The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to MRY are

  • January 15th to June 17th (except the week of April 16th)

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 MRY is early June. Prices can be as high as $3644 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $1127 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Monterey

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Monterey, CA (MRY) will usually cost between $1127 to $1988 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 $1132. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2267. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1135 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1239 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to MRY flight.

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

ZQN to MRY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to MRY 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MRY, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ZQN. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Monterey, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Queenstown. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $183 (11%) 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 $1291. Return trip prices are from the MRY 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 MRY can generally find a 2-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.


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 MRY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 6.46% less expensive than MRY
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZQN to SFO flights


Flight Hacking ZQN to MRY

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 MRY — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1215
  • Average savings: $24 (1.94%)

See ZQN to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Monterey Regional 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 MRY?

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

How many flights go between Queenstown and Monterey, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from ZQN to MRY.


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 MRY
Destination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8


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