Airports in New Zealand

Auckland International Airport

The airport is situated 13 miles (21km) south of Auckland.

Auckland International Airport (AKL)

Overview

SkyBus is the airport's transfer bus service and leaves regularly (roughly every 10 minutes during the day on weekdays, every 15 minutes during the day on weekends, and every 30 minutes overnight) for the city centre. Taxis are also available, as is car rental.

Location

The airport is situated 13 miles (21km) south of Auckland.

Getting to the city

SkyBus is the airport's transfer bus service and leaves regularly (roughly every 10 minutes during the day on weekdays, every 15 minutes during the day on weekends, and every 30 minutes overnight) for the city centre. Taxis are also available, as is car rental.

Time

Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).

Car rental

There are numerous car rental companies including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available in ranks outside both terminals. Any taxi can transport passengers to the airport, but only authorised taxis can pick people up from the airport.

Transfer between terminals

A free bus links the two terminals, and walking is also possible.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include left luggage, business facilities, a medical centre, banks and ATMs, bars, restaurants and shops, a crèche, a post office, a hairdresser, supermarket, tourist information and hotel reservations desks. Disabled facilities are good, but those with special needs should inform their airline or travel agent in advance.

Parking

There is plenty of parking adjacent to both terminals including a 'wait zone' where cars can park free of charge for 30 minutes. Fees range from about NZD 7 to NZD 14 per hour to NZD 54 per day. There are also cheaper long-term parking options located off site with free shuttle services to the terminals. Substantial parking discounts are available for those who book online in advance.

www.aucklandairport.co.nz

Christchurch International Airport

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from Christchurch.

Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

Overview

The airport is connected to Christchurch city centre by two public bus routes (the Purple Line and Bus 29) departing from the regional transport hub at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall. Tickets can be bought directly from the driver. Door-to-door shuttles are available with advance booking. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from Christchurch.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to Christchurch city centre by two public bus routes (the Purple Line and Bus 29) departing from the regional transport hub at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall. Tickets can be bought directly from the driver. Door-to-door shuttles are available with advance booking. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty, among others.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from outside the terminal. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city centre.

Facilities

There are shops (including duty-free), bars and restaurants, banks, ATMs and currency exchange at the airport. Other facilities include left luggage, showers, a business centre, a post office, and a hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should inform their travel agent or airline in advance.

Parking

There is covered and uncovered parking available at varying rates in a selection of parking areas. Fees range from NZD 10 for the first hour to NZD 30 for one day.

www.christchurchairport.co.nz

Wellington International Airport

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Wellington.

Wellington International Airport (WLG)

Overview

Shuttle services and taxis all go to the city centre.

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Wellington.

Getting to the city

Shuttle services and taxis all go to the city centre.

Time

Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be hailed outside the baggage claims area.

Transfer between terminals

There is only one terminal. Arrivals is located on the lower level while departures is on the upper level.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include left luggage, bureaux de change, ATMs, bars, shops and restaurants, a parent's room, post office and a tourist information and hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good and those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance.

Parking

Parking at Wellington International Airport ranges from about NZD 10 per half hour up to about NZD 54 per day for Premium parking, which is close to the terminal. Long-term parking is around NZD 29 for the first day and NZD 10 per day thereafter. The long-term parking lot is situated off Freight Drive and regularly serviced by a free airport shuttle.

www.wellingtonairport.co.nz

Queenstown Airport

The airport is just four miles (6km) from central Queenstown.

Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

Overview

The best way to get into the city is by taxi, however, shuttles are also available to be booked. Shuttle fares are cheaper for children, but cost extra for transporting ski gear.

Location

The airport is just four miles (6km) from central Queenstown.

Getting to the city

The best way to get into the city is by taxi, however, shuttles are also available to be booked. Shuttle fares are cheaper for children, but cost extra for transporting ski gear.

Time

GMT +13

Car rental

Rental companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Ezi Car Rental and Sixt all offer car rental services at Queenstown Airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from outside the terminal.

Facilities

ATM, currency exchange, baggage lost and found office, baggage storage facilities, tourist help desk, first aid facilities, WiFi, retail outlets, and restaurants. The terminal is fully accessible for disabled passengers.

Parking

Long and short-term parking is available. It is free for the first 10 minutes, with a maximum charge of NZD 25 for the first day, and NZD 155 for a week.

www.queenstownairport.co.nz

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