Car Rental in Queenstown Airport

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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 - Fri 8:00 AM - 8:45 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Car Rental from Avis Queenstown Airport is a quick and convenient way to start your visit to Queenstown. Avis Rent a Car is well positioned in the arrivals hall at Queenstown Airport and with so much to see and experience in Queenstown a rental car offers you the flexibility to fully enjoy your stay.

Avis Queenstown Airport offers a wide variety of late model rental cars to suit any travel needs, including the full size Holden Commodore. Whatever your plans we have the right rental car for you.

Avis operates car rental locations at all major airports in New Zealand including Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport, Dunedin Airport, and Queenstown Airport, as well as other metropolitan areas. Make driving around Queenstown easy by including a portable GPS in your reservation. Rent your car from Avis Queenstown Airport today, and enjoy the wonderful city of Queenstown with Avis Rent A Car.

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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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Car Rental Queenstown Airport

As a gateway to Southern New Zealand, Queenstown Airport is a hit amongst those who love to travel. Whether you’re heading here for leisure or professional purposes, you might want to start considering your transport options. At Avis, we make car rental at Queenstown Airport both affordable and enjoyable. Now’s the time to learn more about hiring a car here.

Where to find the car rental desks at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport has only one terminal, which makes finding the car rental desks easy. You can locate the Avis car hire desk at the arrivals section of the terminal building.

If you want to spend less time waiting around while you hire a car, why not use the Avis self-service app? You can use it to make changes to your existing booking, which includes altering your hire period and upgrading your vehicle. Or if you’re yet to arrange your Queenstown Airport car hire, you can use the app to do that too. With the Avis self-service app, you’ll spend less time queuing when you arrive.

How to reach Queenstown Airport

If you’re heading to Queenstown Airport from Queenstown itself, make sure you take State Highway 6A, followed by State Highway 6. Once you hit the roundabout on State Highway 6, take the 1st exit onto Lucas Plaza, and then take the 1st exit onto Henry Wigley Drive at the next roundabout. From there, follow the signs for Queenstown Airport and you’ll soon arrive at the main terminal building.

Things to do near Queenstown Airport

Whether you’re enjoying a brief layover, or you’re hanging around near Queenstown Airport for a while, there’s lots to see and do. Here are some of our favourite ideas:

Glenorchy Air

If you’re happy to step onboard another plane, head for Glenorchy Air and arrange for a tour of Milford Sound. It’s located right by the main terminal building, so you won’t need to go far.

The Remarkable Sweet Shop

Whether you have a die hard sweet tooth or not, The Remarkable Sweet Shop is a sight to behold. It’s got more fudge flavours than you could ever imagine and it’s only a 7.6 km drive away.

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu is one of the most picturesque places on Earth, making it an ideal spot for relaxing after your flight. It’s a 19 km drive from Queenstown Airport and an excellent use of your rental car.

Locations for refuelling near Queenstown Airport

When you use a Queenstown Airport car rental service, you’ll probably need to refuel before dropping the keys back. Here are some of the closest fuel locations for you to try:

  • BP at 1094 Frankton Road
  • Mobil at 1 McBride Street
  • Z Queenstown at 846 Frankton Road
  • Park ‘n’ Save Fuel in Frankton
  • The Gas Station at Sugar Lane in Frankton

Information about the Avis Fleet

When it comes to car rental at Queenstown Airport, the Avis fleet is designed to meet a broad range of needs. If you have a lot of luggage and you’re ready to do some exploring, hire one of our rugged 4 x 4s or an SUV. Alternatively, when you’re travelling light and not carrying too many passengers, we have compact convertibles and city cars. No matter which vehicle you choose to hire, we’re fully committed to helping you save money.

Locations close to Queenstown Airport

When you’re exploring the area around Queenstown Airport, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are some of the most popular locations nearby:

  • Milford Sound - 280.7 km
  • Routeburn Track - 78.2 km
  • Coronet Peak - 23.4 km
  • Ben Lomond - 11.8 km
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park - 8.2 km

Queenstown Airport FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a car from Queenstown Airport?

To provide you with an estimate of a cost to rent a car from Queenstown Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want and how long you need it for. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

Can I rent a car from Queenstown Airport and return to Christchurch Airport?

Yes, it is possible to rent a car from Queenstown Airport and return to Christchurch airport on a one-way rental. Enter your details in the search form for a quote, including all the fees and restrictions.

Can I rent a car with ski racks or snow chains from Queenstown Airport?

Yes, when you rent a car with Avis you can get ski racks and snow chains for an additional cost on select cars. View the available equipment options and costs on step 3 of the booking process.

Does Queenstown have an international airport?

Queenstown Airport is primarily domestic. However, a selection of New Zealand and Australian airlines fly to cities throughout Australia as well as major domestic destinations. If you want to take an international flight that goes further afield, you’ll need to fly with Air New Zealand Link to either Wellington or Auckland and connect with an international carrier there.

Which airlines fly to Queenstown NZ?

The following airlines fly to Queenstown NZ:

  • Air Milford (Covering Milford Sound and Te Anau)
  • Air New Zealand (Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington)
  • Air New Zealand Link (Christchurch, Wellington)
  • Glenorchy Air (Milford Sound)
  • Jetstar (Auckland, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington)
  • Qantas (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)
  • Virgin Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney)

It’s worth knowing that some airlines only operate their flight schedules during peak seasons, such as Qantas. Additionally, airlines such as Glenorchy Air focus on tours rather than traditional passenger carriage.

At Avis, we want to make sure you get more from your stay in Queenstown. With great deals on rental cars throughout the year and an impressive fleet, we’re confident we can help you explore everything this area has to offer. If you want to hire a car from us, check out our fleet today.