Getting to Whangarei


To help you when you arrive in New Zealand, please consult this arrival checklist for information about airport procedures, transfers and other important information.

You can choose from several transport options for travelling from Auckland to Whangarei

Transport Type




Travel Time

Up to 3 hours

Just under 3 hours

35 minutes


$150/person or $90 each for 3+ passengers

From $25 (non-refundable) with student ID

$79 to over $200

Departure Point

Auckland International Airport. 
NorthTec shuttle driver will wait for you in Arrivals Hall

Auckland City beside the Sky Tower from the Sky City Coach Terminal at 102 Hobson Street

Auckland Airport Domestic Terminal Free bus transfer between terminals every 15 minutes

Arrival Point

Whangarei Homestay
NorthTec shuttle driver will drop you off at your host’s home

Northland Coach and Travel Centre at 3C Bank Street in Whangarei

Whangarei Airport. NorthTec Accommodation Coordinator will arrange your host to meet you

How to book

Through NorthTec's Accommodation Coordinator. Subject to pre-payment 14 days in advance


Through your educational/travel agent at the same time as your international flights or online

Additional info

Convenient ‘door-to-door’ service

Airbus Express operates between Auckland Airport and the city every 10 minutes for $16 one way

Book well in advance for the lowest fares

Rental car: There are a number of car rental companies at Auckland Airport but most of them expect to have their cars returned so do not allow a one-way trip to Whangarei. Compare rental car prices here

Taxi: A taxi ride from Auckland Airport to Whangarei would cost hundreds of dollars so we do not recommend this. If you still wish to consider this option, we suggest that you get several quotes from different taxi companies from the taxi stand outside the International Terminal.