Rotorua International Airport is perfectly positioned for travellers who want to explore the Central North Island’s fascinating phenomena.

Located about 10 minutes drive from the city centre, the airport handles international flights from Australia (Sydney) and domestic flights from most New Zealand cities.

Transport Options


Approximately $17 for one person, $22 for two - about 20 minutes

A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the city and nearby accommodation. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The journey can take longer at peak traffic times or when there are several drop-offs along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.


Approximately $26 - about 10 minutes

The journey between the airport and the central city can take longer during peak traffic times. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time.

Car rental

Leading rental car companies operate out of Rotorua Airport. We recommend you book ahead.

Services and facilities

Café, toilets, baby change facilities, duty/tax-free shopping and souvenirs, wheelchair access, wi-fi coverage throughout terminal, internet kiosk, ATM, telephones, attractions and accommodation information with freephone, meeting rooms with catering if required, open-air full-fenced car park.

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