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Airport Codes: 

IATA: AKL  
ICAO: NZAA


Distance from AKL to:

Waitakere 39 km
Waitomo 192 km
Taupo 267 km


Nearest Major Airports:

Hamilton Airport 131 km
Wellington International Airport 653 km
Christchurch International Airport 1102 km

Car Hire Auckland

Auckland Airport Guide

The city of Auckland is on North Island and is known as the ‘city of sails’. In the city, you can visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Auckland Art Gallery. The Sky Tower is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere and has a revolving restaurant at the top - if you are feeling brave you can do the skywalk or skyjump! You can also climb the harbour bridge or for something less energetic visit Auckland Zoo. Take a ferry out to Waiheke Island for some wine tasting or to Rangitoto, a volcanic island. Get out of the city with your car hire Auckland and see the Waitakere Mountains and their waterfalls and beaches.


Auckland Airport Directions

The airport is 21 km away from the city and the journey should take around 40 minutes. It is an easy drive with your car hire Auckland Airport using the State Highway 20A and 20B.


Auckland Airport Parking

At both terminals you can choose from short term and long term covered and uncovered parking. A business express service is also available at the domestic terminal and all car parks are just a few minutes walk from the terminal. At the international terminal there is a park and ride service too with a shuttle bus for a cheaper option to long stay parking.


Auckland Airport Flight Information

Over 20 airlines fly out of Auckland Airport to destinations worldwide. The longest flight is to London Heathrow and the aircraft will stop and refuel at either Hong Kong or Los Angeles.


Hotels Near Auckland Airport

The Novotel Auckland Airport and the Formule 1 Auckland Airport are just a 5 minute walk away from the international terminal.


Auckland Time Zone

Auckland is 12/13 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, depending on daylight saving and is in the New Zealand Time zone (GMT+12/13).

Auckland Info


The airport has an international and a domestic terminal. In the domestic terminal you will find 7 shops and facilities for currency exchange. It also has 11 food outlets including Sumo Salad and Coffee Hop. The international terminal has an information centre and a currency exchange booth. There are 21 shops with everything from cosmetics to souvenirs and there are 11 food outlets, when you need a snack. In both terminals you will find ATMs and there is Wi-Fi access. There is mini golf and the Airport Shopping Centre nearby.

Auckland Airport Trivia:

  • Auckland Airport is the busiest and largest airport in New Zealand.
  • It is known locally as Mangere Airport.
  • It has been voted the 8th best airport in the world.
  • Auckland Airport handles over 13 million international passengers yearly.
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