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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Queenstown  •  4 h 13 min

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

$72 - $275

3 alternative options

Bus to Dunedin, fly  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Dunedin Airport
  2. Fly from Dunedin (DUD) to Auckland (AKL) DUD - AKL

$82 - $308

Bus, ferry, drive  •  28 h 57 min

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

$147 - $263

Bus, ferry, drive via Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal  •  29 h 28 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Auckland is to fly which costs $110 - $420 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown to Auckland is to fly which costs $110 - $420 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Queenstown and Auckland is 1044 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Queenstown to Auckland, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 1178+ hotels available in Auckland. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Queenstown to Queenstown Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Queenstown to Auckland.
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  • Distance: 652.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

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

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Dunedin to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Dunedin to Auckland via Christchurch
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Dunedin to Auckland via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Queenstown to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Dunedin to Auckland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Dunedin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Christchurch to Picton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Lake Esplanade YHA to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Queenstown to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Ferry operators
Interislander
Phone
+64 800 802 802
Website
interislander.co.nz
Ferry from Picton to Wellington - Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Web Saver
$25
Saver Change
$30
Easy Change
$34
SeaLink Pine Harbour
Phone
+64 9-355 3553
Website
at.govt.nz
Ferry from Pine Harbour Ferry Terminal to Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 3
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
at.govt.nz

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