The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to LAX are

  • January 22nd to April 1st
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • July 23rd to August 12th
  • October 8th to November 4th

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 LAX is early June. Prices can be as high as $2504 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $750 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $932 to $1613 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $818. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2055. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1236 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1141 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to LAX flight.

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

ZQN to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to LAX flight is slightly more expensive 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. Fridays 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 $97 (8%) 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 $1096. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZQN to LAX

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 LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (ZQN > AKL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1004
  • Average savings: $137 (11.97%)

See ZQN to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (ZQN > SYD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1040
  • Average savings: $101 (8.86%)

See ZQN to AKL flights

Hack #3: Wellington (ZQN > WLG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1049
  • Average savings: $92 (8.02%)

See ZQN to WLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Queenstown Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7103 miles or 11431 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to LAX flight is about 13 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ZQN to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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