Auckland Transport

Taxis

Auckland Transport (AT) provides parking space for taxis in various on-street locations around Auckland. Taxi ranks (taxi stands) are located where there's demonstrated demand and where the public can conveniently and safely catch taxis.

To make the best use of the limited parking space available, some taxi ranks have different uses at different times of the day. If you are a taxi driver or other motorist, please check road signs to make sure you are parking legally.

Day-time taxi ranks in central Auckland

Lower Hobson Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3

Queens Wharf, Quay St

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

2 Tyler Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

Kitchener Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
5.

12 Wyndham Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
4.

17 - 21 Albert Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

Jellicoe Street

Times of operation: Monday to Sunday from 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
3.

Victoria Park Markets

Times of operation: All day (except 4 to 6pm).
Spaces:
1.

Hobson Street (bus station)

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

Wyndham Street (corner with Hobson Street)

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
5.

Hardinge Street (corner with Graham Street)

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
1.

100 Mayoral Drive

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

2 Princes Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
4.

56 Wakefield Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

Opposite 34 Turner Street (YHA)

Times of operation: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 8am, all day Sunday.
Spaces:
3.

136 Karangahape Road

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
2.

195 Karangahape Road

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
2.

Karangahape Road bridge

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
4.

195 Ponsonby Road

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
4.

565 Karangahape Road - 1

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3 (Mobil station).

565 Karangahape Road - 2

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

3 Saint Marys Road

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
2.

5 Saint Marys Road

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
2.

Smith and Caughey, Wellesley Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
2.

8 Durham Lane (outside City Life hotel)

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
1.

28 Galway Street

Times of operation: All day.
Spaces:
3.

Evening and night-time taxi ranks in central Auckland

Lower Hobson Street East

Times of operation: 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
7.

Maritime Museum

Times of operation: Monday to Friday 6pm to 8am, all day Saturday to Sunday.
Spaces:
7.

7 Shortland Street

Times of operation: 10pm to 8am.
Spaces:
3.

67 Customs Street East

Times of operation: 11pm to 6am.
Spaces:
5.

Wellesley Street (outside Kathmandu)

Times of operation: 4pm to 6pm (compensates for Victoria Street West clearway).
Spaces:
1.

Hobson Street (bus station)

Times of operation: 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
4.

22 Customs Street East

Times of operation: 8pm to 7am.
Spaces:
6.

6 Lorne Street

Times of operation: 10pm to 8am.
Spaces: 4.

301 Queen Street (Town Hall)

Times of operation: 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
3.

268 Karangahape Road

Times of operation: Midnight to 6am.
Spaces:
8.

259 - 283 Karangahape Road

Times of operation: Midnight to 6am.
Spaces:
10.

Viaduct car park

Times of operation: 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
2.

13 Commerce Street.

Times of operation: Monday to Sunday and public holidays from 11pm to 6am.
Spaces:
2.

Quay Street outside PWC

Times of operation: 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
3.

Lower Hobson Street East (coach stop)

Times of operation: 6pm to 8am.
Spaces:
3.

Gore Street

Times of operation: Monday to Sunday and public holidays from 11pm to 6am.
Spaces:
3.

Taxi ranks in other areas

Parnell (night-time only)

  • 269 Parnell Road.
  • 202 Parnell Road (outside International Art Centre).
  • 139 Parnell Road (outside Parnell Returned Services Club).

Newmarket

  • Broadway (outside Swedish Furniture).
  • Morrow Street (outside Country Road).

Mt Eden

  • 3 Oaklands Road.

Takapuna

  • 134-142 Hurstmere Road (night-time only).

New Lynn

  • Memorial Drive (outside Totara Health).

Henderson

  • 35 Railside Avenue (opposite WestCity mall).

Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has taxi and shuttle ranks outside the arrivals area (door 8) of the international terminal and outside door 4 of the domestic terminal.

Find out more on the Auckland Airport website.


What you need to know about taxi operations in Auckland

Some other details you may find useful to know about using taxis in Auckland and New Zealand:

  • There are around 40 taxi companies operating in Auckland.
  • The NZ taxi industry is partially deregulated, this means that all taxis do not cost the same.
  • You do not have to take the first taxi on the rank.
  • Taxis are not required to have EFTPOS or credit card facilities, and may charge a surcharge for either service.
  • Fares for each taxi company can be determined from the door panel, the posted fare is a maximum fare.
  • You can negotiate the fare before your journey, but the meter has to run.
  • Taxis are not required to carry GPS.
  • A taxi driver can’t refuse to take you because you only want to go a short distance.
  • A taxi driver can’t refuse to take you if you have a disability or are accompanied by a guide dog.
  • Private hire vehicles also operate in Auckland. For private hire vehicles, no meter is allowed. Private hire vehicles must be pre-booked and the fare negotiated before starting the trip.

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport