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Auckland Travel Guide

Auckland Airports

Auckland International Airport (AKL)


The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) south of Auckland.


Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in


Transfer Terminals: 

A free bus runs between the International Terminal and the Air New Zealand and Qantas NZ Domestic Terminals from 6am until 10.30pm. Passengers are also able to walk between the terminals by following the blue and white lines painted on the ground, the walk takes about 12 minutes.

Transfer City: 

An Airbus bus service leaves regularly (every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night) for the city centre and costs NZ$15 for a single ticket. Shuttle buses also offer economical transportation between the airport and city or suburbs on a 'shared ride' basis. Maxx also offers public transport to and from the city and surrounding areas. Visit their website for details. Taxis are also available; the airport to city fare is about NZ$50 to NZ$65.

Car Rental: 

There are numerous car rental companies including Avis, Budget, Hertz and .

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available outside the domestic terminals or to the left of customs in the international terminal. The trip to the city centre costs between NZ$50 an d NZ$65.

Airport Facilities: 

Facilities at the airport include left luggage, business facilities, a medical centre, banks and ATMs, bars, restaurants and shops, a crèche, a post office, a hairdresser, supermarket, Internet kiosks, tourist information and hotel reservations desks. Disabled facilities are good, but those with special needs should inform their airline or travel agent in advance.

Car Parking: 

There is plenty of parking adjacent to both terminals, with fees ranging from NZ$9 per hour to NZ$39 per day. There are also cheaper long-term parking options located off site with free shuttle services to the terminals.

Airport Hotels: 

There are a number of hotels located close to the airport. Many of the hotels have free shuttle services and free phoning services from the airport.

Departure Tax: 

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