Auckland Airport launches new Park and Ride service

22 December 2008

Auckland Airport will tomorrow launch a new Park & Ride service that offers long-term, low-cost parking for all domestic and international travellers.

Auckland Airport acting general manager retail Paul Divers said, “This new service means that Auckland Airport now has a full range of parking options to meet every customer need, from the long-term and low-cost option of Park & Ride, through to shorter-term deals such as the free 10 minute parking option for express pick-ups and drop-offs.”

The Park & Ride car park is conveniently located close to Auckland Airport terminals on George Bolt Memorial Drive, at the round-about with Verissimo Drive. A free courtesy shuttle will whisk travellers to and from the terminal buildings in a matter of minutes.

Paul Divers added, “With a purpose-built waiting lounge within the car park, full-time parking staff on-site and comprehensive security monitoring, Park & Ride is a safe and secure place to park whilst you are away.”

The new Auckland Airport Park & Ride features great parking deals of a five-day stay for only $59.00, and a seven-day stay for only $69.00. Rates thereafter are only $10 per day. Travellers can check out the details on

There are plenty of parks available so there is no need to pre-book a space and no minimum stay is required. Park & Ride will be open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week, and security camera monitoring and car park attendant are on-site 24 hours a day.

The free courtesy shuttle runs 24/7, so customers will not have to wait long to get to the terminal buildings or back to the car park. The environmentally friendly orange and black Euro 4 compliant shuttles are easy to spot, and there is plenty of space for luggage.

The shuttle pick-up and drop-off points are easy to find at the domestic and international terminal buildings and in addition, new GPS technology provides up-to-the-minute information on shuttle arrival times.

The new service also features a range of payment options for customer convenience. The SmartPayTM credit card payment system has been installed, allowing you to simply swipe your credit card at the SmartPay terminal when entering the car park, then swipe again when exiting. The appropriate parking charges are automatically debited to your credit card and a receipt is issued for you to take away.

Autopay machines are located within the customer lounge in the Park & Ride car park, so you can pay on your return to the car park. The Autopay machines accept cash or credit card and parking staff located in the customer lounge will also be on hand for Eftpos and credit card payments.


For further information, please contact:

Richard Llewellyn
Senior Communications Manager
Auckland Airport
+64 (0) 9 256 8191
+64 (0) 27 477 6120