The cheapest times to fly from DEN to ZQN are

  • February 5th to March 18th
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the weeks of September 17th and October 8th)

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 DEN to ZQN is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $2862 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1159 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1220 to $2344 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1258. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2581. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1323 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1409 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to ZQN flight.

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

DEN to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to ZQN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Denver. 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Denver. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $136 (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 $1482. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to DEN 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 DEN 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 16 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1305
  • Average savings: $104 (7.35%)

See DEN to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1340
  • Average savings: $69 (4.86%)

See DEN to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7937 miles or 12773 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to ZQN flight is about 15 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from DEN to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

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


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