Getting to Auckland

Here’s all you need to know to make your journey to Auckland a smooth one, whether you’re arriving in Auckland by cruise ship or by air, rail or road.
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Getting to Auckland by road

Getting to Auckland by road is easy, whether you’re travelling by car, coach, bus or motorcycle. Best of all, you get to enjoy the scenery along the way and stop off anywhere you choose.

Motorways and expressways connect Auckland to regions in the north and south, and throughout the wider Auckland region.

Renting a vehicle is easy, with cars, motor homes, campervans, bicyclesmotorcycles and coaches all available for hire. Find out about your rental transport options here.

Driving in New Zealand? Watch this video for top tips to make your journey a safe and enjoyable one.

You can also choose from one of the many bus and coach companies that operate within Auckland and throughout New Zealand. 

getting to auckland by cruise ship

Getting to Auckland by cruise ship 

Cruise past the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and into the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, where you’ll dock right in downtown Auckland. 

Step off the ship and into a city full of wonderful things to see and do – and so close by. You can experience Auckland’s rich culture and history, do a spot of shopping, taste the best local food and wine, or hop on a day tour to explore. 

With 18 cruise lines visiting Auckland and around 120 visits a year, getting to Auckland by cruise ship couldn’t be easier. Find out more at ​

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​Getting to Auckland by rail 

Travel by rail and watch the beautiful scenery of New Zealand unfold. 

You can start or stop your cross-country journey in Auckland. The Britomart Transport Centre is located in the heart of downtown Auckland, making it easy to get to hotels, attractions, ferries and buses. 

Take a rail journey to Auckland from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, or travel from Auckland to Wellington. You’ll pass through ski towns, rolling green farmland, a volcanic plateau and stunning river gorges. 

To make a booking or enquiry, call 0800 AUCKLAND (free phone within New Zealand) or +64 9 367 600, or drop into one of our i-SITE Visitor Information Centres.