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.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at New Plymouth Airport.

What to Expect

There is currently a new terminal under construction which is expected to be completed in 2019.

Where to Sleep

  • The airport opens 45 minutes before the first scheduled flight, and closes 30 minutes after the final flight, so sleeping here overnight is not possible.
  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, 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 New Plymouth Airport does not appeal to you, the nearest hotels are in New Plymouth and Waitara:

  • Masonic Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Located in nearby Waitara. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Information not available

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

Food & Drinks – There is 1 cafe available, hours and location are not known.

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

New Plymouth airport is open daily from 5:00AM to 9:00PM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.


As of February 2018, New Plymouth airport is served by the following airlines: Virgin Australia • Air China • Singapore Airlines • Air New Zealand • Jetstar • Qantas.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available. Additional details are unknown.

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.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were able to find only one hotel that offers an airport shuttle: King and Queen Hotel Suites.


Taxis are available. Additional details are unknown.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.