How 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.