Auckland International Airport (AKL)

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Auckland International Airport (AKL)
AddressManukau 2150, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone(09) 275 0789
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT New Zealand Standard Time: GMT/UTC +12 (GMT/UTC +13 from September 27 to April 5, 2014)
MapAuckland International Airport
LocationAuckland Airport is located 21 km (14 miles) south of Auckland.
Airport codeAKL
Airport newsThe International Terminal has been upgraded to allow the Airbus A380 to serve the airport, and various internal improvements to the terminal building have also been made. There are plans for a new domestic terminal complex.
Transfer between terminalsA free shuttle bus runs between the terminals; alternatively, passengers can walk between the terminals, which takes about 15 minutes.
Driving directionsTo travel to Auckland Airport by car, take Highway 1 (Southern Motorway) southbound from central Auckland towards Manukau City to the Gilles Avenue exit. From there, follow the airport signs southbound onto Highway 20 (Southwestern Motorway) before turning onto Highway 20A. The driving time to/from Auckland is about 45 minutes; Manukau City is just 20 minutes away from the airport.
Car rentalCar rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty are represented at Auckland Airport. In the International Terminal, counters are located in Arrivals on the ground floor; for domestic passengers, desks are situated on the ground floor of the multistory parking structure immediately opposite Domestic Arrivals.
Public transport and taxisBus: Airbus Express (tel: (09) 366 6400; provides an express bus service between Auckland Airport and the city center (travel time: 45 minutes; fare: NZ$16), and Auckland Transport (tel: (09) 355 3553; offers connections to Manukau city center and other regional destinations.
Shuttle: Shared-ride Super Shuttle buses (tel: (09) 522 5100; also serve Auckland Airport; these depart from a shuttle rank outside the International Terminal. The travel time to the city center is about 45 minutes and the fare is around NZ$30, depending on the destination.
Taxi: Taxi companies include Alert Taxis (tel: (09) 309 2000;, Auckland Coop Taxis (tel: (09) 300 3000;, and Corporate Cabs (tel: (09) 377 0773; Taxi ranks are situated to the west of the International Terminal and in front of the Domestic Terminal. The travel time to central Auckland is about 40 minutes, and fares range from NZ$60–$80, depending on the destination.
Car parkingThere are covered and uncovered parking facilities in front of each terminal (each within three minutes’ walk) providing both short- and long-term options. For further parking information, call Parking Services (tel: 0800 247 767). The low-cost Park & Ride car park is linked to the terminals by a 24-hour shuttle bus service. Valet parking services are available through some airlines.
Information and help desksThere are various help points throughout both terminals. Blue Coat ambassadors also provide passenger assistance from help desks throughout the terminals. Auckland Tourism iSite information centers (tel: (09) 275 6467) can be found in the arrival areas in both terminals. These desks are open for all arriving flights.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Banks with bureau de change facilities are located throughout the International Terminal. ATMs can be found in both terminals.
Communications: Internet kiosks are situated at various points within the terminals, while paid Wi-Fi access is available at designated hotspots. Coin-, card-, and credit card-operated telephones can be found throughout the airport. There are various post boxes within the terminals, and stamps can be purchased from Relay news agents or at the duty-free pick-up point in the International Terminal.
Food: There are numerous restaurants, cafés, and bars at the airport, most of them in the Jean Batten Food Court on the first floor of the International Terminal. Options in both terminals range from fast-food outlets and juice bars to eateries serving Asian cuisine.
Shopping: There are more than 75 shops throughout Auckland Airport, including duty-free shopping. The majority of the options can be found on the first floor of the International Terminal, with specialty shops selling gifts, watches, and candy. The Domestic Terminal has a more limited selection of newsstands and clothing accessory retailers.
Luggage: Left-luggage facilities are offered at the Auckland Tourism iSite information centers (tel: (09) 275 6467) and Smart Carte desks (09) 257 3322). Lost property services are available from the Airport Operations desk (tel: (09) 256 8813). There is also hand luggage storage available after security. Luggage trolleys are free of charge.
Other facilities: Among the other facilities at Auckland Airport are free showers, telephones for first aid, a medical center, a chapel, and a Muslim prayer area. Nurseries, a children's play area, and playgrounds are options for those traveling with children. Passengers with some time to spare can head to the airport's museum or play a round of mini golf on a nearby course.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are two conference rooms on the first floor of the International Terminal (tel: (09) 256 8782) and a further four rooms in the Air New Zealand section of the Domestic Terminal (tel: (09) 256 8924). All international airlines provide VIP lounges. Laptop computer connections and paid Wi-Fi Internet access are available at numerous locations in both terminals. The nearby Novotel Auckland Airport hotel (tel: (09) 257 7200; has a further ten meeting rooms.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for the disabled include automatic doors, elevators, accessible toilets and showers, and ATMs with Braille keys. There are also designated disabled parking spaces in front of the terminals and in the airport parking lots. Wheelchair assistance is available from the help desks on the ground floor; passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should also inform their airline prior to travel. Travel to and from the airport can be arranged in advanced through Dial-a-ride ((09) 625 5599).
Airport hotelsThere are a couple of on-site hotels at Auckland Airport, and numerous other accommodation providers can be found within 5 km (3 miles) of the airport; some of these offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the terminals. Hotel reservations can be made at the Auckland Tourism iSite information centers (tel: (09) 275 6467).

Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport
Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport is just 3 km (2 miles) from Auckland International Airport and offers a shuttle service to/from the airport (for a fee). Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, gym, sauna, and oyster bar.
Airport Oaks, Cnr. Kirkbride and Ascot Roads
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: (09) 275 7029.

Jet Park Airport Hotel
Housing a swimming pool, gift shop, and fitness center among its facilities, Jet Park Airport Hotel is a short distance from Auckland International Airport, to which it is linked via a free shuttle service.
Mangere, 63 Westney Road
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: (09) 275 4100.

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
This modern 125-room low-cost option is a 5-minute walk from the International Terminal. Wi-Fi access, breakfast, and parking are available to guests.
2 Leonard Isitt Drive
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: (09) 255 5152.

Novotel Auckland Airport
Boasting conference facilities, on-site dining, and a gym, this recently opened property is situated opposite the International Terminal and offers rooms and suites.
Ray Emery Drive
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: (09) 257 7200.
Full airport nameAuckland International Airport
State or provinceNew Zealand
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