Wellington Airport

General information

Wellington Airport is New Zealand’s third busiest airport. The airport is a hub for Air New Zealand and serves the capital of New Zealand, Wellington. Most flights from Wellington Airport are domestic flights, however, there are also some international flights to Australia and Fiji.


Where is Wellington Airport situated?

The airport of the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, is located south of the North Island of New Zealand, southeast of the city centre of Wellington.

How many terminals has Wellington Airport?

Wellington Airport has one terminal building. The terminal is located on the east side of the airport.

Airport Map



The distance from Wellington Airport to the centre of Wellington is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Wellington.

From WLG Airport to Wellington City centre by Car
11 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Wellington Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Wellington Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Wellington Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Wellington Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Wellington Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Wellington is about NZ$ 40.-. Book your taxi at Wellington Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From WLG Airport to Wellington City centre by Taxi
11 km
20 min
NZ$ 40.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Wellington Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Wellington Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Wellington Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Wellington Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Wellington Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Wellington Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Wellington Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Weta Studio Tours Combo

Immerse yourself in Weta Workshop's creative world with the Weta Studio Tours Combo, featuring two behind-the-scenes filmmaking tours! Learn how practical effects are created for the world’s biggest blockbusters and journey through huge miniature sets.


Weta Workshop's There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! Enjoy the incredible creativity on offer by combining the two most popular tours with return transfers.

Tour & transport

Wellington: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Hop on board a minibus to traverse Wellington’s winding streets on an intimate and informative 1.5-hour guided tour. Choose to hop-off and explore at any of the stops along the way, before hopping back on to continue your tour.


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