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Morning departure is around 31% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Queenstown Intl Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Queenstown Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 17h 00m, covering a distance of 7137 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Queenstown Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Qantas Airways ($666), Air New Zealand ($895) and Multiple Airlines ($924).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Queenstown Intl?
Yes.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Queenstown Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$666
only
$666
Destination
Queenstown
$666
only
$666
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Thu, Mar 8
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Love the Airbus 380!

They didn’t pick up trash very often. Had to store it on the floor by my feet.

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Friendly Service and free drinks

Long flight

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Checking process could use some improvement; LAX check-in counter staff was NOT customer oriented; got the feeling that either they hate the job and had a bad day?

BNE
TSV
Excellent 10.0

No issues.

None

AKL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Good Food and ok services

2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats.

Wed, Feb 7
SFO
ZQN
17h 00m
Tue, Mar 6
ZQN
SFO
17h 20m
Trip: 28 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1496 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Two bathrooms just for PE, good food, attentive crew, nice wide seats, ample legroom with footrests, nice headset.

You can’t sleep to music because each track has to be selected individually.

AKL
LAX
Good 7.3

The crew, food, entertainment made the flight comfortable

I felt I was gouged on my 2nd bag fee with an outrageous cost of $200.00 aud or $150.00US. It only weighed 20lbs. as well.

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.6

Issue with baggage, i.e. no indication of what was included in the ticket and no way to pre-pay for luggage (at what I already considered an exorbitant rate of 60$ per piece) so ended up having to pay120$ each for 2 checked bags at the airport!

ZQN
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Awesome customer service, I was impressed.

NRT
AKL
Good 6.3

The staff asked for my return ticket to the U.S. I told them I have a round trip ticket from and to Japan. I have to show them my U. S. Navy identification card otherwise Air New Zealand would not have processed my boarding pass ticket. Air New Zealand discriminates.

Tue, Feb 6
SFO
ZQN
28h 30m
Thu, Feb 22
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Thu, Feb 22
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

They made it tolerable, and made us feel comfrotable on this 13.5 hr flight.

Noisy conversations of people waiting to use the toilet.

AKL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Good Food and ok services

2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats.

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

My seat got moved when I had pre-selected them. The power outlet between the seats didn't work so I couldn't use my CPAP. The earphones/jack would only have sound in 1 ear.

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Friendly Service and free drinks

Long flight

SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

Wed, Mar 7
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Sat, Mar 24
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
AKL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Good Food and ok services

2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats.

MEL
PER
Excellent 10.0

The 787 Premium economy

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The staff was so attentive and friendly

The seats could use a little more leg room

SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Sat, Mar 24
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

My seat got moved when I had pre-selected them. The power outlet between the seats didn't work so I couldn't use my CPAP. The earphones/jack would only have sound in 1 ear.

MEL
PER
Excellent 10.0

The 787 Premium economy

LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Love the Airbus 380!

They didn’t pick up trash very often. Had to store it on the floor by my feet.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Crew, spacious seats and airplane.

Plane was a bit old, like bathrooms.

SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

Tue, Feb 6
SFO
ZQN
17h 00m
Tue, Feb 20
ZQN
SFO
25h 09m
Trip: 15 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1496 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

I was very impressed by the entire experience. Boarding and disembarking at front and at rear of plane, good spacing between seats, cookies, entertainment options... and lovely flight crew. Thank you Air NZ!

Nothing I can think of. Very happy with the flight.

HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Great food (most airlines do not serve any), great entertainment system, & cleanliness is superb.

Cabin was too cold. I had to wear a jacket most of the flight.

ZQN
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Awesome customer service, I was impressed.

AKL
LAX
Good 7.3

The crew, food, entertainment made the flight comfortable

I felt I was gouged on my 2nd bag fee with an outrageous cost of $200.00 aud or $150.00US. It only weighed 20lbs. as well.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Two bathrooms just for PE, good food, attentive crew, nice wide seats, ample legroom with footrests, nice headset.

You can’t sleep to music because each track has to be selected individually.

Wed, Feb 7
SFO
ZQN
55h 05m
Wed, Feb 21
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
ZQN
18h 25m
Tue, Feb 20
ZQN
SFO
25h 09m
Trip: 14 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1496 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
NRT
AKL
Good 6.3

The staff asked for my return ticket to the U.S. I told them I have a round trip ticket from and to Japan. I have to show them my U. S. Navy identification card otherwise Air New Zealand would not have processed my boarding pass ticket. Air New Zealand discriminates.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We flew Air Canada’s Economy Plus from Vancouver to Sydney and Air New Zealand’s Economy Plus from Auckland back to Vancouver. NZ’s Economy Plus product is far and above AC’s. Everything from the welcome, to the meal, to the level of service is great. I really felt that NZ treated the Econ Plus cabin as distinct from Economy (including having 2 dedicated washrooms), whereas on AC it felt like we were merely Economy with better seats. I compare NZ and AC because we were so genuinely impressed with what we purchased. We would definitely book NZ Econ Plus again, and the January seat sale is a great time to do so!

