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Transfer to/from Auckland airport (AKL)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Auckland airport (AKL)

Transportation

 

Ride-sharing - Passenger pick-up areas for Uber are located behind the multi-storey car park of the Domestic Terminal and outside door 11 of the International Terminal.

Bus - SkyBus (Tel +64 9222 0084) operates around the clock every 10-30 minutes and connects the enclosure with the city centre. The trip takes 40-60 min. and there are two routes to Auckland, via Mt. Eden Road and via Dominion Road. There are also services to North Harbour between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm, with stops at Akoranga, Smales Farm and Westfield Albany.

The 380 Airporter service from Auckland Transport (Tel +64 9366 6400) goes to Manukau (20-25 min.), Onehunga (50-55 min.) and Papatoetoe train station (15-20 min.), from Monday to Friday between 4:30 am and 1:35 am and weekends from 4:40 am to 0:45 am.

There are also services from SKIP (Tel +64 9394 9180) and InterCity (Tel +64 9583 5780) to different destinations inside the country.

On the other hand, Super Shuttle (Tel +64 9522 5100 / 800 748 885) provides shared transport to several destinations throughout the city from outside door 4 of the Domestic Terminal.

Further information

 
 
Taxi - Ranks are found outside door 8 of the International Terminal and outside door 4 of the Domestic Terminal. Available companies are Alert Taxis (Tel +64 9309 2000), Auckland Co-op Taxis (Tel +64 9300 3000), Auckland Taxi Service (Tel +64 9845 4666), Cheap Cabs (Tel +64 9621 0505), Corporate Cabs (Tel +64 9377 0773) and Green Cabs (Tel +64 800 464 7336). The trip to downtown Auckland takes about 40 minutes.
 

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Latest updates: June 06, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.