There are 4 ways to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Waiheke Island by taxi, car ferry, bus, ferry or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Taxi, carferry  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Half Moon Bay
  2. Take the carferry from Half Moon Bay to Waiheke - Kennedy Point

$73 - $141

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Auckland Airport to Waiheke Island

$10 - $70

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Stop B International Terminal to Customs St East opp Fort Lane Sky
  2. Take the ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2 to Waiheke Ferry Terminal Mtia

$22 - $27

Line 380 bus, line 31 bus, line 735 bus, carferry  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 380 bus from Stop A International Terminal to Bader Dr outside Mangere Town Centre 380
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Bader Dr outside Mangere Town Centre to Stop B Botany Town Centre 31
  3. Take the line 735 bus from Stop B Botany Town Centre to Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal 735 / ...
  4. Take the carferry from Half Moon Bay to Waiheke - Kennedy Point

$18 - $81

Questions & Answers

The distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Waiheke Island is 36 km.

The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Waiheke Island without a car is to taxi and carferry which takes 1 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Waiheke Island, including transfers.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Waiheke Island. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Waiheke Island.
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  • Distance: 22.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

What companies run services between Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand and Waiheke Island, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Waiheke Island. However, you can take the taxi to Half Moon Bay then take the carferry to Waiheke - Kennedy Point. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Waiheke Island via Customs St East opp Fort Lane and Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2 in around 1 h 51 min.

Bus operators
SkyBus
Phone
+64 800 759 287
Email
info@skybus.co.nz
Website
skybus.co.nz
Bus from Stop B International Terminal to Customs St East opp Fort Lane
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
skybus.co.nz
Go Bus
Website
gobus.co.nz
Bus from Stop A International Terminal to Bader Dr outside Mangere Town Centre
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gobus.co.nz
Bus from Bader Dr outside Mangere Town Centre to Stop B Botany Town Centre
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
gobus.co.nz
Bus from Stop B Botany Town Centre to Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
gobus.co.nz
Ferry operators
Sealink Ferry NZ
Website
sealink.co.nz
Car ferry from Half Moon Bay to Waiheke - Kennedy Point
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $70
Schedules at
sealink.co.nz
Passenger
$14
Motorcycle
$27
Standard Car
$67
Fullers Ferries
Website
fullers.co.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2 to Waiheke Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fullers.co.nz
Other operators
Taxi from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Half Moon Bay
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Auckland Coop Taxis
Phone
+64 9-300 3000
Website
cooptaxi.co.nz
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Auckland Airport to Waiheke Island
Estimated price
$10 - $70

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