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Auckland Airport Taxi

Though is really comfortable and fast to get to Auckland’s city center by Taxi, the truth is that the fares for a one-way ride between Auckland Airport and Auckland’s downtown have been labeled as one of the most expensive prices in the world. 

In fact, the average taxi fare of travelling the 21.4 km between the airport and the city is of $77.41, that means a $3.50 per km. 

The fastest way to get to the city center is a ride of between 20 – 30 minutes. 

Before considering this option, please take into account the following information, specially regarding fares. 


At the international terminal, taxi ranks are located outside arrivals lounge at door 8, while in the domestic they are outside Jetstar forecourt. 

Taxi companies

The following taxi companies give service in Auckland Airport: 

- Auckland Co-op Taxis: +64 9 300 3000
- Corporate Cabs: +64 9 377 0773
- VIP Cabs Limited: +64 9 377 5050
- Dial A Cab Limited: +64 9 355 3000
- Green Cabs Limited: 0508 447 336
- ATS Auckland Taxi Service: +64 9 845 4666 

Book online

If you prefer to book online your taxi to be picked-up from the airport you can do it here. 


For trips from the airport there is a surcharge of NZ$5. 
It is estimated that one-way trip to Auckland city center to cost between NZ$75 – NZ$90 ($33 per person plus $8 for extra person). 
To calculate the total cost of the trip you can check this website.
Special prices and terms of contracting will be up to each cab company. 

Share a car

Taking into account the fact that nowadays sharing car apps such Uber, Bla Bla Car and many others are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options, you can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip. 

To do so, you can try Zoomy, which is Auckland’s most popular share-a-car app.