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Thank you again for the second time this year. You delivered to my wife a spotlessly clean and detailed vehicle, the service was prompt and the vehicle delivered with a smile and local service. I will certainly recommend your vehicles to our friends, regards

This is the 3rdtime this year we have used your company at 3 different locations and I have to say we have been really impressed with the consistently high standard of staff and quality of rentals you provide. It was interesting to add that while we were waiting for our pick up Roger ambled over to a competitor counter to see what a little run about would cost for the day, try $120!!

Hi RaD, I just wanted to say thank you for making everything so easy with hiring the car. The car went well and is very economical. I will be recomending you guys to people who need to hire cars. Thanks again have a great day. Becks


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 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 a wide range of new and used car rentals at cheap rates per day. We've got rental vehicles for all your ski adventures and other travel needs within the picturesque Lakes District.

Perhaps you're looking for a small Queenstown car rental to explore the inner area? Or a 4WD hire vehicle to take you up the mountain for some fresh powder skiing? Whatever your travel plans, we will provide you with the best car rental in Queenstown to suit your needs and budget. Check out our full range of rental cars online.

Queenstown Airport Rental Car Pick Up & Drop Off

The RaD Car Hire Queenstown Airport depot is at 5 McBride Street in Frankton, just a 2-minute drive from Queenstown Airport. We offer a pick-up and drop-off service to and from the airport, your hotel, or select local accommodation.

Whatever your rental vehicle needs may be - compacts, 4WDs or people movers, phone the RaD team anytime on 03 441 4320, or send us an email. We'll go the extra mile to meet your needs, 24/7.

Check out our RaD Car Hire 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 all our car rentals so that you can make the most out of your trip to New Zealand. 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 vehicle in advance to avoid a price increase during New Zealand holiday periods.

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

Yes, you can rent a vehicle from our airport location and return 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 car from Queenstown Airport and return it to any of our eight other depots on the South Island, however this is subject to availability and a one-way fee and/or minimum length of rental may apply.

What is the most popular rental car in Queenstown?

For visitors in the area on a business trip, our economy rental cars are perfect for zipping around the CBD. Holiday-makers who plan to hit the slopes will love our all-wheel-drive rental vehicles. If you're bringing a group, all passengers will enjoy a comfortable seat in our spacious people movers. Whatever you need, RaD has you covered!

How much does a compact car rental cost in Queenstown?

Head to our booking page, choose your 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. Make sure you check out our deals page to find even more savings!

Why Use RaD Car Hire Queenstown?

RaD Car Hire Queenstown is one of 23 RaD Car Hire locations across New Zealand. We have 14 branches on the North Island and nine on the South Island. Combined with our 30 years of exceptional customer service experience, this makes us one of NZ's largest and most trusted car rental companies.

We provide cost-effective, reliable and well-maintained new and used rental cars. We want our customers to enjoy a stress-free car hire 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 you can in the shortest amount of time. Be sure to talk to our team about all of your Queenstown car hire requirements.

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.

Do you still need ideas? The RaD team has put together a list of the best things to do in Queenstown, NZ. We also offer our recommendations on how to explore Queenstown and beyond. Email or phone the team for any questions or more information - we're here to help you pay less, so you can experience more!