You can reach Auckland in most ways imaginable, including by road, air, sea or rail. Getting around the city is easy, too, whether your clients walk, drive or use public transport.

By Road

The easiest way to drive to and from Auckland is using State Highway 1, which runs the length of the country.

Approx drive time and distances to other cities:




Approx Drive Time

Auckland to Whangarei



3 hours

Auckland to Hamilton



1 hour 55 mins

Auckland to Rotorua



3 hours 35 mins

Auckland to Taupo



4 hours 5 mins

Auckland to Wellington



9 hours 15 mins

Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers

By Air

As well as the international airport, Auckland’s domestic terminal links it to the rest of New Zealand.

Domestic airlines include:
Air New Zealand

Airlines to outlying islands include:
Mountain Air
Great Barrier Airlines

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Auckland to Hamilton

35 mins

Auckland to Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)

40 mins

Auckland to Rotorua

45 mins

Auckland to Wellington

1 hour

Auckland to Christchurch

1 hour 20 mins

Auckland to Queenstown

2 hours 50 mins

Getting to and from the airport
Both the international and domestic terminals are a 30 to 60 minute drive from the city centre depending on the time of day. 

There are various transport options available to the city centre including taxis (approx $60-70), airport shuttle (first person $35, $8 per person thereafter) and Air Bus ($16).

By Sea

Visit one of the many surrounding islands with Fullers, SeaLink or 360 Discovery.

By Rail

If your clients want to go a bit further outside of Auckland, they can jump on the Northern Explorer train.

Getting Around Auckland

Getting around Auckland central is easy by foot. However, the bus and train provide an option to get to areas outside of the city centre, especially from the Britomart Transport Centre.

The Link and Auckland’s Explorer Bus will let your clients explore the city and its various sites and attractions.

Hire cars are available through reliable companies such as Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty, or if you want to feel the breeze, motorcycles are also available to hire.