Sleeping in Airports

Hamilton Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Hamilton Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overviews

hamilton airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Hamilton Airport.

What to Expect

Hamilton Airport (Code: HLZ) consists of a single terminal. There is a limited variety of shops and dining options, but free WiFi is available to help pass the time. Economy class passengers flying on Air New Zealand can find comfort in the lounge which is accessible with an airline membership. See the Airport Lounges section in the guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel on airport grounds. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Hamilton Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels at the airport:

  • Hamilton Airport Hotel & Conference Center – located on site, just a short walk through the main car park from the terminal building. » Check Rates
  • Jet Park Hamilton Airport – located on site, just a short walk from the terminal building. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Hamilton Airport. Connect to the “Airport WIFI” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by BNZ, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – Available.

Conference Facilities – Five meeting spaces are available. The room capacities range from 8 people in boardroom style to 200 for a cocktail party. Rooms include whiteboards, data projectors (for hire) and catering on request.

Disabled Services – Life access and handicap toilets are located throughout. There are also disability-reserved car parks. Wheelchairs available on request.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The Store sells books, magazines and travel essentials. Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 5:30AM – 6:30PM (Mon – Thurs) • 5:30AM – 8:30PM (Fri) • 6:00AM – 11:30AM & 2:45PM – 5:45PM (Sat) • 11:30AM – 4:30PM (Sun).

Food & Drink – Mavis & Co. is the airport’s only dining option. Location: Mezzanine. Hours: 5:15AM – last flight (Mon – Fri) • 6:00AM – last flight (Sat – Sun).

Luggage Carts – Available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update the guide.


Hamilton airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Sunair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Rental car offices are located on the ground floor of the terminal. Companies include: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty.

Taxis & Shuttles

Taxis and shuttles are located directly outside the terminal. The airport partners with Hamilton Taxis. The following shuttle services also serve the airport: Super Shuttle • Aerolink Shuttles • Raglan Shuttles.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.