Public Transport in Auckland
As the main gateway to New Zealand, Auckland is the most accessible of all regions by plane. Car rental is available at the international airport or locations throughout the region, which is also well served by buses. A train network runs through central and south Auckland, and the ferries make the most of Auckland's harbourside location.
Many of Auckland's activities and attractions are within half an hour of the central city. Organised tours, sightseeing trips and personal guides are stress-free options for visitors. Self-drive and self-guided tours are also an option and a great way to see Auckland.
Buses, trains and ferries make it easy and convenient to get around central Auckland. The Link bus connects Auckland city fringe suburbs with the central business district. There is also free environmentally-friendly, hybrid City Circuit buses that follow a route around the inner city. Buses run to all parts of the Auckland region from the Britomart transport centre, downtown. Trains run regularly to central, south and west Auckland suburbs from the Britomart rail station.
A number of regular passenger and vehicle ferries travel from Auckland City to various locations on the North Shore and Manukau, as well as many of Auckland's islands, including Waiheke and Great Barrier in the Hauraki Gulf.
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Getting to and from the Airport
Auckland Airport is located 23km or approximately 30 minutes from central Auckland.
Various shuttle and taxi operators are licensed by the airport and meet all flights. You will find these services at the western side of Auckland airport's international terminals and in front of the domestic terminals. Shuttle services start at approximately NZ$20 per person and a taxi into the city will cost minimum NZ$50.
An Airbus operates a city-airport route every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the evening. The Airbus makes pick-ups and drop-offs at many major hotels and backpackers in the central city. Regular public bus services connect the airport to the central city and several other local centres. Transfer services and rental vehicles can be booked at any city or airport i-SITE travel centres.
The addresses and telephone numbers of hospitals, health and dental clinics will be available at the Registration Desk. Please ensure prior to your departure to arrange travel insurance for yourself and your accompanying persons. Talk to your travel agent or your health insurance for further Information.
In the Event of an Emergency
Call 111 (triple one) to be connected to police, fire and/or ambulance services.
The voltage in Auckland is 240 volts, 50 hertz with three pin sockets.