Getting from the Airport
Taxi and shuttle ranks are located outside Door 8 at Auckland Airport. The fare into the city is from NZ$38 to NZ$75, depending on the size of your group and the time of day. Expect the ride to take 20 to 40 minutes.
Alternatively, SkyBus operates Auckland City Express, a 24-7 airport transfer service, which costs NZ$17 and takes 40 to 50 minutes to get to the city centre. Public transit from the airport is also available; the 380 Airporter bus has stops outside both the domestic and international terminals.
Auckland Transport has a well-established system of buses, ferries and trains. Fares are based on zones, and you can pay in cash (drivers will give change for small notes) or use an AT HOP card, which costs NZ$10. It must be topped up before use, but you’ll get substantial discounts (up to 50 percent) off fares. AT HOP cards may be purchased at select retail locations or transit stations. Day passes are also available.
Cycling is growing by as much as 8.9 percent per year in Auckland and with it, infrastructure is improving. Auckland Transport and Bike Auckland both have maps of the Auckland Cycle Network, which includes bike paths and low-traffic routes that are safer to bike.
Bike-share services include NextBike and Kiwi-owned Onzo, with rentals starting at around NZ$1 per hour.
E-scooters are popular in New Zealand’s urban areas, with about 2,000 for hire in Auckland alone. Find self-serve rentals citywide from operators like Lime, Flamingo and Wave. Simply download the applicable app, scan the QR code and go. The cost starts around NZ$0.38 per minute.