Airports in Auckland

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 13 miles (21km) south of Auckland.

Getting to the city

An Airbus Express bus service leaves regularly (roughly every 10 minutes during the day on weekdays, every 15 minutes during the day on weekends, and every 30 minutes overnight) for the city centre. Tickets start from NZD 16. Shuttle buses also offer economical transportation between the airport and city or suburbs on a 'shared ride' basis. Taxis are also available, as is car rental.


Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).


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

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

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