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Transportation to and from Auckland Airport


What is the distance from Auckland Airport to the centre of Auckland?

The distance from the airport to the centre of Auckland (Aotea Square) is 21 kilometres / 13 miles. It takes approximately 25 minutes to cover the distance by car.

From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Taxi
21 km
25 min
NZ$ 60.-

Public transport

Bus and train to Auckland

It is possible to travel by public transport from Auckland Airport to the centre of the city, it’s a combination of bus and train. First, you should take Airporter bus 380 from one of both terminals of Auckland Airport in the direction of Manukau railway station. It operates every 15 to 20 minutes during the day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Travel time to Manukau is 30 minutes, it takes 20 minutes to get to Papatoetoe railway station. At this train station, people can transfer to the STH train in the direction of Britomart, the central station in Auckland. Trains run every 10 to 20 minutes between 05:30 hours and 22:30 hours. The journey time from Papatoetoe railway station to Britomart Transport Centre is 30 minutes.

A ticket for Airporter bus 380 costs 3.50 NZD for a single ride, tickets are available from the bus driver. Train tickets can be bought at Papatoetoe railway station, the price for a ticket to Britomart train station is 7.50 NZD. Travellers in possession of an AT HOP card will only pay a price of 4.90 NZD for the full trip. You can buy AT HOP cards at the desk of Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre in the International Terminal. The price is 10.00 NZD, it needs to be topped up with at least 5.00 NZD. Please consult website Auckland Transport (Bus Train Ferry) for more information.

Bus services

SkyBus to Auckland – BUY TICKETS

SkyBus offers a direct bus service between Auckland Airport and the centre of the city, the service is known as Auckland City Express. The bus runs 24/7 and departs every 10 to 30 minutes, including all public holidays. The Auckland City Express runs from International Terminal and Domestic Terminal to SkyBus City Lounge at 396 Queen Street in Downtown Auckland. Along the way, it stops in at bus stops in Mount Eden and Central Business District. The journey time from the airport to the centre of Auckland is about 45 minutes. You can buy tickets online, at both terminals (cash and card purchases) and SkyBus City Lounge (card only). Please consult website and timetable SkyBus for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults 17 NZD 34 NZD
Children, 4 up to 16 years 2 NZD 4 NZD

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