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There are several ways you can take public transport to and from Auckland Airport.

AirportLink - Auckland Airport via Puhinui

The AirportLink bus operates between Manukau Bus station, Puhinui Station, Auckland Domestic and International Airport every 10-12 minutes from 4:30am to 12:40am, 7 days a week.

You can view the AirportLink timetable here.

If you are travelling on an Intercity service, you can also catch the AirportLink to the airport from Manukau where there is a connection point.

Tickets

Customers will need an AT HOP Card to use the AirportLink bus. AT HOP cards are available at the Airport from AirGo Convenience (Domestic Terminal) or Take Home Convenience (International Terminal). View a full list of AT HOP retailers.

Train-bus connections to Auckland Airport

The AirportLink service connects to the Southern and Eastern rail lines at Puhinui. Your AT HOP card can also be used on train services. With AT’s fare zone system you’ll pay one fare for your entire journey, even if you use two or more bus and train services. Find out how much your journey will cost. Cash tickets for the train can also be purchased at Puhinui Station.

Travel Times
Puhinui to the airport - 13-17 minutes.

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

Download the new route map of the AirportLink, 36 and 38 bus services here (PDF 2MB)

Route 38 - Onehunga and Auckland International Airport via Mangere Town Centre

Route 38 operates every 30 minutes until 7am, every 15 minutes from 7am until late. The Route 38 operates between Onehunga , Auckland Domestic Airport and Auckland International Airport via Mangere Town Centre.

Tickets

Customers will need an AT HOP Card to use the AirportLink bus. AT HOP cards are available at the Airport from AirGo Convenience (Domestic Terminal) or Take Home Convenience (International Terminal). View a full list of AT HOP retailers.

Train-bus connections to Auckland Airport

The 38 bus service connects to the Onehunga rail line at Onehunga. Your AT HOP card can also be used on train services. With AT’s fare zone system you’ll pay one fare for your entire journey, even if you use two or more bus and train services. Find out how much your journey will cost


Travel Times
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.

SkyBus - City Airport Express

SkyBus to Airport

SkyBus Auckland City Express travels from the heart of Auckland City to the airport, departing from the SkyBus City Lounge at 396 Queen Street, travelling via Mt Eden Road. 

Travel time between the city and airport takes between 40 and 50 minutes. Please allow extra time for travel during peak times. 

 To find out more information on timetables and finding a stop closest to you, please visit the SkyBus website.

 

Monday to Friday
City to Airport Approximately every 30 minutes from 5:40am to 8:50pm
Airport to City Approximately every 30 minutes from 5:50am to 8pm

View the full SkyBus brochure (PDF 2MB).

Buy Tickets from:

  • SkyBus Website. 
  • SkyBus Lounge on 396 Queen Street.
  • Domestic and International Kiosks.
  • Direct from the Driver (card only).

Purchasing Information:

  • AT HOP Cards are accepted for one way fares only. Adults $17 and Child $2.
  • Full details on fares are available from the SkyBus website.
  • Note: Auckland Transport Child, Tertiary, SuperGold and Accessible Concessions are not available on SkyBus.
  • AT HOP Monthly Passes are not accepted on SkyBus.

SkyBus - North Harbour Express

From Wednesday 25 March 2020 the SkyBus service will be suspended until further notice.

Please visit the SkyBus website for the latest updates.

Last updated 19 July 2021
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change