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Auckland Transport

Taxis

Taxis play an important role in moving people around the region. Auckland Transport provides reserved taxi parking in various on-street locations around Auckland.

Taxi ranks are located where there is demonstrated demand for taxis as well as in locations that are safe and convenient for the public.

To ensure the best of use of the limited parking space available, some taxi ranks have different uses at different times of the day. It's important that taxi drivers and other motorists check road signs to make sure they're parking legally.

Day-time taxi ranks in central Auckland

Location: Lower Hobson Street.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
3


Location: Ferry Building, Britomart.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces: 
4.


Location: Kitchener Street.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces: 
5.


Location: 12 Wyndham Street.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
4.


Location: 17 - 21 Albert Street.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
3.


Location: Jellicoe Street.
Times of operation: 
Monday - Sunday from 6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
3.


Location: Victoria Park Markets.
Times of operation:
All day (except 4 - 6pm).
Spaces:
1.


Location: Hobson Street (bus station).
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
3.


Location: Wyndham Street (corner with Hobson Street).
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
5.


Location: Hardinge Street (corner with Graham Street).
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
1.


Location: 100 Mayoral Drive.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
3.


Location: 2 Princes Street.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
4.


Location:
Times of operation:
Spaces:


Location: 56 Wakefield Street.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
3.


Location: Opposite 34 Turner Street (YHA).
Times of operation:
Monday - Saturday 6pm - 8am, all day Sunday.
Spaces:
3.


Location: 136 Karangahape Road.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
2.


Location: 195 Karangahape Road.
Times of operation:
All day.
Spaces:
2.


Location: Karangahape Road bridge.
Times of operation:
 All day.
Spaces:
4.


Location: 195 Ponsonby Road.
Times of operation:
 All day.
Spaces:
4.


Location: 565 Karangahape Road - 1.
Times of operation:
 All day.
Spaces:
3 (Mobile station).


Location: 565 Karangahape Road - 2.
Times of operation:
 
All day.
Spaces:
3.


Location: 3 Saint Marys Road.
Times of operation:
 All day.
Spaces:
2.


Location: 5 Saint Marys Road.
Times of operation:
 All day.
Spaces: 
2.


Location: Smith and Caughey, Wellesley Street.
Times of operation: 
All day.
Spaces:
2.


Location: 8 Durham Lane (outside City Life hotel).
Times of operation: 
All day.
Spaces:
1.


Location: 2 Galway Street.
Times of operation: 
All day.
Spaces:
3.

Evening and night-time taxi ranks in central Auckland

Location: Lower Hobson Street East.
Times of operation:
6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
7.


Location: Maritime Museum.
Times of operation:
Monday - Friday 6pm - 8am, all day Saturday - Sunday.
Spaces:
7.


Location: 27 Victoria Street.
Times of operation:
Monday - Friday 6pm - 8am, all day Saturday - Sunday.
Spaces:
2. 


Location: 27 Victoria Street.
Times of operation:
Midnight - 6am.
Spaces:
6.


Location: 7 Shortland Street.
Times of operation:
 10pm - 8am.
Spaces:
3.


Location: 67 Customs Street East.
Times of operation:
11pm - 6am.
Spaces:
5.


Location: Wellesley Street (outside Kathmandu).
Times of operation:
4pm - 6pm (compensates for Victoria Street West clearway).
Spaces:
1.


Location: Hobson Street (bus station).
Times of operation:
6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
4.


Location: 22 Customs Street East.
Times of operation:
8pm - 7am.
Spaces:
6.


Location: Customs Street (Westfield).
Times of operation:
Midnight - 6am.
Spaces:
8.


Location: 6 Lorne Street.
Times of operation:
10pm - 8am.
Spaces: 4. 


Location: 301 Queen Street (Town Hall).
Times of operation:
6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
3. 


Location: 268 Karangahape Road.
Times of operation:
Midnight - 6am.
Spaces:
8. 


Location: 259 - 283 Karangahape Road.
Times of operation:
Midnight - 6am.
Spaces:
10.


Location: Viaduct car park.
Times of operation:
6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
2.


Location: 13 Commerce Street.
Times of operation:
Monday - Sunday and public holidays from 6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
2.


Location: Quay Street.
Times of operation:
6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
3.


Location: Lower Hobson Street East (coach stop).
Times of operation:
 6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
 3.

Location: Gore Street.
Times of operation:
Monday - Sunday and public holidays from 6pm - 8am.
Spaces:
3.

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