There are several ways you can take public transport to and from Auckland Airport. All of the services stop at both the domestic and international airport terminals.
- SkyBus - Auckland City Centre to Auckland Airport
- 380 Airporter - Manukau City Centre to Auckland Airport
- Route 375 - Botany Town Centre to Mangere Town Centre
SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service operating between Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Every 10 minutes weekdays (7.30am – 8.10pm)
Every 15 minutes weekends (6.05am – 7.50pm)
Evening departures every 20 minutes and overnight every 30 minutes.
SkyBus operates two bus routes between the city and the Airport, one via Mt Eden Road and one via Dominion Road so there are plenty of convenient places you can catch SkyBus.
Note: For travel from the airport to the city, buses drop off only.
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 SkyBus 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 SkyBus stop
- View the SkyBus timetable and fares
- Note: Child, Tertiary, SuperGold and Accessible Concessions are not available on SkyBus
- Transfer discounts are not available on SkyBus
- AT HOP Monthly Passes are not accepted on SkyBus
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 6.24am approx, last bus 8.23pm approx
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 35-40 minutes.
From Onehunga to the airport the fare is $4.50. Travel time is approximately 30-40 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.
- View the 380 Airporter timetable
- View the Southern Line train timetable
- View the Eastern Line train timetable
- View the Onehunga Line train timetable
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.
- View the 375 timetable
Last updated 29 September 2015
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change