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.
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. The buses run every
20-30 minutes off peak between 7.15pm-7.00am.
The bus starts from a dedicated bus stop at the Auckland Ferry
Terminal next to the Britomart Transport Centre. This makes it
convenient 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 accommodation in the city centre. The bus 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.
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
Buses run 7 days a week, 365 days a year and up to every 30
minutes during the day.
The service that
operates between Manukau City and the airport will operate between
5am-11.30pm at a 30 minute frequency with slightly adjusted start
Between 6am-8pm the service will continue to
Onehunga Transport Centre.
Please check the timetable carefully.
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A maximum 4 stage fare applies. Concessions are available.
Airport zone covers the Airport Retail Centre, both Airport
terminals and Laurence Stevens Drive bus stops.
Fare Stage Points for Route 380
Click here for a map of the fare stages.
If you are travelling on a Nakedbus or InterCity service, you
can also catch the 380 to the airport from Manukau City Centre
where there is a connection point.
This service is operated by Tranzit
Train-Bus Connection to Auckland Airport (via Papatoetoe
and Onehunga Train Stations)
You can catch a train from anywhere along the Southern or
Eastern Lines and connect at Papatoetoe Train Station or Onehunga
Train Station with the 380 Airporter.
From Papatoetoe to the airport, travelling time is around 25
minutes - please factor in any connection time when you plan your
Trains run between 5am-10pm with later evening services on
View 380 Airporter timetable.
View Train Timetables below:
Southern Line timetable.
Eastern Line timetable.
Onehunga Line Timetable.
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