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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
 
{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
== By air ==
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Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by [https://at.govt.nz Auckland Transport], which has a unified ticketing system called the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card AT HOP card].
: <small>''See also:'' [[Arrivals Departures]]</small>
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* A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Airport Auckland] is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
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* Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
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* Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
* Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.
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* Load a concession for discounted fares
=== Immigration requirements ===
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* Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/at-hop-wifi free WiFi] at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).
* [http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm Australian] citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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* If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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=== Airport to venue transfers ===
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Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available.  Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.
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12 Grafton Rd, Auckland, 1010~[[Location|Owen G Glen Building (OGGB)]]~This will be the main venue for the conference.;
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Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, 2022~Auckland Airport
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* http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
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* Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
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* http://taxi.co.nz is a facility run by Air NZ. It is a price comparison facility that includes airbus, taxi, shuttles and even helicopter. Note there's a slight surcharge for its use. In order to secure those prices, you need to book + pay for it via the website. I haven't used it before but I can see how it is useful.
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==== Airbus ====  
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== By bus ==
* Cost $16 one way
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=== Central city buses ===
* http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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The [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/link-bus-service/ LINK buses] loop around the city anti-clockwise. There are three routes all at a reasonable price:
* airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
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* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.
* city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
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* Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes.  This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
==== Shuttles ====
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* Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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=== Buses going further ===
* Shuttles are door to door.
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There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. They have an online [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner journey planner] to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.
* You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
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* Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.
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* Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
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* Group fee is usually based on pick up from same_address1 and drop off at the same_address2.
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* Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in the shuttle to drop off along the way. Most cases they try to group all to the CBD. Obviously problem is not there if there's a few LCA ppl in the shuttle all going to the same accommodation as you.
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=== Airport Express bus ===
  
* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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If you are going to/from the Auckland Airport to the Auckland CBD, there is the Airport Express bus service for NZ$16 one way and operates every 10 mins during peak periods.
** The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
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** They are at the airport and so there's no need to book for trips that start from the Airport to Auckland City.
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** Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the [https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx supershuttle's website] : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107  11ppl $113
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** This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
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* Other shuttle services below were found via google + searched the prices below. I think you need to book with them in order for them to come pick you up. Note - never used them.
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More info can be found at http://www.airbus.co.nz/
  
* Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/  
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'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
** From Airport to CBD: 4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ;  6 - 11ppl  $85
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Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
** From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75
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== By train ==
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Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/train-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.
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== By ferry ==
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There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ferry-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.
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== By taxi ==
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There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's [[wikipedia:Uber_(company)|Uber]], which also has a presence in Auckland.
  
* Express shuttle http://www.expressshuttle.co.nz/
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CCTV cameras have become compulsory in taxi cabs throughout NZ since 1 August 2011, so expect to be under surveillance at all times in your cab.
** Auckland CBD - Airport one way: 3-4 $60; 5-6 $70; 7- 11ppl $85
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!Name!!Phone!!Yelp<ref group="n">Crowdsourced user reviews and recommendations at [https://yelp.co.nz Yelp.co.nz]</ref>!!Flagfall!!Day||Night<ref group="t">Please note that night tariffs are generally more expensive than day rates, due to the additional risk to drivers.</ref>!!EFT<ref group="n">Shows whether ''All'', ''Some'', or ''None'' of the company's taxis have EFT-POS available within the cabs.</ref>||OGGB → MOTAT<ref group="n">A rough estimate was requested by [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]] via telephone on 31-Dec, for the Penguin Dinner on Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> Jan at 6pm, one-way, for 2 passengers.</ref>
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|[http://www.cooptaxi.co.nz Auckland Co-op Taxis]||300 3000||<span style="display:none;">2.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/auckland-cooperative-taxi-society-auckland (3 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.60<ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref><ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 2:''' Special rate for cardholder / members only</ref>||$2.75<ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 3:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$22.00
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|[http://www.corporatecabs.co.nz Corporate Cabs]||377 0773||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/corporate-cabs-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$6.00||$2.83<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$3.01<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 2:''' All other times</ref>||All||$35.00-$40.00
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|[http://www.vipcabs.co.nz VIP Cabs Limited]||377 5050||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$3.10<ref group="t">'''VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||Some||$19.00
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|[http://www.dialacab.co.nz Dial A Cab Limited]||355 3000||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/dial-a-cab-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.99<ref group="t">'''Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| || ||$20.00
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|[http://www.greencabs.co.nz Green Cabs Limited]||0508 447 336||<span style="display:none;">4.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/green-cabs-auckland (2 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.65<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$2.80<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$25.00
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|[http://www.aucklandtaxiservice.co.nz ATS Auckland Taxi Service]||845 4666||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$2.99||$3.10<ref group="t">'''ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||All||$35.00-$40.00
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|}
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!Table information
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=== Notes ===
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<references group="n" />
  
* Air Shuttle  http://www.airshuttle.biz/
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=== Tariffs and Times ===
** Airport to CBD 3 - 9 ppl $80
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** CBD to Airport 3 - 9  ppl $65
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* Quick shuttle http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/airport-terminal/
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== By bicycle ==
** 1 to 2 people - $60 total price
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lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
** 3 to 4 people - $65 total price
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== By alternate means ==
** 5 to 6 people - $75 total price
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booking, timetables, fares
** 7 to 11 people - $90 total price
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== By car ==
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car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety
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=== Parking at venue ===
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The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General [https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/campus-parking-options.html parking rates] apply.
  
