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Palmerston North Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Palmerston North Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Palmerston North Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Palmerston airport has a single terminal with two floors.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • We have not received any reviews on this airport. If you have been there recently, please write a review.

Where to Sleep

  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers flying on Air New Zealand can find comfort in the lounge which is accessible with an airline membership. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Palmerston North Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Palmerston North Airport Information

Airport Lounges

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Palmerston North Airport. Connect to the “InspireFreeWifi” network.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Palmerston North Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Palmerston North Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - A BNZ ATM is available near the restrooms on the ground floor.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Changing tables are available in the women’s and unisex disabled restrooms.
  • Conference Facilities – Two meeting rooms are available for hire (full day or half day). The large room seats between 12 – 30 people and the smaller room sits 8 – 25. Catering and presentation equipment is available on request for an additional cost.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Shopping is limited to a Relay lotto shop. Location: Ground Floor, near the Air New Zealand check-in area. Hours: Open at 6:00AM daily (8:00AM on Sundays).
  • Food & Drink - Café Ignition offers full-service dining and panoramic views of the airfield from the 1st floor. If you want something quick, the Touch & Go Cafe, located near the Arrivals doors, has coffee and take-away meals. Both are open from 5:00AM until last flight arrival of the day.
  • Information Desk - Location: Ground Floor, past the rental car desks.
  • Mobile Charging - USB charging ports are available for use in Café Ignition and at the top of the stairs, opposite the New Zealand Regional Lounge.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM until 30 minutes after last flight of the day.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the airport, and the following companies have desks in the arrivals terminal: Avis • Budget • Hertz • Thrifty • Europcar.


Taxis are available in front of the airport. There is a free taxi phone located inside the airport near the main arrivals doors, and a second is located on the illuminated advertising panel. The airport partners with Taxis Palmerston North.

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Last Updated: 01 May 2017

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