Auckland City Express

Our express service operates 24/7, including all public holidays.

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.

Great Auckland City Express features

  •   Free WiFi on board
  •   Fixed price fares
  •   Complimentary City Shuttle
  •   Smartphone ticketing
  •   Friendly & helpful staff
  •   Connects with public transport
  •   Mobility enhanced fleet
  •   Frequent 24/7 departures
  •   Two convenient routes
  •   Comfortable modern buses
  •   International & domestic
  •   No need to book

Where to buy tickets

There are a number of ways to purchase your Auckland City Express tickets. You can purchase online, via our easy to use touch screen kiosks or in person at our ticket booths.

Buy online

Buying online is the fastest and most convenient way to buy your SkyBus tickets. After purchasing you will receive an electronic ticket which you can show from your smart device to our driver at time of boarding – no need to print.

SkyBus City Lounge,
Queen Street Auckland

Buy from our friendly staff in the SkyBus City Lounge located at 396 Queen Street, Auckland. You can also enjoy free WiFi and live flight information. 

Auckland Airport

SkyBus tickets are available at both International and Domestic terminals at Auckland Airport. Buy from one of our friendly staff at our ticket booth just outside the terminal.

SkyBus City Lounge

Catching SkyBus

SkyBus stops at both the Auckland Domestic and Auckland International Terminals. Services to International Airport operate 24 hours a day. Services to Domestic operate until the final flight lands. For a drop off at Domestic Terminal after 10pm please advise your driver.

Services alternate between two routes – Mt Eden Road #01 or Dominion Road #05. Both routes converge onto Queen St and terminate at the SkyBus City Lounge (396 Queen St). For a pick up please stand at your nearest bus stop and hail the driver on approach. For drop offs press the ‘stop’ button when approaching your preferred stop to alert the driver.

Transfers take approximately 40-50 minutes from the Airport to the CBD. Times may vary according to traffic conditions and unplanned events. Please allow at least 1 hour travel time to meet your check-in requirements.

Find your closest stop


SkyBus connecting shuttle

The SkyBus connecting shuttle service will transport you between our downtown Auckland stops and the SkyBus City Lounge – at no additional charge. The service operates during peak times from 12:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday.

This fast and free service provides quick and agile access to downtown Auckland for City Express passengers with departures every 10 minutes.

SkyBus connecting shuttle