All major airlines serving New Zealand fly into Auckland Airport(opens in new window). Auckland is also well connected to the rest of the country with domestic flights operated by Air New Zealand(opens in new window), Jetstar(opens in new window) and other providers.
Auckland Airport transport options
The airport is located 20 kilometres south of Auckland's city centre.
From Auckland city to the airport you can choose from the SkyBus or a taxi service.
Getting between Auckland Airport international and domestic terminals
A free bus runs between the international and domestic terminals(opens in new window) every 15 minutes from 5am to 10.30pm daily.
There is also a signposted walkway between the international and domestic terminals, which takes approximately 10 minutes.
SkyBus: Bus from Auckland Airport into the city
$17 Adult One Way - takes approximately 45-60 minutes
SkyBus(opens in new window) is the best public transport link between Auckland Airport and the city. It operates 24/7 from Auckland Airport. SkyBus departs every 10 minutes during peak time.
Please check their online timetable(opens in new window) for departure information.
Tickets are available online, from the SkyBus ticket kiosks (at Auckland Airport), or direct from your driver (cash only sales onboard).
- Adult: $17 One Way or $32 Return
- Child (5-15 years): $2 One Way or $4 Return
Catch a shuttle from Auckland Airport to the city
Approximately $35 for one person.
A shuttle(opens in new window) is a cost-effective way to travel into the city and takes approximately one hour. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - approximately $8 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.
Getting a taxi
Approximately $75 to $90 - about 30 minutes.
Taxi and shuttle ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal and outside the Jetstar forecourt at the domestic terminal. 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(opens in new window) licensed to operate from the airport carry a value and service guarantee.
Both the domestic and international terminals have a dedicated rideshare area. You can get picked up or dropped off with rideshare services such as Uber, Ola, and Zoomy.
Major rental car companies(opens in new window) operate from both terminal buildings. Bookings are strongly recommended.