Car Parking

Parking Costs


Car Parks

Hawke's Bay Airport has two car parks for the convenience of passengers and visitors. Car parks cannot be booked in advance. To enter a car park, press the button at the entrance to obtain a ticket and raise the barrier arm. Take the ticket with you. On your return from your trip, take the ticket to a Pay Station inside the  terminal building to pay, return to your car, and use the paid ticket to raise the barrier arm and exit the car park.

The above calculator will give you an indication of the expected parking costs based on when you plan to arrive and depart.

Please note: Both Carparks (Main and Short Stay)  offer 15 minutes free parking.    

carpark map

Lost Ticket

The penalty for a Lost Ticket is $100 and evidence of your arrival and departure at the airport (i.e. flight details) will be required for validation purposes. 


Exiting the carparks without payment is an offence. 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. Thank you in advance for using our designated public car parks.    

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.

Frequent Flyers avoid queuing

Prepayment cards can be obtained from the Car Park Office, and the Airport Company offices on level 1 of the main terminal building. Take your card to a pay station and prepay $50. That credit is deducted from your card each time you pay for parking. Remember to top up the card to ensure there is sufficient credit to pay for your parking. Additional amounts of $50 can be added at any pay station inside the main terminal at any time.

Main Car Park

The Main Car Park is conveniently located and can be used by any passengers. Please find the below table for a summary of tariffs. 

First 15 mins Free
15 mins - 30 mins $3
30 mins - 60 mins $4
Per hour thereafter $4
Daily maximum (days 1 - 5) $17/day
Day 6 onward $10/day


Short Stay Carpark P120

The public car parks nearest the terminal that are marked P120 are for people intending to stay at the airport for less than two hours. Please find the below summary of tariffs.

First 15 mins Free
15 mins - 30 mins $3
30 mins - 60 mins $4
Per hour thereafter $4

Drop Off/Pick Up Area (No Waiting)

There is an area directly in front of the terminal to drop off/pick-up passengers before using a car park or leaving the airport. Waiting is not permitted in this area. Unattended vehicles will be issued with an infringement notice.

Paying for Parking

You can pay for your car parking at one of the three pay stations in the terminal using coins, notes, eftpos or a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). We offer Pay-wave at all pay stations.

Please take great care of your parking ticket and do not store them next to your mobile phone as this can override the data.

Car Park Office

The car park office is situated to the south of main terminal. Staff are available to deal with parking queries or problems. Passengers can also press the help button on the payment machines to request assistance. 

Larger 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.

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

Car Park Costs Calculator

The parking costs calculator provides indicative pricing only. 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.