The cheapest times to fly from RNO to ZQN are

  • February 5th to March 25th
  • April 9th to June 17th (except the week of April 30th)
  • September 10th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 24th, October 8th, and 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 RNO to ZQN is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $3527 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1059 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1090 to $2731 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $1142. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3068. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1926 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1455 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to ZQN flight.

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

RNO to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RNO to ZQN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Reno. 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Queenstown, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Reno. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $181 (10%) 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 $1494. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to RNO 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 RNO 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 14 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1314
  • Average savings: $141 (9.69%)

See RNO to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1321
  • Average savings: $134 (9.21%)

See RNO to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, EVA Air, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to Reno/Tahoe International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7327 miles or 11792 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to ZQN flight is about 14 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Reno, NV and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from RNO to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RNO
Origination airport name Reno/Tahoe International Airport
City Reno, NV
Country the United States
Latitude 39.5
Longitude -119.8

Return Airport

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


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