Rotorua Airport has direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, and is perfectly placed for exploring the central North Island.

Air New Zealand(opens in new window) offers frequent flights between Rotorua Airport and Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Sun Air(opens in new window) provides scheduled flights to Gisborne and Napier.

Transport Options

The airport is located about 10 minutes' drive from Rotorua city centre.


$2.50 per person one way - about 20 minutes

Bay Bus  (opens in new window)Route 10 travels between downtown Rotorua and the airport every half hour, 7am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday. The bus makes the trip every hour between 7.30am and 4.30pm on Sundays. See the timetable on the Bay Bus website.(opens in new window)


Approximately $21 for one person, $26 for two - about 20 minutes

A shuttle(opens in new window) 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 $30 - 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.

More information

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

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