The cheapest times to fly from HNL to ZQN are

  • May 14th to September 30th
  • October 15th 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 HNL to ZQN is early July. Prices can be as high as $6345 for Thursday flights during late March, or as low as $794 for Tuesday flights around early July.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $795 to $1475 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early July with an average ticket price of $802. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $1926. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1124 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1006 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to ZQN flight.

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

HNL to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to ZQN flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Honolulu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. Thursdays 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 $681 (42%) 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 $937. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to HNL 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 HNL to ZQN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from HNL to ZQN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dunedin Airport (DUD) in Dunedin

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from ZQN
  • Usually 20.58% less expensive than ZQN
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to DUD flights


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

Hack #1: Auckland (HNL > AKL > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $896
  • Average savings: $111 (10.98%)

See HNL to AKL flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (HNL > MEL > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $916
  • Average savings: $90 (8.95%)

See HNL to MEL flights

Hack #3: Sydney (HNL > SYD > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $922
  • Average savings: $84 (8.35%)

See HNL to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HNL 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, American, ANA, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5040 miles or 8111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to ZQN flight is about 10 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from HNL to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeHNL
Origination airport nameDaniel K Inouye International Airport
CityHonolulu, HI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZQN
Destination airport nameQueenstown Airport
CountryNew Zealand


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