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There are 5 ways to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu by bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Line 1 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Airport to Treetops 1

Cheapest option

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wakatipu 19.8 km

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu 19.8 km

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu 19.8 km

Shuttle  •  23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wakatipu

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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Queenstown Airport (ZQN) and Lake Wakatipu is 15 km. The road distance is 19.8 km.

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The best way to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu without a car is to line 1 bus which takes 46 min and costs $50 - $60.

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It takes approximately 46 min to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu is 20 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu.
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  • Distance: 15.2 km
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Queenstown Airport (ZQN), New Zealand and Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand?

Otago Regional Council operates a bus from Airport to Treetops every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 35 min.

Bus operators
Otago Regional Council
Phone
+64 800 474 082
Email
customerservices@orc.govt.nz
Website
orc.govt.nz
Bus from Airport to Treetops
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
Otago Regional Council
Other operators
Taxi from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Wakatipu
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Green Cabs Queenstown
Phone
+64 800 46 47336
Website
greencabs.co.nz
Blue Bubble Taxi
Phone
+64 3-450 3000
Website
queenstowntaxis.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wakatipu
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Towncar from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wakatipu
Estimated price
$26 - $330

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