Auckland has an excellent public transport system , consisting of buses, trains and ferries. The widespread bus network is the most used way to move around central areas, thanks to the presence of tourist lines that stop next to the most interesting places, while trains do not serve all the districts and there are not many stops around the city. ,
so it can only be useful if you have accommodation near a station. Most of the inhabitants travel by car , and driving in Auckland is a very pleasant experience, as long as you use the car only outside the center, not so much for the traffic but more for the difficulty of finding parking: Especially in the summer season, cycling is a great way to explore the center and the suburbs in total freedom, without depending on public transport.
If you are about to leave for Auckland, here is a useful guide on how to get there and get around the city.
From the airport to the center
Auckland Airport is located approximately 25km south of the city center and from here, in addition to car rental, you have various alternatives to reach the city.
Airbus . This express shuttle is the most convenient way to reach the center, also taking into account that it offers a 24-hour service, with departures every 10-15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night. It reaches the center of Auckland passing along Queen Street, with various stops along the way which takes approximately 40 minutes in total. Tickets can be purchased either from the automatic machines or from the driver.
Bus + train . Bus line 380 connects the airport to Papatoetoe train station in 20 minutes, with daily departures Unless your accommodation is next to the station, I do not recommend this option as it is more inconvenient and long Taxi .
Taxis are undoubtedly the most comfortable way, especially if you are in a hurry to reach your destination or if you travel with a lot of luggage. Of course it is the most expensive way, considering that the price varies from 50 to 100 dollars with the taximeter, more or less the same rates as for car rental.