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With its compact central business district, everything in Auckland is in close proximity. The main convention centres are centrally located and you can generally get to your desired location with a maximum 15-minute walk in any direction.


The city LINK bus is an excellent way to get around the central city and there’s also a hop-on, hop-off bus around the city fringe. During your free time, it’s also easy to leave the city behind for a while and explore the Auckland region.


There are many tour companies with a range of products from short sightseeing trips to whole day tours – a great option for groups. Auckland also has a wide network of trains and buses that link with the outer suburbs and shopping precincts. Plan your journey around Auckland at AT.co.nz.


With Auckland being a waterside city there’s also a network of frequent ferries to explore the beautiful harbour and islands. It’s just 12 minutes by ferry to the scenic seaside village of Devonport or 35 minutes to Waiheke, the stunning ‘island of wine’.


Plus, for those keen to be self-sufficient, driving around the Auckland region is relatively easy. As with any major city, it’s best to travel outside the morning and evening rush hours where possible, to avoid delays.


Private chauffeur and limousine services are also readily available – these can easily be arranged for organisers or keynote speakers.

Auckland has a comprehensive bus network and the main city terminal is at the Britomart Transport Centre, situated at the bottom of Queen Street. From here you can get information about public transport and take a bus to most destinations in Auckland.


Signage around the Britomart area directs you to the correct bus stops, and there is the Auckland Transport Customer Service Point inside the Britomart building with timetables and helpful staff to provide you with all the information you need to travel to your destination.


The three distinctive LINK bus services are one of the best options for travelling around Auckland’s city centre and its fringes.


To catch a LINK bus, just look for the red, green or amber buses and wait at a matching bus stop. The service operates on such a frequent basis that a timetable is not necessary. There are three different LINK routes, and all prices are in New Zealand Dollars.


City LINK

Maximum cash fare: 50c

Frequency *
Monday to Saturday - every 15 minutes from 6.30am to 11.30pm
Sundays and public holidays - every 20 minutes from 7am to 11pm


Inner LINK

Maximum cash fare: NZ$1.90

Frequency *
Monday to Saturday - every 10 minutes from 6.30am to 8.30pm
Sundays and public holidays - every 20 minutes from 7am to 11pm


Outer LINK

Maximum cash fare: NZ$3.40

Frequency *
Monday to Saturday - every 10 minutes from 6.30am to 11pm
Sundays and public holidays - every 20 minutes from 7am to 11pm


* Actual frequency may vary

The Britomart Transport Centre is the main city rail terminal. It links the city centre with suburbs in Auckland’s south, east and west. Take the train to shopping centres in Newmarket, Sylvia Park, Manukau, New Lynn and Onehunga.

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Ferries depart from the Downtown Ferry Terminal for North Shore destinations including Bayswater, Northcote Point, Devonport, Birkenhead and Stanley Bay, and to Hauraki Gulf island destinations such as Waiheke Island.


There are also ferries to Half Moon Bay, Gulf Harbour, Pine Harbour, Beach Haven, Hobsonville and West Harbour, and you can catch a ferry to tourist destinations like Rangitoto Island or the bird sanctuary at Tiritiri Matangi.


Ferries depart to Great Barrier Island from Wynyard Wharf all year and from the Downtown Ferry Terminal October to March.

​There are several ways you can take public transport to and from Auckland Airport and all services stop at both the Domestic and International airport terminals for an easy transfer. The Airbus Express is a direct bus service from the city centre outside the ferry terminal and along Queen st to the airport. Buses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, up to every 10 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes overnight.


The 380 Airporter runs from Manukau Centre via Papatoetoe train station or Onehunga via Onehunga train station to the Auckland Airport Retail Centre, International and Domestic Terminals. This service runs 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and up to every 30 minutes during the day.

Single, daily and monthly passes are available for most services. They can be purchased at some bus stations, all train stations, ferry terminals, on board buses and ferries and from a number of retail agents around Auckland. Tickets and information can also be obtained at the Britomart Transport Centre.