Arriving in New Zealand

Arriving in New Zealand

Airports

You'll probably arrive at one of three airports — Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch. You may have arranged for an ICA staff member to meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation.
If not, you can ask for help at an I-SITE Visitors Centre at the main airports. General information on how to get from the airport to where you're staying is below.

Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city. Many international students arrive here.
If you're flying to another city a free bus goes every five minutes (available 6:00am -10:30pm) between the international and domestic terminals. Or you can walk – follow the blue painted line on the pavement that shows the way between the two terminals.
To get into the city go by:
· Taxi: this costs about NZ$45-$60 and takes 30 or 40 minutes.
· Shuttle bus/ Mini-van: this costs about NZ$18-$25 and takes about 40 minutes.
· Public transport (bus): this costs about NZ$13 and takes about 60 minutes.
In times of heavy traffic (between 7 – 10am and 5 – 7pm on weekdays) the trip from the airport to the city can take longer than the times indicated above.

Wellington

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand.
To get into the city go by:
· Taxi: this costs about NZ$25 and takes about 20 minutes.
· Shuttle bus/ Mini-van: this costs about NZ$8 and takes about 30 minutes.
· Public transport (bus): this costs about NZ$4.50 and takes about 45 minutes.

Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest and busiest city in the South Island.
To get into the city go by:
· Taxi: this costs about NZ$25 and takes about 20 minutes.
· Shuttle bus/ Mini-van: this costs about NZ$12 and takes about 40 minutes.
· Public transport (bus): this costs about NZ$2.70 and takes about 35 minutes.