The cheapest times to fly from DTW to ZQN are

  • February 5th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 20th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 DTW to ZQN is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $3690 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1259 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1359 to $2877 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 $1341. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3041. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1699 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1567 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to ZQN flight.

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

DTW to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $311 (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 $1685. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to DTW 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 DTW 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 17 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1435
  • Average savings: $132 (8.42%)

See DTW to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1487
  • Average savings: $80 (5.11%)

See DTW to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, EVA Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8946 miles or 14397 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to ZQN flight is about 17 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DTW to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

Return Airport

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


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