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.
City - airport
A regular 10-minute Airbus Express service is available from the Airport providing a direct service into Auckland’s CBD. The service drops off at designated stops down Queen Street and terminates at the downtown Ferry Terminal next to Britomart for easy onward travel by Ferry, Bus or Train. Airbus operates two routes into the city via Mt Eden Road and Dominion Road where you can connect to central city surburbs including: Mt Albert, Mt Eden village, Mt Roskill, Sandringham, Newton and Grafton. Tickets can be purchased from Airbus Tickets Kiosks, direct from one of our friendly drivers (cash only) or pre book on-line at www.airbus.co.nz. Tickets cost about NZ$16 one way... look out for the bright blue bus.
Manukau - airport
A regular 30-minute bus service to Manukau city to and from Auckland Airport and the airport shopping centre is available seven days a week. The operating times are from 4.15am (from Manukau city) until 11.30pm This service connects with the Papatoetoe train station in both directions; just buy your tickets from your driver... look out for a bright orange bus!
Botany/Pakuranga - airport
These bus services operate between Botany and Auckland Airport five days a week, with the first bus leaving Botany at 6.10am and the last bus leaving the airport at 5.45pm. You can buy your tickets from your driver.
Northshore - airport
An integrated ticket is available for travel between Albany and Auckland Airport using the Airbus and Northern Busway services. Called The Northern Flyer, tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine at the international terminal bus stop or from the Airbus driver. Tickets cost about NZ$18 one way, $30 return... look out for the bright blue Airbus!
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.