Auckland International Airport (AKL)
Location: The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) south of
Time: Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last
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.
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
Taxis are also available; the airport to city fare is about NZ$50
There are numerous car rental companies including Avis, Budget,
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.
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.
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.
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: None.