Car Rental Queenstown | Tāhuna Airport with Thrifty

Hire a car from Thrifty at Queenstown Airport for:

  • A wide range of cars, including AWDs, utes and passenger vans
  • Heading up to ski or snowboard? During winter our Queenstown Airport Branch has a selection of vehicles with racks and chains available to add to your rental
  • Bike racks available on selected SUV rentals
  • Quick easy access to central Queenstown and to journey on to other Otago destinations
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local staff

Picking up your rental vehicle at Queenstown Airport

Looking for handy car rental from Queenstown? You’ll find picking up your rental at our Queenstown Airport rental Branch a great way to start your journey. On arriving at the airport follow the signs to rental cars.

Need help or want to extend your rental, please contact the branch directly on 03 442 3532.

Returning a vehicle to our branch

Return the vehicle to the Thrifty airport Carparks (212-230A) in the rental car carpark. The barrier arm will lift automatically when you approach. Drive down the back and turn left. Please lock the vehicle and return the keys to the Thrifty Counter in the terminal building.  Returning a car after hours or the counter is unattended? Please leave the keys in the Thrifty drop box at the Thrifty Counter in the Airport Terminal.

The closest petrol station is:
BP, Frankton/Kawarau Road roundabout

Queenstown – the home of adventure

Whether you are spending time in Queenstown or using it as a base to journey around the South Island we’ve got the right vehicle for your travels.

If you are planning to head up to any of the amazing ski fields in the region, we recommend that you book snow chains and ski racks with your rental. These options book out fast during winter, so make sure you don’t miss out and book these options with your vehicle.

Our friendly local staff are here to make your car rental process easy and get you on the road. With large 4WDs, roomy vans, spacious SUVs or small hatch backs, we have a range of vehicles to choose from.

Once you’ve picked up your hire car, if you are staying in the city you’ll find our airport location a short journey from the centre of Queenstown. Or if you are moving on to other South Island destinations you’ll find it easy to get on the road with main roads heading North and South close by.

Queenstown and it’s surrounds has an abundance of attractions and things to do.  Make the most of your rental vehicle and check out our top reasons why you should hire a car in Queenstown with Thrifty.

Popular vehicles from Thrifty Queenstown Airport

ISAR

Intermediate SUV 2WD

ISAR

  • Automatic
  • 5 Passengers
  • 2 Large, 2 Small
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
IFAR

Intermediate SUV AWD

IFAR

  • Automatic
  • 5 Passengers
  • 3 Large, 2 Small
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
FFAR

Fullsize AWD (seats 5-7 passengers)

FFAR

  • Automatic
  • 5 Passengers
  • 3 Large, 2 Small
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors