The Queenstown Airport serves the city of Queenstown and is also a gateway to southern New Zealand. The Queenstown Airport is growing rapidly and is with 1.5 million passengers a year the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand.
The airport has all the important facilities including a dozen shops (incl. books, pharmacy and watches), free WiFi, lounges, baggage storage and ATM.
In a 2015 survey Queenstown Airport received the most votes for the world's most scenic approach.
The Queenstown International Airport is located about 6 km east of the city center.
Queenstown Airport is one of the few airports in New Zealand which has a public bus stop. Several bus companies offer services here. Connectabus connects the airport to Queenstown, departing every 15 minutes ($ 12 per adult) or to Wanaka twice daily ($ 35). Alpine Connections also has services (4x daily) to Wanaka.
Super Shuttle offers a shared door-to-door shuttle service using mini-coach for a maximum of 11 people (around $8 if there are enough people). A taxi into town would cost about $ 20 to 25.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Most flights from Queenstown Airport are to Auckland and to Melbourne but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Air New Zealand. Every day there are flights to 6 destinations from Queenstown Airport. Here are the most popular destinations: