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New Zealand: North Island

How to get to and from hundreds of the world's airports by car, bus, train and other forms of public transport.

Updates and requests for inclusion in these pages welcomed by e-mail to Steve. Information is from many sources including personal visits and may no longer be accurate. Please note I am an airline pilot, not a travel agent and cannot provide any travel services or flights. Legal Disclaimer  Last Update 13Aug12

Auckland Kerikeri Palmerston North Tauranga Whakatane
Bay of Islands Napier Rotorua Wanganui Whangarei
Gisborne New Plymouth Taupo Wellington Whitianga
Hamilton        

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Auckland - see Auckland Page

Gisborne (GIS):
Location:
4 km/2 Miles WSW of the city.

By Taxi:
To Gisborne city ~$15. Eastland Taxis 0800 868 294 or 06 868 1133, Gisborne Taxi 06 867 2222 & Sun City Taxis 867 6767.
By Bus:
An Airport Shuttle Bus is reported to run.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 06 868 9084, Budget 867 9794 & Hertz 867 9348.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Tel No: (06) 867 9794.
Updated Feb08 ADV.
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Hamilton (HLZ):
Location:
12 km/9 Miles SSE of Hamilton city centre & 14 km/9 Miles NW of Cambridge. 62 km/39 Miles W of Matamata.

By Road:
To Hamilton ~20 mins, Auckland 1:55, Taupo 2:10 & Rotorua 1:40.

By Taxi:
To Hamilton city centre ~$32/20 mins. To Cambridge ~15 mins. Hamilton Taxi Society 0800 477 477 & Cambridge Taxis (07) 827 5999.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van: SuperShuttle is a shared ride service. The door to door service meets all flights. For bookings call 0800 748885 (0800 SHUTTLE). Hamilton Airport to Hamilton City $20 + $5 for each extra person travelling in same group together to same destination. To Cambridge $25 for the first passenger and $5 for each extra person. Exclusive charter of vehicle $45. A Super Shuttle Desk is located in the main terminal, near the exit doorway.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport including AVIS & Hertz.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Hotels: Hamilton Airport Motor Inn 0800 10 66 79 or (07) 843 8412.
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Kerikeri - Bay of Islands (KKE):
Location:
25 km/15 Miles from Paihia.
By Taxi & Shuttle Van:
To Paihia ~20 mins. Paihia Taxis & Tours run taxis and shuttles to Paihia. Tel (09) 402 7506.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Napier (NPE):
Location:
5 km/3 Miles NNW of the city on Hawke’s Bay. 20 km/13 Miles from Hastings & 24 km/15 Miles from Havelock North.
By Taxi:
To Napier ~$18/10 mins. To Hastings ~15 mins. To Havelock North ~20 mins. Napier Taxis (06) 835 7777 & Hastings Taxi (06) 878 4455.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van: SuperShuttle is a shared ride service. The door to door service meets all flights. For bookings call 0800 748885 (0800 SHUTTLE). Hawkes Bay Airport to Napier City $12 + $2 for each extra person travelling in same group together to same destination. Exclusive charter of vehicle $30. Hawkes Bay Airport to Hastings City $30 + $3 for each extra person. Exclusive charter of vehicle $50. Find them immediately outside the front exit doorway adjacent to the baggage collection area.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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New Plymouth (NPL):
Location:
12 km/7 Milers ENE of New Plymouth.
By Taxi:
To the city centre ~NZ$25/15-25 mins. New Plymouth Taxi Society (06) 757 3000 & Energy City Cabs (06) 757 5580.

