What Airport Transport is Available in Niue?
A necessary arrangement to make for any getaway is your airport transfer. How are you going to get between your accommodation and the airport? Luckily, in Niue, you won’t have to scratch your head about it for too long, as there are only three real options available: taking an airport transfer through your accommodation, renting a car or using the island’s one and only taxi. We go through each in this guide to the airport transfer options in Niue.
For more airport advice, see The Complete Guide to Alofi Airport Niue.
Tips for Airport Transfers in Niue
- Airport transfers with accommodations must be booked before arrival
- All of Niue’s car rental companies offer airport pick-up/drop-off
- To return your car rental at the airport, simply park it up and leave the keys in the car
- Don’t expect taxis to be waiting outside of the airport on arrival
- If you want to use “The Taxi” for an airport transfer, be sure to book in advance.
For more tips on getting around the island, see the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Accommodation Airport Transfers
One option for getting between Hanan Airport and your chosen accommodation is through airport transfers organised through your accommodation provider. This service needs to be organised with your accommodation prior to arrival.
While most accommodations in Niue offer complimentary airport transfers, some will charge a small fee. On arrival, accommodation hosts or representatives will be waiting with a sign for you outside of the arrivals area. If you’re staying at the Scenic Matavai Resort or Villas, go to the Scenic Matavai kiosk.
For returning to Hanan Airport for your departure flight, airport transfer times can be organised with your hosts during your stay.
Accommodations That Offer Airport Transfers
- Turtle Lodge
- Lau’s Getaway
- Stone Villas
- Scenic Matavai Resort
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa
- Lolani’s Retreat
- Aliutu Guesthouse
Compare accommodations by browsing our Niue Accommodation Section.
The car rentals in Niue make it easy and affordable to use rental cars for airport transport thanks to the option to pick-up/drop-off vehicles at Hanan Airport for no additional fee.
If you have booked a car rental for pick-up at Hanan Airport, your car rental will be available on your arrival into Niue. Outside of the arrivals area, pop-up car rental kiosks are there along with car rental staff to go through your booking. You’ll go through the car rental paperwork, as well as a vehicle inspection before you’re handed over the keys to the vehicle. The vehicle will either be parked up in the airport car park or right at the entrance of the airport – either way, it will not be too far to walk.
You can also use your car rental to return to Hanan Airport to catch your departure flight. The process for returning your vehicle at the airport is simple: park the vehicle by the “Rental Cars Only” signs and leave the car keys in the car. There is no additional paperwork or procedures to be done.
Car Rentals in Niue Offering Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off
- Alofi Rentals
- Tropicana Rentals
- Niue Rentals
- Heahea Rentals
- 4X4 Rentals
- Ilena’s Rentals
Compare your car rental options in The Best Car Rentals in Niue.
Unlike other airports around the world, you won’t see a string of taxis enthusiastically waiting outside of Hanan Airport. There is one taxi on the island, called “The Taxi” and he almost always needs to be booked, rather than hailed at the airport. Accommodation providers or the Tourist Information Centre will be able to book his service for you, as bookings can only be made over the phone. However, we recommend booking as soon as you can, as the taxi is understandably busy on plane days.
Learn more about the island’s taxi in The Guide to Taxis in Niue.