GETTING HERE

Due to the remote location, unfortunately there is no 'public transport' service all the way to Piha...

For a direct service from Auckland City or Auckland Airport to Piha, you will need to organise private transport such as a shuttle, taxi or uber. (See below for info)

You can take public transport closer to Piha. The nearest train stations to Piha are Henderson Station and Glen Eden station- from here you could use a taxi or Uber or hitchhike as it is about 30 minutes drive

 

1. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN VEHICLE

Please see our recommended route from Auckland City on Google Maps.

It is a 45min drive from Auckland CBD and 60mins from Auckland Airport.

 

2. UBER

Use the app or you can contact these Uber drivers directly who have said they wish to service Piha:

  • Mohammad ph: 021 2051246

  • Jo Lally 020 4666868 "The service I offer is from Piha to City centre or vice versa. $50 (normal Uber can be $70-95) I can take 4 people for that price and $70 to Auckland airport." (from facebook post Nov 21 2021)

Note: Generally there is no Uber available from Piha, so perhaps get the contact details from your driver that drops you off.

  • Auckland International airport to Piha: $75-$100

  • Auckland City to Piha: $63 - $85 

  • Henderson/Glen Eden train stations to Piha: $40 -$50

3 TAXI /SHUTTLE

Prices do vary between the taxi companies:

  • Auckland International Airport to Piha: NZ$60 - NZ$150 for up to 4 people.

  • Auckland International Airport to Auckland CBD: NZ$38 – NZ$75

  • Auckland City to Piha: Expect to pay between $70 - $90 for up to 4 people.

  • Henderson/New Lynn/Glen Eden train stations to Piha: $30 - $40

TAXI COMPANIES

  • Western Cabs 0800 833 000 

  • Cheap Cabs Phone (09) 621 0505

  • Alert Taxi's Ph: (09) 309 2000

  • Auckland Co-op: (09) 300 3000

  • Corporate Cabs: (09) 377 0773

  • Super Shuttle: 0800 SHUTTLE (0800 748 885) | Phone: +64 9 522 5100 | www.supershuttle.co.nz

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4. RENTAL CARS:

 

Renting a car is a great way to see New Zealand as the public transport is not the best at getting you to those remote locations. Cost is approximately $25 - $35 per day.

 

Check out this rental car comparison tool providing service to all of New Zealand.

5. PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Bus/Train - from Auckland Airport or Auckland City

There is no public transport all the way to Piha..

You can take public transport closer to Piha and then take a taxi, uber or hitchhike.

The closest train stations to Piha are Henderson and Glen Eden.

From the Airport,  you will need to get to Britomart Station in Auckland CBD, and from there to Piha

(i) Auckland Airport to Auckland City-

The Skybus service is temporarily suspended due to Covid use the Auckland City Express

SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service to Auckland City operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • The SkyBus is the only 'Public transport' directly from the Airport to Auckland City- 396 Queen Street.

  • The Airbus leaves the Domestic and International terminals - Daytime every 15mins, evenings/nights every 30mins

  • Airport to City transfers take approximately 40-60 min.

  • Adult one way is $18, see their website for more details http://www.skybus.co.nz/

(ii) Auckland CBD to Henderson/Glen Eden train stations, and then to Piha -

  • Trains depart Britomart Station every 30mins at peak hours on Weekdays, otherwise hourly.

  • The journey will take about 40mins and cost about $5

  • Auckland Transport - Trains, buses, ferries download the Western Guide (.pdf) from their website.

  • Telephone 09 366 6400 or 0800 10 30 80

  • The Contact Centre is open from 6am - 9pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm Saturday and 8am - 6:30pm Sunday and public holidays.

From the train station you'll need to catch a taxi or Uber to Piha. Expect to pay $30 - $50 for up to 4 people in a taxi from Henderson to Piha