The cheapest times to fly from JFK to ZQN are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • August 6th 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 JFK to ZQN is late October. Prices can be as high as $2858 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1134 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1282 to $2377 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1315. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2522. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1208 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1592 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to ZQN flight.

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

JFK to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. 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 fly to ZQN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $219 (11%) 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 $1574. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to JFK 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 JFK 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 47 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1371
  • Average savings: $221 (13.88%)

See JFK to AKL flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (JFK > LAX > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1388
  • Average savings: $205 (12.85%)

See JFK to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (JFK > SFO > ZQN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1508
  • Average savings: $84 (5.28%)

See JFK to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9332 miles or 15018 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to ZQN flight is about 17 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from JFK to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

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


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