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

AirportLink - Manukau to Auckland International Airport via Papatoetoe

The AirportLink buses operate between Manukau Bus Station and Auckland International Airport every 15 minutes from 4:35am to 12:40am, 7 days a week. The AirportLink bus service is the easy and efficient way to travel to Auckland Airport International.

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

AT HOP Cards are preferred on AirportLink buses (tag on and tag off).

Train-bus connections to Auckland Airport

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

You can catch a train from anywhere along the Southern and Eastern Lines and connect with the AirportLink bus at Papatoetoe Train Station.

Travel Times
Papatoetoe to the airport - 20 to 25 minutes.

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

AirportLink map

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 and Auckland International Airport via Mangere Town Centre.

Tickets

AT HOP Cards are preferred on buses (tag on and tag off).

Train-bus connections to Auckland Airport

Please note, train tickets are not sold on the 38 bus. If you plan on catching a train before or after your 38 journey you will need to buy a train ticket when you arrive at the train station.

You can catch an Onehunga line train and connect with the 38 bus at Onehunga Train Station.

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.

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 $2.00
Child Hop card $1.10
Adult Cash fare $3.50
Child Cash fare $2.00

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 29 January 2021
Information is correct at time of publishing and subject to change