The cheapest times to fly from TYS to ZQN are

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 13th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 TYS to ZQN is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3700 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1209 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Queenstown

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Queenstown (ZQN) will usually cost between $1338 to $2794 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3031. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1685 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1648 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to ZQN flight.

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

TYS to ZQN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to ZQN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. 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 fly to ZQN, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into TYS. Sundays 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 $254 (13%) 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 $1664. Return trip prices are from the ZQN to TYS 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 TYS 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 37 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1478
  • Average savings: $170 (10.29%)

See TYS to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1514
  • Average savings: $134 (8.1%)

See TYS to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1628
  • Average savings: $20 (1.21%)

See TYS to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, EVA Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Queenstown Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8685 miles or 13977 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to ZQN flight is about 16 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Queenstown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from TYS to ZQN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TYS
Origination airport name McGhee Tyson Airport
City Knoxville, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35.8
Longitude -84

Return Airport

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


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