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How to get to Auckland Airport

If you're starting from the Auckland CBD, here's how you can navigate your way to Auckland Airport.

  1. Head south on Queen Street towards Wellesley Street West
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Wellesley Street East
  3. Continue onto Wellesley Street Bridge
  4. Turn right to merge onto State Highway 16
  5. Take exit 8B for State Highway 20 towards Airport
  6. Stay on Highway 20 for 14.7km
  7. Take exit 9 for State Highway 20A towards Airport
  8. Continue onto George Bolt Memorial Drive and follow signs towards Airport

Things to do near Auckland Airport: Explore Auckland with GO Rentals

One of the best parts of renting a car on your holiday is that you don’t need to instantly rush to the hotel and dump your bags. Auckland Airport is conveniently located, meaning you can get stuck into vacation fun as soon as you grab your car. Here are a few of our favourite activities you can enjoy nearby Auckland Airport. For even more inspiration, check out our guide to the top 62 fun things to do in Auckland.

Villa Maria Estate

If you’ve travelled to New Zealand to sample the country’s delectable range of wines, Villa Maria Estate is one attraction you don’t want to miss. Fortunately, New Zealand’s most awarded winery is just 4.5km away from Auckland Airport, stop in to sample some outstanding Marlborough beverages.

Butterfly Creek

Just 1.3km from Auckland Airport is one the city’s most entertaining attractions. Butterfly Creek includes a stunning tropical butterfly house, New Zealand’s only giant saltwater crocodiles and exhibits to transport your little ones to the worlds of dinosaurs, dragons and unicorns.

Treasure Island Adventure Golf

Treasure Island Adventure Golf is one of the top nearby locations for Auckland Airport. With two 18-hole courses boasting a daring pirate theme, it’s an excellent choice to entertain the family after your flight.

Auckland Botanic Gardens

It’s no secret that New Zealand is home to some stunning flora. One of your first stops should be the Auckland Botanic Gardens, just 12.7km from the airport. It’s home to over 64 hectares of native and international plant species. Best of all, entry is free!

Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners. Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award. Canstar Blue 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2023
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive and affordable car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support
  • Local knowledge
  • Ability to offset carbon emissions of your trip
  • Environmentally conscious business committed to carbon neutrality

GO all across NZ

We have eight car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, and Dunedin so that you’re never far from a GO rental car.

Ridiculously simple pick-up & drop-off of our rental cars

Our rental car branch at Auckland Airport is just a few minutes’ drive from the domestic and international terminals. Call us when you’re ready for a lift, or request the shuttle through our app. Easy peasy.

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Renting a car at Auckland Airport

We are super-excited to once again welcome visitors from Australia and the rest of the world back to New Zealand along with our loyal Kiwi customers and we wanted to say a big thanks for checking out GO Rentals. Renting a car with GO at Auckland Airport is super-easy. Simply fill out the itinerary at the top of this page and we'll let you know which hire cars from our awesome fleet are available, including the all-new Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.

How to find GO Rentals car hire at Auckland Airport

Getting to GO Rentals is easy – just let us know when you've arrived and we'll have our shuttle come get you. Our Auckland Airport car rental branch is located just a short 5-minute drive from the terminal (shuttle pick-up available) or a 15-20 minute walk.

With great deals on hire cars from Auckland Airport, you can visit the website or download our app using the free Wi-Fi at the airport while you wait for your bags. Book your rental car through the website, app or give us a call and we'll help you find the perfect hire car for your Auckland adventure. It's as simple as Look, Book and GO.

If you've already booked your Auckland Airport car rental, make sure you download our handy app before you set off. You can use the app to manage your booking, request your airport shuttle pick-up as soon as you land, and check-in online to get you on the road faster to GO love every moment of your adventure.

If you're looking for inspiration on holiday destinations from Auckland, we've got you covered. Make sure you check out our top 5 destinations from Auckland and get inspired for your New Zealand road trip. We have heaps of resources over in our blog to help you plan your trip or you can always speak to one of the team when you pick up who will be more than happy to impart some local knowledge to help you to have an amazing time here in New Zealand.

Outstanding on-road support

Change of plans? No worries, we've got you covered. With 24/7 roadside assistance, discounts on fuel and more, GO create your journey.

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Award-Winning Customer Service at Auckland Airport

Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was awarded the prestigious 2023 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car category as the only company with a perfect 5-star rating across all rating categories. We’re more than just car rentals at GO. We have tons of ideas, activities and add ons to help you make the most of your journey. With 24 hour support, we can be there every step of the way. Any problems – give us a call anytime.

Auckland is a city that is packed full of experiences and we know a thing or two about that at GO. In 2018, we were awarded a New Zealand Tourism Award for the ServiceIQ Visitor Experience Award. This award recognised GO Rentals as an organisation that is driving value through an outstanding visitor experience – something we wouldn’t be able to do without our amazing team at Auckland Airport!

Frequently asked questions

What you need to know about Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport consists of an international and domestic terminal. The airport operates a free terminal transfer bus service every 15 minutes between the hours of 5am and 11pm daily. It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel between terminals.

Prefer to walk? There is also an inter-terminal walkway, indicated by a green line painted on the foot path. This walk also takes around 10 minutes to complete.

It wouldn't be an airport without a duty-free mall. Auckland Airport has a wide range of international brands for visitors to stock up on. You can even shop online and collect your goods before departure or arrival.

International visitors to New Zealand will need to fill out a Passenger Arrival Card. Items you will need to declare on your card include:

  • Cash totals of NZ$10,000 or more, or foreign equivalent
  • Tobacco, if you have more than 50 cigarettes or 50 grams
  • Medicine, if you have more than 3 months' supply or medicines not prescribed to you

In addition, New Zealand has strict biosecurity measures. Your Passenger Arrival Card contains a full list of restricted materials, which must be declared or disposed of in airport amnesty bins. Restricted materials include any fruit, vegetable, plant or animal products. Before departure, you should clean all sports equipment of any soil or grass, and your footwear if you have visited a farm overseas.

Car Rental Auckland Airport

Our Auckland Airport car hire branch is only a skip and a hop from the Airport terminal buildings. New Zealand’s main highway is also within a couple of minutes of the Auckland Airport Branch, so you can be on your way to the Auckland city centre or beyond in no time.

Our Auckland Airport branch is located outside the airport terminal so we save on costs, and that means we can pass those savings on to your car hire from Auckland Airport. When it comes to picking up your car rental at Auckland Airport, we've got you covered. With speedy pick up times (3 mins on average), it’s a fast and easy when you rent with GO. We’re on hand around the clock and with you every step of the way.

One of the best ways to travel and discover Auckland City to its fullest is to jump in a GO Rentals car and drive. We have the perfect rental car for any occasion, whether you need car hire for a quick weekend away or that family vacation you’ve been planning for the last year or so. We can help to take care of your car hire needs, so you can concentrate on planning the ultimate journey.