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 Onehunga via Auckland Airport
- Route 31 - Botany Town Centre to Mangere Town Centre
- SkyBus - Auckland City Centre to Auckland Airport
380 Airporter - Manukau to Onehunga via Auckland Airport
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.
380 Airporter Timetable
|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 (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 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||$1.85||Adult Hop card||$1.85|
|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||$1.85||$3.50|
|Onehunga to Airport||$1.85||$3.50|
|Mangere to Airport||$1.85||$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.
Other bus connections to the 380 Airporter bus
If you are travelling on a Mana Bus, Intercity or Newmans bus service, you can catch the 380 Airporter bus to the airport at Manukau; There is a connection point located outside of the Manukau shopping centre (#6920). These are partners of Auckland Transport and operate under their own ticketing system, once on the 380 service a ticket would need to be purchased or you would need to tag on. Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.
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.
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 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.
|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 for more details
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 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 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
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.
Auckland Airport Bus stops
Domestic and International Airport Bus Stops
Last updated 13 December 2017
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change