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Low season

October Best time to beat the crowds (23% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (23% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$353 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$329 or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $325 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Queenstown was found, on average, 75 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is October.
  • Melbourne is home to several airports, although the main international airports are Melbourne International Airport (MEL), Avalon Airport (AVV), and Moorabbin Airport (MBW). The main and busiest hub for the region is Melbourne International Airport.
  • You will be able to get to Melbourne Intl Airport from Melbourne CBD via train, taxi, or bus. The most affordable method of getting to the airport from the CBD is via the train as it will cost you roughly A$ 18. When travelling by bus, it will cost you about A$ 19, and the taxi will cost you as much as A$ 50.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) provides travellers with an extremely useful airport app that will be able to inform you of essential information regarding the airport and your flight.
  • Queenstown International Airport (ZQN) is the main hub for southern New Zealand. Upon your arrival, you will be able to find airport lounges on the first floor of the buildings terminal area. Lounges are available to Koru members as well as Star Alliance members. Only travellers on international flights will be able to access the airport lounges.
  • There are several hotels located near Queenstown International Airport. The Castle Bach Queenstown is situated just 0.3 km from the airport, while the Wyndham Garden Queenstown, DoubleTree By Hilton Queenstown, and Spa B&B are situated less than 1 km away.
  • Queenstown International Airport is located 10 km from the city centre. You will be able to get to the city centre by a bus or taxi services that can be found outside the airport terminal. When travelling by taxi to the city centre, the trip will cost you roughly NZ$ 30 (A$ 29) and the trip will take around 15min. If you travel by bus, the trip will also take roughly 15min and you will pay only NZ$ 15 (A$ 14).
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

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Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,831 reviews
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8.3
Comfort
8.9
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8.5
Entertainment
8.2
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