Welcome to Thrifty Queenstown Airport

Flying into New Zealand’s adventure capital? Then you’ll find picking up your rental car at Queenstown Airport a convenient start to your journey. 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.

Skiing holiday?

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.

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

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

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 life automatically when you approach.  Drive down the bak and turn left.  Please lock the vehicle and return the keys to the Thrifty Counter in the terminal building.

Returning a car after hours?
Please use the drop box at the Thrifty Counter in the terminal building.

Our Depots

Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport

Durey Road Domestic & International Airport Terminal, Christchurch, 8053

Mon - Sun: 5am - 2am

Queenstown City

Queenstown City

1 Shot Over Street Queenstown City, Queenstown, 9300

Mon - Fri: 8am-2.30pm Sat - Sun: 8am-12noon

Dunedin City

Dunedin City

121 Crawford Street Dunedin City, Dunedin, 9016

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4.30pm, Sat - Sun: CLOSED