The cheapest times to fly from ANC to ZQN are

  • January 29th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 5th, April 30th, and May 7th)
  • September 17th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ANC to ZQN is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2970 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1241 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Anchorage, AK (ANC) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1362 to $2529 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1315. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2632. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1317 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1587 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ANC to ZQN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ANC to ZQN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ANC to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ANC to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Anchorage. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZQN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ANC. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $381 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1636. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to ANC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ANC to ZQN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ANC to ZQN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ANC to ZQN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ANC > LAX > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1469
  • Average savings: $118 (7.41%)

See ANC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Auckland (ANC > AKL > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1488
  • Average savings: $99 (6.21%)

See ANC to AKL flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (ANC > SEA > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1519
  • Average savings: $68 (4.29%)

See ANC to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ANC to ZQN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7690 miles or 12376 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ANC to ZQN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ANC to ZQN flight is about 14 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Anchorage, AK and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from ANC to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ANC
Origination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150

Return Airport

Destination code ZQN
Destination airport name Queenstown Airport
City Queenstown
Country New Zealand
Latitude -45
Longitude 168.7


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