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    Auckland

    The guide was updated: 2016-12-01

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Auckland Airport

The Auckland International Airport services all of Auckland. Located 21 km south of the City Center and it is easily accessible by bus, shuttle or taxi. Skybus is Auckland’s airport transfer service that runs between Auckland City Centre and Auckland Airport. They operate 24 hours a day and the bus transfer takes about 40-60 min. Tickets can be bought at the Airport Ticket Kiosks (situated by the SkyBus bus stops at the airport) or from the bus driver (cash only). You can also buy your ticket online and some hotels. There are only licensed taxi and shuttle companies at the designated taxi ranks at the terminal buildings, all to make sure that you will get a high standard of service. The taxi rank is situated outside the arrivals area at the international and the domestic terminal. You can pre-book or just turn up at the terminal rank.
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Public Transport

Due to its recent growth spurt and the international interest developing in Auckland as a tourist destination, traffic has gotten more congested than it was 5 years ago. Given this, Auckland is still a relatively small city and the traffic is still manageable compared to other large cities. The easiest way to get around Auckland is with Link bus services. Just look for the red, green or yellow buses. The buses run on such a frequent basis so no need to look at the timetable. You only need to head to the appropriate bus stop and wait for your bus. Take the red bus (The CityLink) when travelling within the city centre, the green bus (The InnerLink) to get around Auckland's inner city and the amber bus (OuterLink) when travelling around the inner suburbs of Auckland. More detail and information can be found on the website below. You can buy your ticket from the bus driver (cash only) or get the AT HOP smart card which can be bought online or at a ticket office. One ticket office is Britomart customer service centre. (Ground floor Britomart Transport Centre, 8-10 Queen St, Auckland)
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