How to get to Piha

If you have your own vehicle

Please see our recommended route from Auckland City on Google Maps

Due to the remote location, there is no 'public transport' service all the way to Piha... For 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 and Glen Eden stations- from here you could call a taxi or hitchhike as it is about 30 minutes drive. 



Prices vary depending on the taxi company.

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

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


  • 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 |



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

  • Auckland City to Piha: $63 - $85

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

Note: as far as i know, there is no Uber from Piha so get the contact details from your driver on the way to Piha.



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 website comparison tool of rental cars providing service to all of New Zealand


There is no public transport from Auckland Airport or Auckland City 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.

Firstly, 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-

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

(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 $5

  • MAXX 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 there you'll need a ride from a friend! :-) or catch a taxi to Piha. Expect to pay $30 - $50 for up to 4 people in a taxi from Henderson to Piha