New North Shore-Auckland Airport bus service launching in July

The service will run every 30 minutes.
The service will run every 30 minutes. Photo credit: SkyBus.

SkyBus, the company that operates busses between Auckland's CBD and the airport, is launching a new North Shore service on July 1. 

The new service will include free Wi-Fi and luggage storage, and promises online discounts as well as a reduced ticket price for seniors. Children will also travel for free.

The service will start at Civic Crescent in Albany, then head south along the Northern Busway, stopping at Smales Farm and Akoranga, before heading straight to Auckland Airport.

At a cost of $25 one-way, it's considerably cheaper than many taxi or shuttle services, and launch fares of $1 are available until mid-July.

SkyBus has invested over $3 million dollars in new busses that will arrive in 2019.

North Shore Councillor Richard Hills, says “it's great to see another option for Shore residents to get to the airport which will mean quicker trip for many and help reduce congestion on our transport network”

The North Shore service will operate every half hour. 

Tickets can be purchased on the SkyBus website, from the driver or from special ticket kiosks at Westfield in Albany.

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