Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Flight information Melbourne to Queenstown

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Average flight time, total distance 2147 kilometres

3h 10min

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1 airport

Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Queenstown?

How easy is it to depart from Melbourne?

Melbourne has 3 airports, but it is only the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport that offers flights to Queenstown. This hub has 4 terminals.

  • Terminal 2 – handles flights to New Zealand.

The Melbourne Tullamarine Airport has lots of facilities, such as currency exchange booths, ATMs, information desks, free WiFi, executive lounges, and a whole host of restaurants, bars, and cafes you can relax in pre-flight. Transfers between the terminals can be done on foot.

Recommended arrival time for checking in for an international flight is 2-3 hours.

What do I need before I depart from Melbourne?

  • All international travel requires passengers to carry a valid passport.

What information do I need to know before arriving in Queenstown?

The Queenstown Airport is a small, single terminal airport, but it is the primary hub for travel to the Otago region. 

  • Main Terminal – all incoming flights from Australia are directed here.

Within the terminal you will find cash machines, bureau de change services, a couple of eateries, free WiFi, a duty-free outlet, a bookshop, and a pharmacy.

What is the weather like in Queenstown?

  • Summers typically fall within 21-23°C, whilst winters are around 6°C.

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Queenstown?

  • Queenstown is 3 hours ahead of Melbourne.

Is Queenstown cheaper than Melbourne? 

Queenstown is a little more expensive than Melbourne, especially when it comes to dining. However, Skyscanner have a guide on budget tips for your stay in Queenstown, which will help you save money despite the cost difference. 

  Melbourne Queenstown
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $80 150NZD ($140)
Average cost of a coffee $4 4.75NZD ($4.40)
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $60 25-35NZD ($23-32)

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of October 2017

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.