The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to HNL are

  • May 7th to September 16th (except the week of July 2nd)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 12th)

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 ZQN to HNL is mid June. Prices can be as high as $5258 for Thursday flights during mid February, or as low as $590 for Tuesday flights around mid June.


When to Fly to Honolulu

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Honolulu, HI (HNL) will usually cost between $635 to $1392 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid June with an average ticket price of $716. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid February, with an average price of $1747. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1031 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $843 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to HNL flight.

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

ZQN to HNL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to HNL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Queenstown. 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. Thursdays 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 $681 (42%) 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 $730. Return trip prices are from the HNL to ZQN 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 ZQN to HNL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZQN to HNL

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 ZQN to HNL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Wellington (ZQN > WLG > HNL)

  • Price for both tickets: $778
  • Average savings: $65 (7.71%)

See ZQN to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $780
  • Average savings: $63 (7.47%)

See ZQN to WLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, ANA, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Daniel K Inouye International Airport to Queenstown Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5040 miles or 8111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to HNL flight is about 10 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Honolulu, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from ZQN to HNL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code HNL
Destination airport name Daniel K Inouye International Airport
City Honolulu, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 21.3
Longitude -157.9


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