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To help you when you arrive in New Zealand, please consult this arrival checklist for information about airport procedures, transfers and other important information.
Download the Arrival Checklist.
You can choose from several transport options for travelling from Auckland to Whangarei
Up to 3 hours
Just under 3 hours
$150/person or $90 each for 3+ passengers
From $25 (non-refundable) with student ID
$79 to over $200
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
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
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.