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Cairns to Queenstown flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Cairns and Queenstown take, on average, 5 h and 40 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairns with Queenstown found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, January is the busiest time to fly from Cairns to Queenstown
Best time to book According to real data October is the most popular time to book a flight to Queenstown when departing from Cairns

Cheap last minute flights to Queenstown

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Departure Sat, 02 Jul Return Sat, 09 Jul
CNS Cairns
ZQN Queenstown
return from £660
Departure Mon, 18 Jul Return Mon, 25 Jul
CNS Cairns
ZQN Queenstown
return from £468
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.95 NZD
British Pound Sterling New Zealand Dollar
1 NZD = 0.52 GBP
Last checked on 30 June 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
60%

Trains in Queenstown are 60% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£2.55
Queenstown
£1.03
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
48%

The average meal is 48% more expensive in Queenstown than in Cairns.

Cairns
£11.34
Queenstown
£16.79
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
48%

Taxis are 48% more expensive in Queenstown than in Cairns.

Cairns
£1.64
Queenstown
£2.43
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
14%

Coffee in Queenstown is 14% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£2.83
Queenstown
£2.42
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Queenstown airports
  • ( Queenstown Airport (limited) (ZQN)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
K Distance: 2383 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Queenstown

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Queenstown during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions New Zealand may apply when travelling from Cairns. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cairns to Queenstown at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Queenstown is 468£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Queenstown expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Queenstown costs an average of 2.43 GBP, 48% more expensive than Cairns, with a fare of 1.64 GBP, while train tickets costs 60% less in Queenstown: 1.03 GBP against 2.55 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 16.79 GBP in Queenstown, 48% more than the 11.34 GBP in Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 14% cheaper in Queenstown, with an average of 2.42 GBP, while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.83 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Queenstown?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Queenstown are October, August and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Queenstown?
The best time of the year to go to Queenstown when flying from Cairns depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Queenstown from Cairns in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, April and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Queenstown.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairns to Queenstown?
The total flight time between Cairns and Queenstown is of around 05:40 hours on average, considering an average distance of 3,792 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Queenstown are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Queenstown are:
  • Virgin Australia, stoping in Sydney for 105 minutes minimun.
  • Virgin Australia, with 85 minutes scale in Brisbane.
  • Virgin Australia, with 85 minutes scale in Brisbane.
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