The airport is a short drive of between 20 and 40 minutes to both Auckland and Manukau City. Various options are available for transport to and from the airport, including buses, taxis, shuttles and rental cars.
Among the popular car rental agencies with offices at the airport are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Ace. Even motor homes and campervans can be picked up at Aukland airport from Backpacker Campervan & Car Rentals, ExploreMore Campervans, Maui NZ Motorhome Rentals & Car Hire, and Britz NZ Campervan Hire and Car Rentals. In addition, there are helicopter companies onsite such as Heletranz, Helilink and Heli-flight that provide charter flights to and from the airport.
In connecting passengers to a multitude of cities around the globe, the airport utilizes its world-class international terminal. Amenities include lounges, information points, mail service, medical assistance, money facilities, family care service, baggage facilities, showers, telephones and worship centers. Eating options include Café Downunder, Café Espresso, McDonald’s, Sbarro, Burger King, Subway, Hayama Sushi and Taste of Asia.
The domestic terminal is home to a host of regional and domestic airlines offering cheap tickets, the best-known of which are Qantas and Air New Zealand. International carriers that use the airport include American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, SIA, Polynesian, Polar Air and Korean Air. A free shuttle connects travelers to the domestic and international terminals. It operates every 20 minutes.