Queenstown Airport

General information

Queenstown Airport is one of the major airports in New Zealand, located on the south island. The airport functions as a hub for the touristic fjord Milford Sound. From the airport, there leave flights to domestic and international destinations. Also, the airport is used for some scenic flights over the beautiful landscape.


Where is Queenstown Airport situated?

Queenstown Airport is located northeast of the city Queenstown. You can reach the airport from Queenstown by taking State Highway 6A.

How many terminals has Queenstown Airport?

Queenstown Airport has just one terminal building. The terminal is located on the southeast side of the airport.

Airport Map



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
8 km
10 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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$ 25.-. Book your taxi at Queenstown Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ZQN Airport to Queenstown City centre by Taxi
8 km
10 min
NZ$ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Queenstown Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz 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.

Airport parking

Queenstown Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Queenstown Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Queenstown Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Queenstown Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Queenstown Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

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!


Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge Rides

Enjoy adrenalin-fueled fun in Queenstown. Ride the gondola up Bob's Peak and take in amazing views. Choose whether to ride your luge down the leisurely Blue Track or the thrilling Red Track.


From Queenstown: Milford Sound Tour & Cruise with Lunch

See the beauty of the South Island on a full-day scenic tour to Milford Sound. Journey through mountains, past rivers and waterfalls, to cruise the world-famous fiord. Includes luxury coach transport, scenic photo stops, cruise, and lunch.

Tour & transport

Milford Sound Nature Cruise with Optional Lunch

Discover the wildlife and waterfalls of Milford Sound on a nature cruise by purpose-built catamaran. Marvel at the majesty of Mitre Peak, get up-close to Stirling Falls and keep dry with the provided raincoats as you cruise both sides of the fjord.


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