Navigating Auckland’s gateway to the world

Navigating Auckland’s gateway to the world

Whether you are arriving in or leaving the city, chances are you have done a double take of Auckland’s fantastic airport.

The City of Sails boasts a world-class international airport that consistently ranks among the best around the globe, featuring regularly in top 10 lists.

It makes the perfect place to begin your adventure in Auckland with a car rental. The airport is easy to navigate and offers a range of services to ease your transition into or out of the country.

Here are some tips for first-time visitors to the airport:

Rental cars

Auckland Airport houses an impressive number of rental car companies, which means you can secure a set of wheels even before officially stepping foot in the country.

All the major providers – such as Avis, Budget and Thrifty – have outlets conveniently located around both the international and domestic terminals, meaning you’ll be able to quickly stow your luggage away, adjourn to your hotel and rest up after a long flight.


For those lucky enough to have organised an Auckland campervan hire, the airport also offers a campervan park as an affordable alternative to staying at a hotel before or after your flight.

Prices start from just $29 a day, and the park is located close to the airport. It also has many outdoor activities to keep the whole family occupied.


Do you need to spend an extra night in the city before an early morning flight? Perhaps you just want to spoil yourself for a change.

There are a number of hotels located near the airport so you can have a peaceful night’s sleep without worrying about missing your flight.

Novotel Auckland Airport is right next to the airport, just a short walk from the international terminal – you literally could not find a closer place to stay.

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport, an affordable hotel just five minutes away from the international terminal, offers a free airport shuttle to guests who stay in its 125 rooms.

DriveNow Team

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