The cheapest times to fly from MCO to ZQN are

  • February 5th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 26th, April 30th, and May 7th)
  • August 13th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to November 4th

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 MCO to ZQN is late May. Prices can be as high as $3650 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1209 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1277 to $2839 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 $1259. 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 $1782 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1535 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to ZQN flight.

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

MCO to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Orlando. 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Orlando. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $207 (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 $1635. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to MCO 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 MCO 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 16 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1370
  • Average savings: $165 (10.75%)

See MCO to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1405
  • Average savings: $131 (8.5%)

See MCO to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air New Zealand, American, EVA Air, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Orlando International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8516 miles or 13705 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to ZQN flight is about 16 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Queenstown?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCO
Origination airport name Orlando International Airport
City Orlando, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.4
Longitude -81.3

Return Airport

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


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