Whilst staying in Auckland you have a wide range of transport options available to you, including bus, ferry, taxi, train, and hiring a car or bike. Alternatively, explore the city on foot! Auckland CBD itself is barely 2-3km in width.
Auckland has a growing network of public transport combining rail, bus and ferries - go to the Auckland Transport website and fill in your location together with the address of your destination and it will give you your options.
Buses don’t accept credit card payments but you can grab a HOP card from these retailers which helps simplify payment – just top up and go!
Or you can hire a car for just one hour using the City Hop system - there are dedicated parks scattered through the CBD.
If traveling to Waiheke or another island in the Hauraki Gulf, the main ferry terminal can be found at Queen’s Wharf, close to both Britomart and the Viaduct. There are also a couple of private water taxi services which are great for small groups or for the more remote islands. Or you can always go in style by seaplane, light aircraft or helicopter.
Auckland has a number of off-road cycle and walkways that are perfect for a recreational ride or run, or for a more leisurely scenic commute. Grab a bike from one of two Next Bike hire stations along the waterfront for a fun, easy way to get around. Or try an electric bike from Hire Bikes in Beach Road.
Auckland Council have recently introduced a number of new urban cycle routes, including the brightly-coloured pink Nelson Street cycleway between the Viaduct Harbour and K Road. There's also discussions about a future cycleway underneath the Harbour Bridge.
Car hire is ideal if you are looking to travel further outside of the CBD. There are several rental car companies located in Beach Road on the eastern side of the city. Avis and Hertz are on the western side of the city. As expected, the airport has a wide number of options for all budgets.
You can find taxi ranks scattered throughout the CBD, often outside hotels or you can flag a taxi down. If you wish to book we recommend Corporate Cabs. Auckland also has an Uber network for those that prefer to use it.
Rush hour can be very busy in Auckland – avoid travelling far between 7am -9.30am and 4pm-6.30pm if possible.