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Compare Cheap Queenstown to Wellington Flights
Queenstown and Wellington are arguably two of New Zealand’s most popular city destinations, but driving between the two for a holiday takes upwards of 13 hours - plus there’s a water crossing, too. So, when you want to travel from Queenstown to Wellington, a direct flight is the natural go-to, especially since it takes less than 90 minutes. That’s just enough time to squeeze in a quick nap, or an episode or two of your favourite sitcom. As the capital of New Zealand, a visit to Wellington is on most people’s radars. Even if its geographical clout doesn’t lure you though, Wellington’s arsenal of waterfront promenades, great beaches, top restaurants and cultural events surely will.
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The Best Time to Visit Wellington
For travellers looking to avoid too many crowds and high accommodation prices, the best time to book Queenstown to Wellington flights is for travel during February and March. Hotel prices begin to drop as summer comes to an end, but weather conditions are still be favourable. However, if you are looking for the cheapest time to visit this spectacular city, then you should opt for doing so from June to August. Winter is the most budget-friendly time to discover Wellington, as you will be able to find direct flights from Queenstown to Wellington with Webjet at very affordable prices. Accommodation prices are also lower compared to other times of year.
Departing From Queenstown
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) serves more than a million passengers each year, which is no surprise as it is the fourth busiest airport in the country. Flights from Queenstown to Wellington are operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Most services include one stopover (usually in Auckland or Christchurch), however some return direct flights are available. There are upwards of 10 ZQN to WGE flights available to book every day.
Getting to Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is located only 8 kilometres from the CBD in Frankton. It offers travellers good transportation links, and the cheapest and most convenient is travel on the Orbus. This is Queenstown’s local bus service and there are 4 return routes that travel to the airport. A one-way fare begins from $2 NZD if you have a GoCard, otherwise a cash fare to the airport is $10 NZD for adults. There are also shuttle services, car hire and taxis.
Parking at Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) has three parking areas for passengers who wish to leave their car at the airport while in Wellington on holiday.
Where to Park at Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Area A: Located directly in front of the airport terminals, Area A also has an express pick-up and drop-off zone. Area A’s rates are $25 NZD per day, or $100 NZD per week.
Area B: This car park is still only a 5-minute walk away from the terminals and operates on the same rates as Area A.
Park & Ride: There are 300 spaces in the airport’s new Park & Ride area, which is also serviced by a shuttle bus that takes passengers between their cars and the airport terminal. It is $10 NZD per day or $70 NZD per week.
Arriving to Wellington
Those travelling on cheap flights from Queenstown to Wellington will land at Wellington International Airport (WLG). Wellington International Airport (WLG) serves as Air New Zealand’s hub and is also one of the busiest airports in New Zealand.
How to Get from Wellington International Airport (WLG) to Your Wellington Hotel or Accommodation
Wellington International Airport (WLG) is located 10 kilometres from the city CBD and offers visitors a handful of transfer options. A taxi from the airport into a city central hotel will run between $29 to $39 NZD and is an approximately 15-minute journey. This is a great option for travellers wanting to be taken straight to their Wellington accommodation. However, if you are on a tight budget, then you should opt for using the reliable shuttle service. A shuttle ride from the airport to the CBD is $20 NZD one-way and takes roughly 30 minutes.
Things to do in Wellington
Sure Wellington might be the capital of New Zealand, but it is also one of the country’s cultural, creative and culinary epicentres too. This is a city that is bursting with life and energy, and for visitors that means that there is plenty to do, see and experience. Head to Te Papa, New Zealand’s interactive national museum, to learn about Indigenous Maori traditions and to wander between the great exhibitions and displays.
Make the journey to the summit of Mount Victoria for a panoramic view across Wellington’s harbour and skyline - and don’t forget to pose for a selfie at the lookout point. Clamber into the Wellington Cable Car, a historic city icon that runs from Lambton Quay to Kelburn. Refuel after your initial explorations by sitting down to a coffee, craft beer, local wine or degustation meal at one of Wellington’s great bars and cafes. The bounty of Marlborough, one of the country’s most lauded wine-producing regions, is just across the harbour for those keen on a oenophilic day trip.