Public transport

Work or travelling to the airport? There are several public transport services that operate to and from Auckland Airport. See the options below to determine which service best suits your needs.

Auckland Transport

The Auckland Transport website is where you'll find everything you need to know about getting around Auckland on buses, trains and ferries.

Use the Auckland Transport online journey planner to make every trip easy. The journey planner will advise what routes are available, and provide times, fares and maps for your trips. Bus, train and ferry information is also available by phoning the Auckland Transport contact centre on +64 9 366 6400.

Key Auckland Transport routes that service Auckland Airport are:

Train-Bus Services

The AirportLink bus carries passengers between Auckland Airport, Puhinui Station and Manukau Bus Station.

  • At Puhinui Station you can catch a train to anywhere along the Southern Line and Eastern Line
  • The AirportLink operates every 10 minutes from 4.30am to 12.40am, 7 days a week.
  • The AirportLink bus leaves from bus stop B at the domestic terminal and bus stop A at the international terminal. Look out for the orange signage.

For details on train timetables, check the Auckland Transport timetables website.

Learn more about the AirportLink service.

Download the new route map of the AirportLink, 36 and 38 bus services here.

38 bus service

  • The 38 bus operates between Auckland Airport and Onehunga via Mangere Town Centre.
  • It operates every 15 to 20 minutes, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, during the day.
  • At the terminals, it stops at the same bus stops as the AirportLink service.

View the 38 bus timetable and ticket information

Learn more about the 38 service.

Download the new route map of the AirportLink, 36 and 38 bus services here.


You will need an AT HOP card to use the AirportLink and 38 bus services

Other Bus Operators


SkyDrive (operated by Ritchies Transport) offers an express shuttle service between Auckland Airport and SkyCity in Central Auckland.

The first bus leaves the SkyCity bus terminal at 5.00am, direct to the airport. Buses run every 30 minutes with the last bus from the domestic terminal at 22.30pm. Buses leave from bus stop A at the domestic terminal. Tickets may be purchased directly from the bus driver (card payment only), or via the SkyDrive website at


Intercity bus passengers can also buy tickets online for their journey to the airport. Visit to book.

General Information

Auckland Airport accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, incompleteness or delays in, or for any reliance by you or any third party on the information provided by the Auckland Transport website.

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