There are several ways you can take public transport to and from Auckland Airport. The SkyBus and 380 Airporter stop at both the domestic and international airport terminals.
- 380 Airporter - Manukau City Centre to Auckland Airport
- Route 31 - Botany Town Centre to Mangere Town Centre
- SkyBus - Auckland City Centre to 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* – Onehunga: First bus 4.28am, last bus 12.35am.
Onehunga – Airport* – Manukau: First bus 4.40am, last bus Monday to Thursday 10.12pm and on Fridays only 12.12am.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Manukau – Airport* – Onehunga: First bus 4.40am, last bus 11.35pm.
Onehunga – Airport* – Manukau: First bus 4.45am, last bus 11.45pm.
*Services the Domestic and International terminals
View the full 380 Airporter timetable (538KB) for more details.
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 cash fare is $3.50 one way for an adult. Travel time is approximately 35-40 minutes.
From Onehunga to the airport the cash fare is $3.50. 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
You can catch a train from anywhere along the Southern and Eastern Lines and connect with the 380 Airporter bus at Papatoetoe Train Station or anywhere along the Onehunga Line and connect at Onehunga Train Station.
From Papatoetoe to the airport travel time is approximately 20 to 25 minutes. From Onehunga to the airport travel time is approximately 30 to 35 mintues. Please factor in any connection time when you plan your journey.
Trains run between 5am – 10pm (approximately) with later evening services on Fridays.
The regular train timetables are available below, to check for any planned disruptions (which may involve temporary timetables) on the Auckland rail network see Service Announcements.
Route 31 is a frequent bus service that operates every 15 minutes from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. Outside of these hours it runs every 30 minutes.
The 31 bus travels between Botany Town Centre and Mangere Town Centre via the Papatoetoe Train Station. The bus also runs via Otara Interchange (MIT campus), Hunters Corner and Papatoetoe Train Station (on Shirley Rd opposite the station).
You can use the 31 bus to connect to the 380 Airporter service at Papatoetoe Train Station (on Shirley Rd next to the station) or Mangere Town Centre.
Monday to Friday
Botany to Mangere via Papatoetoe: First bus 5.40am, last bus 11.40pm
Mangere to Botany via Papatoetoe: First bus 5.30am, last bus 11.25pm
Botany to Mangere via Papatoetoe: First bus 6.10am, last bus 11.10pm
Mangere to Botany via Papatoetoe: First bus 5.55am, last bus 11.25pm
Sunday and Public Holidays
Botany to Mangere via Papatoetoe: First bus 6.40am, last bus 10.40pm
Mangere to Botany via Papatoetoe: First bus 6.55am, last bus 10.25pm
View the full 31 timetable for more details
SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service operating between Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
7 days a week including Public Holidays
City to Airport:
- Every 15 minutes from 4am to 7am
- Every 10 minutes from 7am to 7.20pm
- Every 15 minutes from 7.35pm to 8.35pm
- Every 30 minutes from 9.05pm to 4am
Airport to City:
- Every 15 minutes from 4.45am to 7am
- Every 10 minutes 7am to 7pm
- Every 15 mintues from 7pm to 8.15pm
- Every 30 minutes from 8.45pm to 4.45am
View the full SkyBus timetable.
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 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.
Departure points for the SkyBus in Auckland City
Bus stop 7060 at 380/396 Queen St (Midtown area). For passengers in the downtown area (ie Britomart) a free connecting shuttle is available from the bus stop 7018 at 16 Customs St East, opposite Fort Lane to take you to the bus stop 7060 via Hobson Street, Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm. Outside these hours, the express bus to the airport will collect passengers from this stop. Please factor in any connection time when you plan your journey.
Connecting shuttle service (free) – Monday to Friday between 12pm and 7pm
A free connecting shuttle operates Monday to Friday between 12pm(midday) and 7pm departing every 10 mintues from bus stop 7018 at 16 Customs St East, opposite Fort Lane and travels via Hobson St (picks up from the bus stop 1464 at 56 Hobson St) to the bus stop 7060 to connect with the SkyBus which departs from this stop during these hours.
This shuttle service operates in both directions and is also available to SkyBus passengers arriving in the city at bus stop 7060 to reach downtown. Please factor in any connection time when you plan your journey.
Where possible please purchase tickets in advance:
- Online from the SkyBus website (at a discounted rate),
- selected city hostels, hotels and Auckland i-Sites,
- SkyBus Lounge (396 Queen Street),
- the ticket machine at the Airport Ticket Kiosks (located by the SkyBus bus stops)
Tickets are also available on board the bus from the driver in cash only.
Prices start from $18 one way for an adult.
- AT HOP Cards are accepted for Adult $18 and Child $6 one way fares.
- View the SkyBus fare schedule
- Plan your journey or find your closest SkyBus stop
- 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.
Last updated 17 July 2017
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change