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.

Airport Overview

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 Hawke’s Bay Airport.

What to Expect

  • Hawke’s Bay airport currently consists of a single.  An expansion project has recently commenced.  The end result will see the airport nearly double in size.
  • 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.
  • We have not received any reviews on this airport. If you have been there recently, please write a review to help future travellers.

Where to Sleep

  • Since the airport is closed at night, sleeping here is not permitted. There are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Hawke’s Bay Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Econo Lodge Napier – (1.25 miles from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Bamboo Lodge Motel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Albatross Motel – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Conference Facilities – Two meeting rooms are available. The larger rom seats 14 – 20 people, and is equipped with an electronic white board, a flat screen TV and Wi-Fi. The smaller room seats up to 6, and also has Wi-Fi. Both rooms are adjacent to the Airport Management reception area on the first floor of the terminal, to the left of the Koru Lounge.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The only option for shopping is inside the Kete Kai restaurant.

Food & Drink – The airport’s only dining option is Kete Kai Cafe, open during airport hours of operation.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:20AM until the last flight of the day (Mon – Sat) and 7:00AM until the last flight of the day (Sun).


As of March 2019, Hawke’s Bay airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Jetstar Airways • Sounds Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the airport, and counters are available in the terminal. Rental car parks are located to the left of the terminal. Companies include: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Rent a Dent • Thrifty.

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.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service to their guests either for a fee or as a courtesy. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Econo Lodge Napier.


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

Last updated: 2019-03-31

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.