Wellington International Airport is situated in the suburb of Rongotai, eight kilometres south-east of Wellington city centre. International flights operate from four Australian destinations, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Melbourne along with Fiji.
The flights are provided by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Fiji Airways. Domestic flights are operated by Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Air Chathams, Sounds Air and Golden Bay Air.
Travellers can benefit from the free WiFi service that covers the food court area, Fuel Espresso and international Departure Lounges in level 1 of the main terminal building.
Five rental companies operate on level 0 of the main terminal. They are Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty.
Taxi and Shuttle
A shuttle from the airport to the city centre will set you back about $17 for one person with an extra $5 for each additional person in your group. Shuttles are normally shared with other passengers. A trip to the city centre can take up to 40 minutes when traffic is at its peak, or when there are several drop-offs along the way.
A typical taxi fare costs $30 to $40. A trip from the airport to the city centre can take up to 40 minutes during peak traffic periods. Taxi ranks can be found directly outside the baggage claim area on level 0 of the main terminal.
Airport Flyer is an express bus service that runs from Wellington International Airport to the Hutt Valley, through the centre of Wellington all the way up to Upper Hutt. An added bonus is the free WiFi on board. Buses are scheduled to run every 10 minutes, between the airport and Wellington Railway Station between 6.30am and 9am and 2pm and 7pm on weekdays and around every 20 minutes at other times, and around every 20 minutes from Lower Hutt. Buses run between approximately between 5.30am and 9.30pm. Free Wi-Fi is also available on board. The bus service that continues up to Upper Hutt runs once an hour. The journey time is about 30 minutes costing about $9. The last departure from the airport is 9.25pm.
Airport Flyer departs from the southern end of the airport terminal, level 0 (exit from baggage claim doors on level 0 and turn right) past the Airport Flyer waiting area.
Wellington Airport Parking offers a range of parking options, from the fully secure and covered Premium car park, to the ease and convenience of the Terminal and Heart car parks, or the money-saving Long Term car park.