Coming to New Zealand

New Zealand has international airports at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Most of the world's major airlines fly into New Zealand.

You can travel to New Zealand from every major city in the world in 36 hours or less, often with a choice of airlines and with no more than one stopover. It is advisable to make your travel arrangements early as flights often get booked quickly.

Travel checklist

What to bring? Here is a list of things suggested by other international students:

  • Warm clothes
  • If you wear glasses, bring a spare pair and/or your prescription
  • If you require medicine prescribed by a medical professional, bring a good supply
  • Raincoat and umbrella
  • Cosmetics
  • Shaver/razor blades
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Music you enjoy
  • Computer (for home use if needed)
  • Electronic dictionary

Airport Arrival

All new international students qualify for WelTec’s airport pickup service.

The service is provided by Wellington Combined Shuttles 

This service has a charge of $60.00 and must be booked ten working days before your arrival. Bookings made on a Saturday or Sunday cannot be processed until Monday.

How to book

Fill in the form below and return it to 

Tell us when you are arriving in New Zealand

Arrival at Wellington International Airport

The driver from Wellington Combined Shuttles will be waiting for you at the baggage claim area. The driver will have a board with your name on it. Give the driver your airport arrival form.

If your international flight is delayed, please phone Wellington Combined Shuttles 0800 387 387. This is a free calling number.

Wellington Combined Shuttles will wait for 20 minutes after the arrival of your plane. If you do not arrive within the 20 minutes, or if you do not inform Wellington Combined Shuttles of late arrival or a delay, your booking will be cancelled, and you will have to pay for your own transport.