Regular bus services connect the airport to the central city and several other local centres. For timetable and connection information, contact MAXX +64 9 366 6400, or click here.
Airbus Express - Auckland City Centre to Auckland Airport
Airbus Express is Auckland’s airport transfer service from Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Every 10 minutes weekdays (7am – 7pm)
Every 15 minutes weekends (6am – 7pm)
Evening departures every 20 minutes and overnight every 30 minutes.
Airbus Express operates two bus routes between the Airport and the city, one via Mt Eden Road and one via Dominion Road so there are plenty of convenient places you can catch Airbus.
The bus starts from its dedicated bus stop at the Downtown 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 travels along Queen Street making it convenient if you are staying at central hotels and hostels. It also stops at Mt Eden Train Station on the Western Line.
Travel time between the city and airport takes between 45 minutes and an hour. Please allow extra time for travel during peak times.
Tickets are available online, from the bus driver (cash only), selected city hostels, hotels and Auckland i-Sites or the ticket machine at the Airport Ticket Kiosks (located by the Airbus Express bus stops).
Prices start from $16 one way for an adult.
- AT HOP Cards are accepted for Adult $16 and Child $6 one way fares.
- Plan your journey or find your closest Airbus stop.
- Please click here to view Airbus Express timetable and fares.
- Note: Child, Tertiary, SuperGold and Accessible Concessions are not available on Airbus Express.
- Transfer discounts are not available on Airbus Express.
- AT HOP Monthly Passes are not accepted on Airbus Express.
380 Airporter - Manukau to Onehunga via Auckland Airport
The 380 Airporter operates between Manukau and Onehunga via Papatoetoe Train Station to Auckland Airport.
Buses operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Monday to Friday
Manukau – Airport: First bus 5.00am, last bus 10.50pm
Airport – Manukau: First bus 5.00am, last bus 11.00pm
Onehunga – Airport: First bus 5.00am, last bus 8.05pm
Airport – Onehunga: First bus 6.00am, last bus 7.15pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Manukau – Airport: First bus 6.00am, last bus 10.30pm
Airport – Manukau: First bus 6.40am, last bus 11.40pm
Onehunga – Airport: First bus 8.10am, last bus 8.10pm
Airport – Onehunga: First bus 6.20am, last bus 8.20pm
If you are travelling on a Naked Bus, Intercity or Newmans service, you can also catch the 380 to the airport from Manukau where there is a connection point.
Tickets are available from the bus driver. AT HOP Cards are accepted on Airporter buses (tag on and tag off).
From Manukau to the airport the fare is $5.00 one way for an adult. Travel time is approximately 25-40 minutes.
From Onehunga to the airport the fare is $4.00. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Naked Bus passengers can buy tickets online for their journey to the airport - please visit www.nakedbus.com to book.
Intercity bus passengers can also buy tickets online for their journey to the airport - please visit www.intercity.co.nz to book.
Train-Bus Connection to Auckland Airport (via Papatoetoe Train Station)
You can catch a train from anywhere along the Southern, Eastern and Onehunga Lines and connect at Papatoetoe Train Station with the 380 Airporter bus to the airport.
From Papatoetoe to the airport travelling time is approximately 25 minutes - please factor in any connection time when you plan your journey.
Trains run between 5am – 10pm (approximately) with later evening services on Fridays.
- Please click here to view 380 Airporter timetable
- Please click here to view Southern Line train timetable
- Please click here to view Eastern Line train timetable
- Please click here to view Onehunga Line train timetable
Route 375 - Botany Town Centre to Mangere Town Centre
Route 375 is a Monday to Friday service that operates between Botany Town Centre and Mangere Town Centre where you can connect to the 380 Airporter service.
Botany to Mangere: First bus 5.50am, last bus 5.45pm
Mangere to Botany: First bus 6.30am, last bus 6.30pm
The bus runs via Otara Interchange (MIT campus), Hunters Corner and Middlemore Hospital.
The MAXX website is where you'll find everything you need to know about getting around
Auckland on buses, trains and ferries. Use the MAXX on-line journey planner to make every trip easy. The journey planner will advise what routes are available, and provide times, fares and maps for your trips. Bus, train and ferry information is also available by phoning the MAXX contact centre on +64 9 366 6400.
Auckland Airport accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, incompleteness or delays in, or for any reliance by you or any third party on the information provided by the MAXX website.
Getting between terminals
A free inter-terminal bus service operates every 15 minutes between the international and domestic terminals. The bus operates from 5am - 10.30pm daily. Our airport maps will show you where to find our transfer buses.
Alternatively, follow the signs for a 10-minute walk.
For more information about travelling between the international and domestic terminal, please visit our travel between terminals page.