Rotorua Airport

A quick guide to the basics of Rotorua Airport

Rotorua Airport has daily flights with Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown.  There are flights to Sydney twice a week.  Allow 15 minutes drive from downtown Rotorua to the airport.

Car Rentals:

A number of the major car rental companies operate at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and Hertz.  If you need to hire a hire try our My Guide Car Rental Comparison tool.  Search, compare and save up to 70%


There are over 400 car parking spaces in both short-term and long-term car parks at Rotorua International Airport.  No advance booking is required.

  • Drop-Off - Free 10 minutes in the drop-off zone, located directly outside the terminal buildings entrance.
  • Short Term - The first hour is free, followed by a rate of $2 per half-hour.  The maximum fee is $16 for 24 hours. Parking is capped at $80 for 7 days a week.
  • Long Term - It's a maximum fee of $16 per day for the first 3 days followed by a maximum charge of $10 per day.  The weekly rate (7 days) is $50 while the monthly (28 days) rate is $100. 
  • Disabled Parking - Disabled car parks are well signposted and available in both short term and long term parking areas.  Disabled car parking permits must be displayed when using these spaces. 
  • For more details check the parking page on the Rotorua airport website.


To order a taxi, try Rotorua Taxis on 0800 500 000 / 07-348 1111.

Airport Shuttle:

The SuperShuttle is a shared passenger service, holding up to 11 passengers.  For a single fare into downtown Rototua, it will cost around $36 for a 1 person or $44 for two persons. Check SuperShuttle for an accurate quote.  Phone: 0800 748885 / Website:

Internet Access / Wi-Fi:

Free Wi-Fi is available for travellers and visitors to the Airport.  All you need to do is search for the 'Free Airport Wi-Fi' network on your device.


The Terrace Airside cafe serves a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals. Open every day, the cafe closes just after 5.00pm.


There is a newspaper & magazine shop also offering books, travel essentials, convenience products, snack foods, sweets and drinks.

Departure Tax:

Passengers departing from Rotorua Airport must pay a NZD$5 departure tax after check-in and before boarding your flight. Payment can be made at the Airport Development Levy counter and is attached to your boarding pass.

Airport Address:

Rotorua International Airport Limited, State Highway 30, Rotorua.

Contact Airport:

Tel:  07 345 8800.
Visit:  Rotorua Airport Website