Smooth run to take-offIf you're flying soon, here's a few tips to help you breeze through the airport and get your trip off to a smoother start
Services and facilities at Auckland Airport allow us to make your experience with us both pleasant and convenient.
We offer luggage storage, wrapping, visitor information and assistance among many other services all created to take the hassle out of travel.
Note: Due to the ongoing changes to flight schedules and reduced passenger numbers, the lounges have been temporarily closed.
Relax in one of the airport’s VIP lounges at the international terminal available for travellers. Please contact the airline you are travelling with to find out if you are able to use a VIP lounge and which lounge you will be enjoying, and view our airport maps to see how to get there!
Why lug your shopping around with you on your trip, when you can safely leave it with us and conveniently pick it up when you get back to New Zealand?
On your departure, take your time to find the tax and duty free items you want from participating retailers. When you go to buy them you can choose to leave your shopping for pick up on arrival back into Auckland Airport - it could not be easier!
On your return simply pick up your products when you get off the plane at the collection counters of the duty free stores.
All you need to do is:
See information on baggage storage, wrapping, excess baggage and lost luggage.
For all other emergencies at the airport dial 98777 on any airport phone (except the Spark telephones) in the terminals.
For those travelling with babies or small children, view our family facilities.
Nursery rooms, with cots and change tables, are there for all travellers to use free of charge.
Use our airport maps to locate the nursery rooms.
There are also change tables in the female toilets throughout the international and domestic terminals.
The Collection Point is the pick-up point for duty and tax-free goods purchased from participating stores off-airport throughout New Zealand that offer a tax and duty-free sales service.
The international terminal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However due to the nature of the airline schedules some parts of the terminal only operate as per the times below:
The shops, situated inside the terminal, are open for all incoming and outgoing flights. For specific hours of trade, visit our Shopping page.
The domestic terminal is open from 4:30am to 11pm, 7 days a week.
Wireless hotspots in the international terminals keep our passengers connected. Our wireless network easily allows you to email, surf the net or access your company's intranet using your handheld device or laptop computers. Find out more.
Our airport hospitality ambassadors, otherwise known as 'bluecoats' for their distinctive coloured jackets, are on hand to offer passengers help when at the airport. They can help you find your way and direct you to what you need. We also have information kiosks situated around the terminal. Find out more.
Lost property found within the international terminal can be claimed from our lost property office. Find out more.
Trolleys are free of charge and are available throughout the terminals before security.
Postage stamps are sold at:
Ground floor, first floor and after immigration
Post boxes are located throughout the terminal.
For urgent medical attention or to use a first aid room dial 98777 on any airport phone (not the Spark telephones) in the terminals
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are throughout the international and domestic terminals. These ATMs accept VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Diners Club cards and all Plus cards.
Travelex, is the world's foreign exchange specialist, with ten stores located in the international and domestic terminals, open 365 days a year, for all arriving and departing flights.
All major and most exotic currencies are available from Travelex at the international and domestic terminals.
Toiletries & travel products
Personal care products need to meet security requirements for international flights. View the new restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gel items.
Showers facilities are available for passengers free of charge just outside the international arrivals gate and in the domestic terminal. Towels and bathroom essentials are available to buy from Relay and Take Home Convenience. Both sites are situated on the ground floor arrivals in the international terminal.
Please see our airport maps for directions.
For any further assistance please call Airport Operations on 98813 From any airport phone.
Smoking is permitted before security in designated areas of the forecourt at the international terminal. Departing and transit travellers can access the smoking lounge after security, on the second level of the international terminal.
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the forecourt at the domestic terminal.
Find out more information on options and facilities available for travellers with special needs.
Look-out lounge observation area
The look-out lounge observation area on the top floor of the international terminal has closed because we have started work on the expansion of our international departure area. The best place to now watch planes arrive and depart is the airport’s viewing area on Puhinui Road. View our airport maps to see how to get there.
Coin, phone-card and credit-card telephones are in the following locations:
Phone-cards are sold at Relay on the ground and first floors at the international terminal and near the foodcourt at the domestic terminal.
The Flight Centre offers a great range of well-priced airfare deals and holiday packages.
Location: Ground floor, arrivals area at the international terminal
Phone: +64 9 275 5423
Fax: +64 9 275 3649
A non denominational chapel is provided as a quiet place for contemplation to all travellers. Use our airport maps to find the chapel.
Muslim prayer mat
The prayer mat is on the first floor, international terminal, in the western pedestrian bridge.
The prayer mat is on the first floor, domestic terminal.
Please view our airport maps to find out where to go.