How to Reach Queenstown - The Easiest Way to Reach Queenstown


  • The best way to get to Queenstown is by air, especially if you’re flying in from overseas. The international airport at Queenstown has a beautiful approach complete with a panorama of the Southern Alps.
  • Taking the bus is another alternative, if you’re already in New Zealand near Queenstown. Bus services run to and from certain cities like Christchurch, Te Anau and Wanaka to name a few.
  • If you’re up for a drive and want to see some real Kiwi countryside, there are several car rental agencies that will lease out cars during your stay in the country, be it within or between cities.


  • Despite its small size, Queenstown has quite an efficient public transport. The best way however is to rent a car; there are several car rental agencies that will let out cars as long as you have a valid driver’s license. The ideal way to see Queenstown is to explore an area on foot and then drive/hail a cab from one point to another. The taxi service too is pretty reliable and reasonable.

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Modes of Transportation in Queenstown

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Queenstown. The most preferred mode of transport in Queenstown is Car.

Average distance: 5.25 km Average time: 16 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 15 min Walking 1 min Overall average time for 5.25 kms 16 min

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How to Reach Queenstown from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Haast to Queenstown 132.38 km 2 hours 12 mins
Invercargill to Queenstown 154.38 km 2 hours 34 mins
Omarama to Queenstown 156.78 km 2 hours 36 mins
Christchurch to Queenstown 471.84 km 7 hours 51 mins
Wellington to Queenstown 794.37 km 13 hours 14 mins
Porirua to Queenstown 809.27 km 13 hours 29 mins
Paraparaumu to Queenstown 837.99 km 13 hours 57 mins
Auckland to Queenstown 1125.24 km 18 hours 45 mins
Tauranga to Queenstown 1161.75 km 19 hours 21 mins
Rose bay to Queenstown 2253.79 km 37 hours 33 mins
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