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.

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

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • 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 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 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 – 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

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).


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 onsite. 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: 2022-04-02

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.