Auckland Airport

Auckland AirportOpens in a new tab or window (AKL) is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand.  It's located 21 km (13 miles) south of the city centre. It's both a domestic and international terminal.

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Flights

Qantas flights QF1-QF399 and oneworld flights operate from this terminal.

Auckland Domestic Terminal is a short walk away. Alternatively you can take the free shuttle bus between terminals. 

Departures

Check-in

Check-in is open from 3:30 am until the last Qantas departure.

Check-in and bag drop is located at Zone E (counters 501 - 510). 

Premium check-in counters are available from counters 502 and 503. 

For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online check-in is open from 24 hours to two hours before departure for international flights.

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.

Arrivals

Baggage

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall on the ground floor.

Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services is handled by Menzies Aviation and a counter to located in the baggage hall.  Open for all Qantas flights.

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.

Transfers

Transfers between terminals

Free shuttle buses operate between the domestic and international terminals from 6 am to 10:30 pm daily, or follow the green line marked on the ground for a 10 minute walk between Domestic and International Terminals.

Lounges

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to:

Auckland International Business Lounge

Transport

Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 50 minute drive from the city. 
Visit Auckland AirportOpens in a new tab or window for parking rates for both terminals.
Rideshare The Rideshare zone is located behind the multi-story carpark at the domestic terminal and outside door 11 at the international terminal. You can pre-book through the app to request a ride with Uber, Ola or Zoomy.
Taxis Taxi ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal and outside the Jetstar forecourt at the domestic terminal.
Approximately NZ$75 to NZ$90 one way to the city.
Buses Shuttle ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal and outside the Jetstar forecourt at the domestic terminal. 
Lists the transport options for getting to and from Auckland airport.

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.