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Transport options are available for getting to and from Tauranga Airport, including taxis, shuttles and rental cars.

Taxis & shuttles


Tauranga Airport is six kilometres away from the city centre and five kilometres from Mount Maunganui. The average journey is ten minutes to the city centre and seven minutes to Mount Maunganui depending on traffic flow and time of day. Taxis can be found directly outside the arrivals area.

Taxi companies

There are two taxi companies authorised to pick up from Tauranga Airport:













Rental cars

Tauranga Airport offers convenient on-site car rental services from seven car rental operators. You’ll find our car rental counters in the arrivals area, next to the baggage claim.

To make reservations, or to find out more information, please contact the car rental agencies directly.

These companies are based in the terminal:

Last Reviewed: 30/08/2019

Rental car pick-up

The car rental kiosks are situated in the arrivals area of the terminal to the left as you exit the building.

Rental car drop-offs

Drop-off is situated over the road from the main car park.

Keys can be deposited in the drop-off boxes situated on the exterior wall of the rental car kiosks if the offices are closed.

Driving in New Zealand

Even if you have driven in other countries, it’s important to understand our rules for driving in New Zealand before you get behind the wheel here. Drive Safe New Zealand has put together the key things to consider when planning your trip and as you make your journey around the country.

Drive safe

Last Reviewed: 30/08/2019
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