North Harbour Express

Service update

The North Harbour Express service remains temporarily suspended but we look forward to welcoming it back soon.

Please always check back to our website for the latest travel information – and we thank you in advance for your ongoing support.


Express airport transfers to Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield).

The new service is a major addition to airport transfer services in Auckland, with frequent pick-ups from Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield). SkyBus North Harbour Express offers fixed price fares, free WiFi, unlimited luggage, senior discounts and kids travelling free on family tickets – it’s the smarter, and faster, way to get to and from Auckland Airport.

Great North Harbour Express features

  •   Free WiFi on board
  •   Fixed price fares
  •   Smartphone ticketing
  •   Friendly & helpful staff
  •   Regular daily departures
  •   Express to North Harbour
  •   Comfortable modern buses
  •   Mobility enhanced fleet
  •   Connects with public transport
  •   International & domestic
  •   No excess baggage fees
  •   No need to book
SkyBus North Harbour Express service

Fast, Frequent & Affordable

The North Harbour Express travels in the dedicated bus lane providing you the fastest trip – approximately 55 minutes to Auckland Airport.

With departures evey hour, the North Harbour Express can get you to and from the airport when you need to travel.

The North Harbour Express picks up and drops off at both Domestic and International terminals at Auckland Airport.

Adult One way fares are just $25 and $46 for the Adult Return. With fixed fares, you avoid surge pricing, and we’ve also got a range of fares to cater for seniors and families.


North Harbour Express stop at Smales Farm

SkyBus North Harbour stops

Whether you're studying at AUT, working at Smales Farm or enjoying some retail therapy at Albany Westfield, SkyBus North Harbour Express has a convenient stop nearby.

1 Akoranga – Bus station Stop E (pick up), Stop B (drop off)
2 Smales Farm – Bus Station Stop C (pick up), Stop D (drop off)
3 Albany Westfield – Bus stop 4259, Civic Crescent

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SkyBus North Harbour Express

SkyBus Return fare – the smarter choice

SkyBus is the smart, safe and affordable way to travel between North Harbour and the airport. Enjoy fixed priced fares, comfortable purpose built buses, frequent departures 7 days a week 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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