Hi there We just want to feed back to you that our experience with RaD was fantastic! We hired a car mid-September (at the last moment) and were treated to immediate friendly service, a car that’s in better shape than our own, and easy directions of where and how to leave it at the airport. Very impressed and would not hesitate to recommend to others! Regards, Happy Holiday Couple

Hi, I just wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful service this last few days.

You made the process really easy from booking to return, so thank you very much.

We will certainly be using your services again in future!

Kind regards

North Canterbury Basketball Association

We finally made it home last night after a couple of long days! Thanks again for the car - it was a pleasure to do business with you and I'll happily refer my friends and family to you. All the very best for a successful winter.

An Air New Zealand plane with a mountain backdrop landing at Queenstown Airport.

Collect Your Car at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown is the gateway to some of the world's most remarkable 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 friendly service and a wide range of new and used rental cars at cheap rates per day. We’ll put you in a great car from Queenstown Airport to see you safely off on your adventure or business trip in the picturesque Lakes District.

Perhaps you’re looking for a small Queenstown Airport car rental to explore the inner area? Or a vehicle for rent that will get you up the mountain for some fresh powder skiing? 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

The RaD Car Hire off-airport location is just a short drive from Queenstown Airport. We offer pick-up and drop-off shuttle service to and from the airport, your hotel, or select local accommodation with your car hire from our depot located on 5 McBride Street in Frankton.

Whatever your needs for Queenstown car hire in NZ may be - compacts, 4WDs, or people movers - we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction. To discuss our pick-up service policies or available car rentals in Queenstown, phone the RaD team on 03 441 4320, or send us an email.

Check out our Queenstown customer reviews online.

RaD Car Hire Queenstown
5 McBride Street
Queenstown 9300

Click here for directions

+ 64 3 441 4320
0800 73 68 23 (from within NZ)

Queenstown Airport Car Hire FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a car from Queenstown Airport?

We offer you the lowest price possible on your Queenstown vehicle hire so that you can make the most of your trip. Save even more and snag one of our incredible car rental deals. Book your rental for longer to take advantage of a lower price per day! Secure your rental car in advance to avoid a price increase during the New Zealand holiday periods.

What’s included in the rate when you rent a car from Queenstown Airport?

All hired cars include standard comprehensive insurance, GST, unlimited kilometres, and AA Breakdown service. We guarantee no hidden charges or credit card surcharges.

Can I rent a car from Queenstown Airport and return it to Christchurch Airport?

You can rent a Queenstown car hire from our airport branch and return it to Christchurch airport. Check out our amazing deals on one-way hires.

Do you offer one-way car hires from Queenstown Airport?

Yes! You can pick up your Queenstown car rental from our airport branch and return it to any of our other depots. However, this is subject to availability, and a one-way fee and minimum length of rental may apply.

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 CBD.

Where does Queenstown Airport fly to?

Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly domestically to Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland from Queenstown daily. International flights operate to the Australian cities of Brisbane, Coolangatta, Sydney, and Melbourne.

What are the driver’s licence and age requirements for hiring a car?

You must be over 18 to secure a car rental in Queenstown NZ. In addition, you must show either a full New Zealand, overseas, or international licence printed in English. We also require a credit card to process your booking.

What is the most popular rental car in Queenstown?

Our economy rental cars are perfect for visitors to zip around the CBD. Holiday-makers who plan to hit the slopes will love to get behind the wheel of an all-wheel drive. All passengers will enjoy a comfortable seat in our spacious people movers if you’re bringing a group. Whatever you need, RaD has you covered!

How much does a compact car rental cost in Queenstown?

Head to our booking page, choose your rental vehicle, location, pick up date and return date, and you’ll receive an instant quote. We’ll show you the daily rate and how much you can save by booking online, including insurance options. Check out our deals page to find even more savings on our rental cars!

Why Use 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 looking 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 rental car 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
  • Car hire includes GST and Insurance
  • Additional insurance available for stress-free travelling
  • Roadside assistance
  • Free additional drivers as required

The friendly RaD team is ready to offer you invaluable knowledge and information on Queenstown attractions and activities. We want to ensure you see as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. So be sure to talk to our team about all of your requirements for rental car hire in Queenstown.

Hire a car to reach the Skyline gondola and get a great view of Queenstown.

Things to Do in Queenstown

Queenstown isn’t known as the "adventure capital of the world" for nothing and offers every visitor a unique experience. Hire a car to reach the Skyline gondola and get a birds-eye view of Queenstown. Or, take a road trip out to New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction, Milford Sound.

Still need ideas? The RaD team has compiled a list of the best things to do in Queenstown, NZ. We also offer our recommendations for exploring Queenstown and beyond. Email or phone the team for more information - we’re here to help you pay less, so you can experience more!