Sleeping in Airports

New Plymouth Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our New Plymouth 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.

NPL Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

New Plymouth Airport (code: NPL) has two terminals that serve domestic destinations: Terminal 1 handles standard carriers and the smaller Terminal 2 handles low-cost flights. An ongoing construction project will expand Terminal 1 significantly. T1 has a small cafe but T2 likely has no eatery. We are unable to confirm whether WiFi is available. For added comfort, economy class passengers with Air New Zealand can pay to enter an airport lounge through a membership program. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in New Plymouth Airport

Spending the night here is not possible as the airport closes from 9:00PM until 5:00AM daily. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 New Plymouth 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 Hours

New Plymouth airport is open daily from 5:30AM to 9:00PM (Sun – Fri) • 5:30AM – 8:00PM (Sat). Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near New Plymouth Airport:

  • Aviator Accommodation – 2 minute drive from the terminal.  No airport shuttle.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in New Plymouth, 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: New Plymouth Airport Lounges

Food & Drinks

Airspresso Cafe serves coffee and light meals. Hours and location are not known.

Mobile Charging

Power sockets are available throughout the airport.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs 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. Location: Arrivals, near the car rental area.

Baby Changing Facilities – Available.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Meeting Room – Ihirangi, the airport’s meeting room, is available for rent. The room is equipped with a wall mounted 65” interactive touchscreen display, PTZ camera, speakers and wireless zoom control pad. Tea, coffee and water will be provided free of charge.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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

New Plymouth airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

Scott’s Airport Shuttle is New Plymouth’s only dedicated airport shuttle. Shuttles can be booked online or over the phone in advance.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices located onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Pegasus • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update there were no hotels providing airport shuttle service.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available. Additional details are unknown.

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.