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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 to Onehunga via Auckland Airport

AT Metro Airporter

The 380 Airporter buses operate every 15 to 20 minutes during the day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The 380 Airporter bus service is the easy and efficient way to travel to Auckland Airport stopping at both the Domestic and International terminals.

Monday to Friday - Every 15 to 20 minutes
Manukau - Airport* - Onehunga First bus 4.28am
Last bus 12.35am
Onehunga - Airport* - Manukau First bus 4.40am
Last bus 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

*Calling at the Domestic terminal first and then International

View the full 380 Airporter timetable (450KB) 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

Tickets are available from the bus driver. AT HOP Cards are preferred on Airporter buses (tag on and tag off).

Manukau station to the Airport (approx. 35-40min) Onehunga to the Airport (approx. 30-40mins)
Adult Hop card $1.90 Adult Hop card $1.90
Child Hop card $0.99 Child Hop card $0.99
Adult Cash fare $3.50 Adult Cash fare $3.50
Child Cash fare $2.00 Child Cash fare $2.00
Journey AT Hop adult concession Adult cash concession
Airport to CBD $4.85 $10.50
Paptoetoe to Airport $1.90 $3.50
Onehunga to Airport $1.90 $3.50
Mangere to Airport $1.90 $3.50

Please note, train tickets are not sold on the 380 Airporter bus. If you plan on catching a train before or after your 380 Airporter journey you will need to buy a cash train ticket when you arrive at the train station.

Train-bus connections 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.

Travel Times
Papatoetoe to the airport - 20 to 25 minutes.
Onehunga to the airport - 30 to 35 minutes.

AT Metro trains run between 5am – 10pm (approximately) with later evening services on Fridays. View train timetables.

Route 31 - Botany to Mangere via Papatoetoe Train Station

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.

Timetable

Monday to Friday
Botany to Mangere via Papatoetoe First Bus 5.40am
Last Bus 11.45pm
Mangere to Botany via Papatoetoe First Bus 5.30am
Last Bus 11.25pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Botany to Mangere via Papatoetoe First Bus on Saturday 6.10am
Last Bus on Saturday 11.10pm
First Bus on Sunday and public holidays 6.40am
Last Bus on Sunday and public holidays 10.40pm
Mangere to Botany via Papatoetoe First Bus on Saturday 5.55am
Last Bus on Saturday 11.25pm
First Bus on Sunday and public holidays 6.55am
Last Bus on Sunday and public holidays 10.25pm

View the full 31 timetable (PDF 45.2MB) for more details.

Connections

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.

Tickets

Tickets are available from the bus driver. AT HOP Cards are accepted on route 31 buses (tag on and tag off).

Fare between Botany and Mangere Town Centre
Adult Hop card $3.15
Child Hop card $1.80
Adult Cash fare $5.50
Child Cash fare $3.00

Skybus - City Airport Express

SkyBus to Airport

SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service operating between Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Timetable

Monday to Friday
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
Mangere to Botany via Papatoetoe Every 15 minutes from 4.45am to 7am
Every 10 minutes 7am to 7pm
Every 15 minutes from 7pm to 8.15pm
Every 30 minutes from 8.45pm to 4.45am

View the full SkyBus brochure (PDF 4.74MB).

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.

Tickets

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.

Skybus - North Harbour Express

SkyBus North Harbour Express is Auckland’s new airport transfer service operating between the North Shore and Auckland Airport.

Timetable

Monday to Friday
Albany to Airport Every 60 minutes from 4am to 6am
Every 30 minutes from 6am to 8pm
Every 60 minutes from 8pm to 9pm
Airport to Albany Every 30 minutes from 5am to 7pm
Every 60 minutes from 7pm to 10pm

View the full SkyBus North Harbour Express brochure (PDF 1.44MB).

Departure points for the Skybus North Harbour Express

  • Albany - Bus stop 4259, Civic Crescent
  • Smales Farm - Bus stop 3362, Bus station platform 3A
  • Akoranga - Bus stop 4085, Bus station platform 4A

North Harbour Airport Express to Auckland Airport in 55 minutes subject to traffic conditions. During peak hours please allow extra time.

Tickets

Where possible please purchase tickets in advance:

  • Online from the SkyBus website (at a discounted rate)
  • the ticket booths at Auckland Airport
  • 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 $25 one way for an adult.

  • AT HOP Cards are accepted for Adult $25 and Child $13 one way fares.
  • Plan your journey
  • 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.

Maps of the Auckland Airport bus stops

International Terminal Airport Bus Stops Map


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Domestic Terminal Airport Bus Stops Map

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Last updated 16 October 2018
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change