There are 4 ways to get from Auckland to Queenstown by plane, ferry, car or bus

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Fly  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) AKL - ZQN

$71 - $294

3 alternative options

Ferry, drive, bus  •  29 h 9 min

  1. Take the ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 to Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal
  2. Drive from Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal to Wellington - Central
  3. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  4. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  5. Take the bus from Christchurch to Lake Esplanade YHA

$158 - $275

Drive, ferry, bus  •  29 h 23 min

  1. Drive from 1 Beach Haven Rd to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Take the bus from Picton to Christchurch
  4. Take the bus from Christchurch to Lake Esplanade YHA

$159 - $277

Drive, ferry  •  21 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Wellington - Central
  2. Take the ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
  3. Drive from Picton to Queenstown

$241 - $355

Questions & Answers

The distance between Auckland and Queenstown is 1044 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Auckland to Queenstown, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Queenstown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer flights from Auckland Airport to Queenstown Airport.

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There are 435+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 652.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Queenstown, New Zealand?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly from Auckland to Queenstown hourly.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Picton to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Lake Esplanade YHA
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
SeaLink Pine Harbour
Phone
+64 9-355 3553
Website
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3 to Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
aucklandtransport.govt.nz
Interislander
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Wellington - Central to Picton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$36
Saver Change
$42
Easy Change
$49

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