The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ZQN are
- February 19th to March 4th
- April 9th to June 24th
- August 6th to October 21st
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 ORD to ZQN is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $3039 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.
When to Fly to Queenstown
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1094 to $2367 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1091. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2694. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1603 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1531 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ZQN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to ZQN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $182 (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 $1529. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ORD 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 16 hour 42 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking ORD 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 ORD to ZQN — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1314
- Average savings: $217 (14.17%)
- Price for both tickets: $1336
- Average savings: $196 (12.77%)
- Price for both tickets: $1492
- Average savings: $39 (2.55%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD to ZQN? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 8736 miles or 14059 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to ZQN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ZQN flight is about 16 hour 42 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Queenstown?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from ORD to ZQN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Queenstown Airport|
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