The cheapest times to fly from ZQN to SYD are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 30th to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • October 8th to November 11th

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 SYD is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $590 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $279 for Wednesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Queenstown (ZQN) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $298 to $530 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $300. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $552. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $252 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $356 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZQN to SYD flight.

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

ZQN to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZQN to SYD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Queenstown. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SYD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ZQN. 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 $41 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $365. Return trip prices are from the SYD 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 SYD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 9 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZQN to SYD

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 SYD — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $352
  • Average savings: $5 (1.26%)

See ZQN to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, Finnair, Hawaiian, Jetstar, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1204 miles or 1938 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZQN to SYD flight is about 3 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Queenstown and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from ZQN to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeZQN
Origination airport nameQueenstown Airport
CountryNew Zealand

Return Airport

Destination codeSYD
Destination airport nameSydney International Airport


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