Getting To Auckland
Getting To Auckland - the Basics:
Auckland Airport is the main hub into New Zealand. The airport is 21km from the city centre and serviced by most major international and domestic operators. All the major international and domestic car rental companies are based at the airport or close by. The drive into the city centre takes about 45 minutes (subject to traffic).
Alternatively, you can book a shared passenger minibus service (Super Shuttle) which will drop you off to your accommodation. This can be pre-booked or you can just walk outside the terminal building and book a place on the next shuttle with the driver.
The airport Express is a 24/7 bus service that transports passengers to the Britomart in Auckland's CBD. Of course, there are also couple of taxi firms ready and waiting outside the main terminal building.
Numerous bus services operate to and from the city from dozens of destinations around the country.
The Overlander train route, between Auckland and Wellington, is a popular choice for those who want to sit back and enjoy one of the world's most scenic rail journeys.
The train runs daily in the summer months, and three days a week in winter. You can ride the whole line in 12 hours, or hop on and off at your leisure.
Cruise ships dock right in downtown Auckland with passengers able to simply step off their vessel into the heart of Auckland's downtown area with Viaduct Harbour just a short stroll away.