Car Rental in Queenstown Airport

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Queenstown Airport (ZQN)


Terminal Building,
Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand


(64) 3-442-3450

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located in-between International Arrivals and Domestic Baggage claim.

CARS: Exit the terminal near the counter and proceed past the taxi and shuttle stands. Cross the road and follow the signs to the rental car park.

RETURNS: Take the entry on the left of Sir Henry Wigley Dr to the Rental car park.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Drop box on the car park booth 24/7 and another on the terminal counter during airport opening hours.
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.

Terms and Conditions

Renter Requirements

Adventure in Queenstown

Bored? Seeking adventure? Look no further than Queenstown, New Zealand - the adventure capital of the world. This small town offers breathtaking views, ski resorts, and endless mountains – a sure place to find your adventure. Hop from mountain to mountain with a rental car from Budget Rental Car, which you can get right at the local airport.

The Airport

Meeting rooms are available at the airport for the business traveller, from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. The rooms can be used for board meetings, workshops, and a wide variety of other meetings and activities. Free wifi is available throughout the airport, including the meeting rooms. While waiting at the airport, grab coffee or food at one of the cafes. Shop for clothing, jewellery, books, or sweets at one of several onsite retail stores. Grab something you forgot, or find a gift for your loved one still at home.

Budget Car Rental

Queenstown Airport conveniently has a car rental area along the arrivals hall of the airport. Budget Car Rental is there to help you with your car rental needs. Open for all incoming flights to the airport, you'll find the staff at Budget quick to help.

Budget's large fleet of cars gives you a variety of cars to choose from, whether you are looking for something for a large family or if you're flying solo. Planning a trip with rugged terrain? No problem. Budget's 4-Wheel Drive options have you covered. We include cars which are suitable for the mountainous area and the snow sports available in the area.

The unlimited kilometres, 24-hour roadside assistance, and insurance that Budget Rental Car offers for free with each vehicle make renting your car even easier. Child safety seats and GPS navigation are also available if you should need these options.

We know your schedule does not revolve around our business hours. Use the drop box for your after-hours returns, by simply putting the keys and the agreement in the drop box after filling out the mileage and fuel level. Don't forget your personal belongings!

Before returning your car, you'll need to stop for fuel to avoid those pesky return charges. Choose from different stations in the area, including a Mobile Station on McBride Street, a BP and a Z-Queenstown on Frankton.

Things To Do in Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand's most popular tourist destination. With Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps in the background, it's hard to miss the beauty of the area. Lake Wakatipu offers crystal clear water, kayaking, and other summer sports in the warmer months. Take a jet boat ride majestic Skippers Canyon. In the winter, the mountains are filled with skiers and snowboarders. The energy of the area is contagious and draws a big crowd.

If you need a break from the great outdoors, stop in at one of the many art galleries in town offering a variety of different art by local and national artists. Also, be sure to visit the local wineries for a tour and tasting. There are many to choose from, each offering their own unique twist on your favourite wines.

For your wining and dining pleasure, Queenstown has it all. You have a variety of food options from Japanese, Italian, French, Thai, Turkish, Mexican, Sushi, or Indian. Many restaurants serve selections of the local wine, so be sure to check it out. The only problem you'll have here is picking which restaurant to eat at!

Explore the beauty and vibrancy of this area with a Budget Rental Car. You will get to see the landscape at your pace, explore places you've only dreamed of, and take time to relax the night away.

Distance to Attractions

From Airport to Attraction Distance in km

  • Lake Wakatipu 19.1 km
  • Skippers Canyon 35.5 km
  • Chard Farm Winery 20.5 km
  • Central Art Gallery 7.9 km
  • Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art 7.9 km

With so many activities near and in the city, everyone will find something to enjoy, from the great outdoors to the dining and arts. Make your sightseeing easier by picking up a rental car from Budget Rental while at the airport. See the city and surrounding area at your pace. Whether you are visiting Queenstown for pleasure, or for business, you will find something to enjoy.


How far is Queenstown Airport from town?

Located just seven kilometres away from Queenstown, Queenstown airport is in a convenient location for starting your perfect adventure. They have recently implemented a self-service check-in solution so you can avoid lines at the counter.

Where does Queenstown Airport fly to?

Domestically, you can fly from Queenstown airport to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. International destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Coolangatta.