Collect Your Car at Queenstown Airport
Queenstown is the gateway to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and adrenaline-charged activities on the South Island of New Zealand. Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this adventure-filled city is the most visited tourist destination in New Zealand. When you arrive at Queenstown Airport, you’ll quickly see why.
RaD Car Hire - Our Queenstown Branch
RaD Car Hire Queenstown Airport offers excellent service and a huge variety of new and used car rentals at cheap rates per day. We’ll see you drive away in a modern Queenstown Airport hire car to ensure a safe journey or business trip in the picturesque Lakes District.
Perhaps you’re looking for a rental vehicle to get you up the mountain for fresh powder skiing. Or a smaller option to explore the inner area. Whatever your New Zealand road trip travel plans, we’ve got the best car rental deals in Queenstown to suit your needs and budget. Check out our Queenstown car rental range online.
Queenstown Airport Rental Car Pick Up & Drop Off
Flying into Queenstown Airport? RaD Car Hire is conveniently located just a short drive from the terminal building. We provide a shuttle service to and from the arrivals hall at the airport terminal building, there is a cost of $25 for a pick-up and drop-off shuttle service. Let us know when your plane will land, and we will collect you from the airport. Remember to collect your personal belongings before you drop off your rental car!
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RaD Car Hire Queenstown
5 McBride Street
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+ 64 3 441 4320
0800 73 68 23 (from within NZ)
08.30 am to 5.30 pm Mon to Sun.
After hours by arrangement - fees may apply.
Outstanding Roadside Support
Rent a car from RaD, and you’ll receive 24-hour AA roadside assistance New Zealand-wide at no extra cost.
Book a Rental Car with Us Today
Whatever your needs for Queenstown car hire in NZ - compacts, 4WDs, people movers, or trucks - we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction. To discuss our pick-up service policies, or if you require further assistance finding the right vehicle, contact reservations on 03 441 4320 during business hours.
Queenstown Airport Car Hire FAQs
How much does it cost to rent a car from Queenstown Airport?
We offer you the lowest rates possible on all Queenstown hire cars so that you can make the most of your trip - and your budget. Save even more and snag one of our incredible car rental deals. Booking rentals for longer allows you to take advantage of a lower daily price! Secure your rental car in advance to avoid a rate increase if you’re visiting during the New Zealand holiday periods. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with RaD news, specials and travel tips.
What’s included in the rate when you rent a car from Queenstown Airport?
All hired cars at every location include standard insurance (comprehensive), GST, unlimited kilometres and AA Breakdown service. We do not have credit card surcharges on Visa and MasterCard, however, we have a 3% surcharge on American Express. Extras include baby seats, bike racks, snow chains and additional insurance.
Can I rent a one-way car hire from Queenstown Airport and return it to Christchurch Airport?
How far is Queenstown Airport from town?
Located in Frankton, the Queenstown airport is 8kms or a 10-minute drive in your rental car from Queenstown’s town centre.
What is the most popular rental car in Queenstown?
Our economy rental cars provide excellent value for visitors to zip around the CBD. Holiday-makers who plan to hit the slopes will love driving an AWD. All passengers will enjoy a comfortable seat in our spacious people movers. Whatever you need, RaD has a great car to suit your budget!
How much does petrol cost in Queenstown?
New Zealand has a deregulated fuel price market, meaning global supply and demand influence retail prices. In the second quarter of 2022, fuel prices have ranged from 2.77 to 3.34 NZD per litre.
What’s the speed limit in Queenstown?
The Queenstown speed limit is typically 40km/hr in urban and built-up areas. However, once you enter a motorway or expressway, the limit increases to 100km/hr or 110 km/hr.
Where are the best places to park in Queenstown City?
You’ll find secure, pay-by-the-hour underground parking complexes on Main, Church, and Ballarat Streets in the city, all-day paid parking on Boundary Street and free parking on Park Street.
Why Book with RaD Car Hire Queenstown?
RaD Car Hire boasts 23 locations across New Zealand, with 14 branches on the North Island and nine on the South. Combined with our 30 years of exceptional customer service experience, this makes us a car rental company you can rely on.
We’re look forward to providing you with a cost-effective, reliable, and well-maintained car rental in Queenstown. We want our customers to enjoy a stress-free rental car experience and an unforgettable visit. Our extra services distinguish us from other car rental companies in New Zealand.
Some of these include:
- Extensive vehicle availability and new hire car options
- Airport pick-up and drop-off service
- 34-point check before every hire
- Unlimited kilometres on all hires of 4 days or more
- Competitive vehicle hire rates
- Child safety seats available
- Car hire includes GST and Insurance
- Additional insurance available for stress-free travelling
- Roadside assistance
- Free additional drivers as required
The RaD team is ready to offer you friendly service and invaluable local knowledge on Queenstown attractions and activities. We want to ensure you see as much as possible in the shortest time. So be sure to talk to our team about all of your requirements for vehicle hire in Queenstown.
Things to Do in Queenstown
Queenstown isn’t known as the “adventure capital of the world” for nothing, offering every visitor an unforgettable holiday. The town’s lively atmosphere, scenic beauty, abundance of events, cafes, bars, and restaurant dining options and wide range of activities make it a favourite among tourists. In the city centre, explore the bustling streets lined with shops, restaurants and entertainment, and take the Skyline gondola for a birds-eye view over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Join a scenic cruise or wine tour, go night skiing at Coronet Peak, or embark on an adrenaline-pumping adventure like bungee jumping, jet boating or skydiving.
Hiring a car and hitting the road is the best way to see more of this exciting region. We recommend you drive to New Zealand’s most enchanting natural attraction, Milford Sound. Along your journey to Milford Sound, you will be welcomed by beauty that’s straight out of a storybook. As the weather transitions, so do the breathtaking hues and celestial backdrop.
The Ultimate Guide to Skiing in Queenstown
Planning the ultimate snow trip? Queenstown’s mountain setting, nestled amidst the stunning Southern Alps, offers many options for snow seekers. You’ll be spoiled for choice with four commercial snowfields to choose from - Treble Cone ski area, the Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Cardrona Alpine Resort. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-timer, these world-class ski destinations provide exhilarating runs and breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic mountains. Grab your ski gear and snowboard, suit up, and hit the slopes. You'll find a range of shops and rental services offering top-notch equipment to suit all budgets.
Still need ideas? The RaD team has compiled a list of the best things to do in Queenstown, NZ. Read our blog page for highly recommended places to visit in Queenstown. Email or phone our friendly staff for more information - we’re here to help you pay less, so you can experience more! Happy travels!