Rent a Car at Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

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Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

Address: Terminal Building, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 3-442-3450
Hours of Operation: Sun 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM; Mon 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM; Tue - Fri 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

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Location Information

Queenstown Airport is the first stop for many travellers seeking adventure, because just seven kilometres away is Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. This small city, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s most popular destination and upon arrival it’s easy to see why. The Southern Alps provide a breath taking background to the pristine lake full of life and energy, but the beauty of these surroundings are the opportunities they provide every traveller, for Queenstown is best experienced, and not just seen.

Ski down the mountains in winter, kayak through Lake Wakatipu through spring, relax and explore the surroundings in summer, then enjoy the change of colour as summer gives way to autumn adventure. The natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for both exploration and relaxation.

Just one and a half hours north of Queenstown Airport is Wanaka, home to a small population of friendly locals. This reserve is a natural wonderland of mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes, to be taken in at your own pace and in your own way. Explore the amazing scenery, then stop by the town centre for fresh fish and chips and a well-earned rest.

Budget Rent a Car is located at the arrivals hall at Queenstown Airport. We offer a wide range of late model rental cars, 4WDs, and vans to cover all your Queenstown and Wanaka rental needs. All cars are suitable for the region’s most popular activity; snow sports. Within easy reach of Queenstown is some of the Southern Hemispheres most spectacular ski fields, including The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Cardrona. Check out our accessories during booking to add tyre chains to your rental package, to ensure your snow trip is a safe one!

Budget Rental Cars include unlimited kilometres, free road maps, standard insurance, and the comfort of 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Optional extras such as GPS Navigation, Excess Reduction, and Child Safety Seats are available at time of booking or rental.

Keep an eye out for our latest car rental Special Offers and let Budget Rental Cars drive your dollar further.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located inside airport terminal at Queenstown Airport.
CARS: On-site
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Available.
After-hours Returns
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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