An easy hour’s flight from Auckland or Wellington, Gisborne welcomes you with a truly spectacular sweeping vista.

Air New Zealand(opens in new window) operates direct flights to and from Wellington and Auckland, which link Gisborne to the rest of the country as well international destinations.

Gisborne Airport is the only airport in the Southern Hemisphere that has a railway line crossing the main runway.

Transport options

At Gisborne Airport, it’s easy for you to land and then drive off.

Rental Car

The trip to downtown Gisborne takes just 5 or 6 minutes, even during rush hour. Visit your preferred company to plan your trip: Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.


The taxi fare varies on your pick-up location and travel is normally about 5 minutes. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, be sure to book in advance.

Services and facilities

Toilets with baby change facilities, wheelchair access, wi-fi coverage throughout the terminal, ATM, telephones, attractions and accommodation information, open-air car park and a café serving great coffee, yummy food, and premium wine. There are comfy couches, a large screen TV as well as magazines and papers to enjoy while you wait.

More information

For more information, visit the Gisborne Airport(opens in new window) website.

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