The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to IAD are
- January 15th to March 18th
- April 23rd to June 3rd
- October 15th to November 25th
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 IAD is mid February. Prices can be as high as $4523 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1061 for Tuesday flights around mid February.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $1093 to $2214 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1225. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2552. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1327 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1515 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to IAD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZQN to IAD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ZQN to IAD flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as 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 to Washington, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Queenstown. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $177 (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 $1459. Return trip prices are from the IAD to ZQN 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 ZQN to IAD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ZQN to IAD while comparing.
- 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
- Usually 5.15% less expensive than IAD
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking ZQN to IAD
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 IAD — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1446
- Average savings: $69 (4.55%)
- Price for both tickets: $1451
- Average savings: $64 (4.22%)
- Price for both tickets: $1468
- Average savings: $47 (3.1%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ZQN to IAD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, EVA Air, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Washington Dulles International Airport to Queenstown Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 9104 miles or 14651 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ZQN to IAD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to IAD flight is about 17 hour 22 minutes.
How many flights go between Queenstown and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from ZQN to IAD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Queenstown Airport|
|Destination airport name||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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