Wellington airport (WLG)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Wellington International Airport, also known as Rongotai Airport and opened on October 25, 1959, is one of the busiest in New Zealand and serves the capital of the country. It operates with domestic and international flights to Australia and other neighbouring countries.

Official Website: wellingtonairport.co.nz
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:30 am until 1:30 am.
Annual passenger traffic: 3.98 million passengers went through it in 2021.
Tel: +64 4385 5100. There are assistance phones in the baggage reclaim area and the check-in area, in addition to ambassadors that provide information between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.


Wellington airport is located 8 km (5 miles) southeast from the city.

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Accommodation near Wellington airport (WLG)

Above the international sector is located the Rydges Wellington Airport. Other accommodations nearby, some of which provide free transport to and from the airport, include:

Airport Motor Lodge (0.4 km/0.2 miles)
Airport Motel (0.9 km/0.6 miles)
Pacific View Bed & Breakfast (1.1 km/0.7 miles)
Amoatel (1.8 km/1.1 miles)
Brentwood Hotel (1.9 km/1.2 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Uber and Zoomy pick passengers up from the southern end of the terminal.

Bus - The Airport Flyer (Tel +64 4802 4100) is an express service between the airport and Lower Hutt - Queensgate that runs through downtown Wellington. It operates every 10-20 minutes Mondays through Fridays between 6:35 am to 9:25 pm and weekends from 7:00 am to 8:45 pm, and departs from the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. Journey time to the city centre is around 30 min. Around 10 min. away from the terminal you can board line 2 from Metlink (Tel +64 800 801 700), which runs to Karori, Hataitai, Kilbirnie and Seatoun. More information
Super Shuttle (Tel +64 4472 9552 / 800 748 885) is a door-to-door, shared minibus service available for all flights. It leaves from outside the baggage reclaim area.

Taxi - Ranks can be found directly outside the luggage recollection area and the trip to the city takes 15-25 minutes. Official operators are: Wellington Combined Taxis (Tel +64 4384 4444), Green Cabs (Tel +64 800 464 7336), Corporate Cabs (Tel +64 4387 4600), Kiwi Cabs (Tel +64 4389 9999), Hutt & City Taxis (Tel +64 4570 0057).


Car rental agencies

Car rental counters on the ground floor of the terminal, next to the domestic baggage reclaim area.

Avis (Tel +64 4802 1088 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 1:30 am, Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:30 am, Sunday from 7:00 am to 1:30 am)
Budget (Tel +64 4388 0987 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 1:30 am, Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:30 am, Sunday from 7:00 am to 1:30 am)
Enterprise (Tel +64 4380 8914 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +64 4380 6617 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Ezi (Tel +64 4473 1165 / 800 545 000 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 1:30 am, Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:30 am, Sunday from 7:00 am to 1:30 am)
Hertz (Tel +64 4388 7070 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Thrifty (Tel +64 4388 9494 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 1:30 am, Saturday from 6:30 am to 1:30 am, Sunday from 7:00 am to 1:30 am)


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Parking services at Wellington airport (WLG)

Short- and long-term options are available, open 24 hours a day, fenced and monitored. The first 10 minutes of stay are free. There are also valet parking services in front of the terminal and exclusive spaces for motorcycles and bicycles. Reservations and fees

Covered - Adjacent to the main building, for short or long stays, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
Uncovered - Close to the terminal, accessible through a covered walkway.
Long Term - Economy parking lot with courtesy shuttle service.
Premium Secure - Covered spaces with security cameras next to the terminal.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline about their particular needs in advance. There are reserved parking spaces, automatic doors, elevators, Braille signage and adapted toilets.

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Latest updates: March 02, 2022