The cheapest times to fly from IAH to ZQN are

  • January 29th to June 24th (except the weeks of February 5th and March 26th)
  • October 8th 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 IAH to ZQN is late May. Prices can be as high as $2708 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $994 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1094 to $2331 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1041. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2470. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1429 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1573 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to ZQN flight.

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

IAH to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Houston. 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. Fridays 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 $111 (7%) 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 $1564. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to IAH 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 IAH 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 15 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1341
  • Average savings: $232 (14.75%)

See IAH to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1469
  • Average savings: $104 (6.61%)

See IAH to AKL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (IAH > SIN > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1516
  • Average savings: $57 (3.62%)

See IAH to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7918 miles or 12743 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to ZQN flight is about 15 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from IAH to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IAH
Origination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3

Return Airport

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


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