Palmerston North is the 8th busiest airport in New Zealand, with 600,000 passengers in the 2017 financial year.
Originally built in 1931, Palmerston North's airport was replaced in 1992 by a newer building. It was previously an international airport – with flights to several Australian cities as well as Fiji – but it currently serves just as a domestic airport.
There are 5 destinations in New Zealand that you can get to with a direct flight from Palmerston North:
Connecting through Auckland or Christchurch, more of New Zealand (and the rest of the world) is opened up.
Palmerston North to Auckland (PMR to AKL)
Palmerston North to Christchurch (PMR to CHC)
Palmerston North to Hamilton (PMR to HLZ)
Palmerston North to Nelson (PMR to NSN)
Palmerston North to Wellington (PMR to WLG)
Palmerston North Airport (PMR) is a single-terminal airport located 6km from Palmerston North CBD in the suburb of Milson.
This trip takes 5 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus. A taxi on this route is likely to be $15-$20, while the Intercity bus is $10 for a 1-way ticket. Car parking can be booked on the PMR website. Once you've paid for your days, you'll be given a PIN to get into the parking lot.
While waiting for your flight, there's plenty to do at the airport. A cafe/licensed bar is open from 5.30am, there's a bookshop and convenience store to browse, a Koru Lounge for Air New Zealand passengers and free Wi-Fi for all.
For domestic flights, you should be at the airport 1 hour before take-off.
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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.
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