Auckland International Airport is located about 20 kilometres south of the city centre in the suburb of Mangere.

New Zealand’s largest and busiest airport has one terminal building for international flights and another for domestic flights.

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Transport Options

Inter-terminal bus service

A free bus runs between the international and domestic terminals from 6am to 10.30pm daily. The bus departs from directly in front of the terminals and stops at both the Air New Zealand and Qantas domestic terminals. There is also a walkway between the international and domestic terminals. The walk takes approximately 10 minutes.

Bus - Airbus Express

$16 Adult One Way - takes approximately 45-60 minutes

Airbus Express is the airport-to-city bus transfer service that operates 24/7 from Auckland Airport. Airbus departs every 10 minutes on weekdays between 7am and 7pm, and every 15 minutes on weekends between 6am and 7pm. Please check their online timetable for departures outside these hours.

Tickets are available online, from the Airbus Ticket Kiosks (at Auckland Airport), or direct from your Driver (cash only sales onboard).

  • Adult: $16 OneWay or $26 Return
  • Child (5-15yrs): $6 OneWay or $12 Return
  • Family passes are available at $38 OneWay (2 adults, 3 children)

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Approximately $20 for one person - about 60 minutes

A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the city. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - approximately $6 per additional person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The shuttle’s travelling time depends on traffic conditions and the number of drop-offs or pick-ups along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.


Approximately $70 to $90 - about 30 minutes

The journey between the airport and the central city can take considerably longer during peak traffic periods. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time. Taxis licensed to operate from the airport carry a value and service guarantee.

Car rental

Major rental car companies operate from both terminal buildings. Bookings are strongly recommended.

Services and facilities

Toilets; showers; large range of duty/tax-free shopping and souvenirs; more than 100 retail outlets; pharmacy; cafes, restaurants, bars and fast food; banking, currency exchange, ATM; internet; telephones; inter-denominational chapel; wheelchair access; baggage storage; baby change and nursery; children’s playground.

More information

For more information visit Auckland Airport's website.