Travel To CBD From Auckland Airport
Auckland International Airport is located approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. Several transport options are available for getting to and from Auckland Airport (a number of bus, shuttle, and taxi services which can pick up from the terminal forecourts).
A regular 15-minute Airbus Express service is available from the airport for all travellers to Auckland’s CBD and to the city’s waterfront Downtown Ferry Terminal. Simply hop on and buy your tickets directly from a friendly driver, or book on-line at www.airbus.co.nz. Tickets cost about NZ$16 one way. Look out for the bright blue bus!
Taxi and shuttle ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal and outside the luggage collection area (door 4) at the domestic terminal. You can pre-book with one of the companies listed below or just turn up at the terminal ranks – taxis and shuttles are always available. Indicative fares from the airport into the city is between NZ$65 – NZ$85 one-way for a taxi and shuttles ($33 for one person plus $8 for each extra person together in the same group). For specific fare pricing, contact the taxi and shuttle companies directly.
For more information, please visit the Auckland Airport website.
NZ Visa Information
Requirements for International Visitors entering New Zealand
All overseas visitors are required to have a valid passport and, with the exception of delegates from visa-free countries (please see below), are required to have the appropriate visa. For information on obtaining a visa, including necessary funds and health requirements,
please visit: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/visitors/
We suggest that you allow for a minimum of 6 weeks to have your visa processed by Immigration New Zealand or the applicable New Zealand embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
Visa-free countries include:
|Brazil||Korea (South)||Slovak Republic|
|Denmark||Malta||United Arab Emirates|
|Estonia1||Mexico||United States of America7|
- A visa waiver does not apply to people travelling on alien’s (non-citizen’s) passports issued by these countries.
- Greek passport holders whose passports were issued on and after 1 January 2006. (Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 are not acceptable for travel after 1 January 2007)
- Residents of Hong Kong travelling on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or British National (Overseas) passports.
- Residents of Macau travelling on Macau Special Administrative Region passports.
- Portuguese passport holders must also have the right to live permanently in Portugal.
- Permanent residents of Taiwan travelling on Taiwan passports. A personal identity number printed within the visible section of the biographical page of the Taiwan passport demonstrates that the holder is a permanent resident of Taiwan.
- Including nationals of the USA.
*United Kingdom and Australia
British citizens and other British passport holders who produce evidence of the right to reside permanently in the UK can visit for up to six months without a visa.
Australian citizens and people who hold a current Australian permanent residence visa or a current Australian resident return visa do not need a New Zealand visa to enter New Zealand.
Transiting through Australia
If your flight has a stop-over in Australia, you may be required to obtain a transit visa. Please visit http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/transit/austransit.htm or contact your nearest Australian Embassy for more information.
This information is courtesy of Immigration New Zealand and is valid from January 2015.