The cheapest times to fly from AUS to ZQN are

  • February 5th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 19th, March 26th, and April 30th)
  • August 13th to November 11th (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, and October 29th)

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 AUS to ZQN is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $3548 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1177 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Austin, TX (AUS) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1203 to $2489 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 $1254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2892. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1637 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1397 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AUS to ZQN flight.

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

AUS to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AUS to ZQN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Austin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Austin. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $140 (8%) 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 $1540. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to AUS 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 AUS 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 15 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking AUS 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 AUS to ZQN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1295
  • Average savings: $102 (7.27%)

See AUS to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1315
  • Average savings: $82 (5.84%)

See AUS to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, EVA Air, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7820 miles or 12585 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AUS to ZQN flight is about 15 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Austin, TX and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from AUS to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AUS
Origination airport name Austin – Bergstrom International Airport
City Austin, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -97.7

Return Airport

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


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