Queenstown Airport Bus

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is an international airport serving Queenstown, a resort town in New Zealand. With around 2 million passengers each year, it is among the busiest airports in New Zealand. The airport is located in Otago, about 7 km from Queenstown city centre. Here is how to get to and from the airport.

How to get from Queenstown Airport to Queenstown


There is a daily bus service Orgus that operates from the airport to Queensland and vice versa. Buses depart every 20-30 minutes from 6:00 am to 00:00. The price of a regular ticket is around 4 NZD, but holders of Bee Card get discounts. 


If you prefer a more comfortable ride and don’t like using public transport, then consider taking a taxi. You will find different taxis and shuttles in front of the terminal. They are available 24/7 and the approximate taxi fare to the airport starts from around 35 NZD.


Another way to travel from Queenstown Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car

Those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. You will find offices of several rental agencies at the airport. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Renting a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.


FAQ – Queenstown Airport

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

No, that shouldn’t be a problem as public transport operates till midnight. But if you’re not a fan of public transport, consider taking a taxi or a private transfer.

Can I exchange money at the airport?

Yes, you will find ATMs of Travelex and ANZ throughout the airport.

Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?

Yes, Queenstown Airport offers unlimited free WIFI service. The only limit is 2GB download limit per device, per 24 hour period. 

I continue my journey outside Queenstown, are there any direct lines from the airport?

No directly from the airport. You can reach the main bus station in Queenstown to check your further options or search the desired routes directly on GetByBus.

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