Flights from Tokyo (Narita) (NRT) to Queenstown (ZQN)
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Visiting from Tokyo (Narita) to Queenstown
Queenstown travel information
Queenstown is surrounded by soaring mountains and sits on the edge of the stunning Lake Wakatipu in the South Island of New Zealand. It’s packed with adventure from those seeking adrenaline with jet boat tours, scenic bike rides, ziplining, skiing and stunning trails to hike. For those looking to relax, reward yourself with delicious food and wine in the heart of the Central Otago wine region. Queenstown’s luxurious day spas and hot pools offer the ultimate relaxation experience. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Queenstown.
When to visit
Best time to visit Queenstown
With four distinct and unique seasons Queenstown has year-round appeal with each season offering a markedly different experience. Summer (December to February) in Queenstown brings long, warm days to enjoy the outdoors with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 30°C. The colours of autumn display red and gold blankets in the hills and countryside. In winter (June to August) temperatures range between -4°C and 8°C, with cool crisp days. It's the best time to experience the stunning snow-capped mountains and a winter paradise for skiing and snowboarding. There's plenty of activities to do in every season.
What is the main airport called?
Queenstown airport (ZQN)Opens external site in a new window. It is the gateway to the lower South Island. Located 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown, the Queenstown Airport services the region. It's easy to get to the city centre with shuttles, taxi services, buses and rental cars available at the airport.
Arriving in Queenstown
The friendly and helpful staff at Queenstown Airport will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the city is easy.
Getting into Queenstown from Queenstown airport
With a range of convenient transport options, getting to and from the airport is easy. It’s a good idea to book a rental car to explore the Queenstown region at your own pace. There are a range of rental car operators available at the terminal. If you’re being picked up, there is a pick up zone in the car park in front of the terminal. Other transport options include buses, airport shuttles, taxis, and limos are all lined up outside the terminal, ready to take you to your destination. Taxis and airport shuttles offer door-to-door service and the public bus comes through every 15 minutes.
Getting around Queenstown
Once you arrive in Queenstown, getting around is easy, whether you hire your own car, use the public bus network which links Queenstown’s main suburbs or explore the region by foot or bike on the Queenstown Trail. Or visit the lake and hop on the Queenstown ferry network from Frankton Arm to Queenstown. There is also a free shuttle service from The Station in Queenstown to Arrowtown, which runs Thursday - Sunday. There are many tour operators from the town centre and hotels making it easy to get out and about and experience what the region has to offer. If you prefer to self-drive, Queenstown has many rental cars and campervans to hire.
Narita travel information
Narita is a city in Chiba Prefecture, roughly 60 kilometers east of central Tokyo. Narita's main tourist attraction is Naritasan, a popular Buddhist temple with a history of over 1000 years. But the city and surroundings have several other attractions to visit. Other sights to see are Sawara Town, Museum of History, Katori Shrine and public bath houses.
When to visit
Best time to visit Tokyo (Narita)
The best time to visit Tokyo is in Spring between March and April to view the famous cherry blossoms in full bloom. Some popular spots are the Shinjuku Gyoen park and Ueno Park. Temperatures range from 1°C – 12.1°C. Autumn is a popular time to visit to experience the colours of the trees with comfortable temperatures. If you plan to visit in winter (December to March) you’ll experience the amazing dazzling winter lights, Japanese New Year festivals and hot springs. Temperatures are cold, ranging from -4°C – 1°C. In Summer (June to August) temperatures range from 26°C to 31°C. It’s a good time to visit the beaches located within a 1-2 hour train ride in nearby Chiba and Kanagawa and on the Izu Peninsula.
What is the main airport called?
Narita International Airport (NRT).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Tokyo-Narita, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport, is the secondary international airport in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan and the closest international airport to the cities of Narita, Kozaki and Tomisato. It has three terminals connected by a free shuttle
Arriving in Narita (Tokyo)
The helpful staff at Narita International Airport will greet you when you arrive. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Tokyo from Narita International Airport
The most comfortable way of travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station is the JR Narita Express (NEX). The one-way journey takes roughly one hour with regular departures. The JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) is the slower but cheaper JR alternative to the Narita Express. The one-way trip takes roughly 90 minutes. Take the Keisei Skyliner train from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 40 minutes, 2520 yen) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station. Limousine buses to Tokyo Station depart Narita Airport every 15 to 20 minutes. Several bus companies offer connections to various places in the Tokyo area. As Narita Airport is located about 60 km outside of Tokyo, a taxi ride into central Tokyo is very expensive.
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