Queenstown Airport is the second busiest airport on the South Island, after Christchurch Airport. The airport is mainly used for international flights to Australia, Queenstown – Sydney is the most popular connection. Queenstown Airport is next to Milford Sound Airport, one of the closest airports to the beautiful Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. The airport plays an important role in the local economy and is New Zealand’s busiest helicopter airport. Besides, the airport is known for having one of the most scenic approaches in the world.
Where is Queenstown Airport situated?
Queenstown Airport is located east of the city of Queenstown. You can reach the airport from Queenstown by taking State Highway 6A (Frankton Road).
How many terminals does Queenstown Airport have?
Queenstown Airport has one terminal building. All facilities, except the airport lounges, are located on the ground floor. The check-in counters are located on the left, the Arrivals hall on the right and the Departures hall (security check) in the middle. The airport has a total of 9 boarding gates.
The distance from Queenstown Airport to the centre of Queenstown is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Queenstown.
From ZQN Airport to Queenstown City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Queenstown Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Queenstown Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Queenstown Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Queenstown Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Queenstown is about NZ$ 30.-. Book your taxi at Queenstown Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From ZQN Airport to Queenstown City centre by Taxi
At Queenstown Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Queenstown Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Queenstown Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Air New Zealand
- Jetstar Airways
- Virgin Australia
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Queenstown
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Queenstown Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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