SkyBus, Auckland (City-Airport-Express)

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SkyBus, Auckland (City-Airport-Express)

SkyBus is Auckland’s best value Airport to City transfer service operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our buses offer convenient travel from Auckland Airport kerbside straight to the heart of Auckland city, stopping near most major city hotels, hostels and transport hubs.

6 great reasons to ride SkyBus:

  • FREE WiFi on all our buses
  • Approximately 70% cheaper than a Taxi
  • Travels in bus lanes, avoiding heavy peak traffic
  • Its frequent: Every 10 minutes during peak hours 7am-7pm every day including public holidays
  • Picks-up & drops-off right outside the Airport Terminal Doors
  • Picks-up and drops-off near most major hostels and hotels in the city


  • Express airport transfers to Auckland City - Sit back, relax and stay connected with free WiFi on the SkyBus express service between the city centre and Auckland Airport (AKL). With our high frequency timetable, a bus is never far away. Buses depart from the International Terminal and make a second stop via the Domestic Terminal before continuing to the City.

    The buses alternate between two routes, Mt Eden Road #01 or Dominion Road #05. Both routes converge onto Queen Street and terminate at 396 Queen Street, Auckland. The bus only stops at selected drop off points when requested by a passenger using the ‘stop button’.

    After terminating at 396 Queen Street, passengers can connect with a complimentary shuttle service to be transferred to downtown Auckland. This shuttle service performs a specific route only terminating at Customs Street East (opposite Fort lane). To catch SkyBus please wait at a designated bus stop and signal to the driver on approach.
  • North Harbour Express - Express airport transfers to Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield). The new service is a major addition to airport transfer services in Auckland, with frequent pick-ups from Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield). SkyBus North Harbour Express offers fixed price fares, free WiFi, unlimited luggage, senior discounts and kids travelling free on family tickets – it's the smarter, and faster, way to get to and from Auckland Airport.

SkyBus North Harbour stops - Whether you're studying at AUT, working at Smales Farm or enjoying some retail therapy at Albany Westfield, SkyBus North Harbour Express has a convenient stop nearby.

  • Akoranga – Bus station Platform 4a
  • Smales Farm – Bus station Platform 3a
  • Albany Westfield – Bus stop 4259, Civic Crescent


SkyBus offers a 24 hour service, 7 days a week. During peak hours SkyBus offers a high frequency timetable so you’ll never wait long:

Every 10 minutes (7am-7pm) every day, including public holidays.

For departure times outside peak hours please refer to for a full timetable and route map.

Tickets are available:

  • Online at
  • From our Airport Ticket Kiosks
  • Direct from your SkyBus driver (cash only)
  • SkyBus Lounge, 396 Queen Street

Journey Time:

Journey time is approximately 55 minutes from 396 Queen Street, however times may vary according to traffic conditions. Please leave sufficient time to meet your check in.

SkyBus, Auckland (City-Airport-Express) Enquiry Form


396 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 (0) 9222 0084

Freephone: 0800 SKYBUS [Auckland Region only (excl. Auckland City free calling area)]


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SkyBus, Auckland (City-Airport-Express) Enquiry Form