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Auckland Transport

Airport services

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.

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.

Every 10 minutes 7 days a week (7am to 7pm)*
*Including Public holidays

Every 15 minutes (7pm – 11.45pm)
Every 30 minutes (11.45pm – 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.

SkyBus departs from bus stop 7018 at 15 Customs St East, opposite Fort Lane. 

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, SkyBus Lounge (396 Queen Street) or the ticket machine at the Airport Ticket Kiosks (located by the SkyBus bus stops).

Prices start from $18 one way for an adult.

  • AT HOP Cards are accepted for Adult $18 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.

380 Airporter - Manukau to Onehunga via Auckland Airport

AT Airporter

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 11pm.

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 6am, 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 cash fare is $3 one way for an adult. Travel time is approximately 35-40 minutes.
From Onehunga to the airport the cash fare is $3. Travel time is approximately 30-40 minutes.

Naked Bus passengers can buy tickets online for their journey to the airport - please visit to book.

Intercity bus passengers can also buy tickets online for their journey to the airport - please visit 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.

Route 375 - Botany Town Centre to Mangere Town Centre

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.

Last updated 25 August 2016
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change