Car Parking

Parking Costs


Use the calculator above to estimate your parking costs. 

*Please note: cost is indicative only. 

Car Parking

Hawke's Bay Airport operates a Ticketless Parking system at entry and exit to the car park. Smart technology reads your number plate on entry and the barrier arm lifts automatically. 

Find out more about Ticketless Parking on our FAQ page

The are two main parking areas at Hawke's Bay Airport:

  1. P120 Car Park - for up to 2 hours 

  2. Main Car Park - for short and long stay parking 

The Pick Up & Drop Off area is located inside the P120 Car Park.

*Note: car parks cannot be booked in advance currently 

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Paying for Parking

Payment machines are located under the canopy within the terminal forecourt. The Ticketless Parking system means your number plate is needed to calculate your parking fee. 

  • To pay at the pay machines, enter your number plate and pay using cash or debit/credit card

  • PayWave at the exit. The fee will be calculated automatically. (no paywave at entry)

Credit card surcharge of 2.5% to payments made using Visa and Mastercard, which is in line with our Cost of Acceptance. 

 Click here to request a parking receipt 


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Exiting the car park without payment is an offense. The Airport Company may choose to prosecute the registered owner of the vehicle for a breach of bylaw 25 which under section 9(8) Airport Authorities Act 1966 carries a maximum penalty of $500.

Unauthorised Parking

No motor vehicles or motorbikes are permitted on grass, private lanes, staff car parks, or any other areas that are not designated for public parking. 

Infringement notices will be issued for parking other than in the designated car parks and offending vehicles may be towed away at the vehicle owner's cost.

Large Vehicles

Our car parks are designed for standard-sized cars and small vans. A limited number of larger vehicles can be accommodated by prior arrangement.



There are no designated motorcycle parks within the Main or P120 Car Parks. Motorcycles can park in standard parking spaces. 

Terms and Conditions

Copies of our terms and conditions are signposted at the entry to each Car Park. You can also read a copy via the following link.

Where there is a discrepancy between the website displayed amount and the Pay Station displayed amount, the Pay Station is the correct amount that must be paid prior to returning to your vehicle.