About Hamilton International Airport (HLZ)

Address: Terminal Building, Hamilton, 3282

Hamilton International Airport is located in New Zealand, approximately 20 minutes south of Hamilton City. It is 14 kms (8.7 miles) from downtown, and it is located in the northern part of the North Island. Other areas you can visit include the cities of Auckland and Wellington with your Hamilton International Airport (HLZ) airport car rental.

(HLZ) provides easy access to a variety of activities in the city once you pick up your Hamilton airport car rental. You can visit Hamilton Zoo or visit Waitomo to see the Glowworm Caves and Mangapohue Bridge. You can also take a tour of Middle-earth and visit some of the filming sites of The Lord of the Rings movies.

  Getting around

Hamilton International Airport car rentals are a popular way to get around Hamilton. Once your flight lands, you can follow signs to the rental car center and pick up your car from the rental car company of your choosing.

Once you've picked up your car hire, you can travel easily into town, so you can explore Hamilton Gardens. It's easier than booking a rideshare, and you can readily get to and from the airport by following posted signage.

Visitors coming to Hamilton City from elsewhere in New Zealand or around the world can rent a car to explore nearby locales, such as Whatawhata. You can also check out other sites around Hamilton city, including the Waikato Museum and the Ruakura Berry Farm.

  Choosing your car

We make it easy to pick your Hamilton International Airport (HLZ) car rental. You can search for your ideal car by selecting the airport you're arriving at and viewing what rental car companies and their cars are available, such as Europcar and Avis. You can pick between an environmentally friendly compact car or something a bit larger, such as a large SUV or minivan for 7-12 people, ideal for larger groups.

You'll be hard pressed to find a better deal than what we can bring you. Our exclusive prices on an airport car rental make our options more competitive than searching on your own. We also survey previous customers to rate each of the agencies based on traits like cleanliness and efficiency.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Hamilton Airport


When you drive in New Zealand, you have to remember that you must drive on the left side of the road, unlike in the United States where you drive on the right side of the road.


Speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour. These signs are usually posted with a red ring around a number, so you know what the sign looks like, although sometimes just a number is posted.


New Zealand is filled with winding roads. The speed limit may be less for these twisting roads, and you need to be careful when overtaking other vehicles in the turns.


New Zealand has roundabouts that you need to drive clockwise on. Also use correct turn lanes when driving.


New Zealand has some unsealed roads, especially when you're getting off the beaten track. Drive carefully on these uneven roads.


Be aware of animals on the road and slow down when you see them.