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Palmerston North Airport

Palmerston North International Airport is located about five kilometres north-east of the city centre. International flights are operated by Freedom Air between Palmerston North and two Australian destinations – Brisbane and Sydney. Domestic flights to and from Palmerston North are operated by Air New Zealand.

Transport options
Approximately $12 for one person, $14 for two – about 15 minutes. A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the city. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together – approximately $2 per additional person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The journey can take up to 25 minutes at peak traffic times or when there are several drop-offs along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.

Approximately $20 – about 15 minutes. The journey between the airport and the central city can take up to 20 minutes during peak traffic times. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time.

Car rental
Major rental car companies have offices at the airport. Bookings are strongly recommended.

Services and facilities
Toilets, duty/tax-free shopping and souvenirs, book and gift shop, cafeteria and bar, Australian currency exchange at international departure processing times, ATM, telephones, internet kiosk, wheelchair access, nursery area, baby change facilities.