Parking options

p2P2 drop-off zone – FREE

For some visitors a simple ‘pash n dash’ farewell is all you need to say bye to loved ones or friends. After feedback from the community, the free two minute drop-off zone has been re-instated for those who’ve already said the long goodbye and just want to drop off passengers quickly and conveniently right at the terminal.

Located directly outside the departure terminal in the first and second vehicle bays nearest Terminal car park A, the two minute zone is for drop-offs only and for use by private passengers only.

The drop-off zone is not for use by commercial operators.

If you require a little more time with family and friends, then our P20 express pick-up and drop-off parking spaces are for you. Located in the first few bays of Terminal car park A, we provide up to 20 minutes free express parking so you can spend more time in terminal. This is just a short stroll away from the terminal.

p20P20 express parking - pick-up and drop-off – FREE 20 minutes

There’s no need to rush in and out of the airport as we offer 20 minutes’ free public parking in the designated pick up/drop off parking bays within terminal car park A (these are located nearest the terminal and sign posted P20). So come into the terminal, grab a coffee, a bite to eat or do some shopping while you’re here!

All you need to do is take a ticket at the barrier arm when entering the carpark and park in the clearly marked pick-up/drop-off zones located in the first 5 rows of Terminal car park A in front of the terminal building. There are 3 P20 bays dedicated to mobility users.

If you’re parked for less than 20 minutes, there’s no need to validate your ticket – just insert it into the barrier arm machine when exiting. Please note you still need to park in the dedicated P20 zones, otherwise you risk being infringed.

If you plan to stay longer than 20 minutes, please park in non P20 spaces and validate your ticket at the paystation and insert it into the barrier arm machine when exiting.

abTerminal parking – Parking from $25 a day or $100 a week

Queenstown Airport currently has two terminal car parking areas for those wanting to park for more than twenty minutes. Named A and B, both car parks offer the same car parking rates and are our most convenient parking offering located at the terminal.

Car park A is located straight in front of the terminal and as well as having the express pick-up and drop-off zone in the front 5 bays, it also has 4 mobility parking spaces and almost 300 terminal car parking spaces.

Car park B is located to the right of the terminal just a short 3-5 minute walk away along the pathway, directly opposite the rental car park. This car park has 77 spaces.

Those wanting a more affordable parking option can now choose to use the new airport Park and Ride offering located at Brookes Road (behind Mitre 10 and Pak‘nSave). Please see Park and Ride details below.

When parking for more than twenty minutes, please validate your ticket at the paystation and insert it into the barrier arm machine when exiting.

Alternatively why not try our new 'Tap & Go' facility which requires no ticket or payment at the station. Simply tap your card to the machine on entry and again when you leave to automatically pay for your parking. No queues, no fuss, just 'Tap & Go'.

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parkandridePark and Ride – From $10 a day or $70 a week

Queenstown Airport’s new Park and Ride offering is now open, offering up to 300 car parking spaces nearby to the airport.

The 11 seater Go Bus shuttle and luggage trailer runs every 30 minutes, on the hour and every half hour , 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The start and finish times of the shuttle service will co-ordinate with the airlines’ timetables. The pick-up and drop-off point at the terminal is now located near the Maori statues directly in front of the domestic arrivals area.

Any notifications and changes to schedules will be sent via our Facebook page.

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mobilityMobility parking

There are four P60 (Park 60 minutes) mobility parks within Terminal car park A and an additional two car parks located in the P20 express pick-up and drop-off zone near the terminal.

Pick-up and drop-off: There are two P60 (Park 60 minutes) car parks located in front of Terminal car park A next to the Pay Station building.

Park and Ride: Please note the shuttle used for Park and Ride is not mobility friendly. If you wish to use the Park and Ride offering, please just drop us an email to at least 48 hours in advance of your trip so that our team can assist – we have options in place to best suit your needs.


Luggage trolley bays are conveniently located in a number of places in and around the terminal and car parks. Trolleys are free to use and we kindly ask that trolleys are not taken outside of the airport grounds.

Terminal Parking Map 

Parking Map June 2018

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Parking fees and payment options

Parking fees and payment options