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 country's capital. It operates domestic and international flights to Australia and Fiji.

Official Website: wellingtonairport.co.nz

Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:00 am to 1:30 am.

Annual passenger traffic: 3.2 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +64 4385 5100 - FACEBOOK

There are assistance phones in the baggage reclaim and check-in areas, plus ambassadors providing information between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.


The airport is located in the suburb of Rongotai, 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Wellington city centre.

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Accommodation near Wellington airport (WLG)

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

Pacific View Bed & Breakfast (1.1 km/0.7 miles)
Brentwood Hotel (1.9 km/1.2 miles)
Bella Vista Motel (3.1 km/1.9 miles)
The Green Room Newtown (3.1 km/1.9 miles)
Southgate Motor Inn (3.5 km/2.2 miles)


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Car rental agencies

Car rental desks on the ground floor of the terminal, next to the domestic baggage claim area.

  1. Avis (Tel +64 4802 1088 / 800 655 111 - 7:00 am to 0:30 am)
  2. Budget (Tel +64 4388 0987 / 800 283 438 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
  3. Enterprise (Tel +64 9870 3330 - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm)
  4. Europcar (Tel +64 4380 6617 / 800 800 115 - 7:30 am to 10:00 pm)
  5. Ezi (Tel +64 4473 1165 / 800 545 000 - Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 0:30 am, Sunday from 7:30 am to 0:30 am)
  6. Hertz (Tel +64 4388 7070 / 800 654 321 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm)
  7. Thrifty (Tel +64 800 737 070 - Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm, weekends from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm)

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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 of charge. There is also valet parking in front of the terminal and dedicated spaces for motorbikes and bicycles. Reservations and rates

P120 Express - Open-air passenger drop-off and pick-up area outside the terminal.
Covered - Multi-level facility adjacent to the main building, with covered spaces, for short or long stays, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
Uncovered - Outdoor, south of the terminal, accessible via a covered walkway.
Long Term - Inexpensive parking for long stays with courtesy shuttle bus service.
Premium Secure - Covered spots with security camera monitoring, adjacent to the terminal.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline of their particular needs in advance. Reserved parking spaces, automatic doors, lifts, Braille signage and adapted toilets are available.

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Latest updates: October 19, 2023