The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to OAK are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • July 16th to August 12th
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 OAK is mid March. Prices can be as high as $6892 for Tuesday flights during mid October, or as low as $1399 for Sunday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $1629 to $6798 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $2225. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $5001. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2776 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2456 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to OAK flight.

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

ZQN to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to OAK flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Queenstown. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAK, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ZQN. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Oakland, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Queenstown. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1080 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2462. Return trip prices are from the OAK 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 OAK 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 51 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 OAK while comparing.

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

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 52.81% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZQN to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 49.55% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZQN to MRY flights

Destination alternative #3: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 43.57% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZQN to SJC flights


Flight Hacking ZQN to OAK

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 OAK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Honolulu, HI (ZQN > HNL > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1286
  • Average savings: $1171 (47.66%)

See ZQN to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1304
  • Average savings: $1152 (46.91%)

See ZQN to HNL flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (ZQN > LAX > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1339
  • Average savings: $1118 (45.5%)

See ZQN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, EVA Air, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Queenstown Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7147 miles or 11502 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to OAK flight is about 13 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from ZQN to OAK.


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 OAK
Destination airport name Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
City Oakland, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -122.2


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