Auckland International Airport is located about 20 kilometres south of the city centre in the suburb of Mangere. It is New Zealand’s largest and busiest airport. There is one terminal building for international flights and another for domestic flights.
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.
$15 adult one way – about one hour. The Airbus airport-to-city service departs every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the evening.To the city: first bus 6.20am (4.40am, 1 November to 30 April)
last bus 10.00pm
To the airport: first bus 4.40am (3.40am, 1 November to 30 April)
last bus 9.00pm
The adult fare on the Airbus is $15 one way or $22 return. The child fare (4-14 years) is $6 one way or $12 return. The fare for Backpacker and Student Card holders is $13 one way or $20 return. If you are travelling with surfboards, snowboards or bikes (boxed only allowed) you will be charged an additional $6.
Reservations are not required for the Airbus. Tickets are available from the driver. Visit www.airbus.co.nz for more information.
Approximately $26 for one person, $32 for two – 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 $50 to $65 – about 30 minutes. The journey between the airport and the central city can take considerably longer during peak traffic periods and may cost up to $80 at these times. 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.
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.
About The Airport
Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand with over 13 million passengers a year. The airport is in Mangere, a western suburb of Manukau City, and is 21 km south of Auckland City centre. It is the central hub for Air New Zealand.
Auckland Airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region, and is the country’s second largest cargo ‘port’ by value, contributing around $14 billion to the economy, and catering for over four million visitors each year, resulting in a 70% share of New Zealand’s international travellers.It has a capacity of about 45 flight movements per hour, using a single runway which is fully Cat IIIb capable (at a reduced rate of movements).
A close by taxiway was upgraded for use as a runway when the main runway requires maintenance or for use during emergencies, but it does not have sufficient separation distance to operate simultaneously with the main runway. In November 2017 work began on a new northern runway, to be built in several stages and to be used mainly by smaller airplanes, freeing up capacity on the main runway.