The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to RIC are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • April 30th to June 17th
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 RIC is late January. Prices can be as high as $2881 for Monday flights during early January, or as low as $1114 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $1510 to $2147 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 $1501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2606. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1105 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1622 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to RIC flight.

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

ZQN to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to RIC 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Richmond, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Queenstown. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $146 (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 $1620. Return trip prices are from the RIC 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 RIC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 17 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 RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 11.41% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZQN to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 6.60% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZQN to IAD flights

Destination alternative #3: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 4.19% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZQN to DCA flights

Destination alternative #4: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 3.58% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See ZQN to RDU flights


Flight Hacking ZQN to RIC

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 RIC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (ZQN > SYD > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1356
  • Average savings: $266 (16.4%)

See ZQN to IAH flights

Hack #2: Houston, TX (ZQN > IAH > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1485
  • Average savings: $137 (8.45%)

See ZQN to SYD flights

Hack #3: Auckland (ZQN > AKL > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1519
  • Average savings: $103 (6.35%)

See ZQN to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, EVA Air, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Queenstown Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9060 miles or 14581 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to RIC flight is about 17 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from ZQN to RIC.


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 RIC
Destination airport name Richmond International Airport
City Richmond, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.5
Longitude -77.3


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