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Average Price:
$1440
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$1128
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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Queenstown Intl was found 82 days before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 1% more expensive 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 16h 35m, 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 ($854), Multiple Airlines ($1028) and Air New Zealand ($1116).
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
$854
only
$854
Destination
Queenstown
$854
only
$854
Mon, May 7
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Fri, May 18
ZQN
SFO
36h 25m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3142 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

none

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Kind, kept us fed.

DFW
SYD
Good 7.6

There was an excellent selection of movies to choose from. Breakfast was actually pretty tasty, and snacks and water were offered quite frequently. The seat was reasonably comfortable, and reclines back a decent way. For how huge the plane was, the boarding process was super fast and efficient!

Seats were still rather cramped for my poor husband, who is 6'3. It is very hard to get out of your seat if you're in a window and all the seats on front are fully reclined, and I am relatively spry! Can't imagine an elderly or debilitated person trying to do so! The in flight movies were great, but you had to use the headphones they provide, and none of the 3 pairs I tried worked well. All had constant static. Although the seats recline far, they also do it abruptly and are hard to get to come back up. The dinner (we had the beef) was not very good. The quality of the ground beef was what you would expect from a fast food place. The worst part of the flight was that the sat ALL the infants in the same area on the plane, and all right around us. 5 of them, to be exact. 17 hours of on and off screaming babies! My husband had to move to a different seat to get some sleep! Thankfully, I can sleep through anything. Overall, less terrible than I expected a 17 hour flight to be, but could have been better. Some crew were very nice and helpful and others not so much. The first woman my husband asked told him (rather abruptly) that he wouldn't be able to use his CPAP machine. Then a really nice guy helped him get it set up. The turbulence was a bit scary for me, and the way the captain would announce it didn't help! He'd just say "all passengers and crew be seated and fasted your seat belts" in a rather grim tone as the plane shook violently.

LAX
SLC
Excellent 8.0

Felt squished

LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any.

Sun, Mar 4
SFO
ZQN
17h 00m
Mon, Mar 19
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
$1028
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
ZQN
20h 30m
Fri, Mar 16
ZQN
SFO
34h 00m
$1116
Trip: 18 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1818 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

It was operated by air New Zealand so the service was top notch once I was able to resolve all other issues boarding.

We had a flight bought on virgin Australia and operated with air New Zealand. The air New Zealand part was all great plane boarding etc, the horrible part is that we bought baggage allowances with virgin and they never transferred the information to air New Zealand. So there I am from the USA in a foreign country boarding a flight being asked to pay 500 nz dollars for a few kilos when I had already paid for it. Having to produce emails and payment information on something I had done months in advance. Overall I won’t recommend virgin next time I’d book directly with air New Zealand

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Special thanks to the crew member who let me try all the wines before I picked so I could get something I like. Over all, very friendly and nice

I'd like more movie options. I had a very long round trip flight

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Food, wine, entertainment, condition of cabin, timeliness of flight, safety video enjoyable and engaging compared to other airlines

Being on the aisle it was hard to sleep with flight attendants and passengers constantly walking by

WLG
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Charged us for baggage, even though the flight was international and clearly stated on their website international flights included baggage. Had to pay more than we paid for our flights just to check a bag.

AKL
LAX
Okay 5.6

Seats were comfortable, bathrooms were good.

Food was not good. No vegetable choice unless you had prearranged. Breakfast was just ok.

Sun, Jun 3
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Sat, Jun 9
ZQN
SFO
41h 10m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3142 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great choice of entertainment. Served good food often with nice menu selection. Seats a bit tight as with all airlines. Fruit was fabulous and fresh - there were none left when I requested mine, but the flight attendant said there may be some left from other servers. Within a few minutes, she did bring one which I was thankful as I didn’t care for the other selection.

Close seats especially when others recline, but we were lucky on this flight no one did as it wasn’t a full flight so people moved around.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Ahh Qantas. What a relief after an internal US flight on a US carrier. Spacious, comfortable, on time, good food.They even comped us for luggage delayed that was not their fault.

