InterCity® operates daily buses from Auckland Airport to Taupo. Your journey will take approximately 6 hours to reach your destination with a transfer in Manukau City.

Catch the bus to Taupo from Bus Stop E, outside the International Terminal and arrive approximately 6 hours later outside the Taupo i-SITE, 30 Tongariro Street, Taupo.

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Airport Connections

AT 380 Airporter Bus

To book your trip to the airport by bus, simply select Auckland International Airport when searching. Your booking will include travel to Manukau City where you will transfer onto the bright orange "380 Airporter" bus at the Manukau Bus Interchange, Platform 8. The transfer cost is included in your ticket price.

The 380 Airporter buses depart every 15 to 20 minutes to Manukau City.

About Taupo

Taupo is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo, located in the centre of the North Island. Taupo lies in the southern Waikato Region.

Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand; the town is located in the northeast park of the lake where it discharges to the Waikato River. The river flows over one of New Zealand’s most spectacular waterfalls, Huka Falls. Taupo is located just a short distance south from Huka Falls.

Various annual events such as Ironman New Zealand, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and North Island cross country championships are hosted by the town.

For additional information on Lake Taupo and other possible activities available, visit the Great Lake Taupo official site: