The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to ORD are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 30th to June 10th
  • 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 ORD is mid February. Prices can be as high as $3174 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $945 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $988 to $1976 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 $1089. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2586. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1497 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1315 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to ORD flight.

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

ZQN to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to ORD 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 $0.09, 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 Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Queenstown. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $182 (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 $1301. Return trip prices are from the ORD 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 ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 42 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZQN to ORD

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 ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Wellington (ZQN > WLG > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1306
  • Average savings: $9 (0.68%)

See ZQN to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1312
  • Average savings: $4 (0.27%)

See ZQN to WLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, EVA Air, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Queenstown Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8736 miles or 14059 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to ORD flight is about 16 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Chicago, IL?

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


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 ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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