Nothing - all good. Thanks Qantas for showing us how it can and should be done.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

The salmon entree was top notch. Veggies cooked crisp too. Morning muffin was warm. All very yummy:) Wonderful smiling crew.

The audio headphones had patchy reception. Needed to wiggle the wires.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Kind, kept us fed.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.6

Customer service...very helpful and accommodating. Good food. Easy transfer from domestic to international. On one of our flights, a 39 minute one, they served a substantial snack (yogurt, breakfast biscuits, oj) and tea, coffee, etc. Amazing in that amount of time!

I tried to think of something but I couldn’t.

Mon, May 14
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Tue, May 22
ZQN
SFO
36h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3142 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

none

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Kind, kept us fed.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.6

Customer service...very helpful and accommodating. Good food. Easy transfer from domestic to international. On one of our flights, a 39 minute one, they served a substantial snack (yogurt, breakfast biscuits, oj) and tea, coffee, etc. Amazing in that amount of time!

I tried to think of something but I couldn’t.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Qantas provides a nice welcome when your board domestic flights in Australia like the one we took today between Brisbane and Sydney not just on their international flights. They greet you when you board, don't feel like a number like domestic flights in the USA be it American, Delta, United, or one of the others. They provide free premier movie access, serve a nice warm meal and drink, and make you feel welcomed - Keep up the great work Qantas, you could give the USA airlines lessons on how to treat passengers.

LAX
SLC
Excellent 8.0

Felt squished

Wed, Mar 14
SFO
ZQN
16h 35m
Thu, Mar 22
ZQN
SFO
18h 05m
$1092
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
ZQN
20h 55m
Wed, Apr 18
ZQN
SFO
36h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3142 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Qantas provides a nice welcome when your board domestic flights in Australia like the one we took today between Brisbane and Sydney not just on their international flights. They greet you when you board, don't feel like a number like domestic flights in the USA be it American, Delta, United, or one of the others. They provide free premier movie access, serve a nice warm meal and drink, and make you feel welcomed - Keep up the great work Qantas, you could give the USA airlines lessons on how to treat passengers.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

none

SIN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Easy to check in on the app. The Qantas crew as usual are friendly and helpful, and entertainment is pretty good.

Unfortunately we picked the seats by the toilet, which made sleeping an issue. The space between the seats is quite cramped, very hard to get comfortable for a rest.

LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We were unable to access the boarding area until about 15 min prior to the flight for some unknown reason. We were held in an "anteroom" area. The boarding process was a bit confused as a result.

Sun, Apr 8
SFO
ZQN
46h 30m
Tue, Apr 17
ZQN
SFO
46h 44m
$1129
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 7
SFO
ZQN
24h 55m
Sun, Apr 15
ZQN
SFO
40h 11m
$1397
Trip: 9 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1818 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Good 7.0

Blankets, entertainment

Preferred seating was a joke !

AKL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

The sold out flight to air New Zealand. Had to purchase bags again even though already purchased.

AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

It was operated by air New Zealand so the service was top notch once I was able to resolve all other issues boarding.

We had a flight bought on virgin Australia and operated with air New Zealand. The air New Zealand part was all great plane boarding etc, the horrible part is that we bought baggage allowances with virgin and they never transferred the information to air New Zealand. So there I am from the USA in a foreign country boarding a flight being asked to pay 500 nz dollars for a few kilos when I had already paid for it. Having to produce emails and payment information on something I had done months in advance. Overall I won’t recommend virgin next time I’d book directly with air New Zealand

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

After 3 flights on Air NZ we were very impressed by their service. Comfortable seats, great inflight entertainment system, decent food and very friendly cabin staff.

We had 2 middle seats, which was less comfortable, but it was my fault for not choosing seats earlier.

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San Francisco to Queenstown Intl Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Queenstown Intl
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $854
Distance 7137 miles
Airlines Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand
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