By Shuttle Bus:
New Plymouth Airport Shuttle
, Tel 769 5974 or 0800 373 001, run a friendly, affordable, door to door service in the New Plymouth and Taranaki area.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport including AVIS.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Hotels: Airport Gateway Motel (06) 755 0978 or 0800 755 577.
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Palmerston North (PMR):
Location:
4 km/2 Miles NNE of Palmerston North, 74 km/46 Miles SE of Wanganui & 50 km/31 Miles NE of Levin.
By Taxi:
To Pakmerston North ~$12. To Levin ~45 mins & Wanganui 1 hour. There is a free taxi phone in arrivals. Manawatu Taxi Services (06) 355 5111, Taxis Palmerston North (06) 355 5333 and Gold & Black Taxis 355 5059. Levin Taxis (06) 368 4179.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van: ◊Jet Shuttle runs between Central Taranaki and the Airport for all intl flights subject to prior booking at least 2 days before the date of travel. Tel +64 6 278 7171 or NZ freephone 0800 278 717. ◊Coachlines Jet Shuttle runs between Napier/Hawke's Bay and the Airport for all intl flights subject to the previous 2 day booking. Tel +64 6 878 4554 or NZ freephone 0800 878 455. ◊Taxis Palmerston North Airport Shuttle runs to the lower North Island from the Airport with bookings needed 24 hrs before flight. Tel +64 6 355 5333. All Shuttles operate from the Bus Stop at the western end of the Terminal.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Tax: The International Departure Receipt is NZ$25 and can be bought at the Service Desk at the flight Check-in counters. The Domestic Departure Development Levy is NZ$5 and can be bought at either the Airport Bookshop or Skywards Cafe on the first floor. These taxes are required for all passenger aged 5 years and over.
Airport Website:
www.pnairport.co.nz.
Updated Jan10 ADV.
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Rotorua (ROT):
Location:
8 km/5 Miles ENE of Rotorua town.
By Road:
To Hamilton 1:40, Taupo 1 hour.
By Taxi:
To Rotorua Town ~$21/15 mins. Rotorua Taxis (07) 348 1111 or Fast Taxis (07) 348 2444.
By Shuttle Van:
SuperShuttle is a shared ride service. The door to door service meets all flights. For bookings call 0800 748885 (0800 SHUTTLE). Rotorua Airport to City $17 + $3 for each extra person travelling in same group together to same destination. Exclusive charter of vehicle $45. Super Shuttle Desk located in the main terminal, near exit doorway.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport including AVIS.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Taupo (TUO):
Location: 
6 km/4 Miles S of Taupo.

By Taxi: 
To Taupo CBD ~$12. Taupo Taxis (07) 378 5100 & Top Cabs (378 9250).
By Bus:
 
Many local hotels and ski resorts provide shuttles buses.
By Shuttle Van: The Airporter meets all flights and drops at Hotels and Homes. Tel +64 7 378 5713 or Mobile 0274 978 699.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, Hertz & Rent a Dent.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Free Parking is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Gates are locked at night.
Airport Website: www.taupoairport.co.nz.
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Tauranga (TRG):
Location:
4 km from Mount Maunganui.
By Taxi:
To Tauranga ~$11/10 mins. To Mount Maunganui 5-10 mins. Coastline Taxis (07) 571 8333 & Tauranga Mount Taxis (07) 578 6086.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport, including AVIS.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Wanganui (WAG):
Location:
3 km/2 Miles from Wanganui city centre.
By Taxi:
To Wanganui ~$13/5 mins. Rivercity Cabs (06) 345 3333 & Wanganui Taxis (06) 343 5555.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Wellington - see Wellington Page

Whakatane (WHK):
Location:
10 km/6 Miles from Whakatane.

By Taxi: Whakatane Taxis
(07) 308 0222.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport including AVIS.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Whangarei (WRE):
Location: A short drive east of the city centre.
By Taxi:
To Whangarei ~10 mins. A1 Cabs (09) 438 9933, Kiwi Carlton Cabs (09) 438 2299 & Phoenix Cabs (09) 438 9933.

By Shuttle Van: Whangarei Airport Shuttle
run a door to door service for ~$12 per person.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are at the airport.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Whitianga (WTZ):
Location:
A short drive NW of the town centre.
By Taxi:
Mercury Bay Taxis (07) 866 4141.

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