Public transport

Work or travelling to the Airport? There are several public transport services that operate to and from Auckland Airport.

See the options below to determine which service best suits your needs.

SkyBus - Auckland City Centre to Auckland Airport

SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service from Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service 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 the service. Airport to City transfers take approximately 40-60 min. Times can vary depending on traffic conditions.

Tickets are available at our Airport Ticket Kiosks (located by the SkyBus bus stops at the airport), from the bus driver (cash only), SkyBus Hub/Lounge (396 Queen Street) selected city hostels, hotels, Auckland i-Sites, and online.

  • $18 Adult One Way
  • $32 Adult Return

Book online at for discounted fares and to find more information about cash fares, timetables and finding a stop closest to you.

Auckland Transport

The Auckland Transport website is where you'll find everything you need to know about getting around Auckland on buses, trains and ferries.
Use the Auckland Transport online 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 Auckland Transport contact centre on +64 9 366 6400.
From Sunday 30 October bus services in South Auckland, including Pukekohe and Waiuku, will change. There will be new routes, new route numbers, new timetables, new buses and new bus operators. The Auckland Transport website has more information, including new bus routes and timetables.

Key Auckland Transport routes that service Auckland Airport are:

380 Airporter

The 380 Airporter operates between Manukau and Onehunga via Papatoetoe and Onehunga Train Stations to Auckland Airport, operating 7 days a week, 365 days a year. View timetable and ticket information

New bus services for South Auckland are expected to roll out in late 2016

Find out more

Simpler Fares

Auckland Transport has introduced a new zone-based public transport system to make fares simpler. The new, Simpler Fares system for all bus and train services (except SkyBus) started on 14 August 2016. Simpler Fares includes a new fare table and a new zone map with colour coded zones across Auckland. Using the table and map it is easy to work out your cash or AT HOP fare no matter which buses or trains you take. With an AT HOP card, you will pay for one entire journey from A to B, instead of paying for each bus or train separately.

Find information about Simpler Fares.

Train-Bus Services

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.
Trains run between 5am – 10pm (approximately) with later evening services on Fridays.

View timetable and ticket information

Other Bus Operators:

Naked Bus

Naked Bus passengers can buy tickets online for their journey to the airport - please visit to book.


Intercity bus passengers can also buy tickets online for their journey to the airport - please visit to book.

General Information

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 Auckland Transport website.

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Download the Auckland Airport App

Download the Auckland Airport App

The ultimate journey planning tool, like having your own personal assistant at the airport, giving you helpful alerts, updates and reminders

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