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Queenstown Airport Shuttles and Taxis

Premium Queenstown Airport Transfers and Shuttle Services


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Reliable and Friendly Private Shuttle from Queenstown Airport

One of the best ways to ensure a warm and welcoming start to your getaway in Queenstown is to book a reliable and professional taxi or private airport shuttle from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to your accommodation. You’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort and ease, and arrive at your destination swiftly and perfectly relaxed!

As soon as you set foot at the airport and make your way to Arrivals, you will spot your Welcome Pickups driver, holding a sign with your name. The driver will give you a hand with your luggage as they guide you to your private, pre-selected vehicle.

You can be confident that, no matter what time your flight gets in, your Welcome driver will be there on time to pick you up, at no additional charge. Our goal is to make your transfer as pleasant and easy as possible, so we provide all our drivers with real-time updates on plane landing times. When you book with us, your transfer is one thing that you will never have to worry about!

When your Queenstown airport transfer starts, all that’s left to do is to get comfy, enjoy the ride, and take note of the little-known local tips that your driver might share with you as you make your way into the city.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

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(05:00 - 24:00)
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(00:00 - 05:00)

Welcome's Fleet of Queenstown Airport Shuttle and Taxi Vehicles

With an array of vehicles tailored to meet individual needs, our Queenstown airport taxi fleet ensures you always find the right car. Our modern sedans are ideal for solo trips or small groups of up to four, while our spacious minivans can cater for up to 8 passengers, making sure that everyone can travel together in comfort in your roomy Queenstown airport shuttle.

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Directions for your Taxi or Private Shuttle from Queenstown Airport

Queenstown International Airport (ZQN) is located amid mountainous terrain and is known for its alpine views, while it is also used for sightseeing flights. Located just 8 km away from downtown Queenstown, it is ideal for kicking off the perfect vacation. It is only a 10-minute drive from the city, so the quickest transport option is a taxi or private transfer and, for larger groups, a minivan serving as an airport shuttle to Queenstown. 

To leave the airport and begin your transfer, your driver will head east on Sir Henry Wigley Dr and take the 4th exit at the roundabout to continue on Sir Henry Wigley Dr for 140 m. At the next roundabout, you will take the 3rd exit and continue onto Lucas Pl. After 180 m, you will take the 2nd exit at the roundabout, joining State Hwy 6 and heading to Queenstown/Cromwell/Wanaka. After 700 m, you will take the 1st exit at the roundabout and continue on State Hwy 6A for about 6.4 km, leading you to Queenstown.

Why a Queenstown Airport Shuttle or Taxi is for you

Our goal at Welcome Pickups is to make your Queenstown airport transfer as easy and relaxing as possible. With our on-time pickups, 24/7 customer service, personalised transfers and competitive pricing – we’ll get you to your destination with no hassle. Whether you need a private car or a comfortable minivan to serve as a shuttle from Queenstown airport, we’ll guarantee a stress-free airport transfer so that you can focus on making the most of your time in Queenstown.

How much is a Queenstown Airport Taxi?

The average Queenstown Airport taxi costs €17.60 (NZD 30) and takes about 10 minutes to reach the city centre, depending on traffic. The cost of the transfer can vary depending on the time of day, and the size of the vehicle, as a Queenstown Airport shuttle for a group of 8, for example, will cost more than a regular Sedan vehicle. It is also likely that there will be an airport fee, as well as a surcharge for using a card or voucher. We recommend booking your ride in advance to secure a guaranteed fixed rate and no hidden fees, all whilst travelling with a reliable and professional driver.

Frequently asked questions

Should I book my Queenstown airport shuttle in advance?

If you are travelling in a group of 4-8 people and want to use a minivan as your private Queenstown airport shuttle, you will have to book in advance to ensure that it is waiting for you upon arrival. A private airport shuttle to Queenstown is a convenient and hassle-free way for your group to travel together to your destination. To secure a fixed rate for your transfer, and at a competitive price, you can book your private shuttle from Queenstown airport with Welcome.

Where will I meet my Welcome driver?

The day before your departure, you’ll receive an email with important information relating to your Welcome transfer. This includes the driver’s name, phone number and a recent photo so you can identify them and contact them easily if needed. Upon landing at Queenstown Airport, make sure to keep an eye out for your Welcome driver who will be holding a sign with your name on it in the Arrivals area.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

In short, there is nothing you need to do if your flight is delayed! We make sure that all our Welcome drivers receive live updates on flight arrival times so that they can be there to pick you up, no matter what time you get in. So, knowing that your Queenstown airport shuttle is taken care of if your flight gets delayed, you can lean back and think about all the fantastic things you have planned for your vacation – we’ll meet you on the ground!

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