Getting Around

Queenstown is a compact city, easy to negotiate on foot. Double-decker sight seeing buses are a popular way to cover the city's principal attractions. The only existing public transport is a bus service that operates on three lines; day passes are available. Taxis are readily available and there are also several car rental agencies. Uber is also an option.


Queenstown Airport

The airport is just four miles (6km) from central Queenstown.

Queenstown Airport (ZQN)


The airport is just four miles (6km) from central Queenstown.

Getting to the city

The best way to get into the city is by taxi, however, shuttles are also available to be booked. Shuttle fares are cheaper for children, but cost extra for transporting ski gear.


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Car rental

Rental companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Ezi Car Rental and Sixt all offer car rental services at Queenstown Airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from outside the terminal.


ATM, currency exchange, baggage lost and found office, baggage storage facilities, tourist help desk, first aid facilities, WiFi, retail outlets, and restaurants. The terminal is fully accessible for disabled passengers.


Long and short-term parking is available. It is free for the first 10 minutes, with a maximum charge of NZD 25 for the first day, and NZD 155 for a week.