Auckland City Express

As flights return to airports, so are we with our world-class service.

Quick is getting quicker

From Sunday 25 April Auckland City Express will be even faster with a new direct route between Auckland Airport and CBD.

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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
  •   Smartphone ticketing
  •   Friendly & helpful staff
  •   Connects with public transport
  •   Mobility enhanced fleet
  •   Express to Auckland
  •   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. Grab the SkyBus App for fast and easy purchases. You can also buy online, onboard, via our simple touch screen kiosks or in person at our ticket booths.

SkyBus App

The SkyBus App makes purchasing your SkyBus ticket even easier.

Tickets are saved to your Ticket Wallet for quick access. Check your remaining trips or view upcoming departures directly from the app.

Buy online

Buying online is a fast and convenient way to buy your SkyBus tickets.

After purchase you will receive an electronic ticket which you can show from your smart device to our driver when boarding – no need to print.

Buy onboard

Last minute trip, no problem. You can purchase your SkyBus Auckland City Express ticket from your driver as you board the airport transfer bus.

Note, onboard ticket purchases are available with card payment only.

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 or jump on one of our quick and easy self serve e-Kiosks.

Direct, faster express service

New route, faster journey

Starting Sunday 25 April, Mt Eden Road will be removed from the Auckland City Express route with the service now travelling via the North Western Motorway and the Waterview tunnel. This will provide shorter travel times through entering and exiting the CBD via the quickest and most reliable route.

Our downtown stops have been simplified to three convenient locations.

Transfers take approximately 40 minutes from the Airport to the CBD.

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SkyBus at Auckland Airport

SkyBus Return fare – the smarter choice

SkyBus is the smart, safe and affordable way to travel between Auckland City and the airport. Enjoy fixed priced fares, comfortable purpose built buses, frequent departures and our friendly and helpful staff will guide you on your journey.

Buy a Return fare to complete your journey to the airport... and back again. Same great SkyBus service PLUS discounts on both trips, with three months to travel.

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