Queenstown Transport

Getting To / From Queenstown
Air: All major New Zealand airlines provide scheduled daily air services services to/from Auckland and Christchurch. Flight time (non-stop) from Auckland, the North Island's gateway, is 1 hour, 50 minutes. Flight time (non-stop) from Christchurch, the South Island's gateway, is 45 minutes. Air New Zealand offers connecting services throughout the country to Queenstown via an initial stop in Auckland or Christchurch.

Non-stop international flights are available year-round from Sydney, Australia and during winter from Brisbane, Australia.

Coach: Daily services to/from Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Milford Sound and the West Coast.

Self Drive: Allow at least 5.5 hours from Christchurch, 3.5 hours from Dunedin, 2.5 hours from Invercargill, and 5 hours from the West Coast glacier region, plus any additional time desired for stops. Major international and all national rental car and campervan companies have offices in Queenstown.

Getting Around

Getting around without a car is relatively easy. Major activity and accommodation operators provide transport to and from the town centre; there are daily scheduled coach services to/from Arrowtown and Glenorchy; and taxis, taxi buses and tour cars operate 24 hours a day. For independence, hire a car, moped or cycle.


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