The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ZQN are

  • February 5th to June 17th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LAX to ZQN is early June. Prices can be as high as $2086 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $844 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $854 to $1534 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $880. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1706. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $827 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1093 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ZQN flight.

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

LAX to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ZQN flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 $97 (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 $1107. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to LAX 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 LAX 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 13 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1047
  • Average savings: $46 (4.21%)

See LAX to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7103 miles or 11431 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ZQN flight is about 13 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from LAX to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

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


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