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Invercargill Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Invercargill Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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 Invercargill Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Invercargill airport has a single terminal.
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Where to Sleep

  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • 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.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Invercargill Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Invercargill Airport Information

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!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Invercargill Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport within a 10 minute driving distance:

  • Victoria Railway Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Kelvin Hotel - (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Quest Invercargill - (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available for 30 minutes or 250MB.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. The machines dispense NZ Dollars only. 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. Locations: on the ground floor.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Diaper-changing and nursing facilities are available in a room located opposite the restrooms in the main terminal.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.
  • Children's Play Area - When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. The area comes equipped with blackboards, blocks and a climbing frame. Location: Airside, upstairs.
  • Conference Facilities – Not available while new terminal is under construction.
  • Currency Exchange – No currency exchange facilities available.
  • Disabled Services – The airport offers a number of facilities that accommodate mobility-challenged passengers, including wheelchairs, automatic lifts, mobility parks, and mobility-friendly washrooms.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - There are no duty free shopping facilities at the airport.
  • Family Services - Baby changing and nursing facilities available on the ground floor in the terminal, between ladies toilets and mobility toilets. See also "Children's Play Area" above.
  • Food & Drink - At the time of writing, there are no 24-hour options available. The Airport Café serves light meals and snacks, and also sells small travel necessities and gifts.
  • Information Desk – Customer Service Agents can be found in the terminal to assist with questions.
  • 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 guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

According to the airport's web site (as of June 2018), the airport terminal building opens at 4:50 AM (Mon - Fri), and at 5:30 AM (Sat and Sun). We suspect this opening time changes according to the flight schedule, as a reader indicated that at 7:00AM the terminal was still not open. The terminal closes around 8:45PM. Again, subject to flight schedule. It would not be possible to stay inside overnight.

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As of February 2018, Invercargill airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Stewart Island Flights.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Rental car company offices are located in the arrivals area of the terminal building. Companies include: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Rent a Dent • Riverside Rentals • Thrifty.

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: Tower Lodge Motel   •   Yarrow Motel.

Public Transportation

Bus: Public buses do not connect with the airport.

Shuttle Bus: Multi-passenger vans are available from the airport to many destinations. For rates, schedules and routes, visit the Executive Car Service website.

Regional transport companies operate routes between the airport and South Island cities. They use anything from luxury air-conditioned coaches to mini-vans. Companies include:

  • Atomic Travel: between major cities in South Island
  • Catch-a-Bus: between Invercargill/Bluff and Dunedin
  • Stewart Island Experience: Invercargill-Bluff coach transfers


Taxis are available near the baggage claim area. Travel time from the airport to the city centre is approximately 5-7 minutes. Ask for the estimated rate before your journey begins.

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Last Updated: 02 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. 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/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .