North Harbour Express

Fast express transfers from Auckland Airport to the North Shore.

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

Where to buy tickets

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

Buy online

Online is the fastest and most convenient way to buy your SkyBus tickets. You’ll receive an electronic ticket you can show from your smart device to our driver at time of boarding – no need to print.

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.


Last minute trip, no problem. You can purchase your SkyBus North Harbour Express ticket from your driver as you board the airport transfer bus. Note, onboard ticket purchases are card payment only.

Westfield Albany

You can purchase your SkyBus ticket in Westfield Albany from one of our quick and easy e-Kiosks.

There's one located inside the food court. Just buy & jump on board.

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 30 minutes during peak times, 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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