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Auckland International Airport (AKL) lies 21 km (13 mi) southwest of the city center, about a 30-minute drive away. It has adopted a "quiet airport" policy, so it doesn't use loudspeakers to announce boarding times. Look for flight info.

A free inter-terminal bus links the international and domestic terminals from 6 am to 10 pm. Otherwise, the walk between the two terminals takes about 10 minutes. Luggage for flights aboard the two major domestic airlines, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, can be checked at the international terminal.

Air New Zealand and the Qantas budget airline Jetstar, are the main domestic carriers serving Auckland. Air New Zealand connects with 25 domestic cities a day, and makes about 10 flights a day to Australia. Jetstar also connects Auckland with many cities and compliments Qantas's cross-Tasman service; Jetstar service can be unpredictable and require check-in one hour before departure. Air Tahiti Nui stops off in Auckland on its LA and New York runs.

Airport

Auckland International Airport (Ray Emery Dr., Auckland, 2150. 09/275–0789. www.aucklandairport.co.nz.)

Airport Transfers

The Airbus ($16 one-way; $26 round-trip) leaves the international terminal every 20 minutes between 6 am and 6 pm, then every 30 minutes until 10 pm. You can request a stop at any bus stop or hotel along the 60-minute route between the airport and the Ferry Building. The bus leaves the Ferry Building at 20-minute intervals between 5 am and 6 pm, and then every 30 minutes until 8:50 pm.

Hallmark Limousines and Tours runs between the airport and the city (approximately $110 or $280 depending on the vehicle). Taxi fare to the city is $70 to $80. Super Shuttle has service between the airport and any address in the city center ($28 for a single traveler; $8 extra for each additional person). Allow an hour's traveling time.

Contacts

Airbus. This service runs 24/7 between the airport and the city and vice versa. 09/366–6400. www.airbus.co.nz.

Hallmark Limousines and Tours (09/258–5000. www.limos.co.nz.)

Super Shuttle (09/522–5100.)

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