There are several ways you can take public transport to and from
Auckland Airport. All of the services stop at both the Domestic and
International airport terminals.
Please see the map below for details:
The Airbus Express is a direct bus service from the city centre
to the airport. Buses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a
year, and up to every 15 minutes during the day. They run every
20-30 minutes off peak between 7.15pm - 7.00am.
The bus starts from its dedicated bus stop at the Auckland Ferry
Terminal next to the Britomart Transport Centre, Quay Street. This
makes it easy to catch the bus if you have arrived at Britomart by
bus, train or ferry. The bus runs along Queen Street making it
convenient if you are staying at central hotels and hostels. It
also stops at Mt Eden Railway Station on the Western Line; just
follow the blue Airbus Express signs.
Buses to and from the airport alternate travel between Mt Eden
Rd and Dominion Rd.
Travel time between the city and airport takes between 45 minutes
and an hour. Please allow extra time for travel during peak
Tickets are available from the bus driver, ticket outlets or the
ticket machine at the international terminal. Prices start from $16
one way for an Adult
You may also book your Airbus Express ticket online. For more
information please click here.
journey or find your closest Airbus stop
View Airbus Express timetable and fares
With the Northern Flyer ticket you can travel from the North
Shore to the Airport. The Northern Express bus service connects
with the Airbus Express at the downtown ferry terminal to make it
easy to get from the airport to the North Shore and back.
Tickets are available from the bus driver, the Northern Busway
ticket machines or the ticket machine at the international
terminal. Prices start from $30 return for an Adult
Northern Express timetable
The 380 Airporter runs from Manukau City Centre via Papatoetoe
train Station to the Auckland Airport Retail Centre. Buses run 7
days a week, 365 days a year, and up to every 30 minutes during the
Manukau - Airport: First bus 4.15am, last bus 10.45pm
Airport - Manukau: First bus 5.00am, last bus 11.30pm
If you are travelling on a Naked Bus, Intercity or Newmans
service, you can also catch the 380 to the airport from Manukau
City Centre where there is a connection point.
Tickets are available from the bus driver. From Manukau City
Centre to the airport the fare is $4.50 one way for an adult.
Naked Bus passengers can buy tickets online for their journey to
the Airport - visit www.nakedbus.com to book.
Intercity bus passengers can also buy tickets online for their
journey to the Airport - visit www.intercity.co.nz to
It takes approximately 25-40 minutes to get from Manukau City to
airport using this service (traffic depending).
Train-Bus Connection to Auckland Airport (via Papatoetoe
You can catch a train from anywhere along the Southern or
Eastern Lines and connect at Papatoetoe Train Station with the 380
Airporter bus to the airport. From Papatoetoe to the airport it
takes around 25 minutes travelling time - please factor in any
connection time when you plan your journey.
Trains run between approx 5am - 10pm with later evening services
380 Airporter timetable
View Train Timetables below:
Line timetable Eastern Line
Bus tickets are available from the bus driver. Train tickets and
passes are available from the Britomart ticket kiosk, at local
ticket agents and from staff on the train. Prices start from $1.40
one way for an Adult on the train. From Papatoetoe Train Station to
the Airport the bus fare is $3.20.
Botany Town Centre to Auckland Airport
Route 375 is a Monday to Friday service that operates between
Botany Town Centre and the Auckland Airport. Buses operate every 30
minutes during the morning and afternoon peak and every hour off
Botany to Airport: First bus 6.00am, last bus 6.00pm
Airport to Botany: First bus 7.00am, last bus 6.00pm
The bus runs via Otara Town Centre (MIT campus), Hunters Corner,
Middlemore Hospital, Mangere Town Centre and Ascot Industrial Park
to the Auckland Airport Retail Centre.
It takes approximately 55 minutes to get from Botany Town Centre
to the Airport using this service (traffic depending).
Tickets are available from the bus driver or NZ Bus ticket
outlets. From Botany Town Centre to the airport the fare is