Auckland City Express

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

Commencing 1 January – SkyBus goes Cashless onboard! Find out what this means for you. View details


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
  •   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

Commencing 1 January, you can purchase your Auckland City Express ticket from your driver as you board the airport transfer bus.

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

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

SkyBus in Mt Eden enroute to Auckland

Catching SkyBus to Auckland

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

The service travels along Mt Eden Road and terminates at the SkyBus City Lounge (396 Queen St). For a pick up please stand at your nearest SkyBus stop and hail the driver on approach. For drop offs press the ‘stop’ button when approaching your stop to alert the driver.

Transfers take approximately 65 minutes from the Airport to the CBD.

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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