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Auckland International is 15 miles (23 km) from the city center. A tourist information desk is open from 5:00 A.M. until after the last arrival of the day, and is located on the same floor as the international arrivals area. Another visitor's center, on the ground floor of the domestic terminal, is open from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. The airport's Web site has a number of useful features, including:
Taxis are available outside each terminal. A ride to the center of the city will take about 30 minutes, and the fare will be about $40 New Zealand dollars ($22).
Deceptively named, the AirBus has wheels, big ones. Every 20-30 minutes, from 6:30 A.M. to 10 P.M., it leaves the international terminal for the Downtown Airline Terminal, stopping at the rail station and at any bus stop when requested. The trip takes 30 to 40 minutes, and costs $12 New Zealand dollars ($5).
Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Europcar have rental offices at Auckland International. Outdoor enthusiasts might want to rent Maui Campervans and Motorhomes for a vacation-on-wheels.
World Airport Information Main Page
Adapted from How to Get Out of the Airport