Rent a Car at Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

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Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

Address: Terminal Building, Frankton (South Island), Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 3-442-3808
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM


Location Information
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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How far is Queenstown Airport from town?

Queenstown Airport is just under 7km away from the town centre. Depending on the traffic, it takes around nine minutes to drive.

Does Queenstown have an international airport?

Queenstown Airport does operate international flights. You can regularly fly to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Coolangatta. If you want to venture further afield, you’ll either need to change flights at a major New Zealand airport or one of the major Australian airports listed.

What airlines fly from Queenstown Airport?

Air New Zealand, Air New Zealand Link, Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia all fly from Queenstown Airport. Additionally, two small airlines providing scenic flights operate from there: Air Milford and Glenorchy Air.

If you’re ready to hire a car at Queenstown Airport, check out our car rental service. We provide everything from cost-friendly agreements through to luxury vehicles. Book online today and save!


Car Rentals at Queenstown Airport

As an area that’s renowned for its dramatic scenery and exhilarating sports, Queenstown attracts visitors from around the world. If you’re heading here sometime soon, you may want to try our Queenstown Airport car rental service. With a large fleet for you to choose from, we’re here to show you how to get more from your Queenstown stay.

How to reach our Queenstown Airport car rental desks

You can find our Queenstown Airport car rental desk in the terminal building after you exit security and enter into arrivals. 

Your guide to Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport features just one terminal, making it easy for you to get around. If you want to know how to reach it from Queenstown itself, try the following directions:

  • Start on Ballarat Street and head north-east towards State Highway 6A
  • Turn right at the first cross street onto SH6A
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto State Highway 6
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lucas Plaza
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sir Henry Wigley Drive
  • Follow the signs for the terminal building

Things to do near Queenstown Airport

Whether you’re a major history fan or you love the great outdoors, there’s something for you to do near Queenstown Airport. By hiring a car, you get to see more of everything. Here are some of our favourite activities:

Milford Sound Scenic Flights

No visit to New Zealand’s South Island is complete without seeing Milford Sound. As well as being one of the most stunning places on Earth, it’s acted as a backdrop for films such as Lord of the Rings. 

Alpine Aqualand

If you’re looking for a waterpark experience, Alpine Aqualand will serve you well. With a selection of rides that are appropriate for people of most ages, it’s the perfect place for blowing off some steam after your flight. You’ll find Alpine Aqualand is less than 0.5km away from the airport.

Skippers Canyon Tours

The area surrounding Queensland Airport is brimming with lots of breathtaking scenery. As a good starting point, try Skippers Canyon Tours. The tour takes you along the Gorge Road, giving you the chance to see Wakatipu Basin, Shotover River, and more. It’s just a 1.6km drive away from the airport.

Nearby refuelling locations

When you hire a car at Queenstown Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Here are some nearby refuelling locations:

  • Mobil at 1 Mcbride Street
  • BP at 1094 Frankton Road
  • Park ‘n’ Save Fuel in Frankton
  • Z Service Station at 846 Frankton Road
  • Caltex at 43-45 Gorge Road

Our car rental fleet

At Avis, we want to make sure you find the right car for your journey. To achieve this, we offer one of the biggest selections of rental cars at Queenstown Airport. Whether you need something that’s small enough for a solo traveller or large enough to accommodate all the family, you’ll find it with us. If you need additional features such as GPS and child seats, we can provide you with them upon request for an additional charge.

Distances to nearby popular locations

When you hire a car at Queenstown Airport, you’ll have the chance to explore all the South Island’s attractions. If you’re ready to venture further afield, here are some destinations that are popular amongst our customers:

Mount Cook 249.3km

Fiordland National Park 288km

Lake Tekapo 250km

Mount Aspiring 124km

Glenorchy 53.3km