I can’t think of anything I didn’t like. NZ gets this product right.

HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Great food (most airlines do not serve any), great entertainment system, & cleanliness is superb.

Cabin was too cold. I had to wear a jacket most of the flight.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

I was very impressed by the entire experience. Boarding and disembarking at front and at rear of plane, good spacing between seats, cookies, entertainment options... and lovely flight crew. Thank you Air NZ!

Nothing I can think of. Very happy with the flight.

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.6

Issue with baggage, i.e. no indication of what was included in the ticket and no way to pre-pay for luggage (at what I already considered an exorbitant rate of 60$ per piece) so ended up having to pay120$ each for 2 checked bags at the airport!

Thu, Feb 8
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Thu, Feb 22
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
PER
Excellent 10.0

The 787 Premium economy

AKL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Good Food and ok services

2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats.

SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Checking process could use some improvement; LAX check-in counter staff was NOT customer oriented; got the feeling that either they hate the job and had a bad day?

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

My seat got moved when I had pre-selected them. The power outlet between the seats didn't work so I couldn't use my CPAP. The earphones/jack would only have sound in 1 ear.

Thu, Feb 8
SFO
ZQN
26h 10m
Tue, Feb 20
ZQN
SFO
27h 18m
Trip: 13 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1496 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Good 7.3

The crew, food, entertainment made the flight comfortable

I felt I was gouged on my 2nd bag fee with an outrageous cost of $200.00 aud or $150.00US. It only weighed 20lbs. as well.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Air New Zealand needs to manage double door boarding a little differently - a ticket checker needs to be at the split point - to streams of passengers trying to find their seat in opposite directions just doesn't work.

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.6

Issue with baggage, i.e. no indication of what was included in the ticket and no way to pre-pay for luggage (at what I already considered an exorbitant rate of 60$ per piece) so ended up having to pay120$ each for 2 checked bags at the airport!

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

I was very impressed by the entire experience. Boarding and disembarking at front and at rear of plane, good spacing between seats, cookies, entertainment options... and lovely flight crew. Thank you Air NZ!

Nothing I can think of. Very happy with the flight.

HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Great food (most airlines do not serve any), great entertainment system, & cleanliness is superb.

Cabin was too cold. I had to wear a jacket most of the flight.

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Fri, Mar 23
ZQN
SFO
21h 15m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

My seat got moved when I had pre-selected them. The power outlet between the seats didn't work so I couldn't use my CPAP. The earphones/jack would only have sound in 1 ear.

SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Crew, spacious seats and airplane.

Plane was a bit old, like bathrooms.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

They made it tolerable, and made us feel comfrotable on this 13.5 hr flight.

Noisy conversations of people waiting to use the toilet.

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
ZQN
51h 05m
Tue, Mar 6
ZQN
SFO
41h 45m
$1089
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
SFO
ZQN
26h 05m
Fri, Mar 23
ZQN
SFO
21h 15m
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.0

My seat got moved when I had pre-selected them. The power outlet between the seats didn't work so I couldn't use my CPAP. The earphones/jack would only have sound in 1 ear.

SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Crew, spacious seats and airplane.

Plane was a bit old, like bathrooms.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Love the Airbus 380!

They didn’t pick up trash very often. Had to store it on the floor by my feet.

Fri, Feb 16
SFO
ZQN
59h 10m
Sun, Feb 25
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
$1098
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Sun, Mar 25
ZQN
SFO
37h 30m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The staff was so attentive and friendly

The seats could use a little more leg room

AKL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Good Food and ok services

2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Crew, spacious seats and airplane.

Plane was a bit old, like bathrooms.

Wed, Dec 27
SFO
ZQN
24h 40m
Sun, Dec 31
ZQN
SFO
38h 45m
$2872
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1960 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
PPP
Excellent 10.0

The comfortable seats and refreshments

I did not know how to get a seat assignment so ended up in a middle seat even though I booked months ahead.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Service was great, flight was great

Movie selection was pretty disappointing. Could not use my flytot. Hopefully those will be approved soon.

SYD
HBA
Good 6.3

No entertainment

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Service

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Free luggage check and a meal for a 2.5 hour flight.

Mon, Mar 26
SFO
ZQN
49h 00m
Sat, Mar 31
ZQN
SFO
37h 30m
$1171
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 1
SFO
ZQN
26h 05m
Fri, Feb 9
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Friendly Service and free drinks

Long flight

SYD
PER
Excellent 8.3

Pre-boarding customer service staff changed seats for extra leg-room

SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Love the Airbus 380!

They didn’t pick up trash very often. Had to store it on the floor by my feet.

BNE
TSV
Excellent 10.0

No issues.

None

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Sun, Mar 25
ZQN
SFO
37h 30m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
HND
Good 6.8

I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly.

I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage.

MEL
PER
Excellent 10.0

The 787 Premium economy

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

They made it tolerable, and made us feel comfrotable on this 13.5 hr flight.

Noisy conversations of people waiting to use the toilet.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Crew, spacious seats and airplane.

Plane was a bit old, like bathrooms.

AKL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Good Food and ok services

2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats.

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