TRAVEL INFO

Air Travel

Travel to Queenstown by air is very convenient with Queenstown airport located just 10km from town.

Domestic Flights

Air New Zealand and Jet Star make daily direct domestic flights from all major New Zealand Cities: Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

From Australia

Air New Zealand offers direct flights into Queenstown from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

Jet Star offers direct flights into Queenstown from Melbourne and Gold Coast. 

Pacific Blue and Quantas offer direct flights into Queenstown from Sydney. 

These airlines offer one stop flights to Queenstown from many other Australian destinations. 

Getting from Queenstown Airport to Queenstown

It is easy to get to town from the airport with many options available:

Taxis from the airport to Queenstown start at about $27 NZD. 

Super Shuttle or Kiwi Shuttle offer door to door services starting from NZ$10pp (minimum number of passengers apply).

Connectabus offer a public bus service from the airport to town which runs every 20 minutes and costs about $5 NZD. 

There are also many rental car and RV companies at the airport to choose from.

For more information on Queenstown airport call +64 3 450 9031 or visit the airport website at Queenstown Airport.

Car

Travel to Queenstown by car is a very beautiful scenic option. The roads are windy at points through the mountains, but the scenery is well worth it and driving is a great way to see more of New Zealand as you make your way to Queenstown.

From Christchurch, Queenstown is about 483km away, and takes about 6 hours and 30 minutes to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

From Dunedin, Queenstown is about 283km away, and takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

From Haast on the West Coast, Queenstown is about 210km away, and takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

From Invercargill, Queenstown is about 187km away, and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

Day trips

While staying in Queenstown you may want to travel on a day trip or have an over night somewhere. These are some great choices.

From Queenstown, Te Anau is 217km away and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

From Queenstown, Milford Sound is 286km away and takes about 4 hours to drive one way. For exact directions and Google map click here.

From Queenstown, Glenorchy is 48km away and takes about 45 minutes to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

From Queenstown, Wanaka is 68km away and takes about 1 hour to drive. For exact directions and Google map click here.

Public Transportation

In Queenstown getting around is easy, Down town CBD is small and walking is the best way to get around.

There is a public bus that runs regularly called Connectabus, click here to see there timetable.

There are 3 main Taxi Companies in town:

Queenstown Taxi

Alpine Taxi

Queenstown Water Taxi

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