Drop & Ride

Drop & Ride is a quick and easy way to drop friends and family off before their trip.

Due to reduced passenger numbers Drop & Ride is temporarily closed.

Drop & Ride offers a designated area at Park & Ride where you can safely drop off your friends or family. They can then jump on a Park & Ride bus and within minutes be at our domestic and international terminals.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with 24 hour staff on-site, security monitoring and a purpose-built customer lounge, Drop & Ride is a safe and convenient way to drop off your family or friends.

Safely drop off your friends or family.

Dropping friends and family off just got easier


20 minutes free parking when dropping people off


Free bus service runs every 10-15 minutes to international and domestic


Purpose-built customer lounge to wait for the bus


Open 24 hours a day

Waiting period

Waits longer than 20 minutes will be charged at the same rate as Park & Ride and will require a debit or credit card payment on exit. Please view our tariffs for the current costs.

If you would like to greet your friends and family at arrivals when they return, you can pre-book short-term parking online and through the Auckland Airport app.

To get there

Drive into the Park & Ride at 42 Verissimo Drive, go through the public entry gates and park in one of the designated Drop & Ride car parks. You will need to take a ticket from the barrier, which will give you 20 minutes free to drop your passengers off and exit Park & Ride.

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