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 - Auckland City Centre to Auckland Airport
- 380 Airporter - Manukau City Centre to Auckland Airport
- Route 31 - Botany Town Centre to Mangere Town Centre
SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service operating between Auckland City and Auckland Airport operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Monday to Sunday including Public Holidays
City to Airport or Airport to City:
- Every 10 minutes from 7am to 7pm
City to Airport:
- Every 15 minutes from 7pm – Midnight
- Every 30 minutes from Midnight - 4am
- Every 15 Minutes from 4am - 7am
Airport to City:
- Every 15 minutes from 7pm – 11.45pm
- Every 30 minutes from 11.45pm – 4.45am
- Every 15 minutes from 4.45am - 7am
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.
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 SkyBus website, 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.
- 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.
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 4.20am, last bus 11.45pm.
Onehunga – Airport* – Manukau: First bus 4.20am, last bus 11.50pm.
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 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 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 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 (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.
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.
- View the Southern Line train timetable
- View the Eastern Line train timetable
- View the Onehunga Line train timetable
Route 31 is a service that operates between Botany Town Centre and Mangere Town Centre via the Papatoetoe Train Station. The bus runs via Otara Interchange (MIT campus), Hunters Corner and Papatoetoe Train Station (on Shirley Rd opposite the station).
You can 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
Last updated 30 October 2016
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change