The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to MSP are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 MSP is late January. Prices can be as high as $4100 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1096 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $1119 to $2246 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1163. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2506. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1343 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1523 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to MSP flight.

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

ZQN to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to MSP 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 $0.11, 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 $192 (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 $1476. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP 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 29 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZQN to MSP

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 MSP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Houston, TX (ZQN > IAH > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1384
  • Average savings: $139 (9.13%)

See ZQN to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ZQN > LAX > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1412
  • Average savings: $111 (7.29%)

See ZQN to IAH flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1446
  • Average savings: $77 (5.06%)

See ZQN to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, EVA Air, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Queenstown Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8613 miles or 13861 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to MSP flight is about 16 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from ZQN to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


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