Auckland City Express

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

Important Announcement
Due to fire at SkyCity Convention Centre, the Auckland City Express stop at 21 Wellesley St will be unavailable until further notice.

Upcoming route changes

Commencing 17 November 2019 Auckland City Express will no longer be servicing stops along Dominion Road. These changes allow us to provide greater frequency along our Mt Eden Road route. More information on the route changes as well as updated timetable will be available soon.

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
  •   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. 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.

SkyBus in Mt Eden enroute to Auckland

Catching SkyBus to Auckland

SkyBus stops at both the Auckland Domestic and Auckland International Terminals.

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 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 24 hours a day 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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