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 airport free WiFi service that covers the food court area, Fuel Espresso and international Departure Lounges in level 1 of the main terminal building.
Car rental companies operate on level 0 of the main terminal. They include Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty. If you need to hire a car, check our My Guide Car Rental Comparison Tool.
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 $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.
Uber also operate and collect on the opposite side of the road of the taxi rank.
The Airport Express is an express bus service that runs from Wellington International Airport to the railway station, city centre and up to Upper Hutt. Buses typically run every 10 minutes, although at certain times it's every 20 minutes. An added bonus is the free WiFi on board. The bus departs and pick-up from the AX bus stop outside the airport terminal.
The stops are - Wellington Airport - Kilbirnie - Courtenay Place - Manners Street - Willis Street - Lambton Quay - Wellington Station.
For the latest pricing and timings visit the Metlink website.
Wellington Airport Parking offers a range of parking options, from the fully secure and covered Premium car park, 5 minutes walk from the terminal, to the Long Term car park 10-15 minutes away via shuttle. You can view the various parking options on the Wellington Airport website.
There is a free 10 minute free parking period for pick-ups and drop-offs. Parking charges apply for vehicles that stay in the car park for more than 10 minutes from the time of entry.