Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is an international airport in the lower South Island of New Zealand, and serves the resort town of Queenstown, which lies around a ten minutes taxi ride or drive from the airport. Lock in low rates on your next hire car when flying into Queenstown Airport. VroomVroomVroom compares prices from top car rental brands in New Zealand, presenting a range of vehicle options to suit your budget.
|🚗 Vehicle types||Car, Commercial Van/Truck, Crossover, Limousine, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.|
|🔑 No. of depots||11 car rental depots at Queenstown Airport.|
|✅ Rental brands||Alamo, Apex, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Ezi, Go Rentals, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.|
|Compact Car |
Starts at NZD $79/day
From December 08, 2023 to December 11, 2023
|Intermediate SUV |
Starts at NZD $81/day
From December 08, 2023 to December 13, 2023
|Economy Car |
Starts at NZD $97/day
From December 06, 2023 to December 09, 2023
|Passenger Van |
Starts at NZD $405/day
From December 08, 2023 to December 13, 2023
*Rates last updated on December 05, 2023 Rental rate prices displayed were available in response to a search at 6:01 am on December 05, 2023 by a New Zealand resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.
Please note that the depot hours below may change at any time without notice.
There is one terminal and a range of on-site car rental brands to select from Queenstown Airport. See below for clear instructions on how to find Queenstown Airport’s car hire desks and where to pick up your rental car.
Queenstown Airport has a single terminal building which services both domestic and international flights.
At Queenstown Airport, you’ll find the on-airport hire car desks located in the terminal building near the domestic baggage claim area after you exit security and enter into arrivals.
The on-airport rental hire cars are parked outside the terminal in the rental car park. Once you receive your car keys from the rental desks, exit the terminal and follow the signs to the rental desk car park
Hopefully the car rental company has left a sign with instructions or a contact number. In this situation, use the number they have provided and let them know that you have arrived or follow the directions out to the car park where a rental attendant will help you.
If there is no sign, check your booking confirmation email for a contact phone number.
If you still have no luck finding assistance, contact us. Don’t be alarmed. It’s not unusual to see unmanned desks, and rest assured there’s usually someone who can help out in the car park where the rental cars are located.
If you booked with an off-airport provider, you’ll need to catch a shuttle to the car rental provider’s premises near the airport.
To return your hire car, follow the signs for rental car returns, it is located just outside the terminal in the rental car park. Return your keys to the desk, and if the desk is unattended, or for after-hours returns, place the keys in the drop box located at the counter.
For Apex, you’ll need to return your hire car to the Apex office at 32 Lucas Place, Frankston, Queenstown. There will be a courtesy shuttle to take you to the terminal building.
The information on this section was last reviewed on July 16, 2023.
Prices start at NZD $76 per day for a Compact SUV, up to NZD $478 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle at Queenstown Airport.
If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs NZD $82 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car at Queenstown Airport.
If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs between NZD $405 and NZD $488 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates at Queenstown Airport.
The highest-rated rental car at Queenstown Airport is Mitsubishi Outlander 2w.d. or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.
Avis is the highest-rated car hire provider at Queenstown Airport, based on ratings by our customers.
Yes, the per-day rates of certain rental cars usually decrease if you book for a longer duration. However, it still depends on the car rental provider, and some vehicle types may not be available depending on the date, so it is better to compare different booking durations first to see what your options are.
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