away from the hustle of the town. Taking the ferry into Queenstown was an added bonus!"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Wyndham Garden Queenstown
Wyndham Garden Queenstown
4 out of 5
32 Red Oak Drive, Remarkables Park, Queenstown
The price is AU$151 per night from 21 Aug. to 21 Aug.
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Remarkables Park Town Centre and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Event Centre ...
4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)
"Very accommodating, checked us in a little earlier, so we could attend a funeral."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Wyndham Garden Queenstown
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.