Cheap flights from Queenstown to Cairns

Flights starting at £285. Choose between Qantas, Air New Zealand, or Jetstar Airways to find the best price.

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The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Emirates, and Virgin Australia Airlines. Queenstown and Cairns have 139 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Air New ZealandANZNZYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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EmiratesUAEEKNoNo
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
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Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Queenstown?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Queenstown and Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Bangkok, Nelson, Manila, Singapore, Napier, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, London, Tauranga, Rarotonga, Honolulu, New Plymouth, Krabi, Port Vila.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast Region, Adelaide, Bangkok, Proserpine, Manila, Seoul, Perth, Mount Isa, Denpasar, Uluru, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, City of Newcastle, Broome, Singapore.
What airports are near Queenstown?
The main airport in Queenstown is Queenstown. It is also served by Queenstown, Dunedin, Invercargill.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Queenstown and Cairns?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Queenstown and Cairns thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Queenstown and Cairns can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Queenstown and Cairns?
Currently, you can fly between Queenstown and Cairns with Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Emirates, Virgin Australia Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Queenstown and Cairns?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Queenstown and Cairns, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
What flights operate between Queenstown and Cairns?
Traveling between Queenstown and Cairns, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
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