Airports in Auckland
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 (roughly every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night) for the city centre and costs NZD 16 for a single ticket. Shuttle buses also offer economical transportation between the airport and city or suburbs on a 'shared ride' basis. Taxis are also available: the airport to city fare is about NZD 75 to NZD 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).
Auckland International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
Become our Auckland Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Auckland travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Auckland or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
iExplore designs made-to-order, privately-guided adventure tours to New Zealand and over 200 other world wonders. Come Back Different!
Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track and having real life experiences in New Zealand.