Rental Cars Queenstown

Easy Queenstown rental car pick-up and drop-off

Ready for a relaxing weekend getaway, scenic business trip, or an exciting adventure? Pegasus is here to provide you with a hire car at Queenstown Airport at the best price possible with no hidden costs. Our large fleet of quality cars means hiring the right vehicle to suit your needs is simple, whether you’re alone or visiting with a large family.
With 14 branches across NZ, a Pegasus rental car is the best way to get on the road and explore – book today.
Pegasus Rental Cars Queenstown Airport
202 Hawthorne Dr, Frankton,
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Opening Hours
8 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Sunday
Our last shuttle service pick up from the airport is 4:00 pm and our last shuttle to the airport is 4:29 pm

Get an instant quote here or book by phone on 0800 80 35 80.


Rent a car from Pegasus and enjoy a free shuttle service from the Queenstown terminal building. We can pick up and drop off between 8:00 am and 4.29 pm to and from Queenstown Airport. 

Once you arrive, collect your personal belongings and call us on the number on your booking confirmation. We’ll notify you of the precise pick-up location outside the arrivals hall. We will then dispatch a friendly representative to uplift you to the Queenstown Airport depot for vehicle collection.

Our car range for hire

Our Queenstown Airport car rentals include a huge range of well-maintained, late-model vehicles at rates to suit your budget, travel style and passengers. Looking for compact rental cars for zipping around the city centre? Choose a Nissan Tiida sedan or hatch ― one of our most popular rental car options. Browse our economical SUVs, spacious 8-seater MPV hatchbacks and comfortable 12-seater vans for large families and sports groups. Enjoy safe driving in New Zealand with a reliable, fuel-efficient and well-maintained Queenstown Airport car rental from Pegasus.

All rental cars from Queenstown Airport come with air-conditioning, unlimited kilometres, comprehensive vehicle insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance so you can navigate Queenstown with confidence. We also offer snow chains, ski racks, GPS navigation equipment, and child safety seats for hire, available for most car types. We do not charge fees for additional drivers.

When booking online, choose our Queenstown Airport location from the dropdown and enter your desired rental time to get an instant quote on any of our rentals. We always have new deals to help you get the best value for money!

How to find us – directions to Pegasus Queenstown

The Pegasus Queenstown car rental depot is conveniently located behind the Queenstown Airport at 202 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton. Our off-airport location is just a short drive from the airport and 20-30 minutes from the CBD. We offer a complimentary transfer service to and from the airport terminal. We’ll take you directly to our depot, where we’ll have your Queenstown car rental ready and waiting for you so you can set off on your journey.

Contact details for car hire Queenstown

The Pegasus team is on hand to provide friendly service and further assistance in helping you find the right rental vehicle for your needs. Our Queenstown location opening hours are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. Contact reservations by phone or email to discuss our modern vehicles, pick-up service policies, and more. Email us or send a message through Facebook, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can during business hours.

For car rental Queenstown bookings and queries, contact us at:

Phone (03) 442 7176 | 0800 35 45 05
Facebook: @PegasusRentalCarsQueenstown

Explore driving destinations in Queenstown and beyond

Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Queenstown is full of amazing sights and adventure. From jet boating to bungee jumping and night skiing, the city and its surrounding area is one of New Zealand’s best places for adrenaline junkies.

Renting a car from Pegasus’ Queenstown location allows you to drive out to the stunning lakeside town of Wanaka, 64 km north of the city. Along the way, you’ll pass award-winning wineries beckoning you to sample some of New Zealand’s finest wines. If you’re planning a snow trip, the mountain setting provides numerous options for snow seekers, with four amazing commercial snowfields. Just over an hour from the CBD will bring you to the famous Cardrona Alpine Resort, where you can engage in world-class snow sports and uncover incredible biking trails. Coronet Peak, Treble Cone Ski Area and the Remarkables are located close by and provide hours of fun for locals and tourists to sled, snowboard and ski.

Almost three and a half hours from the airport, Queenstown and her surroundings offer stunning scenery and detours to stop off and admire along the way to the popular tourist attraction of Milford Sound. Next, drive your rental car to the historic city of Dunedin on the east coast for a glimpse into the past. Then, trace the nearby Otago Peninsula to witness one of the finest coastlines in the country. Finally, when you return to town, take the highly recommended Skyline Gondola to the peak and relax as you watch the sunset over Queenstown City.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I rent a car from Queenstown and return it in Christchurch?

Yes! We offer one-way vehicle hire. Depending on vehicle availability and a minimum length of rental period, a one-way car hire fee may apply. You can pick up your rental car at Queenstown Airport and return it to Christchurch Airport or any of our other 14 locations in the North or South Island of New Zealand.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown?

Whether you’re hiring a car long-term or short-term, we have the best car rental deals in Queenstown with no hidden charges. You can also select other options, such as GPS navigation and child booster seats, at extra cost. Want a great car so you can visit during the NZ holiday period? Make sure you book your hire car early to score the best deal and save money, as prices may increase due to high demand.

Reviews from our Queenstown customers

100% Kiwi-owned and operated, we offer excellent service and support for each customer visiting Queenstown. The talented and friendly staff at our Queenstown Airport car hire branch is proud to have served locals and visitors for almost 35 years. Our extensive local knowledge and extra services distinguish us from other car rental companies, helping you travel safely and make the most of your New Zealand road trip.

Book with Pegasus now

Queenstown Airport is in a convenient location to start your unforgettable holiday. Begin your stress-free Queenstown car hire experience with Pegasus. With 14 branches conveniently located across the North and South Island of New Zealand, you’ll find a Pegasus car hire depot close to your chosen destination. Book online or call now on 0800 80 35 80. Queenstown—a small town with a big heart known as The Adventure Capital of the World, awaits your visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon!