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Wellington Airport

General information

Wellington Airport is one of New Zealand’s busiest airports. The airport is a hub for Air New Zealand and serves Wellington, the capital of the country. The airport offers good connections to Australia, mainly to and from Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport.


Where is Wellington Airport situated?

The airport is located south of the capital in the south of the North Island. By car, Wellington Airport is accessible through the SH1 (State Highway 1).

How many terminals does Wellington Airport have?

Wellington Airport has one main terminal that consists of three floors. The Arrivals hall is located on the ground floor, Domestic Arrivals is on the left and International Arrivals on the right. You can find the Departures hall and boarding gates on the fist floor (Level 1), the airport lounges and conference centre on the second floor (Level 2). The terminal building has three piers, in the northwest, southwest and south.

Airport Map



The distance from Wellington Airport to the centre of Wellington is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Wellington.

From WLG Airport to Wellington City centre by Car
8 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
8 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.

Which airlines fly from and to Wellington Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Wellington Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Fiji Airways
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • Qantas


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.


Airport Motel, Wellington

Just 5 minutes’ drive from Wellington Airport and overlooking beautiful Lyall Bay. Most rooms feature a private balcony or spa bath. All heated rooms feature a well-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator.


Airport Motor Lodge, Wellington

Located 5 minutes' walk or 2 minutes' drive from Wellington Airport, Airport Motor Lodge offers fully soundproofed accommodation. Free onsite parking and a complimentary airport shuttle service are provided.


747 Motel & Car Hire, Wellington

747 Motel & Car Hire is located just 5 minutes’ drive from Wellington International Airport. All rooms include satellite TV and cooking facilities. Guests at 747 Motel Wellington have access to barbecue facilities, guest laundry and luggage storage.

Hotels in Wellington

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


Nomads Capital Backpackers - Wellington, Wellington

Located in the heart of the city, Nomads Capital Backpackers offers 5-star backpackers accommodation. It is a 5-minute walk from Wellington's stunning waterfront. Guests enjoy free pancakes every morning and a free meal at the onsite bar each...


InterContinental Wellington, Wellington

The 5-star InterContinental Wellington is located by the harbour waterfront, just 8 km from Wellington International Airport. It offers an exclusive club lounge, a fitness centre, 2 restaurants and a bar.


James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington

James Cook Hotel is located in the heart of Wellington, just 500 metres from Lambton Harbour. It features a day spa, a fitness centre and a restaurant with harbour views.

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!


Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Maori Highlights Tour

Take an in-depth guided afternoon tour of Te Papa Tongarewa's Maori cultural treasures and hear their stories, then explore the museum's vast collection at your own pace.


Wellington: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Wellington’s beautiful hills and stunning harbor on a guided tour by electric bike. Your local guide will share insights into Wellington's vibrant city and rich culture.

Tour & transport

Wellington: 3-Hour City Sights and Coastline Tour

Experience Wellington through the eyes of a local on a 3-hour sightseeing tour. Discover the attractions and must-see landmarks of the vibrant city and get off the tourist trail. Benefit from a multilingual commentary in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese.


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