Sleeping in Airports

Hawke’s Bay Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Hawke’s Bay 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.

NPE Airport Overview

hawkes bay airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Hawke’s Bay Airport.

What to Expect

Hawke’s Bay airport (code: NPE) currently consists of a single terminal.  An expansion project has recently commenced.  The end result will see the airport nearly double in size.  There are not a lot of services and amenities, but 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 guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Hawke’s Bay Airport

Since the airport is closed at night, sleeping here is not permitted. There are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Hawke’s Bay Airport Guide.

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 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!

Related Pages: Hawkes Bay Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Hawke’s Bay Airport:

  • Albatross Motel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Cedar Court Model – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Napier, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited WiFi is available at Hawke’s Bay Airport.

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

ATM/Cash Machines – Not available.

Baby Changing Facility – Available next to the mobility restroom.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The only option for shopping is Bellatino’s Aeroporto that sells souvenir items, artisan products and fresh produce vegetables.

Food & Drink – The airport’s only dining option is Bay Espresso Cafe and Bar, open during airport hours of operation.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Charging stations can be found in the cafeteria.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport opens 60 minutes prior to the first flight until the last flight of the day.


Hawke’s Bay airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Origins Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttles

Super Shuttle and Village Shuttle operate fixed rate transfers to and from airport. For more details, visit the Hawke’s Bay Airport website.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available onsite. Rental car parks are located to the left of the terminal. Companies include: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Ezi Car Rental• Hertz • Rent a Dent • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provide airport shuttle service.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available in front of the airport. Most local companies have cars on the rank to meet arriving flights.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.