Hamilton Airport

Hamilton Airport has direct flights to Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Great Barrier, North Shore, Whakatane and Whangarei.

Air New Zealand(opens in new window) offers direct flights from Hamilton to Wellington, Christchurch and Palmerston North as well as connecting flights to most other regional destinations. Sunair(opens in new window) connects Hamilton with Gisborne, Great Barrier, North Shore, Whakatane and Whangarei. Helicorp provide chartered helicopter flights while Hamilton Airport also has the capability to accommodate international charter flights.

Transport Options

Hamilton Airport is located about 15 kilometres south of the city centre.


Approximately $30 for one person - about 20 minutes

A shuttle(opens in new window) is a cost effective way to travel into the city. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - approximately $7 per additional person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The journey can take up to 35 minutes 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 $50 to $60 - about 20 minutes

The taxi(opens in new window) journey between the airport and central city can take up to 40 minutes during peak traffic times. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time.

Car rental

Major rental car companies(opens in new window) have offices at the airport. Bookings are strongly recommended. See also - Driving in New Zealand.

Services and facilities

Toilets, ATM, telephones, wheelchair access, baby change facilities, airport store with a wide range of books and travel essentials.

Fully licensed cafe with barista quality coffee and full menu, onsite catering is also available.

Room hire is available for functions or business meetings.

More information

For more information visit Hamilton Airport's website(opens in new window).

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