Directions to New Plymouth from Airport

  • Head southwest on Airport Drive toward State Highway 3 for 2.2km
  • Turn right onto State Highway 3 (signs for Route 3/New Plymouth)
  • Continue west on State Highway 3 for 8.3km
  • Central New Plymouth will be approached from the east

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Directions to Airport from New Plymouth

  • Head to State Highway 3 heading east out of town
  • Stay on State Highway 3 for 7.9km
  • Turn left onto Airport Drive and head north for 2.2km
  • Follow this road to New Plymouth Airport


You can now pay by credit card at the parking exit gate, and use your credit card at entry and exit instead of taking a parking ticket.


Whatever your reason for visiting, you'll pick up on the energy of this vibrant region. Don't wait too long to get here.

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New Plymouth Airport is the fourth-busiest regional airport in New Zealand and the ninth busiest in the country overall.