Auckland International Airport

Auckland International Airport (AKL)


New Zealand's primary airport, Auckland International Airport serves more than 13 million passengers each year and is the main gateway to the remote island nation. Locally known as Mangere Airport, the facility is located 13 miles (21km) south of Auckland's city centre.

One of the busiest airports in Australasia, Auckland International Airport has consistently won awards for its efficient service and good infrastructure, providing a good first and last impression of New Zealand to international visitors. The airport received a massive upgrade in 2005, and was again given a facelift for the 2011 Rugby Worlds Cup, held in several cities across the country.


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

Getting to the 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$16 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. Taxis are also available; the airport to city fare is about NZ$75 to NZ$90.


Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).


Tel: +64 (0)9 275 0789 or 0800 247 767 (NZ only).

Car rental

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

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$75 an d NZ$90.

Transfer between terminals

A free bus links the two terminals.


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.

Departure Tax





Flights to Auckland International Airport are available on Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Jetstar, China Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Virgin Australia.


There is wifi available in some areas of the airport, with hotspots located at several cafes in both terminals. Wifi is free for the first half hour, after which passengers can purchase more browsing time with a credit card.

Business Lounges

Auckland International Airport doesn't have a business centre, however there is a fully-equipped conference centre in the Airport Gateway hotel, located four minutes from the terminal buildings; the facility can accommodated up to 120 people.

Auckland International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.