* Kathy's shuttle http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
 
** 2 ppl from airport to central auckland $45 Source: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/gettingplaces/
 
** Her booking page has choices for up to 6 or more. So it is probably a bigger vehicle than the car on the web page.
 
  
==== Taxi ====
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However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference.  The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by University of Auckland accommodation team 2014-11-17). All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day.  There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.
* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
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* Taxi is a metered srevice and so fare above is an approximation.  The meter still ticks when it is stuck in traffic unless you managed to negotiate a flat fee for the journey.
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* IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are at the airport and need to go somewhere, within the airport area, be aware that it could be very expensive despite the short distance.
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If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university).  Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)
  
== By bus ==
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== By Shuttle Bus ==
* [http://www.intercity.co.nz Intercity]
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* [https://nakedbus.com NakedBus]
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* [http://www.manabus.com ManaBus]
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* [http://www.kiwiexperience.com KiwiExperience]
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* [http://www.straytravel.com Stray Travel]
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== By train ==
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If you have a group of people and are looking for a cost-effective method to go to/from the Auckland Airport, a shuttle bus is a great option.
* [http://www.kiwirail.co.nz KiwiRail]
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** [http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/?servicename=Northern%20Explorer Northern Explorer]
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== By car ==
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The following companies appear to offer such services:
* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
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* Abacus Transport: http://www.shuttleairport.co.nz/
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* Airport Bound Shuttles: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
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* Auckland Airport Shuttle: http://www.aucklandairportshuttle.co.nz/
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* Luxury Shuttles: http://www.luxuryairportshuttles.co.nz/
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* Quick Shuttle: http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/
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* Shuttle Bus: http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
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* South Auckland Shuttles: http://www.sashuttles.com/
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* Supershuttle: https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/

Revision as of 16:41, 6 January 2015

< Main Page < About < Auckland

Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by Auckland Transport, which has a unified ticketing system called the AT HOP card.

  • A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
  • Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
  • Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
  • Load a concession for discounted fares
  • Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy free WiFi at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).

By bus

Central city buses

The LINK buses loop around the city anti-clockwise. There are three routes all at a reasonable price:

  • City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.
  • Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes. This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
  • Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.

Buses going further

There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. They have an online journey planner to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.

Airport Express bus

If you are going to/from the Auckland Airport to the Auckland CBD, there is the Airport Express bus service for NZ$16 one way and operates every 10 mins during peak periods.

More info can be found at http://www.airbus.co.nz/

Tip: Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system. Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!

By train

Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.

By ferry

There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.

By taxi

There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's Uber, which also has a presence in Auckland.

CCTV cameras have become compulsory in taxi cabs throughout NZ since 1 August 2011, so expect to be under surveillance at all times in your cab.

Name Phone Yelp[n 1] Flagfall Day Night[t 1] EFT[n 2] OGGB → MOTAT[n 3]
Auckland Co-op Taxis 300 3000 2.5Farm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-half-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (3 Reviews) $3.00 $2.60[t 2][t 3] $2.75[t 4] All $22.00
Corporate Cabs 377 0773 0Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $6.00 $2.83[t 5] $3.01[t 6] All $35.00-$40.00
VIP Cabs Limited 377 5050 Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $3.00 $3.10[t 7] Some $19.00
Dial A Cab Limited 355 3000 0Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $3.00 $2.99[t 8] $20.00
Green Cabs Limited 0508 447 336 4.5Farm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-half-star.png (2 Reviews) $3.00 $2.65[t 9] $2.80[t 10] All $25.00
ATS Auckland Taxi Service 845 4666 Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $2.99 $3.10[t 11] All $35.00-$40.00
Table information

Notes

  1. Crowdsourced user reviews and recommendations at Yelp.co.nz
  2. Shows whether All, Some, or None of the company's taxis have EFT-POS available within the cabs.
  3. A rough estimate was requested by ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ via telephone on 31-Dec, for the Penguin Dinner on Wednesday 14th Jan at 6pm, one-way, for 2 passengers.

Tariffs and Times

  1. Please note that night tariffs are generally more expensive than day rates, due to the additional risk to drivers.
  2. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  3. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 2: Special rate for cardholder / members only
  4. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 3: 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun
  5. Corporate Cabs Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  6. Corporate Cabs Tariff 2: All other times
  7. VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff: No extra charge for after-hours travel
  8. Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff: No extra charge for after-hours travel
  9. Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  10. Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2: 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun
  11. ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff: No extra charge for after-hours travel

By bicycle

lanes, tracks, repairs, racks

By alternate means

booking, timetables, fares

By car

car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety

Parking at venue

The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General parking rates apply.


However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference. The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by University of Auckland accommodation team 2014-11-17). All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day. There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.

If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university). Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)

By Shuttle Bus

If you have a group of people and are looking for a cost-effective method to go to/from the Auckland Airport, a shuttle bus is a great option.

The following companies appear to offer such services: