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Transportation to and from Queenstown Airport

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What is the distance from Queenstown Airport to the centre of Queenstown?

The distance from the airport to the centre of Queenstown is 8 kilometres / 5 miles. Normally, the distance can be covered in about 10 minutes.

From ZQN Airport to Queenstown City centre by Taxi
8 km
15 min
NZ$ 30.-

Public transport

Bus to Queenstown

It is possible to travel by public transport between the airport and Queenstown. Bus line 1 operates from Queenstown Airport to Fernhill via the centre of Queenstown. The bus runs every 15 to 30 minutes between 06:00 hours and midnight. The journey time to Stanley Street in the city centre is 20 minutes. The price for a single ticket is 10.00 NZD for adults and 8.00 NZD for children, you can buy tickets from the bus driver. Passengers in possession of a GoCard only pay 2.00 NZD for a bus journey between the airport and city. GoCards can be bought at the Paper Plus store at Queenstown Airport or directly from the bus driver. The price is 5.00 NZD, the minimum top up amount is 10.00 NZD. Please consult website ORC Otago Regional Council for more information.

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Tickets

Ticket

From Queenstown: Lake Wakatipu TSS Earnslaw Cruise

Climb aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Edwardian steamship, for a relaxing cruise from Queenstown. Watch the stokers feed the coal fires, explore the historic vessel, and soak up the mountain views.

Ticket

Milford Sound: Coach and Cruise Day Trip From Queenstown

Experience the stunning Milford Sound on a day trip including a 2-hour cruise and round-trip luxury coach transport from Queenstown.

Ticket

Queenstown: Fear Factory Haunted House Admission Ticket

Enjoy a thrilling experience of fun and scares in the heart of Queenstown at the Fear Factory haunted house.

Activities

Activity

TSS Earnslaw: Queenstown Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ

Combine a leisurely cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Station for a full BBQ buffet, a small farm demonstration and extensive gardens to enjoy.

Activity

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

Visit Milford Sound by premium coach for a 2-hour nature cruise and picnic lunch. Enjoy the scenery, informative commentary, and photo stops before sailing close to the fiord's waterfalls.

Activity

Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary as you go, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Queenstown: Shotover River and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

Take an exhilarating 1-hour Jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and head down the Shotover and Kawarau rivers. Get an adrenaline rush as you take 360° spins and travel at high speed through the shallow channels of the Shotover River.

Tour & transport

Milford Sound: Premium Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Embark on a small group tour departing from Queenstown and enjoy a nature cruise with plenty of amazing photo opportunities in the majestic Milford Sound.

Tour & transport

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Boat Cruise

Experience the best of Queenstown and the South Island from the sky. See fiords, native forests, glaciers, native birds, seals, penguins, and dolphins.

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