Queenstown Airport Park and Ride is safe, secure and easy to use. An affordable parking option for those looking for short, medium or long-term parking close to the airport. 

The service operates on a ‘pay-to-park, free-to-ride’ model. Choose any available spot in the Park and Ride car park area and present either your online booking confirmation or the pay station receipt to the shuttle driver to access free shuttle transfers to and from the terminal.

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The 22 seater shuttle with luggage trailer runs every 30 minutes, 7 days a week, 365 days. The first departure from Park And Ride is at 5.30am each day. The finish times of this daily service co-ordinate with the airlines’ timetables to ensure we have you covered. 

  • Departs Park & Ride: every hour and 30 minutes past the hour
  • Departs Airport: 15 minutes past the hour and 45 minutes past the hour

The trip should take around 15 minutes from the car park to terminal pending traffic. Please plan ahead for your trip and arrive in plenty of time for your flight. 


Prices for Park and Ride can be found here. Note Park and Ride is charged at a per day rate (not an hourly rate) so if your return time is more than a full day, you will need to pay for the additional day.


The Park and Ride is located at Brookes Road, Frankton (behind Mitre 10 and Pak’NSAVE) and has up to 323 car park spaces. Directional signs on the highways and roads direct you to the location.

The shuttle drop-off and pick-up stop at the terminal is located near the Maori statues and directly outside the domestic arrivals area.


There are currently no toilet facilities located at Park and Ride. The closest public toilet facilities are located at Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover or Frankton Bus Interchange.

How to use

Customers can pre-book and pay for Park and Ride online. If you would like to secure your space ahead of time - book online now. Otherwise, follow the instructions below to pay when you arrive at Park and Ride.

  1. Grab your luggage and head to the pay station
  2. Input your car registration, set your planned return date, pay and retrieve your ticket.
  3. When ready, board the next available shuttle and show the driver your ticket.
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