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Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport (AKL) is New Zealand's largest and busiest, and in normal circumstances handles over 20 million passengers a year. Auckland Airport receives over 70% of all international arrivals into the country.

Auckland International Airport is New Zealand's largest and busiest airport.
Auckland International Airport is New Zealand's largest and busiest airport


The airport has two terminals - one international and the other domestic. Transferring between the two terminals is a 10-minute walk (not covered; so, not a pleasant walk in cold or rainy weather). In normal times, a shuttle bus runs between the two terminals from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., but is suspended at the moment due to the coronavirus.

There are flights to and from various cities in Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Doha, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Manila, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Shenzhen among other places.

Flight time Sydney to Auckland is approximately 3 hours, 10 minutes.

Plane approaching Auckland Airport
Plane approaching Auckland Airport

Airlines serving Auckland Airport

The following airlines fly in and out of Auckland International Airport
Air New Zealand
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Australia
Barrier Air
American Airlines
Qatar Airways
China Airlines
Fiji Airways
Singapore Airlines

Domestic Flights to and from Auckland Airport

There are direct flights between Auckland Airport and the following regional airports throughout New Zealand. (Listed from north to south.)
Kaitaia (45 minutes)
Bay of Islands (45 minutes)
Whangarei (40 minutes)
Great Barrier Island (40 minutes)
Hamilton (30 minutes)
Tauranga (40 minutes)
Whakatane (45 minutes)
Rotorua (45 minutes)
Gisborne (1 hour 5 minutes)
Taupo (50 minutes)
New Plymouth (50 minutes)
Napier (1 hour 5 minutes)
Whanganui (1 hour)
Palmerston North (1 hour 15 minutes)
Kapiti Coast (1 hour 20 minutes)
Wellington Airport (1 hour 10 minutes)
Nelson (1 hour 30 minutes)
Blenheim (1 hour 30 minutes)
Christchurch (1 hour 25 minutes)
Queenstown (1 hour 55 minutes)
Dunedin (1 hour 55 minutes)
Invercargill (2 hours 5 minutes)

Auckland Airport to Auckland City access

Access from Auckland Airport to Auckland City takes about 30 minutes by car (if the traffic is flowing), and about an hour and a quarter by bus.

The cheapest and easiest way to get to and from Auckland Airport is by using the SkyBus service, which currently costs from NZD 17 one-way, and from NZD 32 return. A paper ticket can be purchased from the SkyBus ticket office where the buses depart from, or a QR code ticket can be bought (for a slight discount) online. You must buy a ticket in advance. You cannot pay the driver in cash.

Map of Airports in New Zealand

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